by York Walker
directed by Tamilla Woodard
dramaturg: John Glore
Pacific Playwrights Festival
April 26, 2021 - May 2, 2021
When he returns home to his small Georgia town, rumors fly that blues guitarist Johnny “Honeycomb” James may have sold his soul to the devil to attain his musical genius. But in this twisty folk-horror drama, jealousy, distrust and superstition determine Honeycomb’s fate—even if the devil does play a part.
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The Pacific Playwrights Festival is all about the writers. #PPFPlaywrights, an off shoot of SCR’s #Commissioned video series, features the five wordsmiths and one composer who contributed the work included in the 23rd festival. For Covenant, dramaturg John Glore chats with Playwright York Walker. They’ll be talking about the play, and there may be some spoilers. So, if you don’t want any secrets revealed, you may want to screen the reading before watching the interview. If you purchase tickets for Covenant, you’ll automatically be sent the link for #PPFPlaywrights.
York Walker (Playwright) is an award-winning writer based in Harlem, New York. He is the inaugural recipient of the Vineyard Theatre's Colman Domingo Award, where he is currently an artist in residence. He is also a member of Marcus Gardley's New Wave Writer's Workshop. His work includes Holcomb & Hart (Victory Garden's New Plays For A New Year Festival), Asè (Harlem9, Harlem Stage and Lucille Lortel Theatre's Consequences digital series), The Séance (winner, John Singleton Short Film Competition, 48 Hours… in Harlem), Covenant (Fire This Time Festival, Access Theatre’s 4 Flights Up Festival, Arizona Theatre Company's Digital Play Series), White Shoes (Fire This Time Festival), Summer Of ’63 (The Actors Company Theatre’s New TACTics Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Apprentice Reading Series) and Of Dreams To Come (American Conservatory Theatre’s New Work Series). York received his MFA in acting from American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco.
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