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The Neighborhood

WORLD PREMIERE—The Neighborhood is a new musical created from the stories of Dreamcatcher’s resident ensemble. It takes a loving and sometimes hilarious look at the way we live among the people around us who are not quite strangers, but also not quite friends. Dreamcatcher’s artistic director, Laura Ekstrand, wrote the book & lyrics; Joseph Zawila wrote the music.


Who ARE those people, anyway? This frank and funny evening of vignettes, monologues and songs will strike a chord with everyone who has wondered how much we really know about our neighbors, and how much we really want to know about them. These are the people we see every day on the train while commuting to work, the people next door whose dog drives us crazy, the people we wave at from a distance, and the people who cross the line from neighbor to friend by allowing us into their lives when it matters most.

Staged Sept. 28 to Oct.14, 2013
Cast & Creative Team


Harry Patrick Christian*†

Laura Ekstrand*†

Noreen Farley*
Dave Maulbeck*
Scott McGowanr*†

Jessica O'Hara-Baker*†

Jason Szamreta†
Harriett Trangucci*†


Director: Lauren Moran Mills

Music director: Jack Bender

Stage manager: Danielle Constance

Assistant stage manager: Sophie Schulman

Scenic designer: Wesley Krantz

Lighting designer: Zach Pizza

Sound designer: Jeff Knapp

Playwright: Laura Ekstrand

Composer: Joseph Zawila


* member of the Dreamcatcher ensemble

member of the Actors' Equity

Scott McGowan, Jessica O’Hara-Baker, Jason Szamreta and Dave Maulbeck in The Neighborhood

Harry Patrick Christian, Noreen Farley and Harriett Trangucci in The Neighborhood

Dave Maulbeck and Jason Szamreta play neighbors in The Neighborhood

Original cast of The Neighborhood at Dreamcatcher Rep

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