Twist, Pull, Smoke, Run-Motherfucker-Run!
By: Matthew Domenico and Katherine Duff
Director: Chris Game
Performers: Matthew Domenico, Katherine Duff, and Brock Joseph
Production Stage Manager: Joe King
Stage Reading Reviews:
“…It was like the veil had been dropped and for the first time everything made sense of what Veterans go through when they come home”.
“You said it all…”
“You don’t have to be a veteran to get it. It was amazing.”
“This gave me chills.”
“I had a family member that was a WW II vet and, after watching this, I feel like I finally understand him now.”
ABOUT THE PLAY:
Twist, Pull, Smoke, Run-Motherfucker-Run! is a story of Adam a returning war veteran who wants to talk to some but can’t, so talks to his own PTSD to find the answers to his questions.
Based on a school assignment from a college class (Arts and Social Change), Domenico reached out to two Marines from his former unit and interviewed them about their experiences returning home and how they acclimated back into the civilian world. These two conversations inspired this play. Twist, Pull, Smoke, Run-Motherfucker-Run! is a story of a returning war veteran who wants to talk to someone but can’t, so he instead talks to his own PTSD to find the answers to his questions— T-Dog wants him to talk about that day, Leah wants to understand why, and Adam just wants to just move on. From Veteran to dependent alike, this project is driven by a cast that has all been touched personally by the Military community. Twist, Pull, Smoke, Run-Motherfucker-Run! drops the veil behind the mind of a combat veteran and their inner most thoughts.
About The Foxhole Stories:
The Foxhole Stories is a play series that tries to encompass every phase of the American-Veteran experience for the stage.
Our second installment of The Foxhole Stories will be coming this fall Interview With A Combat Veteran at NOHO Fringe.
ABOUT HOLLYWOOD FRINGE:
The Hollywood Fringe Festival is an annual celebration of the emerging arts. Environments for the Fringe include both traditional and unorthodox venues; fully equipped theatres, street corners, clubs, bars, and places unexpected. Performances are self-produced by local, national, and international arts companies and independent performers. In the spirit of most Fringes, participation is open and uncensored. Hollywood is home to dozens of Los Angeles’ premiere theatres and clubs, making it the perfect spot for the festival. The neighborhood has always been a source of unapologetic opinion, underground mentality, and a deep passion for the cutting-edge.