Marcus GardleyCore Writers 2011 // Core Writers 2012
Marcus Gardley is a poet-playwright who has won the Helen Merrill Award, Kesselring honor, Gerbode Emerging Playwright and the ASCAP Cole Porter Prize. His most recent play Every Tongue Confess (2011) had a critically acclaimed run at Arena Stage starring Phylicia Rashad and directed by Kenny Leon. It was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award. Another play, … and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi, was produced at Cutting Ball Theater (2010) and was nominated for the Bay Area Theater Critics Outstanding Playwright Award. He’s had six productions including This World in a Woman’s Hands (2009), and dance of the holy ghost (2005). M.F.A., playwriting, Yale School of Drama. Member: New Dramatists. He is currently a Visiting Lecturer in Playwrighting at Brown University.
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Dance of the Holy GhostsDescription
Oscar Clifton prefers to live his memories rather than his life. But when his estranged grandson comes calling after eighteen years, Oscar must face a very different version of his past. dance of the holy ghosts is a poetic family drama that waltzes from the hilarious innocence of a childhood crush to the heartbreak of a ruined marriage, a memory-scape that arouses all the senses.
Directed by DOMINIC TAYLOR
Featuring ANSA AKYEA, TRACI ALLEN, DARRIEN ELLIS BURKS, MARVETTE KNIGHT, SONJA PARKS and BRUCE A. YOUNG
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