by Kerry Kazmierowicztrimm
Trust fades, loyalties shift, and tensions rise as James, Jenny and Adam await a late-night delivery in the woods. They don’t know what to believe about each other – and are increasingly uncertain of their fates. GRAY PEOPLE is a darkly comic three-hander following gravediggers who don’t ask any questions about the nameless corpses they’re sent to bury. After all, the bodies are already dead…what difference would it make?
- Cast Size: 2M 1W
- Running Time: 90+ minutes
- Royalty Rate: $75 per performance
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About the Playwright
Kerry Kazmierowicztrimm (he/him) has had over 300 productions of his plays and musicals staged in ten countries. His Off-Broadway credits include having his play WOUNDED produced by The Soho Playhouse, and being featured in Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre’s “Village Song Project.” His work was featured in Lincoln Center’s “Broadway’s Future Songbook” series and at The Other Palace in London. His play E-SCAPE was commissioned by CLIMB Theatre and toured schools throughout Minnesota, while his musical podcast APART TOGETHER was commissioned by La Jolla Playhouse. His play LITTLE REDS will open Theatre of N.O.T.E.’s next season, and WOUNDED is under option to be adapted into a feature film. He has won and placed in over three dozen play- and screenwriting competitions, including being a Finalist for the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. Studio recordings for GIANTS IN THE SKY and SALLY SELLS SEASHELLS (AND YOU CAN, TOO!) are available on all music streaming platforms. He received his B.F.A. in Acting from Syracuse University and his M.F.A. in Musical Theatre Writing from N.Y.U. Tisch School of the Arts. For more information, please visit www.kerrykaz.com
I had the distinct pleasure of seeing GRAY PEOPLE in its world premiere at Force of Nature Productions. Its intriguing premise serves as the springboard for an existential examination of three characters’ life choices. Come to explore the mystery of what brought them together and find out what might tear them apart.
When I saw Gray People in 2018, it was a wonderful theatre experience. From the well-crafted script to the taut acting to the near immersive set, it was a beautiful show all around.
Three richly drawn anti-heroes meet in the woods where reversals and lies manifest into a captivating adventure – what’s not to love? Fit with Kerry Kaz’s signature darkly droll dialogue, this thriller serves as an unflinching glimpse of humanity at its worst while longer for a better that never comes.
I’ve seen two terrific productions of Gray People – a story of subtly shifting truths and allegiances that provides three actors with tremendously nuanced roles. Truth, revenge, and justice are at stake on this fateful night, and the stakes are high for these three characters grappling with the moral and ethical choices they’ve made.