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Craftsman, by Josh Beerman
Directed by Kaytlin McIntyre

Penelope, 8 months pregnant and very punk rock, is lured away from her New York City apartment by the Facebook rumor of Roger’s death and a wicked case of insomnia. She drives 8 hours to the man’s home to disprove the rumor, and settle an old truth. Roger, a happily married suburbanite, is preparing for a party to celebrate his life, and barely remembers who she is. The visit is complicated when Roger’s wife, Ingrid, arrives home to finds Penelope there, making it clear she does not like this strange woman in their home. As Roger and Ingrid decorate for a party that might never come, it becomes obvious they only want Penelope to go, but she won’t, she won’t leave until she knows the truth. The truth about her past, the truth about her future, and the truth about love.

About the Playwright

Josh Beerman is a playwright/screenwriter and graduate of the New School for Drama in Playwriting. His work has been seen at the FringeAct Festival of New Work at ACT and Theater Schmeater in Seattle.

In the NYC area he has had work produced at Manhattan Rep and was a finalist at the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival in 2010 and a winner in 2011. His plays have been developed by Urban Stages, The Management and theNEST.

He has worked on the artistic staff for Seattle Repertory Theatre and in artist services at The Brooklyn Academy of Music. He is published by Samuel French and his screenplay Dark was optioned by Tandem Pictures. He is currently one of the resident playwrights at Seattle Repertory Theatre.

You can read some of his plays on The New Play Exchange https://newplayexchange.org/users/1659/josh-beerman]

About Kaytlin McIntyre

Kaytlin’s Directing credits include Zapoi! (Quinn Armstron/Annex Theatre); What You Think You Know (Stephanie Timms/Seattle Fringe); Broken Dog Legs (Emily Conbere/Catapult); No Place Like Home (Al Frank/Seattle Rep Writer’s Group Showcase); The Killers (Quinn Armstrong/12 Minutes Max); The Receptionist (Adam Bock/Webster Unviersity) Assisting: Pullman Porter Blues (Seattle Rep); Romeo and Juliet (Intiman); Clybourne Park (Seattle Rep); Motherhood Out Loud (Primary Stages/NYC); Kaytlin is diving into her first season as the Casting and Literary Associate at the Seattle Repertory Theatre; BFA in directing from the Conservatory of Theatre at Webster University.