The Goon Squad October 9th


Another fine theatrical option for you this coming Saturday October 9th over at The Monroe Theaterspace!

The Goon Squad by Joseph Gallo

The Goon Squad, a bittersweet look at a contemporary male friendship in decline, depicts one evening in the lives of three, 20-something-year-old suburban friends who find themselves at a crossroads.

Jack, a former college football star, refuses to put away the memory of his ex-girlfriend. Vincent, wants nothing more than to keep his friends in one place, and insists on helping his buddy by taking him out on the town. But by the time they pick up Seth, a conflicted straight arrow with a confession to make, old friends are suddenly squaring off over what male bonding truly means. Will Jack let go of the memories his ex-girlfriend left behind? Or is this the beginning of a whole new set of problems?

The Goon Squad contains strong language and adult themes.

When: Saturday, October 9th @ 8pm
Where: Monroe Theatrespace, 720 Monroe Street, 2nd Floor
Tickets: $5.00 Reservations: 201. 208.7809

See biographies after the jump…



(Playwright/Director) His play My Italy Story, which had its New York debut Off-Broadway at the 47th Street Theatre, and was nominated for the Gay Talese Literary Prize, was recently revived at Mile Square Theatre. His full length plays include Warning: Adult Content (Theatre 54) and Staten Island (Circle Rep Lab). He co-created, and wrote the text for two dance/theater pieces Tannhauser: A Dance Play and 80% of Love, both of which debuted in New York at the Obie award-winning Ice Factory Festival at the Ohio Theatre; the latter done in collaboration with company Rindfleisch, and subsequently transferred to the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. His work has additionally been seen on the stages of the Barrow Street Theatre, the Lark, HERE, the Kennedy Center, Pearl Theater, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, Penguin Rep, TheaterWorks, 12 Miles West, 78th Street Theatre, Waterfront Ensemble, Atlantic Theatre Company, Cincinnati Playhouse, Delaware Stage Company, Seven Angels Theatre, Orlando Fringe Festival, Manhattan Class Company, Bridge Theatre Company, and at both the Hudson Guild Theatre and Hayworth Theatre in Los Angeles. He holds an MFA in playwriting from Ohio University. MST company member.

MST company member—OFF BROADWAY: Metamorphoses (u/s TONY award-winning Second Stage production). REGIONAL: Rounding Third (Mile Square Theatre), The Foreigner (Arkansas Repertory Theater), Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Chautauqua), Twelfth Night (Saratoga Shakespeare Co), The Nerd (Majestic). TELEVISION & FILM: Law & Order, Guiding Light, All My Children. The Beaver (Dir: Jodie Foster) and Salt (Dir: Phillip Noyce w/ Angelina Jolie). WEB: The ONION. Liam is working with Scott Miller to develop An Actor’s Approach to Authentic Vocal Integration. Learn more at Training: MFA: Rutgers University; Chautauqua Theater Conservatory. AEA, AFTRA, SAG. MST company member.


OFF BROADWAY: God’s Ear (original cast), The Vineyard Theatre & New Georges. NEW YORK: The Revival, Project Y; Beyond the Pale, Irish Arts Festival; 365 Days/ 365 Plays, LAByrinth/ The Public; Sa Ka La, Oslo Elsewhere; The Burial at Thebes, La MaMa; etc. BROADWAY NATIONAL TOUR: Defending the Caveman (One Man Show). REGIONAL: The Foreigner, Cincinnati Playhouse; Mere Mortals, Two River; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Long Wharf; Mile Square Theatre, Florida Rep, etc. TELEVISION & FILM: Nurse Jackie; 30 Rock; Boardwalk Empire; Lights Out; Order of the Serpentine (Spike TV), Guiding Light, The Agency (Pilot), Ghost Town (Dreamworks); Penance; Sex Ed; BFF, etc. AWARDS: ACCLAIM AWARD for Outstanding Supporting Performance 2009 (Cincinnati). Nominated at METHODFEST’10 for Best Actor in a Short Film (Penance). MFA from Rutgers University. BA from Sewanee. Co-founder of Daily Fiber Films. Member of AEA, AFTRA, and SAG. MST company member.


Regional work includes: Arthur in In God’s Hat and Phillip in Something in the Basement (Apothecary Theatre Co.), Alex in Little Dog Laughed (Portland Center Stage), Pvt. Davis in Defiance (Pasadena Playhouse), Ryan in Bleed Rail (World Premiere at The Theatre at Boston Court). Film/Television: The Guiding Light, Charmed and Pray for Morning. Awards: LA Weekly Awards Best Ensemble (Nomination 2008—Bleed Rail) and Best Lead Performance Garland Awards (2008 Honorable Mention—Bleed Rail). Executive Director of Apothecary Theatre Company. Education: BFA, Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts; Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London, England. Proud member of SAG/AEA.

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