Stalking the Bogeyman
STALKING THE BOGEYMAN
Genesis: The article, STALKING THE BOGEYMAN, first appeared in Denver’s Westword newspaper.
THIS AMERICAN LIFE featured the story to critical acclaim in 2012. The podcast alone has been
downloaded over two million times.
A thriller in 80 minutes:
Investigative journalist plots the murder of the man who raped him when he was
seven years old. After twenty-five years of burying the past, David can no longer remain
silent, when he learns that the man who destroyed his childhood has moved into his new
neighborhood. With key ties to the leader of an Arizona gang and other illicit connections,
David meticulously plans the murder of the Bogeyman. A story of transformation,
forgiveness, and ultimately coming to grips with the killer inside.
Backing: RAINN, voted one of the ten best charities in the country is providing organizational
support. They have already put NewYorkRep in touch with ABC news, who published a story about
the play heading off-Broadway. 1in6.org and other key not for profits have also pledged organizational
backing for the off-Broadway production.
Off-Broadway and beyond: Reactions to this play have been humbling. Without a press rep or marketing team
on board, there has been tremendous buzz around this production. Go to any cocktail party and ask if folks
have heard about this story. The answer is usually yes. This story resonates and sticks with people.
After our first industry only stage reading we were covered by ABC news and the New York
Daily news. Soon after, Katie Couric invited us on her show to coincide with the opening.
This play is also easy to produce. There are just six characters, and zero technical demands.
With its minimal production requirements and universally powerful story, STALKING THE BOGEYMAN
could spawn many subsequent productions around the country. Much like the power and influence of plays like
The Exonerated and Wit, STALKING THE BOGEYMAN expects to have a lasting impact on the landscape of
this important conversation.
Plan: Capitalization for the commercial open-ended Off-Broadway run is expected to be $600,000.
Target opening – September 2014. Investment in the production will offer a range of benefits including ownership in the play and various producing/billing credits.
Please note that this packet does not constitute an offer to invest - all such offers must be made in accordance with a prospectus.
Investing in theatrical ventures is inherently a high-risk activity. Please contact Markus Potter at NewYorkRep, should you like to
peruse the offering documents. MarkusPotter@NewYorkRep.org
Background / Community:
Male victims of childhood sexual abuse have become an explosive issue in America,
with major, headline-grabbing scandals erupting within the Catholic Church, the Boy
Scouts of America and the football program at Penn State. This deeply troubling and
emotionally charged issue is rapidly and finally coming to the fore of this county's
conscience, but has rarely been addressed with blunt, full-force honesty on the stage,
despite the fact that there is a huge audience potential. The only other time someone
has put on a play about male victims of childhood sex abuse was the one man show
“The Tricky Part”, and it was a big hit.
The play has been created from the original article, This American Life,
personal conversations with Mr. Holthouse, lectures he has given around the
country. This production marks the Off-Broadway Premiere.
The story has touched us by the humanity that Mr. Holthouse displays in his journey.
It is a story about forgiveness of the highest order.
“The conspiracy of silence does not need to exist.” -David Holthouse
|David Wine||Associate Producer|
|Erin Craig||Executive Producer|
|La Vie Productions||General Manager|
|Markus Potter||Play Adaptation/Director|
|David Holthouse||Original Story|
|Pat McCorkle||Casting Director|
|Ben Feldman, BFGR&S||Legal|
|Amy Wagner, Abrams Artists||Literary Agent|
Original Stage Reading - New Jersey Repertory
|SuzAnne Barabas||Artistic Director|
|Gabor Barabas||Producing Director|
World Premiere - North Carolina Stage
|Charlie Flynn-McIver||Artistic Director|
|Angie Flynn-McIver||Producing Director|