"A flair for the peculiar distinguishes playwright Sheila Callaghan . . . [she finds] raw emotion under the deadpan uproar . . . Crawl has arresting elegance." -Los Angeles Times (Recommended)
"Sheila Callaghan takes us through the looking glass into a play with surreal plot developments . . . a strange-but-touching study of estrangement, loneliness and reconciliation." -LA Weekly (Recommended)
"Callaghan's dialogue is sharp and bizarrely incisive, surely heralding another step in the evolution of a great contemporary playwright." -Entertainment Today
"The brilliance of Sheila Callaghan's play and a lesson to every aspiring writer is that she takes a mother-daughter conflict, dissects it, probes every aspect with jewel-like precision, incorporates flashbacks, contrasts it with frightened surreal neighbors — then presents the results in 90 taut minutes structured with the lyric prose of a poem. This densely layered play raises as many questions as it answers but it's a quirky delight. " -CurtainUp
"Exceptional . . . a remarkable achievement that makes me realize how fortunate we all are to be beneficiaries of the haunted souls of tortured artists in general–and possibly Callaghan in particular…" -Reviewplays
CRAWL, FADE TO WHITE
by SHEILA CALLAGHAN
Directed by PAUL WILLIS
MATTTHEW roi BERGER,
SHAWTANE MONROE BOWEN*,
CARLA HARTING*, JOCELYN KURITSKY, MATTHEW LEWIS*, and BLACK-EYED SUSAN
BEN KATO, ANNA KIRALY, JESSICA PABST,
and ERIC SHIM
Stage Manager: PAMELA SALLING*
Press representative: JIM BALDASSARE
Producers: CALEB HAMMONS and DAVID TIROSH
Time: October 15 – November 1, Wednesday – Saturday at 8PM
Location: Ideal Glass Gallery, 22 East 2nd Street (between Bowery and 2nd Avenue), NY, New York.
www.crawlfadetowhite.com or 212-352-3101
Mysteries buried within a sleepy suburban block are unearthed when April returns from college unannounced with a burning question: "What's in your briefcase, Louise?" A story about family secrets, yard sales, strange rain, and exactly what the neighbors really do know.
Sheila Callaghan’s full-length plays include Scab, Crawl, Fade to White, Crumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake), We Are Not These Hands, Dead City, Lascivious Something, Kate Crackernuts, That Pretty Pretty; or, the Rape Play, and Fever/Dream. Her work is included in One on One: The Best Women’s Monologues for the 21st Century from Applause Theatre & Cinema Books. Learn more at: http://sheilacallaghan.com/ and http://www.13p.org/.