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Barrier Island

Author: David Stallings

Barrier Island

Description: As a fearless and stubborn community rests their lives against the historic wall that protects Galveston Island from natural disasters, a younger generation challenges the economic and emotional battles no wall can protect.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 3/3/2014
Content Advisory: Strong Language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males

NOTE: Barrier Island is fully protected by copyright law and is subject to royalty. All inquiries concerning production, publication, reprinting or use of this play in any form should be addressed to stallingswrites@gmail.com.

Keywords: Characters are Mostly Married/With Families · Comedy · Coming of Age · Drama · Dysfunctional Families · Families · Historical · Large Cast Size · Naturalism/Realism · Politics · Romance · Single Set · Social Issues · Tearjerker · War

This play is in the following collections: MTWorks

Original Production Information

Barrier Island received a developmental reading in 2009 as part of Maieutic Theatre Works' National NewBorn Festival; in 2010 received its world premiere production at Center Stage NY produced by MTWorks with the following cast and crew:

Alex Bond
David L. Carson
Anthony Crep
Mark Emerson
Anne Clare Gibbons-Brown
Carol Hickey
Stu Richel
Frankie Seratch
Jennifer Laine Williams

Director: Cristina Alicea
Producer: Julie Griffith & Martha Goode
Set Design: Craig Napoliello
Costume Design: David Withrow
Lighting Design: Dan Gallagher
Sound Design: Martha Goode
Production Manager: Courtney Drakos
Production Stage Manager: Carolynn Richer
Dialect Coach: Barrie Kreinik
Assistant Stage Manager: Nichol C. Rosas-Ullman.

Barrier Islands in 2013 received its regional premiere production in Louisiana by Acadiana Repertory Theatre.

Barrier Islands in 2010 was a Semi-Finalist Princess Grace Awards and a New York Daily News Editor's Pick; in 2009 it was nominated for the Weissberger Award (Williamstown Theatre Festival).