THE SCREENS by Erik Champney
       
     
THE SCREENS (Planet Connections Theatre Festivity): Dylan Goodwin as Allen. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
Dylan Goodwin (L) as Allen and Erik Ransom as Damien in THE SCREENS by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
Dylan Goodwin as Allen in THE SCREENS by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
Dylan Goodwin (L) as Allen and Erik Ransom as Damien in THE SCREENS by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
Dylan Goodwin (L) as Allen and Erik Ransom as Damien in THE SCREENS by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
Dylan Goodwin (foreground) as Allen and Erik Ransom as Damien in THE SCREENS by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
Dylan Goodwin (L) as Allen and Erik Ransom as Damien in THE SCREENS by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
THE SCREENS (MadLab Theatre): Chad Hewitt (standing) as Allen and Andy Woodmansee as Damien. Photo by Andy Batt.
       
     
Chad Hewitt as Allen in THE SCREENS by Erik Champney. Photo by Andy Batt.
       
     
Chad Hewitt as Allen in THE SCREENS by Erik Champney. Photo by Andy Batt.
       
     
Chad Hewitt (L) as Allen and Andy Woodmansee as Damien in THE SCREENS by Erik Champney. Photo by Andy Batt.
       
     
Chad Hewitt as Allen in THE SCREENS by Erik Champney. Photo by Andy Batt.
       
     
Andy Woodmansee (L) as Damien and Chad Hewitt as Allen in THE SCREENS by Erik Champney. Photo by Andy Batt.
       
     
Andy Woodmansee as Damien in THE SCREENS by Erik Champney. Photo by Andy Batt.
       
     
Chad Hewitt (Standing) as Allen and Andy Woodmansee as Damien in THE SCREENS by Erik Champney. Photo by Andy Batt.
       
     
Chad Hewitt (standing) as Allen and Andy Woodmansee as Damien in THE SCREENS by Erik Champney. Photo by Andy Batt.
       
     
THE SCREENS (Left Coast Theatre Co.): Rich Sargent (seated) as Damien and Neil Higgins as Allen.
       
     
THE SCREENS (T. Schreiber Studio & Theatre): Enrique Gonzalez (L) as Damien and Malachy Silva as Allen.
       
     
(From L) Malachy Silva, Enrique Gonzalez and director Ivette Dumeng work on THE SCREENS by Erik Champney.
       
     
THE SCREENS (Funky Little Theatre Co.): Benji Dejaval (L) as Damien and Bryan Dufaud as Allen.
       
     
THE SCREENS (The Driftwood Players)
       
     
THE SCREENS by Erik Champney
       
     
THE SCREENS by Erik Champney

As a patient in a psychiatric hospital engages an unfamiliar visitor, he realizes the two might share a frightening connection. Combining delusion with truth, The Screens confronts the harrowing distance between trauma and restoration.

Finalist, Cambridge Theatre Challenge, UK

Semi-finalist, Disquiet Literary Prize, Lisbon, Portugal

Official Selection, Short+Sweet, Singapore

Production, Planet Connections Theatre Festivity; dir. Janet Bentley. New York, NY

Production, Funky Little Theater Co.; dir. Michelle Pantle. Colorado Springs, CO

Production, Left Coast Theatre Co.; dir. Rich Sargent. San Francisco, CA

Workshop, The Acting Ensemble, South Bend, IN

Production, The Three Leaches; dir. Melissa Leach. 2014, Denver, CO

Production, The Driftwood Players; dir. Chrystian Shepperd. Edmonds, WA

Production, MadLab Theatre; dir. Jim Azelvandre. Columbus, OH

Premiere Production, T. Schreiber Studio & Theatre; dir. Ivette Dumeng. New York, NY

Art design by Thomas Welch

THE SCREENS (Planet Connections Theatre Festivity): Dylan Goodwin as Allen. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
THE SCREENS (Planet Connections Theatre Festivity): Dylan Goodwin as Allen. Photo by Bryan Cash.

