Down the Park Play Reading

Date(s) - Wed. Oct. 23, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


DOWN THE PARK is a story about rebirth in the Opioid Crisis, of dealing with the pain of death and lost friends and coming to terms with the obstacles life poses. Two friends can’t seem to meet one another and don’t even know why they’re trying to meet. One of them sits on a park bench, waiting, waiting, to see if his friend will come back.

About the production company:
Ya Bird? Productions was started in 2016 by Greg Hovanesian, a playwright, actor and theatre producer based in Somerville, MA. Ya Bird?’s first production was Hovanesian’s full-length play THIRSTY, a wild romp through the world of online dating as seen through the eyes of a man slowly transforming into a vampire-like being. Following the production of THIRSTY, Ya Bird? went on to stage several readings of Hovanesian’s plays throughout the Boston area in 2017. Ya Bird?’s latest production was of Hovanesian’s one-act psychological thriller, WILDERNESS, which was part of the Players’ Ring Theatre summer season in Portsmouth, NH. Ya Bird? is thrilled to be working with Arts at the Armory for this reading of DOWN THE PARK.

About the playwright:
Greg Hovanesian is a playwright, actor and theatre producer based in Boston, MA. His works have been produced and/or developed by Boston Actors Theater, Playwrights’ Platform, Hovey Players, the Nora Theatre (Boston Theater Marathon XXI), Image Theater, the UAE Theatre Festival, the One-Minute Play Festival, Jacklyn Thrapp LLC, Centastage, the Huntington Theatre Company (2019 Playwright Bake-Off), River’s Edge Arts Alliance, Generic Theater, and others. His plays have been published by New World Theatre and Playwrights’ Platform Publishing. He has produced plays at the Rockwell (Somerville, MA) and the Players’ Ring Theatre (Portsmouth, NH) with his company, Ya Bird? Productions. He is President of Playwrights’ Platform, Social Media Coordinator for the New England New Play Alliance, and he belongs to StageSource and the Dramatists Guild of America. In January 2020 his 10-minute play SEX will be part of the Gallery Players’ Black Box New Play Festival in Brooklyn, NY. Learn more at

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