Artist
Corey Bradberry

Project Title
But all the other boys are going to the public execution (a new play) by Daniel Glenn Away

Grant Amount
$1,000

Website
https://coreybradberry.com/

Project Description

But all the other boys are going to the public execution, a metaphysical medieval sex comedy, is a new play examining our culture’s poisonous cocktail of homophobia, racism, and fear. Set in England during the madcap years of the bubonic plague, this dark comedy follows Sarah, a woman who's doing the best she can to raise her son in a bigoted, bacterial world of extremes. She suspects the trouble, as is so often the case, is that fear keeps people from truly knowing each other. So while she poses as a mischievous nun, founds the world's first non-profit, and finds herself high priestess of a foot-scratching cult, she all the while wonders this: what if Enlightenment is really a step backward, and what we need is a return to the Dark Ages?

Corey, along with local playwright Daniel Glenn, will be using his Idea Capital grant to hold auditions for the nine-member cast and then direct a three-day workshop of the new script.

  The Complete History of America (abridged)  by Long/Tichenor/Reed (2017), Stagedoor Manor, Loch Sheldrake, NY. Photo by Konnie Kittrell

The Complete History of America (abridged) by Long/Tichenor/Reed (2017), Stagedoor Manor, Loch Sheldrake, NY. Photo by Konnie Kittrell

 The Devil Tree by Sean aley & James McDougald (2012), The Collective Project, Inc., Atlanta, GA. Photo by Justin Hadley

The Devil Tree by Sean aley & James McDougald (2012), The Collective Project, Inc., Atlanta, GA. Photo by Justin Hadley

  The Crucible  by Arthur Miller (2017), University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS. Photo by Kelly Dunn

The Crucible by Arthur Miller (2017), University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS. Photo by Kelly Dunn