VIEW THE PLANET CONNECTIONS PRODUCTION HERE

The Screens, written by Erik Champney and directed by Janet Bentley. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York, NY.

“It recalls Tennessee Williams’ later work.” REVIEW: THEATERSCENE

“A heartbreaking tale with tinges of surrealism…poetic text…fascinating.” REVIEW: THEATER IN THE NOW

Dylan Goodwin (L) as Allen and Erik Ransom as Damien in THE SCREENS by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
Dylan Goodwin (L) as Allen and Erik Ransom as Damien in THE SCREENS by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.

The Screens, written by Erik Champney and directed by Janet Bentley. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, NYC.

Dylan Goodwin as Allen in THE SCREENS by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
Dylan Goodwin as Allen in THE SCREENS by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.

The Screens, written by Erik Champney and directed by Janet Bentley. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York, NY.

Dylan Goodwin (L) as Allen and Erik Ransom as Damien in THE SCREENS by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
Dylan Goodwin (L) as Allen and Erik Ransom as Damien in THE SCREENS by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.

The Screens, written by Erik Champney and directed by Janet Bentley. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York, NY.

Dylan Goodwin (L) as Allen and Erik Ransom as Damien in THE SCREENS by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
Dylan Goodwin (L) as Allen and Erik Ransom as Damien in THE SCREENS by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.

The Screens, written by Erik Champney and directed by Janet Bentley. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York, NY.

Dylan Goodwin (foreground) as Allen and Erik Ransom as Damien in THE SCREENS by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
Dylan Goodwin (foreground) as Allen and Erik Ransom as Damien in THE SCREENS by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.

The Screens, written by Erik Champney and directed by Janet Bentley. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York, NY.

Dylan Goodwin (L) as Allen and Erik Ransom as Damien in THE SCREENS by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
Dylan Goodwin (L) as Allen and Erik Ransom as Damien in THE SCREENS by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.

The Screens, written by Erik Champney and directed by Janet Bentley. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York, NY.

THE SCREENS (MadLab Theatre): Chad Hewitt (standing) as Allen and Andy Woodmansee as Damien. Photo by Andy Batt.
       
     
THE SCREENS (MadLab Theatre): Chad Hewitt (standing) as Allen and Andy Woodmansee as Damien. Photo by Andy Batt.

VIEW THE MADLAB PRODUCTION HERE

The Screens, written by Erik Champney and directed by Jim Azelvandre. MadLab Theatre, Columbus, OH.

THEATRE ROULETTE 2014

READ THE BROADWAY WORLD ARTICLE

“Surprisingly touching…the contrast between Chad Hewitt’s delicate, unstable character and Andy Woodmansee’s grounded, quietly wounded one in Erik Champney’s The Screens.“ REVIEW: THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

Chad Hewitt as Allen in THE SCREENS by Erik Champney. Photo by Andy Batt.
       
     
Chad Hewitt as Allen in THE SCREENS by Erik Champney. Photo by Andy Batt.

There have been many productions of this play, and Allen has been embodied and interpreted by incredibly talented actors, who each brought special nuances and originality to the role. Mr. Hewitt is the playwright’s favorite.

The Screens, written by Erik Champney and directed by Jim Azelvandre. MadLab Theatre, Columbus, OH.

Chad Hewitt as Allen in THE SCREENS by Erik Champney. Photo by Andy Batt.
       
     
Chad Hewitt as Allen in THE SCREENS by Erik Champney. Photo by Andy Batt.

The Screens, written by Erik Champney and directed by Jim Azelvandre. MadLab Theatre, Columbus, OH.

Chad Hewitt (L) as Allen and Andy Woodmansee as Damien in THE SCREENS by Erik Champney. Photo by Andy Batt.
       
     
Chad Hewitt (L) as Allen and Andy Woodmansee as Damien in THE SCREENS by Erik Champney. Photo by Andy Batt.

The Screens, written by Erik Champney and directed by Jim Azelvandre. MadLab Theatre, Columbus, OH.

