Between Fire and Smoke | Spring 2018

April 18 - 21, 2018


Between Fire and Smoke

By Ed Wasserman


After leaving his home and family to join a militant occupation in faraway Carthage National Park, Edom Donovan has finally returned to Eastern Falls. As the late summer heat breaks one-hundred degrees, Edom tries to set the record straight about what happened out in the wilderness, while his family struggles to pick up the pieces of a shattered past. Set in a 21st century city on the edge of America’s old West, Between Fire and Smoke is a play about possession, belonging, staying put, and moving along.


Production Team:


Director: Matt Trucano

Production Stage Manager: Caitlyn Dominguez

Scenic Designer: D’Vaughn Agu

Lighting Designer: Cha See

Sound Designer: Jim Petty/Five OHM Productions

Costume Designer: Lily Prentice

Projection Designer: Luke Norby/Five OHM Productions

Producer: Plan Bee Collective




Feryal KilisliWill Erat*, Cole Francum, Noor Hamdi, Jackie Maruschak*, Anuj Parikh, Julia Schonberg

*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association


Festival Staff:


Production Manager: CB Shotwell

Technical Director: John Trevellini

Director of Production: Joe Novak

Festival Stage Managers: Patty Garvey and Morgan Beach

Festival General Manager: Bethany Sharp

Marketing Director: Halla Tryggvadottir

Program Assistant: Zach Marlin

CU Program Assistant: Kate Mulley

Scenic//Props Coordinator: Anna Driftmier

Sound//Projection Coordinator: Ian Wehrle

Signature Lighting Coordinator: Abby Hoke-Brady

Signature Costume Coordinator: Sam Guglielmo

Production Resources: Jack Calk

Run Crew: Aaron Keller

Head of Playwriting Department: David Henry Hwang

Head of Stage Mgmt. Department: Michael J. Passaro


The Playwright's Bio:


Ed Wasserman is a New York City based playwright, currently pursuing his MFA at Columbia University. His plays include Dear Mr. Kappus, From Pilgrim Landing (Semi-Finalist, National Playwrights Conference 2016), Town Hall, Only Words, and Between Fire and Smoke.


Event Time & Date

Date: Past Event
Location: Ford Studio
The Pershing Square Signature Center
480 W 42nd St
New York, NY 10036

Ticket Policy:
No late seating.

New Plays Festival Interview: Ed Wasserman '18 and Nora Sørena Casey '18

New Plays Festival Interview: Ed Wasserman '18 and Nora Sørena Casey '18

April 6, 2018

Opening in two weeks are Ed Wasserman’s Between Fire and Smoke and Nora Sørena Casey’s The Nature Room. We talked with these playwrights to find out more about their plays and the process of producing.

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