The 20/21 Season: November Digital Theatre Festival

2020 WINNER Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition

Goat Song

by Matt Harmon
directed by Robyn Lee Horn

What if your favorite musician didn't love their music the way you do?

Once the face of the wallowing instrospective indie music scene, singer-songwriter Marcus is back with a new album of charming, upbeat tunes! As the reviews roll in, it is clear his audience wants the old Marcus back. He reconciles the past and present in this heartbreaking and inspiring story of music, family and addiction.

Currents: 716 and Alleyway's Digital Theatre Festival are made possible through the generous support of the Venturous Theatre Fund of the Tides Foundation

About the Artists: Goat Song

Matt Harmon, playwright

MATT HARMON (he/him) is a playwright and theatre facilitator currently living in Royal Oak, Michigan. He holds a B.A. in International Studies with a minor in Playwriting from the University of Michigan. His dramatic works examine structural violence and global tragedy through the lens of intimate, and often familial, relationships. He is the co-founder of Playwriting for Peace, an applied theatre initiative that uses drama to prevent security force recruitment and promote mutual understanding among youth in post-conflict countries. Currently he is working as a Program Assistant for Sofa Stories Detroit, a participatory theater project that aims to empower young Detroiters who have experienced homelessness, and as a Green School Coordinator at EcoWorks in Detroit.

Robyn Lee Horn, director

ROBYN LEE HORN is a second year PhD student at the University at Buffalo. Her current research focuses on queer, feminist interventions in religious performances. Before coming to UB she worked as an actor in professional theatre and as a high school theatre teacher and director at a performing arts high school. In Buffalo, she recently performed as Adult Alison in Fun Home and Ariel in The Tempest.

Ms. Horn holds a BA in Theatre and Education from Kean University in New Jersey and an MA in English Literature from the Middlebury College Bread Loaf School of English in Vermont.

Brian Gallagher

BRIAN GALLAGHER is a singer/songwriter, musician, and actor, whose album, ALL THAT’S AHEAD, debuted at #1 on the iTunes blues charts to rave reviews. Last year, he released his second LP, BROWNSTONE, a gritty, bluesy, horror-inspired concept record about a haunted four "story" brownstone in Manhattan's East Village.

His newest full-length concept album, THE GRIND SHOW, about agroup of “prisoners” forced to re-live their own worst nightmares over and over again, was just released in October.

Some acting credits include the Broadway Revival of JEKYLL & HYDE as well as the preceding US tour and the NYC debut of the rock musical, CHIX 6. He’s also toured the world with such musicals as THE WHO’S TOMMY, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, CATS, SOUTH PACIFIC, and others.

Mr. Gallagher is appearing through an Agreement between Alleyway Theatre and Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.