Full Length Play, Drama / 2m, 2f
- FINALIST! 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
NOMINEE! 2015 Lucille Lortel Award
THE KILROYS LIST, 2014
"Grand Concourse may well break your heart. You may need tissues by the end. " - New York Post, Read More
"Heidi Schreck’s beautiful tragicomedy of life […] reminds you of why you go to the theater in the first place." - Chicago Sun Times, Read More
"Insightful with a moving, even shocking epiphany." - Huffington Post, Read More
"[Heidi Schreck] writes fluid, natural dialogue and creates detailed characters that offer generous opportunities for actors [...] the words have the ring of plain truth." - The New York Times, Read More
"While most stories about nuns can’t resist being feel-good and sincere, the best thing about Schreck’s story is its dry-eyed lack of sweetness and sentiment. Amen to that." - New York Daily News, Read More
"Heidi Schreck's Grand Concourse, [is] a brutal response to the notion of unconditional forgiveness and never-ending charity. With its pointed perspective and merciless plot, Grand Concourse is likely to rouse flashes of anger and sadness. A master provocateur of a playwright, it's nearly impossible to walk away unscathed by Schreck's harrowing tale." - TheaterMania, Read More
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Between Intention and Action: Playwright Heidi Schreck, Director Yasen Peyankov, and Dramaturg Dassia Posner discuss GRAND CONCOURSE
by Dassia Posner
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The Pursuit of Forgiveness & Joy: GRAND CONCOURSE
by Julia Izumi
May 22, 2015
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $100 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Setting: A soup kitchen off the Grand Concourse in The Bronx.
- Additional Features: No intermission
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
EMMA - 19. A college dropout who volunteers for Shelley.
OSCAR - The handsome janitor of the soup kitchen.
FROG - One of the homeless patrons.
- Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
- Role(s) for Latino Actor(s)
- Multicultural casting
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