by David Mitchell Robinson
directed by Maureen Monterubio
“Hi. I just missed two calls from this number…?”
When it comes to phone hacking, Eric has more desperation than skill. He has to get to a voicemail on his ex’s phone and he’s not going to let little things like promises of personal space and caller ID get in the way.
Compassion for Animals quickly expands into a thoughtful examination of loss and loneliness. Without losing a constantly surprising sense of humor, Robinson sculpts a story that is disarmingly common, bizarrely unique, and delves straight to the humanity of each of his characters.
David Mitchell Robison (Playwright) plays include Carapace, The Imaginary Music Critic Who Doesn’t Exist, Olympic Village, and Terminals. These and other plays have been produced, developed, and presented at the Alliance Theatre, the Mark Taper Forum, Primary Stages, the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, B Street Theatre, the Inkwell Theatre, Rep Stage, Source DC, Field Trip Theatre, Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, and Ohio University, where he received his MFA.
Jack Novak (Eric) DC AREA: Pinocchio! (Faction of Fools/NextStop), Fox Cried (Source), The Shirt of Happiness (InterAct/Fringe). CHICAGO AREA: From the Circle, Alice and Me!, Orpheus: Featuring DJ Puzzle as Fate (Filament Theatre Ensemble), Co-ed Prison Sluts (Annoyance), Mime Orpheus (The Mime Company). Member of Commonwealth (Washington Improv Theatre); Associate Artist with InterAct Story Theatre.
Mia Branco (Gail) is an actor and theatre arts educator in the DC area. She had a wonderful time working with the dedicated and talented artists of The Horn Project. Credits include: Source Festival 2012: Uses of Enchantment; Constellation Theatre: Blood Wedding; Apron Theatre Company: The Continuing Adventures of John Blade Super Spy; Flying V Theatre Company: Incurable; Public Seed Theatre Co: Lysistra, The Musical! Mia has a BA in Musical Theatre from American University.
RIP Orangey & Tycoon