Past Event

Between Fire and Smoke

April 21, 2020 - April 21, 2018
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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Ford Studio @ The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036
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 ParikhJulia 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. KappusFrom Pilgrim Landing (Semi-Finalist, National Playwrights Conference 2016), Town HallOnly Words, and Between Fire and Smoke.

Fire and smoke play