This just in:
The Barrow Group announces its studio presentation of Martin Dockery’s solo show, Wanderlust, directed by Jean-Michele Gregory (How Theater Failed America, Mike Daisey). The performances will take place on four consecutive Fridays from April 18th through May 9th.
Martin Dockery, a veteran of the New York storytelling scene and a six-time finalist in the Moth’s Storytelling GrandSlam, pairs with Director Gregory to create an autobiographical piece that tells how, after more than a decade of temping, both at work and in relationships, he embarked on a five-month solo trip deep into West Africa and across the Sahara to demand an Epiphany. Any Epiphany. Some proof that though we may be temporary, we’re more than mere temps. Comic, affecting, and true, Wanderlust is one man’s quest for the perfectly meaningful story. (Or a desperate attempt, at least, to take his mind off his engaged ex-girlfriend.)
Following sold-out performances at the Marsh Theater in San Francisco, with Deep End Productions in Westchester County, and in New York City at Ars Nova, Wanderlust appeals to anyone who has ever questioned their job, their existence, or the wisdom of accepting unwashed fruit.
Created and Performed by Martin Dockery
Directed by Jean-Michele Gregory
Fridays: April 18 & 25 and May 2 & 9 at 8PM
At The Barrow Group Studio Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 3rd floor, New York, NY
To purchase $15 tickets, order online at Smarttix.com.
Vist www.martindockery.com for more information
The Barrow Group is most recently known for the critically acclaimed Gray Area, as well as Martin Moran’s Obie Award-winning one-man play The Tricky Part.
Funding for this presentation has been supported, in part, by The David Schwartz Foundation.
ABOUT THE BARROW GROUP
THE BARROW GROUP (recipient of the Drama Desk Award for Off-Off Broadway Excellence and most recently nominated for the Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Play, for PENTECOST by David Edgar) is a non-profit theatre that serves as an artistic home for some of New York’s finest actors, directors, playwrights, and designers. Founded in 1986, TBG has earned the support of the JKW Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Senator Tom Duane, DCA, The Dramatists Guild, the Jewish communal Fund, the New York State Council on the Arts and the American Theatre Wing. The Barrow Group has also enrolled the active support of Terrence McNally, Lanford Wilson, Craig Lucas and Ann Reinking, among others.
ABOUT THE CREATOR AND PERFORMER
MARTIN DOCKERY workshopped Wanderlust at The Marsh in San Francisco during the Summer of 2007, at Ars Nova, New York City, in November, and at The Insights & Revelations Performance Series in Pleasantville, New York in March 2008. He is a frequent performer in New York City’s storytelling scene, appearing on the stages of The Moth, Speakeasy, Talkingstick, Mouthpiece, The Liar Show, and others. His comic and thought-provoking stories—often about his solo backpacking adventures which have taken him to over sixty countries and 5 continents—have made him a six-time finalist in The Moth’s bi-annual Grandslam Storytelling Championship. Dockery received his B.A. in English from Kenyon College and his M.F.A. in playwriting from Columbia University. He was a co-creator of the play C-R-E-P-U-S-C-U-L-E, which is now running on Broadway as The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. His play Oh, That Wily Snake! is being read by university students as part of a McGraw-Hill anthology textbook on literature. The New York Times has called his writing “fey and fantastic,” Backstage West has called it “deliciously enjoyable,” and the L.A. Weekly has deemed it “compelling . . . entertaining . . . divinely inspired.”
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
JEAN-MICHELE GREGORY is a New York-based director who works with solo performers and writers to create extemporaneous works based on autobiographical material. Over the last decade she has directed Mike Daisey’s monologues at venues across the nation, including the Public Theater, American Repertory Theatre, the Cherry Lane, PS 122, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, ACT, the Spoleto Festival, and many more. After premiering at this year’s Under the Radar festival, their new piece, How Theater Failed America, is appearing at the Public Theater this April and May at Joe’s Pub. She recently directed Suzanne Morrison’s Yoga Bitch in runs at London’s Theatre 503, Oxford’s Burton Taylor, and the Maui Arts and Culture Center. Upcoming productions: If You See Something Say Something at the Lensic Center in Santa Fe, and Woolly Mammoth in D.C.