Outstanding stories brought to life by expert performers for one-night-only shows.

Tuesday, June 18 @ 7:30pm  |  FREE ADMISSION

The Binding

Written by Tyler Dwiggins 

Set in the Midwest, The Binding tells the story of Isaac, a deeply closeted, religious teen whose childhood imaginary friend, Poppy, returns on the eve of his sixteenth birthday. As Poppy begins to unravel Isaac’s tightly wound secrets, both must learn to escape the smothering identities they have chosenThe Binding is a play about the ecstasy and pain of believing in something that can’t be seen.

Tyler Dwiggins is a New York-based playwright and screenwriter. His first play, Bump, has been showcased at Actors Theatre of Louisville, FSU/Asolo Conservatory, and received a nomination for the National Partners – American Theatre Award at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. His plays for young actors, subText, Orange Is the New Glass, Unbreakable Timmy Cratchit, and Lady Washington, are published by Playscripts. Tyler was a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Librettists Workshop and the Project Y Playwrights Group. He has been selected as a semifinalist for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, The Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep, and the Orchard Project Episodic Lab. He has served as a teaching artist at Northwestern University’s National High School Institute (Cherubs). Tyler is the writer and creator of the upcoming LGBTQ web series, Queen’s English.