Accidentally Like A Martyr

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by Grant James Varjas


January 15 – March 1, 2015


In a dive-y gay bar on Manhattan’s lower east side, the regulars and
the restless others do battle, joke and drink their way through a lonely winter evening. Different generations and backgrounds collide, secrets are revealed and old wounds are torn anew as these survivors come to grips with life, loss and aging in the 21st century. Family and friendship are the focus of this humor filled drama.

Cast & Artists


  • Mark: ensemble member Steve Haggard
  • Charles: ensemble member Doug Vickers
  • Brendan: Layne Manzer
  • Jeffrey: Dominique Worsley
  • Scott: David Cerda
  • J: Luce Metrius
  • Edmund: Troy West
  • u/s Jeffrey & Brendan: Nick Freed
  • u/s Charles & Edmund: Scott Olson
  • u/s Mark & J: Anthony Venturini


  • Playwright: Grant James Varjas
  • Directed by: ensemble member Shade Murray
  • Stage Manager: S.G. Heller
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Jamie Crothers
  • Set Design: John Holt
  • Lighting Design: Rachel Levy
  • Costume Design: ensemble member Karen Kawa
  • Sound Design: Brando Triantafillou
  • Props Design: Arianna Soloway
  • Technical Director: Jim Moore
  • Violence Coordinator: Ryan Bourque
  • Assistant Director: Joey Lubelfeld

cast at bar


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