Red Tar at Greenway Court Theatre

Written By Morgan Smalley
Directed By Andre Barron
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PLAY LA/HUMANITAS in association with Stage Raw and Greenway Court Alliance present The Road Theatre Company’s reading:

Red Tar

Written by Morgan Smalley
Directed by Andre Barron

Featuring: Allison Blaize, Cherish Monique Duke, Adam Peltier, Clay Hollander, Gerard Joseph, and Rob Nagle.

With the help of his God-fearing friend, a hillbilly uses his magical blood to resurrect the dead for profit. Seeking the opportunity for a peek behind the veil, a suicidal woman makes the daunting trip to Appalachian West Virginia to be brought back  to life by these complete strangers. When something goes horribly wrong with these necromantic powers, the three must reckon with the higher power that granted them in the first place.

Morgan Smalley is a playwright, drag king, actor, improvisor, and musician. Throughout college, she saw many of her ten-minute plays come alive in festivals in the Washington DC area. Her first full length play, Good Dogs was selected for a full production in Lorton, VA in 2018. After graduating college, she made the cross-country trip to Los Angeles, where she soon won the HUMANITAS Prize for playwriting. In 2022, she started performing regularly with her drag group, Madamn Presents!, in addition to acting in the Hollywood Fringe Festival show, The Pig Farm. She is currently working on her premiere fantasy novel, The Hubbub of Eternal Meats.

Andre Barron is an award winning director who recently received Broadway World’s 2016 Best Direction Award for Edward Albee’s “The Play About The Baby” (Critic’s Choice, LA Times) at The Road Theatre Company. Other Acclaimed productions there include: West Coast Premiere “A Delicate Ship” by Anna Ziegler (LA Times Critic’s Choice), West Coast Premiere “Broken Fences” (NAACP Winner) by Steven Simoncic, LA Premiere “The Other Place” by Sharr White (LA Times Critic’s Choice), West Coast Premiere “Little Children Dream Of God” (13 Broadway World 2017 Nominations) by Jeff Augustin and LA Premiere “Things Being What They Are” by Wendy MacLeod (Stage Raw Top 10) as resident director at The Road Theatre Company. Barron has directed extensively in Los Angeles theatre and abroad. The live stage show “ I Ted E “ he directed for comedian David Strassman is currently on tour in Australia. Other LA credits include: “Fernando Richardson’s Treacherous Brain” by Monica Trasandes at The Open Fist, “The Ice-Breaker” by David Rambo, “Dreams Of The Washer King” (LA Weekly Go!) by Christopher Wall & “Some Of My Parts” by Dari Mackenzie, “Rosen’s Son” by Joe Pintauro (Critic’s Choice LA Times), “A Death In Bethany” by Garry Williams & “Bedside Companion” by Mary Steelsmith at Theatre 40.