OFFICIALWINNER OF THE ‘SOARINGSOLOSOCIALIMPACTAWARD’ FORTHE 2023 HFF!
OFFICIALWINNEROFTHE ‘BEST OF BROADWATERAWARD’
Nominee – The Fringe First (Best World Premiere) 2023
Nominee – 2Cents’ Immersive Worlds Award
Nominee – The San Diego International Fringe Festival Exchange Award
SOLDOUT 2023 HFF Premiere Run
The story of a man on the verge of a breakdown, or maybe, spiritual enlightenment. Joshua Marsh is fresh out of pastor’s college and delivering his first sermon to a conservative church in Southwest Virginia. This trial run sermon will determine if he will join the church staff as an Associate Pastor, something he’s longed for his whole life. However, Joshua is queer, deeply closeted, and on the precipice of a mental breakdown. As his sermon progresses his pristine public self begins to falter and his messy, complex internal world is revealed. His mind is a fantasy landscape full of eclectic characters who express all his sinful rage, lust, and violence. Will he be able to hide the hell fire within? Or will his whole identity go up in flames? Written & Performed by Josiah Blount (The Gambler, Ted 2, Modern Family). Directed by David Bridel founder and Artistic Director of The Clown School. Associate Director and Sound Design by Taubert Nadalini, Produced by Josiah Blount, Co-producer Michael Lyons, Choreography Taylor Sieve, Poster Photography by Maxwell Poth.