The Watchers

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The-Watchers-coverimageThe Watchers was awarded to The Broadway Producer List as one of the Top 10 unproduced plays in NYC (originally titled Modern Prophet).

Against the backdrop of the Minnesota sand mining boom, an energy scavenger and his sister arrive at the river headwaters just east of Jordan. They soon learn they are not alone. A strange man roams the woods at night. He claims to carry the power of God.

The Watchers explores the nature of religious belief and steps into the dangerous crossroads of human divinity by questioning whether we should even want that belief to be true.

Production Details

Two acts, 95 minutes
Single set

October 2013, Mission Theatre Company


Published History

July 2014
New York, NY
Monologue excerpt, published by Smith and Kraus, The Best Men’s Stage Monologues 2014.

Production History

May 2019
NYC premiere at the Access Theater, as produced by The Memory Works Theater Company, and directed by Ethan Steers.
April 2018
Staged reading at The Directors Company as produced by Between Us Productions and directed by Kristen Keim.
June 2017
Minneapolis, MN
Presented read at the annual Veggie Stock festival of plays as produced by Swandive Theatre.
Sept 2016
New Ulm, MN
Featured read at the Lind House Play Series for the State Street Theater Company.
July 2015
Duluth, MN
Featured at Renegade Theater Company‘s first annual New Works Festival at Teatro Zuccone, as produced by Artistic Director Katy Helbacka, and directed by Alex Goebel.
April 2015
Los Angeles, CA
Workshop performance by The Blank Theatre as part of their Living Room Series, as directed by June Carryl and staged at the 2nd Stage Theatre in Hollywood.
May 2014
New York City, NY
Finalist, staged presentation, 2014 Annual Jewish Playwrighting Contest, Jewish Plays Project, NYC, NY.
January 2014
New York City, NY
Top Ten Finalist, 2014 Annual Jewish Playwrighting Contest, Jewish Plays Project, NYC, NY.
October 2013
Minneapolis, MN
World premiere and mainstage run, Mission Theatre Company.

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