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The Irish Goodbye
Home is where you depart from.
By Allan Staples
Directed by William Roudebush
Benefitting Planned Parenthood

Teatro Latea @ The Clemente
Wednesday, 7/25 @ 3:00PM





At a personal and professional crossroad, Katie, a successful retail executive living in New York, returns to her Midwest home for her high school reunion. She’s forced to consider the life she skipped out on years ago as well as the possibility of a surprising future.  

Allan Staples is a New York-based playwright and screenwriter whose writing has been called “funny, sexy, intimate and heart-wrenching.” He received his MFA in Playwriting from the New School of Drama and is currently a member of the Playwright/Director Unit at the Actors Studio. Allan’s plays have been produced or developed at the Kennedy Center, Jungle Theater, Playwrights Center, Rising Sun Performance Company, the New School for Drama, Minnesota Fringe Festival, Thirst Theater, Players Theatre, Brick Theater, Short+Sweet Singapore, Bloomington Playwrights Project, Lama Theatre Company, and Sticky New York among others. Additionally, his plays have been a finalist for the New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest and the Dennis & Victoria Ross Emerging Playwrights Competition. He also received the America Theatre Co-op Award for best one-act plays. His writing also appears in collections published by Smith & Kraus and Heinemann Publishing. As a screenwriter, Allan’s short films Words & Action and The Unmentionables were produced and presented at the New School. His screenwriting recognition include placing in the top ten percent of the Nicholl Fellowship and top fifteen percent of the Austin Film Festival. His screenplays have also placed as a finalist at the Denver Film Festival, Creative World Awards, American Gem Short Script Contest and the Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival. His pilot, The Experimentalist, won the sitcom category of’s script competition. Allan is a member of Actors Equity Association, Dramatist Guild and the Playwrights’ Center.

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