Full Length Play
Time Period - Contemporary
Settings Of Play - A small New England county, upstate New York.
A dark nondescript room.
The end of fall, moving into the winter.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
No intermission, Puppetry, Special Effects, Multimedia
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Intense Adult Themes, Strong Language, Smoking
Betrayal, Memory, Art, Creation, Celebrity
College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
A possibly rogue g-man stalks a stalled-out artist with a suspicious affinity for accident victims. Traps are set, traps are sprung, and everyone gets caught. Roadkill Confidential tackles, with style, humor and high theatricality, mediated violence and the numbness it produces, and, whether in art or in global politics, the ends can justify the means.
"Roadkill Confidential, a new work by Sheila Callaghan, is intriguing to watch...it's a sick sitcom, it's a thriller, it's a parody, it's a commentary on the art world, it's a - this one's borrowed from the script's title page - 'noir-ish meditation on brutality.'" – The New York Times
"This multi-media spectacle...ransacks familiar pop-cultural genre conventions to deliver a smart and stylish cautionary tale of an artist who gets caught up in the savagery of her own art." – Variety
"Sheila Callaghan, like many playwrights, operates best when she's angry...dry her out with a nice, warming rage, and her work crackles...Callaghan parodies brilliantly..." – Time Out New York
Roadkill Confidential was first presented by Clubbed Thumb at 3LD in New York City in September 2010. It was directed by Kip Fagan.