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Playwright:Jeff Augustin


in the crowding darkness

Gabriel, an Afghanistan War Vet, returns to the comfortable life he built with his partner of eight years Vaughn. When they’re asked to become the black gay poster couple for a same-sex marriage campaign, issues in their past and present are unearthed threatening their seemingly happy reunion. Can we create our own dreams when our community and loved ones want us to live out their own?

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Jeff Augustin (Playwright) is a third year MFA Playwriting Candidate. His play Cry Old Kingdom received its world premiere at the 2013 Humana Festival of New American Plays. His work has been developed at the Eugene O’Neill National Playwright’s Conference (Little Children Dream of God); Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Ground Floor (Krik? Krak! or The Last Tiger in Haiti); and A.C.T. (in the crowding darkness). Jeff’s play The Imaginary Life of Millo St. Jean was developed and produced by Snapdragon in New York. He is the winner of the 2011 Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award. Jeff graduated from Boston College with a BA in Theatre Arts. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild.

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Bret Adams Artists' Agency


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