Thicker Than Water 2007


The return of Youngblood’s signature collection of new works, THICKER THAN WATER 2007. This year’s THICKER is our biggest and best ever – featuring one-acts, shorts, and an original song cycle.


THE ROOSEVELT COUSINS, THOROUGHLY SAUCED
by Michael Lew

A historical short about a young FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt at a polio clinic in Georgia. Drunk.

Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel


GROUP
by Annie Baker

An aspiring writer tries to quit her writers’ group. Neurosis ensues.

Directed by Alex Timbers


TRIAGE
by Sharyn Rothstein

A man watches his wife choke to death in a hospital lobby while the American medical system points and laughs. A comedy!

Directed by R.J. Tolan


ROB
by Sam Forman

Dumped for an obnoxiously attractive, compulsively masturbating actor, a young singer-songwriter desperately tries (and fails) to restart his life.

Directed by Marlo Hunter


AND THE BABY MAKES THREE
by Courtney Brooke Lauria

A young wife, traumatized by miscarriage, gets advice on how to cope – from her home appliances. 

Directed by Melissa Kievman


BIKE WRECK
by Qui Nguyen

A rookie to the world of Chinese food delivery gets schooled on the rules of the game.

Directed by John Gould Rubin


THE JAMAL LULLABIES – A SONG CYCLE
by Emily Conbere

A crew of high school girls eulogize the no-account drug dealer they loved, in song.

Directed by R.J. Tolan

*Denotes a member of EST


Cast & Creative

Featuring Arthur Acuna, Pepper Binkley, Cathy Curtin*, William Jackson Harper*, Julie Leedes*, Gregg Mozgala, Jeffrey Nauman, Justin Reinsilber, Ted Schneider, Lance Rubin* and Paco Tolson*

Set Design: Maruti Evans
Lighting Design: Evan Purcell
Costume Design: Lisa Renee Jordan
Sound Design: John D. Ivy and Graham Johnson
Production Stage Managers: Mary Kathryn Blazek and Dassance Resler
Stage Manager: Laurel Stinson
Youngblood Artistic Directors: Graeme Gillis* and R.J. Tolan*

*Denotes a member of EST


Reviews

“Ambitious… Intriguing… a refreshing dip into the pool of emerging NYC writers!” - Backstage