Tori’s brother Hank likes guns. He also likes: talk radio, survivalism, investigative deep-web forums, and telling Tori about all of it when they see each other once a year. But when Hank is killed in an apparently random event, Tori can’t help but wonder. Didn’t Hank say that there was no such thing as coincidence? Didn’t he say he knew too much? Was Hank’s death just a matter of chance, or was it part of a bigger agenda, and which possibility is worse?
Part of the Next Voices Festival, featuring four readings by our Next Voices Playwriting Fellows:
False Flag by Walt McGough – Saturday June 4 at 3pm
Jesus Girls by Lila Rose Kaplan – Saturday June 4 at 7pm
When Herod Came to Georgia by James McLindon – Sunday June 5 at 3pm
Dream House by Cassie M. Seinuk – Sunday June 5 at 7pm
Walt McGough is a Boston-based playwright, a previous Next Voices Fellow with New Rep, and a Huntington Playwriting Fellow. His plays include Pattern of Life—which was produced by New Rep in 2014 and named Best New Play by the Independent Reviewers of New England—as well as The Farm, Priscilla Dreams the Answer, and Paper City Phoenix, all of which received Best New Play IRNE nominations. Other plays include Chalk, Dante Dies!! (And Then Things Get Weird), The Haberdasher!, and Non-Player Character. He has worked around the country with companies such as The Lark, the Huntington, New Rep, the Kennedy Center, NNPN, Boston Playwrights Theatre, Fresh Ink, Sideshow, Orfeo Group, Nu Sass Productions, Chicago Dramatists, and Argos. In 2015, his play Advice for Astronauts was selected as the winner of the Milken Playwriting Prize. He serves on the staff at SpeakEasy Stage Company, and was previously the company manager at Chicago Dramatists. He holds a BA from the University of Virginia, and an MFA in playwriting from Boston University. (Website / New Play Exchange Profile)