Hand to God
by Robert Askins
Studio Theatre, Washington DC, 2016
WaterTower Theatre, Addison, TX, 2018

Scenic Designer: Daniel Conway (DC), Richard Ouellette (TX)
Lighting Designer: Keith Parham
Costume & Puppet Designer: Chelsea M. Warren
Sound Designer: Matthew Neilson

Original DC Cast: Caitlin Collins, Liam Forde, Tim Getman, Ryan McBride, Susan Rome
TX Cast: Parker Gray, Shannon McGrann, Debbie Ruegsegger, Garret Storms, Thomas Ward

Directors don’t always love every play they direct; sometimes the job is to make it appear as if they love the work. Schultz, whose vision is reshaping one of DFW’s best-known professional theaters, clearly loves this play. Her Hand to God is riotous and grab-the-person-next-to-you scary, sometimes at once. The testament to Askins’ writing is that it’s also challenging and unexpectedly moving
— Mark Lowry, Theatrejones.com

Nominated for 6 Helen Hayes Awards: production, ensemble, director, scenic design (won!), lighting design, best lead actor (won!)
Won 3 DFW Theatre Critics Form Awards: director, best actor (Parker Gray), best actress (Shannon McGrann)

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