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Off Compass
Full Length Drama, 1W, 3M
Highway 50, which old maps call The Loneliest Road, goes from San Francisco, California to Ocean City, Maryland. Highway 83, called The Road to Nowhere by the same old maps, goes from Swan River, Manitoba to Brownsville, Texas. They crisscross in Garden City, Kansas, where the drama takes place. This play explores the intersection of human loneliness and the desire for anywhere and nowhere. A fraudulent artist, a boy on the verge of manhood, an unwilling father figure, and a woman finally in the driver's seat discover that loneliness often leads to deception, especially if it offers a way out. The play is a modern recasting of American myth from Elvis Presley to the Wizard of Oz where four unlikely travelers yearn for courage, a brain, a heart, and a way home. How they get what they want is a different story.

Productions
SUNY Stony Brook University Theatre Department
Staller Center for the Performing Arts, Stony Brook, NY.
Development
Theatre 150
Staged Reading Series, Theatre 150, Ojai, CA.

SUNY Stony Brook University Theatre Department
John Gassner New Play Festival, The Wang Center Theatre, Stony Brook, NY (November 2006).

First Stage Theatre
Staged Readings, First Stage, Hollywood, CA (January 2005).

National Repertory Theatre Foundation
New Works Company, The Laura Henry Studio, Santa Monica, CA (November 2002).

Ensemble Studio Theatre / LA
Annual Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights Reading Festival, Theatre/Theater, Hollywood, CA (October 2002).
Publications
Audition Arsenal for Women in Their Twenties
Monologue, Janet Milstein, editor (Smith and Kraus).
Awards
Winner, John Gassner New Play Award sponsored by State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY
Available for World Premiere.



Contact
Bruce Miller
Washington Square Arts and Films
310 Bowery, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012
212.253.0333 x36

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