A Solo Trek written and performed by Martin Dockery, directed by Jean Michele-Gregory
After more than a decade of temping, both at work and in relationships, a man embarks on a five-month solo trip deep into West Africa and across the Sahara. There he demands an Epiphany. Any Epiphany. Some proof that though we may be temporary, we’re more than mere temps. Comic, affecting, and true, this is one man’s quest for the perfectly meaningful story. (Or, at the least, something that’ll take his mind off his engaged ex-girlfriend.)
Martin Dockery is a frequent performer in the city’s storytelling scene, appearing on the stages of The Moth, Speakeasy, Liar, Talkingstick, Mouthpiece, and others. Wanderlust was workshopped at The Marsh in San Francisco. Dockery was a co-creator of the play C-R-E-P-U-S-C-U-L-E, which is now running on Broadway as The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The New York Times has called his writing “fey and fantastic,” Backstage West has called it “deliciously enjoyable,” and the L.A. Weekly has deemed it “compelling…entertaining…divinely inspired.”
You can view an excerpt of Wanderlust on YouTube by clicking here:
There will be a discussion and reception with the artists after the performance.