Dionysus Was Such A Nice Man

a world premiere by Kate Tarker
directed by Dominique Serrand
April 23, 2019May 12, 2019

Meet the Artists


Ross Beschler • Jaimie
Taysha Marie Canales • Alcinoe
Keith J. Conallen • Oedipus
Melanye Finister • Merope
Matteo Scammell • Messenger
Luverne Seifert • Polybus

Production Team

Dominique Serrand • Director
Kate Tarker • Playwright
Kate Tarker

Kate Tarker’s plays THUNDERBODIES and Dionysus Was Such a Nice Man will receive their world premieres in the 2018/19 season.

Other plays include God is Dead, Let’s Make Love and Laura and the Sea (2016 Kilroys list; finalist, 2016 L. Arnold Weissberger Award; finalist, 2016 Princess Grace Award; semi-finalist, Relentless Award).

Her works have been developed at The Lark, The Vineyard, The Wilma, Ars Nova, New York Theatre Workshop, Magic Theatre, Cutting Ball, the Playwrights’ Center, and The O’Neill, among others. She is the recipient of a Jerome Fellowship, The Vineyard’s Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, the National Science Playwriting Award, Theater Masters’ Visionary Playwright Award, and a PWCenter/NET Ensemble Collaboration Grant.  Tarker has completed residencies at Tofte Lake Center and SPACE at Ryder Farm, and is a two-time MacDowell Colony Fellow. She is an Ars Nova Play Group alum, a New Georges Affiliated Artist, and a Playwrights’ Center Core Writer. She has been featured twice on the Kilroys List, and holds commissions from Theater Masters and The Wilma.

As a teacher, she has mentored playwrights at the New Haven Co-Op High School and the Pillsbury House Theatre, and taught playwriting at Wesleyan. B.A. Reed College. M.F.A. Yale School of Drama. She lives in Brooklyn.