by Eric Marlin
directed by Melanie Keller

Featuring Elizabeth Bagby and Mandy Walsh*

The dog is by the road. The dog is at the gate. The dog is in the house. Two women stand watch at their door in the nighttime, while two dogmen wait outside.

Eric Marlin is a playwright based in New York City. His works include The Book of Jonah [The Interim Years], Scenes of Ascending, Zurich, Lamb and Other Considerations, Lady Bird Heads West, ‘Neath Shuttle Clicks, Towards the Heart of the Forest and bad things happen here. His work has been presented by Exquisite Corpse Company, Manhattan Repertory Theatre, Metro Arts Initiative, PTP/NYC, Rhapsody Collective, Buffalo United Artists, Between Us Productions and Left Coast Theatre. He is a co-founder of the Healthy Oyster Collective, which creates socially conscious works in theatrically playful forms. He wrote their debut production, If the Saints Arrive in Germany, and is currently developing Kingdom Crosses Over with them. He was a 2013-2014 Rhapsody Collective Core Member, and was a part of the inaugural Exquisite Corpse Company Writer’s Lab. Additionally, he was the producer for PTP/NYC’s 2015 After Dark series, and currently writes for New York Theatre Review. B.A.: Bennington College.

Melanie Keller is super thrilled to be working with WildClaw for the first time. She most recently directed the Jeff Recommended production of The Drowning Girls at Signal Ensemble. A member of Signal, she appeared as an actor in East of Berlin and The Russian Play for which she won a Jeff Award for Best Actress, The Weir (Jeff Nomination Best Supporting Actress), She Stoops to Conquer and Much Ado about Nothing. She is also an artistic associate with First Folio Theatre where her credits include Salvage, The Merchant of Venice, The Turn of the Screw and Private Lives. Recent work includes Feathers & Teeth at The Goodman and Tom Jones at Northlight Theatre. Regional work includes Twelfth Night at both Lakeside Shakespeare and the Michigan Shakespeare Festival. Other credits include Hamlet and King John (Chicago Shakespeare), and productions with Peninsula Players, Shakespeare Project of Chicago and Strawdog among others. She trained at RADA and was a Chicago Fellow at the Stratford Festival of Canada.

*Denotes WildClaw company member.

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