Pay The Writer (Off-Broadway, The Pershing Square Signature Center/Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, 2023) | Playbill

Pay The Writer



Bruston Fischer is a young gay man trying to make it in publishing while suffering from social persecution when he first meets Cyrus Holt some 40 years ago. Cyrus is a gifted Black writer trying to get his talent noticed in a world that wants to ignore his existence. Through their unique friendship, the pair find literary success and the most stable relationship either will ever have. Yet, when talent, business, and love intertwine, missteps occur and inevitably, regrets often follow. Triumph and loss become blurred as we sort through the challenges of the human condition.

Directed by Karen Carpenter
Scenic Design by David Gallo
Costume Design by David C. Woolard
Lighting Design by Christopher Akerlind
Sound Design by Bill Toles
Props by Yuki Nakamura

Cast Includes Ron Canada, Marcia Cross, Bryan Batt, Steven Hauck, Miles G. Jackson, Garrett Turner, Danielle J. Summons, Stephen Payne


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