Playwright Giving Away Entire Comic Book Collection for “Who Mourns for Bob the Goon?”
A new indiegogo campaign has a playwright giving away his entire comic book collection. To raise money for the new play, Who Mourns for Bob the Goon? playwright Joshua Young has given up years worth of comic collecting in order to fund this high-priced endeavor.
Along with Lucia Bellini (the Director) Joshua has created this new piece of theater; a play about veterans who attend a special therapy group because they all think they are, or were, third tier comic characters. Each character’s PTSD has taken the form of them believing they’re the more overlooked characters from the comic worlds, such as Bob who believes he’s the obscure Joker Henchman from the ’89 Batman movie. The group starts to spiral out of control when a former pilot, Langly, joins the gang even though she believes she’s from an anime, not a comic.
The play will be premiering at main stage of The HERE Arts Center as part of their Sublet Series and will run from July 9th through August 14th. Who Mourns for Bob the Goon? is also the first major production of The Playwriting Collective, a new non-profit theater company expressly aimed at raising up voices from lower economic backgrounds. It was the genesis of Who Mourns for Bob the Goon? that brought Playwriting Collective founders, Joshua Young, Lucia Bellini, and Phillip Christian together. This collective is convinced that their show, which had an award winning staged reading at Planet Connections and a sold out one night Work-In-Progress showing at Dixon Place, can put their new company’s social message on the map.