2013/2014 SEASON





              by Douglas J. Cohen

             directed by Nathaniel Shaw

David Goldberg, a 32-year-old New Englander living in New York, places administrative assistants while waiting for his big break as a screenwriter.  He interviews Nicole Stark, an attractive, black single mom who is looking for better job opportunities and a schedule that allows her to properly care for her young daughter.  David makes it his personal mission to place her, labeling her a “lovely send anywhere” – his company’s gold standard for the ideal applicant.  But, Nicole becomes disenchanted with her new position, and soon David finds himself being stalked by his “lovely send anywhere” and her potentially violent boyfriend who believes she and David are having an affair.  It has far reaching consequences on David’s marriage, his relationship with his former employer, his perceptions of race, altruism, and liberal thought, and his own sanity as he is forced to confront an unseen enemy and infiltrate a world he naively thought he understood.

Douglas J. Cohen received the 2010 Fred Ebb Award for Musical Theatre Songwriting and won two Richard Rodgers Awards for writing book, music, and lyrics for NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY (produced twice off-Broadway resulting in over 100 productions worldwide) and THE GIG (O’Neill National Music Theatre Conference, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage II, Goodspeed, York Theatre Company concert on CD and reading in conjunction with the Noël Coward Prize, and Sacramento Music Circus).  A graduate of Amherst College, Doug recently joined the faculty of the Neighborhood Playhouse, where he teaches the second year students in song interpretation.  He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, ASCAP, the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop, and the TONY Award Nominating Committee.  LOVELY SEND ANYWHERE, a finalist for the Laurents-Hatcher Award, has been developed at the Lark Play Development Center and received a reading in October 2012 starring Santino Fontana and Condola Rashad.

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