When a tragedy occurs, the choices we make about how we live and how we love, can bring about endless surprises. Calvin's mom (played by Tony Award-nominee Jan Maxwell) is coping with the death of her teenage son as best as she can. When a substitute teacher challenges everything she thinks she knows about her child, their volatile bond creates a complex unfolding of revelations.

Anton Dudley's artful new play takes us to a place where sadness, solace, hope and laughter intermingle, forging unexpected connections against a chasm of loss and grief.


by Anton Dudley
Directed by Katherine Kovner

April 26th - May 17th, 2008
at The Soho Playhouse
15 Vandam Street

"Jan Maxwell’s compelling, unsentimental performance is the centerpiece
of Substitution but its strength is matched by Kieran Campion’s portrayal."

"Dudley is endearingly quirky, with amusing characterizations and astute observations" "

"lightly humorous while never forgetting the weight of the subject matter"


Featuring the talents of...

Tom Gleeson, Scenic Design
Theresa Squire, Costume Design
Jeff Croiter, Lighting Design
Jill BC Duboff, Sound Design and Composition
James FitzSimmons, Production Stage Manager
Joshua Price, Assistant Stage Manager
Peter Dean, Production Manager

About the Playwright:
Anton Dudley

Substitution is The Playwrights Realm's 2008 Page One Production, which is a holistic approach designed to allow a playwright both the physical and mental time, space, and resources to take a meaningful step forward in their career. Each year, one playwright is chosen for our Page One Residency.  You can learn more about Anton by clicking here!


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