MAR 1 | 3:15 PM

Join us for a play reading of the new play, “The Wolf You Feed” By Darcy Parker Bruce


Julia, recently separated, has just moved into the rundown Shady Pines motel at the edge of a national park. Outside, a pack of wolves is wondering if she wants to hang out. Inside, everything she used to know is becoming something other-than. A toothbrush becomes a handful of chives, a bottle of shampoo is an owl that refuses to leave the shower, and a stack of papers that demand a signature stubbornly remain just that.


Darcy Parker Bruce is a playwright and educator from New London, CT, and a graduate of the MFA Playwriting program at Smith College. Darcy was the recipient of a 2017 Tennessee Williams Scholarship through the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and was granted ATHE’s 2018 Judith Royer Award For Excellence in Theater, which brought new play Soldier Poet to Boston. Soldier Poet was also the 2018 Connecticut State Recipient of Portland Stage’s Clauder Prize. Their play East of the Sun was published in Summer of 2017 through Applause/ Hal Leonard’s Best American Short Plays.


Patrick Gallagher Landes is a theatre artist, producer, and photographer from Harrisonburg, VA but has lived in and around DC since 2016. Patrick’s most recent directing work is as an assistant director for Theatre Prometheus’ production of Or, (2019) and as the director of a devised haiku performance as part of Rorschach Theatre’s Klexographies entitled Silence and Space Dust (2019). He was Assistant Producer for Source Festival 2017, heading up the Artistic Blind Dates. He has production managed Theatre Prometheus’ Anon(ymous) (2018) and Soldier Poet (2017). He was the stage manager for Factory 449’s Helen Hayes Award Winning Lela and Co. (2017). You can find his portrait and production photography at


Theatre Prometheus is a not-for-profit company producing both classic and new works in Washington, D.C. Founded in 2013 by a group of local artists including Artistic Director Tracey Erbacher, they share a goal of exploring and promoting feminist, queer, and diverse narratives. Previous productions include The Second Coming of Joan of Arc (2015), Good Kids (2016), [all lady] Macbeth (2016), [gay] Cymbeline (2017), Soldier Poet (2017), Anon(ymous) (2018), and 14 (2019). Awards include Best Comedy of Capital Fringe Festival for Abortion Road Trip (2017), which was performed at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage after a sold-out run. Look for Theatre Prometheus again at the Atlas in August for a fully staged production of The Wolf You Feed.