Neil LaBute's THE WAY WE GET BY Makes Atlanta Premiere
Neil LaBute's THE WAY WE GET BY makes its Atlanta premiere at Pinch 'N' Ouch Theatre.
The two-character play will star Grant McGowen and Jackie Costello as Beth and Doug: two people who have a very awkward encounter after spending one hot night together following a drunken wedding reception. A regional premiere from one of our most provocative storytellers, The Way We Get By is a play about love and lust and the whole damn thing.
Playwright Neil LaBute, perhaps known for his brutal characters and shocking plotlines, burst onto the filmmaking scene at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival with his feature debut, In the Company of Men. The film went on to win the Filmmaker Trophy at the festival, as well as the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best First Feature. In addition to Sundance, it screened at the Cannes, Edinburgh, and Deauville Film Festivals and won two Independent Spirit Awards. Following on the success of In the Company of Men, LaBute continued to push boundaries on screen and stage and has established himself as both a leading playwright and film writer/director. LaBute's plays have been Tony and Olivier Award nominated.
Grant McGowen is the Founder and Producing Artistic Director of Pinch 'N' Ouch Theatre. He is an accomplished Actor, Director, Playwright, and Teacher. He was last seen on stage in David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross, in Annie Baker's The Aliens in 2015, and most recently directed his play Girls Life in 2016. He was featured in Atlantan Magazine's "Most Important People to Watch on Atlanta's Arts Scene." This year, he won "Best Actor" in this year's 72 Hour Film Festival and was nominated for "Best Director" in Atlanta's 48 Hour Film Festival. He won "Best Actor" in Philadelphia's Project 21 Film Festival in 2015. His play Wall Street Wedding was named "Best World Premiere" by Arts Atl in 2014 and was also nominated for the Gene-Gabriel Moore Playwriting Award. His play Let's Make It was honored as "Best Productions of 2013" by Arts Atl and has since been adapted to film, starring Sisse Marie, directed by Jason Winn, and is set to premiere in Atlanta in April 2018 at the Atlanta Indie Film Festival. McGowen is currently casting the feature film Girls Life, another adaption from a play of his, with plans to begin production in 2018. He starred in the feature film "No Soliciting," which won "Best Film" in the Atlanta Underground Film Festival. It also won "Best Acting Ensemble" and "Best Fiction Film" in the Gwinnett Film Festival.
Jackie Costello will make her seventh collaboration with Grant McGowen and Pinch 'N' Ouch Theatre. She most recently performed in McGowen's play Girls Life. Her other Pinch 'N' Ouch Theatre credits include: Wall Street Wedding, Some Girls, Speed the Plow, Pizza Man, and The Issues Project.