THE JERSEY DEVIL DOESN'T EXIST.
An egg & Spoon Commission by jess honovich
MAY 10th-13th, 2018 | THEATRE 54 @ SHETLER STUDIOS
For our third and final production of Season One, we have commissioned and developed a new play, by Jess Honovich.
Fifteen-year old Kailyn Marksfield never made it out of the New Jersey Pine Barrens after a game of flashlight tag gone wrong. Are teenagers to blame? Or ancient, mythical demons? Gossip spreads through a small town in Southern New Jersey as friendships unravel and blur the line between the lies we tell and the games we play.
May 20, 2018 // Photo Flash of our final production of the season, THE JERSEY DEVIL DOESN'T EXIST. Photos by Christopher Milligan.
April 21, 2018 // Press Release for our commission by Jess Honovich, THE JERSEY DEVIL DOESN'T EXIST.
is a playwright, screenwriter and educator from Southern New Jersey. Her work has been produced and workshopped by Dezart Performs, Longwood University, New York University, the New York Transit Museum, the Paw Paw Village Players, Festival51, Project Y, and the Pittsburgh Opera. She is a current LABA Artist Fellow, a 2017 O'Neill National Playwrights Conference Finalist for her play Giant Slalom,a 2017 Heideman Award finalist for her play Hardware, a 24 Plays: Nationals alum, a recipient of the Mary Marlin Fisher Award for Excellence in Playwriting, and a 2016 Theatre Masters winner for her short play No More Monsters, which had productions in Aspen and New York City and is available at Samuel French.
Photos by Christopher Michael Milligan.
Scenic Design: Alex Petersen
Costume Design: Kathryn Bailey
Lighting Design: Greg Folsom
production manager timmy gage
CASTING DIRECTOR BRYN DOLAN
POSTER DESIGN JAMIE TYRE
DRAMATURG CATHERINE GIDDINGS
PRODUCING TEAM BRYN DOLAN, CATHERINE GIDDINGS, PASCAL PORTNEY, ADAM COY, JILLIAN WIPFLER, DEVIN DOHERTY, HARRY PLUMPTRE
THE JERSEY DEVIL DOESN'T EXIST. was commissioned by Egg & Spoon in mid-2017.
In January 2018, THE JERSEY DEVIL DOESN'T EXIST. benefitted from a developmental workshop with actors Rebecca Brudner, Devin Doherty, Bryn Dolan, Tom Hayes, Caitlin Kennedy, & Jesse O'Brien.
Workshop photos by Catherine Giddings.