Bleeding Heartsby Steve Yockey
Sloane and Timothy are your typical middle-class couple. Sure, they squabble, but their sex life is still adventurous. Timothy holds things together thanks to Xanax, and Sloane makes baked goods for church fundraisers. But when Timothy offers a homeless man a place to stay on a “do-gooder impulse,” Sloane can’t help but feel that things have gone a bit too far. While the homeless man settles in, and the couple continues to bicker, Felicia Reed Walker, a whirlwind of a neighbor with a big mouth and an even bigger pocketbook, keeps barging in and walking off with Sloane’s and Timothy’s stuff. Bleeding Hearts is a dark comedy about good intentions, negative consequences, and one middle class couple struggling not to completely fall apart.
JULIA BROTHERS just played Ljuba in the world premiere of Sarah Gancher's comedy Russian Troll Farm, directed by Darko Tresjnak at GEVA Theatre. Other favorite world premieres include playing God in the Kilbanes' rock opera Weightless at The Public Theatre; Arthur Miller in the bilingual Salesman之死 by Jeremy Tiang; Jo in Women In Jeopardy by Wendy MacLeod, directed by Sean Daniels; Carla in George Is Dead, written and directed by Elaine May; and I Was Right Here, her solo piece commissioned by SF Playhouse.
TOM COINER is an actor and writer based in New York City. He’s performed on stages across the country and Off-Broadway, and he appears onscreen in The Good Fight, Law & Order SVU, Boardwalk Empire, The Night Of, Person of Interest, It’s Bruno!, and Red Dead Redemption 2. Tom holds a BA from Kenyon College and an MFA from the National Theatre Conservatory. www.tomcoiner.com
VERONIKA DUERR is an award winning AEA actor, director, producer, and playwright. Her most recent one woman show, The Adventure of Life was a finalist for The O'Neill Playwrights Conference and will workshop this Summer at the renowned Colorado New Play Festival. In 2019 she traveled to The Edinburgh Fringe Fest to perform her show 'GLOCKENSPIELSEXPARTYBAVARIAGOODBY,' where the show was lauded as one of the weirdest of the festival. Most recently, she directed The Wickhams by Lauren Gunderson for Arizona Theatre Company.
LUKE JOHNSON is a native of Chanute, KS and holds a B.A. in Musical Theatre from Friends University and a M.A. in Theatre from Kansas State University. He was previously with the Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre in Wichita, KS. Credits include Spring Awakening, Hairspray (Mary Jane Teall Award nominee), Church Basement Ladies 4, A Chorus Line, The Wizard of Oz, White Christmas, Sweeney Todd, Guys & Dolls, Die Fledermaus, Into The Woods, Godspell, Honk!, Parade, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Antigone.
STORM TRACY is originally from Sarasota, FL, and is excited to be back, rediscovering all this town has to offer. He is a graduate from the University of Florida, where he received his BFA in Theatre Performance. Storm is currently an Acting Apprentice at FST, where he also appeared in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe; Deck the Halls; and several performances of Something Rotten!. Previous credits include: A Little Night Music (Carl Magnus), Pippin (Lewis), and White Guy on The Bus (Christopher).
CHRIS PENDRY is currently FST’s General Management Intern. He was last seen onstage at FST in What the Constitution Means to Me as the understudy for Legionnaire/Mike. Other favorite onstage roles: George in The Devils Between Us (world premiere), Chili/Jabber in In the Blood, and Romeo in Romeo and Juliet. Chris is passionate about devising new work, so he is more than thrilled to be involved with this new play!
Director/Stage Manager | Sean Daniels*
Lighting Designer | Andrew Gray
Sound Designer | Louis Vetter Torres
Stage Management Intern | Matthew Owitz
* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
About the Playwright
STEVE YOCKEY is a Los Angeles-based writer. His plays Pluto, Bellwether, Afterlife, Octopus, Large Animal Games, Subculture, Cartoon, Very Still & Hard to See, Blackberry Winter, The Thrush & The Woodpecker, The Fisherman’s Wife, Wolves, Disassembly, and Niagara Falls are published and licensed by Concord Theatricals. Steve holds an MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He was a Co-Executive Producer on the television series Supernatural and is the Emmy-nominated creator/showrunner of HBO Max’s darkly comedic thriller The Flight Attendant. He is also the creator/showrunner of Netflix’s upcoming Dead Boy Detectives, adapted from the cult Vertigo/DC comic book.