Written by Tommy Smith
Performed by Hannah Victoria Franklin
Directed by Paul Budraitis
Presented by Narcissus Theatre Company
“[Smith’s] words open up onto haunting and darkly grotesque psychic landscapes unreachable by more pedestrian dramatic entertainments, [ranging] in feeling from the experimental flash fictions of Donald Barthelme to the early schizophrenic-styled writing of Peter Handke.” – LA Weekly
Friday the 13th @ 11:00 PM
West Of Lenin, Seattle
(203 N 36th St.)
After the performance of an unrelated play, a woman materializes on the set and starts speaking, illuminated only by the ghost light.
If you cannot attend the live performance, please feel free to watch the following GHOSTLIGHT films:
Footage taken from world premiere of GHOSTLIGHT at the Bank Street Theater (NYC) in association with LAByrinth Theater Company and The Playwrights of New York, March 2015, on the set of Lucy Thurber’s THE INSURGENTS.
Tommy’s other plays include GHOSTLIGHT (Labyrinth Theatre Company, d. Paul Budraitis), WHITE HOT (Here Arts Center, d. May Adrales & West Of Lenin, d. Braden Abraham); ZERO, PTSD & PIGEON (Ensemble Studio Theatre, d. Billy Carden); THE WIFE (Access Gallery, d. May Adrales); CARAVAN MAN (Williamstown Theatre Festival, music & lyrics by Gabriel Kahane, d. Kip Fagan); DEMON DREAMS (Magic Futurebox, music by DJ Spooky, d. Kevin Laibson); A DAY IN DIG NATION (PS 122, co-written and d. Michael McQuilken); AIR CONDITIONING (Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference, d. Steve Cosson); among others.
In addition, his award-winning theatrical collaborations with Reggie Watts – DISINFORMATION, TRANSITION, RADIOPLAY and DUTCH A/V – played at The Public Theatre, Lamama, The Warhol Museum, MCA Chicago, ICA Boston, On The Boards and PICA: TBA, among others.
As a director/writer, Tommy recently created the environmental sound performances, NECTARINE EP (for Flea Theater) LOTUS EATERS EP (for IRT Theater, with voices of Neil Gaiman, Marin Ireland & Reed Birney) and FORTH (for MFB, d. Meiyin Wang).
Tommy is the recipient of the PONY fellowship at The Lark, a two-time winner of the Lecomte du Nouy Prize, a two-time recipient of the E.S.T. Sloan Grant, a winner of the Page73 Productions Playwriting Fellowship, a member of the Dorothy Strelsin New American Writer’s Group at Primary Stages, a recipient of the Creative Capital award, and a two-time winner of the MAP Fund.
Publications include PIGEON for Dramatists Play Service and WHITE HOT in the New York Theatre Review.
Tommy’s first feature FIGMENT was optioned by Ridley Scott’s production company ScottFree. He is currently working on his second feature SLEEPER CAR with director Guy Moshe.
He is a graduate of the playwriting program at The Juilliard School.