The Alley by Tom Slater


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The Alley by Tom Slater

The play surrounds the lives of three characters: Annie, Billy, and Godot. Through seemingly unrelated circumstances, these three individuals are thrust together and find the direction of their lives forever changed. Bonds are formed, stories are told, and friendships develop as these three share a moment in time. Is it fate, or is it destiny that has brought them together…

Keywords: runaways, trans, veterans, fate, destiny, human trafficking, homelessness

Genre: Drama
Acts: 1
Run time: 55 minutes
Content notes: Play contains violence, profanity, sensitive subjects, and possibly triggering moments. Deals with homelessness, war veterans experiencing medical issues (both mental and physical), trans issues, human trafficking. Very honest portrayal of real issues.

Cast size: 3 actors
Male roles: 2
Female roles: 1
Trans/Non-Binary/Gender Non-Conforming roles: 1
Other roles: 2
Notes from the playwright on casting:  "To prospective producers of this play, I strongly urge you to cast Indigenous and trans actors to play the roles of John and Billy. Marginalized groups need to be represented and included in our stories, while still being able to tell their own. We are in this life together. Be empathetic; be kind.
Damian and Pete are additional characters who don’t necessarily need to appear on the stage. They can “exist” by recording their dialogue and leaving their scene up to the audience’s imagination as they, the audience, listen to the dialogue."