The Elif Collective presents as part of the FireWorks development lab
THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD
By Marcus Scott
Directed by Octavius Maurice
SATURDAY OCTOBER 7TH 5:30PM @ BRICK AUX in WILLIAMSBURG
628 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Free admission with $10 suggested donation
A group of elite young Black conservative Republican yuppies, all lifelong friends, reunite for a two-week vacation in Sag Harbor. As they lounge poolside in a summer resort beach house, these bright young things share memories, sparking old rivalries and rekindling the flames of long-lost passion. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to them, a masked killer dressed as a lawn jockey lurks in the shadows, looking to get a cut of the action. Originally commissioned and developed by Gingold Theatrical Group.
From the rehearsal room
Meet the playwright
Marcus Scott is a dramatist & journalist. Selected works: "Tumbleweed" (finalist: 2017 BAPF & the 2017 Festival of New American Plays at Austin Playhouse; semifinalist: 2022 O’Neill NPC, 2022 Blue Ink Playwriting Award & 2017 Princess Grace Award at New Dramatists), "Sibling Rivalries" (finalist: 2023 Normal Ave’s NAPseries, 2021 Seven Devils Playwrights Conference & 2021 ATHE-KCACTF Judith Royer Excellence In Playwriting Award; semi-finalist: 2022 Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival, 2021 Blue Ink Playwriting Award & 2021 Princess Grace Award at New Dramatists; long-listed: 2020 Theatre503 International Playwriting Award), "There Goes The Neighborhood" (finalist: 2023 Princess Grace Award at New Dramatists, 2023 Blue Ink Playwriting Award; semifinalist: 2023 BAPF) & "Cherry Bomb" (recipient: 2017 Drama League First Stage Artist-In-Residence, 2017 New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series; 2017 finalist for the Yale Institute for Music Theatre). Heartbeat Opera commissioned Scott to adapt Beethoven’s “Fidelio” (Co-writer; Met Live Arts at the MET Museum, Mondavi Center at UC Davis, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, The Broad Stage, Rutgers Presbyterian Church, Baruch Performing Arts Center; NYTimes Critics’ Pick! ★★★★). Scott is the recipient of the WTP Rosalind Ayres-Williams Memorial Scholarship (2022-2024). His one-act "Sundown Town" is published in "Obsidian: Literature and Arts of the African Diaspora: Issue: 48.1."
Meet the team