Yo ho ho, and a bottle of rum…
…and a whistleblower, a high-school anti-bullying activist, an assassin, a Scottish sea captain, a U.S. president, Barbara Walters…
All these characters (and more) collide in various bars across the borough of Brooklyn as part of Letter of Marque Theater Company‘s traveling play Bully Me Down, written by Nolan Kennedy and performed by Welland H. Scripps, Jason Tottenham, Scarlet Rivera, and Kennedy himself.
Listen in as Nolan, Welland and I hang out on the street-corner outside Hank’s Saloon after a performance to discuss putting theatre in a bar, a play as your company’s “self-titled album,” bullying, and shooting for the stars.
“We kind of wanted to do a ‘self-titled-album’ kind of show, so it’s trying on these piratical, privateer stories and ideas, and it also is dealing with what’s happening around us…this idea of what’s private and what’s not private…”
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Letter of Marque Theater Company presents
Bully Me Down
written by Nolan Kennedy & Letter of Marque Theater Co.
through May 21, 2014
various dates and locations throughout Brooklyn (see schedule)
tickets: free, so buy a drink, tip your bartender, and give a donation photos by Georgina Richardson