Petey's Parade

While the play (4m, 1f) takes place in 1933 Berlin and later 1947 New York, it deals with many of the themes we're dealing with today--how to resist an rising tide of fascism, artistic freedom, the treatment of LGBT writers and entertainers, anti-Semitism, and whether can we separate an artist's brilliant work from his despicable behavior.

The play takes an arrogant but talented...
While the play (4m, 1f) takes place in 1933 Berlin and later 1947 New York, it deals with many of the themes we're dealing with today--how to resist an rising tide of fascism, artistic freedom, the treatment of LGBT writers and entertainers, anti-Semitism, and whether can we separate an artist's brilliant work from his despicable behavior.

The play takes an arrogant but talented leading German radio comedian from the cusp of World War II and his changing society, to the blacklist in American in 1947 where we can make amends for his past. It's a thoughtful comedy with a strong female part and a very theatrical lead role that includes a section of mime.
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Petey's Parade

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Baltimore Playwrights Festival
    ,
    2017

Awards

Judges' Choice
,
Baltimore Playwrights Festival
,
2018
AACT New Play - Second tier
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AACT
,
2018