Theater for the New South will present Sheila Callaghan’s Roadkill Confidential Feb. 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, and 16 at Tanner Hill Gallery, 3069 Broad St. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission cost is $15 online and $20 at the door.
Review for Roadkill Confidential:
The third show of Theater for the New South’s third season, Roadkill Confidential is told through high theatrics, mixed media and an always-looming FBI agent. This noir-ish absurdist comedy holds nothing back as it explores the not-so-fine line between private versus public roles of government and art. While no animals will be harmed in the making of this production, plenty of theater conventions will be.
During TFNS’s play selection process, the company came across the incredible work of Sheila Callaghan. Roadkill Confidential stood out among her other plays; not only because of its stark individualistic tone, but also because of the current government surveillance debate.
“Through this absurd piece, we as a cast and crew have been able to step back and view this debate through a completely different lens," says director Blake Harris. "We hope to share that with our audience but, ultimately ant them to have a theatrical experience unlike any other. Oh…and it’s funny.”
Sound designer, Tim Hinck is one of the many talented artists involved in the production of the show. Here he comments on the unique direction of his work in Roadkill Confidential, “The material I have created is certainly more 'cinematic' than any work I’ve done before. The noir label attached to Roadkill Confidential has definitely affected my work for the show, but it’s certainly still my own bizarre version of noir.”
The cast of Roadkill Confidential included: Conyale Grove, Matt Johnson, Kaleb Moran, Michael McCamish, and Erin Ownbey. Featuring the work of director Blake Harris; AV-Tech designer Derek Williams; costume designer Randy Forrester; lighting designer Alex Miller-Long; properties designers Jessie Wright, Grace Holtz, and Aaron Cowan; and sound/music composition by Tim Hinck. Promotional images provided by Garuda Screenprinting, promotional photography by Molly Gardner and promotional video by Jacob Cagle.
For more information about Theater for the New South’s Roadkill Confidential visit theaterforthenewsouth.com or Facebook.com/theaterforthenewsouth. For ticket information, visit BrownPaperTickets.com.