The lines between reality and fiction blur in this singularly dark graphic novel play. A girl grapples with the carnage of her family’s dysfunction and roadkill removal business through art, but can art heal the trauma? Or are the scars as permanent as her sharpies?

A unique collaboration between graphic artists & performance artists. 

CAST

ARTISTS

Mary Gorman (BUBO Illustrator)
Demond B Nason (IVY Illustrator)
Corinne Prudente (ROADKILL Illustrator)
Anthony Miccio (HARVEY Illustrator)
Matt Bessette (MULE DEER Illustrator)

CREATIVE TEAM

WORKSHOP GALLERY

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by Corinne Prudente

EMPTY BACKYARD
EMPTY BACKYARD

by Corinne Prudente

DURANGO
DURANGO

by Corinne Prudente

by Corinne Prudente

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Animals: A New Graphic Novel Play
Animals: A New Graphic Novel Play

Background by DeMond B. Nason

HOME
HOME

by DeMond B. Nason

PANEL PROTOTYPE
PANEL PROTOTYPE

by DeMond B. Nason

Animals: A New Graphic Novel Play
Animals: A New Graphic Novel Play

Background by DeMond B. Nason

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TALES
TALES

by Mary Gorman

PIECES
PIECES

by Mary Gorman

BUBO
BUBO

by Mary Gorman, Corinne Prudente, DeMond B. Nason

TALES
TALES

by Mary Gorman

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HARVEY WHO?
HARVEY WHO?

by Anthony Miccio

HISSING HARVEY
HISSING HARVEY

by Anthony Miccio

CARL/HARVEY
CARL/HARVEY

by Anthony Miccio

HARVEY WHO?
HARVEY WHO?

by Anthony Miccio

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MIGHTY MULE DEER
MIGHTY MULE DEER

by Matt Bessette

FENDER FACE-OFF
FENDER FACE-OFF

by Matt Bessette

CONNOR
CONNOR

by Matt Bessette

MIGHTY MULE DEER
MIGHTY MULE DEER

by Matt Bessette

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FIRST WE GOT PHYSICAL:

In July 2018 Animals was workshopped at the Celebration Barn's Devising Intensive under the mentorship of Davis Robinson and Karen Montanaro. Performers physically explored the collision of the world of the play and that of the graphic novel utilizing  shadow puppetry. The final sharing showcased the following cast: William Edward Gardiner (CARL) & Rowan K Ching (CODY)

Celebration Barn
Celebration Barn

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Animals Workshop
Animals Workshop

(Lto R) William Edward Gardiner as CARL & Rowan K Ching as CODY

Davis Robinson & Karen Montanaro
Davis Robinson & Karen Montanaro

Celebration Barn
Celebration Barn

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THEN WE TALKED TEXT:

In January 2019 the first 25 pages of Animals were read during HBMG's National Winter Playwright's Retreat in Creed, CO. The reading cast was as follows:

Lane Michael Stanley (CODY), Joshua Noble (CONNOR), Annie Butler (CATHY), Patrick Gabridge (CARL), Ann Zareté (BO),

& Stage Directions read by Amanda Bermudez