Dark Night Development Series

Pie Man Theatre Company, as part of its commitment to developing new works for the stage by Maine-based playwrights, offers our Dark Night Development Series. This series — so named because we present it during the off, or “dark”, nights of our mainstage productions — presents works-in-progress as staged readings, allowing playwrights to have their works heard by actual audiences and receive feedback from those audience members during a moderated talkback directly following the reading. This is not only a crucial step in the development of new plays, it is also a wonderful opportunity for audiences to get a sneak peek at new work and to be participants in its development!

Please join us for our next Dark Night Development Series staged reading:


Hell Is

by Josh Brassard

May 15, 2017 @ 7:30pm
Mayo St Arts, 10 Mayo Street, Portland ME


About the play

The existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre is perhaps best-known for his play No Exit, and it’s most famous line: “Hell is other people.” It turns out his Hell was more accurate than he could have ever imagined when, after his death, Sartre finds himself trapped in a room with his longtime partner, Simone de Beauvoir; his one-time contemporary, Albert Camus; and the woman who was a lover to all of them, Wanda Kosakiewicz.

About the playwright

Josh Brassard is a local actor and playwright, and the co-founder (with Stephanie Ross) of Pie Man Theatre Company. His work has been workshopped or produced by Impact Theatre (Berkeley, CA), Maine Playwrights Festival (Portland, ME), PortFringe Festival (Portland, ME) and the Boston Theatre Marathon (Boston, MA).

Dark Night Development Series events are free and open to the public; for those that are able to give, donations are welcome ($10 suggested). Pie Man Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, and all gifts are tax-deductible.

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