Chad Hewitt as Allen in THE SCREENS by Erik Champney. Photo by Andy Batt.
       
     
Chad Hewitt as Allen in THE SCREENS by Erik Champney. Photo by Andy Batt.

The Screens, written by Erik Champney and directed by Jim Azelvandre. Theatre Roulette at MadLab Theatre, Columbus, OH.

Andy Woodmansee (L) as Damien and Chad Hewitt as Allen in THE SCREENS by Erik Champney. Photo by Andy Batt.
       
     
Andy Woodmansee (L) as Damien and Chad Hewitt as Allen in THE SCREENS by Erik Champney. Photo by Andy Batt.

The Screens, written by Erik Champney and directed by Jim Azelvandre. MadLab Theatre, Columbus, OH.

Andy Woodmansee as Damien in THE SCREENS by Erik Champney. Photo by Andy Batt.
       
     
Andy Woodmansee as Damien in THE SCREENS by Erik Champney. Photo by Andy Batt.

The Screens, written by Erik Champney and directed by Jim Azelvandre. MadLab Theatre, Columbus, OH.

Chad Hewitt (Standing) as Allen and Andy Woodmansee as Damien in THE SCREENS by Erik Champney. Photo by Andy Batt.
       
     
Chad Hewitt (Standing) as Allen and Andy Woodmansee as Damien in THE SCREENS by Erik Champney. Photo by Andy Batt.

The Screens, written by Erik Champney and directed by Jim Azelvandre. MadLab Theatre, Columbus, OH.

Chad Hewitt (standing) as Allen and Andy Woodmansee as Damien in THE SCREENS by Erik Champney. Photo by Andy Batt.
       
     
Chad Hewitt (standing) as Allen and Andy Woodmansee as Damien in THE SCREENS by Erik Champney. Photo by Andy Batt.

The Screens, written by Erik Champney and directed by Jim Azelvandre. MadLab Theatre, Columbus, OH.

THE SCREENS (Left Coast Theatre Co.): Rich Sargent (seated) as Damien and Neil Higgins as Allen.
       
     
THE SCREENS (Left Coast Theatre Co.): Rich Sargent (seated) as Damien and Neil Higgins as Allen.

The Screens, written by Erik Champney and directed by Rich Sargent. Left Coast Theatre Co., San Francisco, CA.

THE SCREENS (T. Schreiber Studio & Theatre): Enrique Gonzalez (L) as Damien and Malachy Silva as Allen.
       
     
THE SCREENS (T. Schreiber Studio & Theatre): Enrique Gonzalez (L) as Damien and Malachy Silva as Allen.

VIEW THE T. SCHREIBER PRODUCTION HERE

The Screens, written by Erik Champney and directed by Ivette Dumeng. T. Schreiber Studio & Theatre, New York, NY.

(From L) Malachy Silva, Enrique Gonzalez and director Ivette Dumeng work on THE SCREENS by Erik Champney.
       
     
(From L) Malachy Silva, Enrique Gonzalez and director Ivette Dumeng work on THE SCREENS by Erik Champney.

The Screens, written by Erik Champney and directed by Ivette Dumeng. T. Schreiber Studio & Theatre, New York, NY. 

THE SCREENS (Funky Little Theatre Co.): Benji Dejaval (L) as Damien and Bryan Dufaud as Allen.
       
     
THE SCREENS (Funky Little Theatre Co.): Benji Dejaval (L) as Damien and Bryan Dufaud as Allen.

The Screens, written by Erik Champney and directed by Michelle Pantle. Funky Little Theater Co., Colorado Springs, CO.

READ THE BROADWAY WORLD ARTICLE

”Erik Champney’s The Screens is a tragic love story told in exquisite detail.” REVIEW: COLORADO SPRINGS INDEPENDENT

THE SCREENS (The Driftwood Players)
       
     
THE SCREENS (The Driftwood Players)

The American Sign Language performance of Driftwood Players' production of The Screens, written by Erik Champney and directed by Chrystian Shepperd. Edmonds, WA. Photo by Bob Sears.