Sundogs, A New Play by Howard Emanuel
Directed by Heather Arnson
Benefit Reading for Stop Soldier Suicide and The WDA
Premiere airing: Sunday, November 8th, 2020 , 7:30 PM
Vimeo Link can be purchased for November 9th, 10th and 11th (Veteran’s Day)
Stop Soldier Suicide (SSS) is a veteran-founded, veteran-led, veteran-focused 501(c)3 non-profit organization that's dedicated to reducing veteran suicide to civilian parity by 2030.
50 tickets @ $5
$25 Friends and Family
$35 General public
ABOUT THE PLAY
In a haunting yet humorous meditation on hope, belief, and love, SUNDOGS explores the emotional and spiritual rebellions of Joe Garnier, a US Army Sergeant who awakens one day hearing the pounding of drums. It is the first day of deer hunting season in his small western Pennsylvanian trailer community -- the day before his unit's deployment the northwest border between Iraq and Syria. Joe, who has lost his belief in God, is desperate to cling to something constant in a life of transient fears. He believes The Drums are the key to resurrecting order amid the chaos of his American life. But not even he is prepared for what will perish and what will remain as the sun sets, long held secrets are revealed, and The Drums continue their crushing crescendo.
SUNDOGS was selected alongside Sarah DeLappe’s brilliant 2017 Pulitzer Prize Finalist play, The Wolves, for the 2015 Great Plains Theater Conference Main Stage, where Lindsey Ferrentino’s This Flat Earth (slated for Playwrights Horizons 2018 season) also played. SUNDOGS won the conference’s top honor, “The Holland New Voices Playwright Award.” Earlier incarnations of SUNDOGS have been recognized as a finalist for both the O’Neill Conference and the Princess Grace Award.