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WINNER! 2016 New York Innovative Theatre Awards

Outstanding Original Full-Length Script -- Outstanding Director

Jed Ryan, of HuffPost says:
 “I HIGHLY recommend this smart, funny, and sexy drama, now playing at New York City's WorkShop Theater.

Composure is truly a theater experience for the smart audiences of 2017. The characters, dialogue, and situations are all painstakingly authentic (Dare I say “post-romantic”?)

Brekeller’s direction is organic and fluid, and the entire cast is excellent.”

Shoshana Roberts of Theatre is Easy ( says:
“…Wonderful connections and intriguing subplots… I enjoyed myself, especially the aspect of middle-aged men exhibiting vulnerability and exploring their sexuality (something I have rarely seen onstage).”

Sam Affoumado of says:
“The mercurial Robert Bruce McIntosh (Fletcher) and the charismatic C.K. Allen (Jeff) are cast standouts. Their characters couldn’t be more opposite if they tried but we are always rooting for them.

Director Fritz Brekeller, who has worked extensively in the Soap Opera realm (winning a daytime Emmy Award as part of the directing team of “One Life to Live”), moves this multi-layered, multi-themed play along smoothly and at a lively pace.”

written by Scott C. Sickles

directed by Fritz Brekeller

It was supposed to be a casual fling.

When Fletcher Driscoll returned to his hometown to direct Romeo and Juliet, he never expected to end up in his own star-crossed romance with Jeff, a recently out divorcé with a complicated past. Nor was he prepared to confront Tommy, his high school best friend who broke his heart.... repeatedly and on purpose. Fortunately Fletcher and Jeff are keeping it simple, so what could possibly go wrong?

A powerful drama about the resonance of loss, Composure is for everyone who has ever loved the wrong person and worries that it's too late to find the right one.

Director Fritz Brekeller is an Emmy Award-winner for One Life to Live. Playwright Scott C. Sickles currently writes for General Hospital for which he has received multiple Emmy nominations and three Writers Guild of America Awards.

Thursday, June 1 - 7pm
Friday, June 2 - 7pm
Saturday, June 3 - 8pm
Sunday, June 4 - 3pm

Thursday, June 8 - 7pm and talkback with the playwright afterwards
Friday, June 9 - 7pm
Saturday, June 10 - 8pm
Sunday, June 11 - 3pm

Thursday, June 15 - 7pm
Friday, June 16 - 7pm
Saturday, June 17 - 8pm
Sunday, June 18 - 3pm

Wednesday, June 21 - 7pm
Thursday, June 22 - 7pm
Friday, June 23 -7pm
Saturday, June 24 - 8pm

    CK Allen
    Robert Bruce McIntosh*
    Rob Ventre*
    Christine Verleny
    Susan Izatt*
    Cliff Miller* (6/1-21)
    J. Warren Weber* (6/22-24)

* Appears courtesy of Actors Equity Association

Earlier Event: May 23
Later Event: June 4