House Beast

House Beast


May 6 to May 13, 2013
Iseman Theater, 1156 Chapel Street

Does childhood ever really happen?

It’s 1992 in the barren California suburbs. Young lust and exploding Dr Pepper fuel a lost weekend for three teenage boys. Hunting thrills in an abandoned prefab house on the edge of town, they give all the desires and shames of middle school a chance to come out. But is there something else in the house that wants to join in, and why is there a flying goat? 

JUSTIN TAYLOR is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where his credits include Rodeo and The Game Room. Other credits include the plays Aureola (Playwrights Horizons, reading), Future Oprah Lovesong (Yale Cabaret), Hospitality (Moving Parts, Paris); and the librettis Basement Hades (Norfolk Music Festival, Yale Cabaret) and Le Cabaret ATC (Théâtre de Menilmontant). Translations from French include The Chairs by Eugene Ionesco. His essays have been published in the San Francisco Chronicle. He has held teaching artist positions at Wesleyan University, Yale College, Yale School of Drama, Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School, WICE and CREAPOLE (Paris), and San Francisco State University. His fellowships include positions with Peter Sellars at the Paris National Opera, Ariane Mnouchkine at the Théâtre du Soleil, and Mgunga Mwanyenyelwa at the Babawatoto Action Theatre in Tanzania. Justin is a recipient of the Eugene O’Neill Memorial Scholarship and holds an MA in theatre studies from the Sorbonne in Paris.