The Good Counselor is a new drama about a chosen son's quest for truth. Vincent, a bright young lawyer in the Public Defender department has been assigned to defend a young woman accused of killing her three-week-old son. Hounded by his community and haunted by his past, Vincent struggles to defend both neglectful mothers: his client, and his own. A thought-provoking and beautifully written play, The Good Counselor literally prompts the audience to serve as the jury in determining what it means to be a good parent.
"Unsettling drama...Ms. Grant doesn't fall into the trap of oversimplifying her characters or seeing only one side of a relationship...this is a sign of Ms. Grant's ingenuity as a playwright." - The New York Times, Read More
"Playwright Kathryn Grant is a promising talent with a sharp ear for dialogue...The Good Counselor is engrossing, thoughtful and thought-provoking, and worthy of our attention." - Talkin' Broadway, Read More
"A searing new play... provides a vivid picture of life's unrelenting hardness, as these people seek small pleasures in their lives, despite their struggles." - NJ.com, Read More
"...the piece may not be cheery but it is riveting... the company has mounted a searing production, urgently acted and handsomely wrought... They imbue the script, its sharp-elbowed exchanges and its poetic monologues with tremendous heart." - The Washington Post, Read More
"The Good Counselor is a brilliant play that probes uncomfortably around the chambers of the human heart. It’s a masterfully written and directed treatise on where a woman’s responsibility as a mother ends and her responsibility to herself begins." - DC Theatre Scene, Read More
"If you are seeking out magnetic theater that deals with unsettling, yet real-life, family issues and a search for the truth, make your way to 1st Stage. Under the confident, wise direction of Alex Levy, Kathryn Grant’s award winning “The Good Counselor” is an evening of riveting performances." - The Virginia Connection, Read More