A series of Tuesday or Sunday night events that include staged readings, storytelling, solo performance pieces, and talkbacks.
OCTOBER 9 & 16: TALK BACK following the 2pm performance of Man in Snow

Previous NeverDark Events

Gino DiIorio, Summer Williams
SUNDAY, JULY 17 AT 7:30pm | FREE Staged reading of a new play CRIB By Gino DiIorio Directed by Summer L. Williams An African American professor finds herself in the middle of a plagiarism scandal. CRIB engages questions of race, scholarship, and mental illness. Tracy is an African American Professor in the midst of a tenure fight. Rajon is a star basketball player, negotiating the challenges of freshman year and his court prowess. When Rajon is accused of plagiarism and faced with expulsion, Coach Pari comes to his rescue, reminding Tracy that the school is run on athletic money, not on anything she hopes to achieve in the classroom.  In turn, Tracy finds herself in the middle of an unwanted battle between academics and athletics.
Jay O’Callahan
TUESDAY, JULY 19 AT 7:30 PM | $20 FALLING FOR EMILY DICKINSON Created and performed by Jay O’Callahan Enter the mysterious and passionate world of this seemingly quiet and demure poet with Jay O’Callahan. “My story, Falling for Emily Dickinson, tells of being drawn into her work, life and times. Dickinson was a great poet who struggled with her emotions and yet ‘found ecstasy in living’. In my story I explore my own creative process, and how Dickinson challenges my perspective on art and on life.”
Christopher Demos Brown & Tom Bloom
SUNDAY, JULY 24 AT 7:30 PM | FREE staged reading of a new play FEAR UP HARSH Written by Christopher Demos-Brown Directed by Tom Bloom An Iraq War veteran and Medal of Honor recipient’s perfect life begins to unravel when a former comrade-in-arms comes to call in a play that shines a light on the corrupting effect of awards and commendations. FEAR UP HARSH premiered at Zoetic Stage in Miami in 2014 and received a 2014 Steinberg Award Citation from the American Theatre Critics Association.
Diane Edgecomb
TUESDAY, JULY 26 AT 7:30 PM | $20 A THOUSAND DOORWAYS Created and performed by Diane Edgecomb A chance encounter with a young Kurdish refugee sets an American storyteller on a quest of danger and discovery to bring back their ancient legends. This is the true account of one woman’s journey through the remote mountains of Turkish-Kurdistan in search of the last Kurdish storytellers and of the extraordinary people who shared their lives and their stories with her.
Brendan Hughes
TUESDAY, AUGUST 9 AT 7:30 PM | $20 THE PIZZICATO EFFECT Created and performed by Brendan Hughes Deploying diagrams, theories and preposterous arcana, Brendan Hughes delivers comic, ontological mini-lectures drawn from the darkest corners of Wikipedia, from Euclid’s drug-induced perfect rectangle to Plato’s penchant for name-dropping, from Julius Caesar’s IT department to Pope Gregory XIII’s time warping proclivities, Miles Davis’s unplayed notes to Wolfgang A. Mozart’s delicious command of restraint… all in a valiant attempt to double-click on the Universe. (click here to read Broadway World article: “Two Capes”)
Kyle Bradstreet
TUESDAY, AUGUST 16 AT 7:30 PM | FREE staged reading of a new play OCTOBER ETERNAL Written by Kyle Bradstreet Directed by Robert Walsh “Absurd. All of this, so beautifully absurd…” A peaceful forest of red maple trees. A bottomless barrel of whiskey. A storage trunk stocked full of memories. For the two unnamed characters in Bradstreet’s latest play, what more could they possibly ask- other than escape from this seemingly perfect eternity…and each other.
Robin Galloway
SUNDAY, AUGUST 21 AT 7:30 PM | FREE Workshop performance of a new play ARMY B.R.A.T. Written and Performed by Robin Galloway Directed by Eliza Baldi Army B.R.A.T. examines the funny, poignant, and unexpected stories of Robin Galloway and her life on the move as a 4th generation US Army B.R.A.T. It explores the privilege, cost and weight of family legacy, and her life-long desire to achieve a state of “home” – a journey of one woman questioning her destiny.
Brenda Withers
TUESDAY, AUGUST 23 AT 7:30 PM | FREE Staged reading of a new play STRING AROUND MY FINGER By Brenda Withers Intermittently heartbreaking and hilarious, String Around My Finger opens with a young woman and her fiancée coping with her miscarriage on the eve of their wedding. Insurance is questionable and finances are tough; how will they pay for the hospital? Should they cancel the wedding in order to reclaim the deposits? Also on hand are his somewhat overbearing sister and the physician’s assistant who attempts to bring sanity and balance to a situation that threatens to spin out of control. From the award winning actress and author of Matt And Ben. (click here to read Broadway World article: “Two Capes”)
Jim Frangione

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 AT 7:30 PM | FREE Staged reading of a new play FLIGHT OF THE MONARCH Written by Jim Frangione Directed by Jeff Zinn Flight of the Monarch is the story of two middle-aged siblings, Sheila and Thomas, born, raised, and still living in a small fishing town on the New England coast. This darkly comic play explores how siblings’ lives are intertwined, what we owe to the people who know and love us best and, how family members’ needs and desires may push the boundaries of what we are expected to do for others. Update: Flight of the Monarch will receive a full production in its World Premiere as part of the Gloucester Stage 2017 season.

Israel Horovitz

SUNDAY, September 18 AT 7:30 PM | FREE Staged reading of a new play


Written and Directed by Israel Horovitz

Love in the time of terrorism is the theme of Israel Horovitz’s newest play THE DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY, which follows three couples during 72 hours, before and after a rock concert in Paris. THE DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY is the final play in Horovitz’s Paris trilogy, which also includes his internationally-acclaimed MY OLD LADY, and this year’s off-Broadway hit OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES, which starred Estelle Parsons and Judith Ivey and played to packed houses at NYC’s legendary Cherry Lane Theatre.