From the ashes, we return…

WildClaw in the Wild is back this Sunday, August 4, around the fire at 3031.  July’s reading of Dr. Seward’s Dracula was a smashing success, if you couldn’t make it out for that one, you can’t miss this month’s installment.  This time we’re reading My Daughter Keeps Our Hammer by Brian Watkins.  And folks, this chilling tale ain’t for the faint of heart.  In one hand you’ll have your beer or munchies; in the other you’ll have the hand or wrist of your companion.  Squeeze wisely.

The WILDCLAW IN THE WILD series takes place on the first Sunday evening of the months of July, August, and September.  (For you calendar-deprived souls and ghouls, that’s July 7, August 4, and September 1).

Each reading begins at 7:30pm at 3031 (3031 N. Honore); doors open at 7:00pm and there will be a special musical guest each month performing before and after the reading.  Suggested donation $5.

August 4
by Brian Watkins
directed by Casey Cunningham
Featuring Baize Buzan, Sarah Gitenstein, and Dennis Frymire
Trapped on the plains of a dead-end Colorado town, Sarah cares for her bedridden mother while her rebellious younger sister Hannah waits on truckers at a local greasy spoon. Both sisters dream of the day they can escape their humdrum lives.  Taking the form of two interlocking monologues, Sarah and Hannah divulge the secrets of their past and their hopes for the future, and a haunting act of violence that will change their lives forever.
Musical guest Jessie Fisher!

BRIAN WATKINS is a Brooklyn-based playwright whose plays have been produced and developed with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, The Flea Theater, Lesser America, Horse Trade Theatre, b. swibel presents, New York International Fringe Festival, Wide Eyed Productions, Terra Firma Theatre, Little Theatre of the Rockies, and Route 66, among others. Plays include General Store (selected by 2012 Seven Devils Playwrights Conference; O’Neill semifinalist), My Daughter Keeps Our Hammer, a forest a chorus a harvest, The Bison of Kiowa, High Plains, which premiered to critical acclaim at the 2009 New York International Fringe Festival and will have its UK premiere in August in Underbelly’s programme at the Edinburgh Fringe. Current commissions with Aruba Productions (Bklyn) and a feature film in development for b. swibel presents (Bway’s Xanadu, HBO’s upcoming series “Big Dead Place”). He is a staff writer for Curator Magazine and a member of the Dramatists Guild.