Written by Bekah Brunstetter | Directed by Colin Hovde

June 2 – 26, 2016

Anacostia Playhouse


Roberta has always agreed with her husband Joe that there is no heaven, no afterlife, just life. Their granddaughter Ellie has never even stopped to think about it. But as the years have passed and the idea of mortality becomes more real, Roberta has started to wonder. And when she claims to have gone to heaven and back, Roberta knows where she will spend eternity. With humor, humanity, and the guidance of an Angel, Brunstetter’s hopeful new play explores life, family, and moving on.

Commissioned by South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, CA, Going to a Place where you Already Are had its World Premiere in March.


Playwright |  Bekah Brunstetter
Director | Colin Hovde
Assistant Director | Eric Swartz
Stage Manager | Kathryn Dooley
Scenic Design | Brian Gillick
Costume Design | Kara Waala
Lighting Design | Mary Keegan
Sound Design | Matthew M. Nielson
Props Design | Patti Kalil


Roberta | Annie Houston
Joe | Gregory Ford*
Ellie | Tricia Homer
Jonas | MacGregor Arney*
Angel | Alan Naylor

*member of Actors Equity Association


Bekah Brunstetter’s plays include: Oohrah! (Off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theater, 2009; Ars Nova Out Loud reading series, dir. Leigh Silverman; London, Finborough Theater, May 2009); Miss Lilly Gets Boned (Lark Playwrights Week 2009; Nominated for L. Arnold Weissberger Award); To Nineveh (NY Innovative Theater Award for Best New Full-length Play, 2006); Sick (Winner, Sam French Short Play Festival 2006); Green (Finalist, Alliance Theater’s Kendeda Competition; National Finalist, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival; Semi-finalst, O’Neill 2007); Space (Semi-finalist, Princess Grace Award 2007); I Used To Write On Walls (Published and licensed by Samuel French); Fat Kids On Fire (Published and licensed by Playscripts, Inc.); You May Go Now: A Marriage Play (Nominee, Cherry Lane Mentorship, 2008; Semi-finalist, O’Neill 2008; Winner, 2008 NYIT Award for Best New Full-length Play; Babel Theater Project); Arms (Finalist, Heidemann Award, 2007; published by Smith and Krauss); Le Fou (The Atlantic Acting school); Happy Birthday / I’m Dead (Finalist, Samuel French Short Play Festival 2007); Celebrity, Torch Number 2 (SOHO Think Tank.); and Fucking Art (Winner, Sam French Short Play Festival 2008). Her plays have been read and produced by New York Stage and Film, Luna Stage, the Babel Theatre Project, The Rattlestick Playwright’s Theater, the Ohio Theater (Think Tank), New Georges, NYU, Centenary Stage, NC New Voices, The New School for Drama, Working Man’s Clothes, Flux Theatre Ensemble, Phare Play Productions, Old Vic/New Voices, Boston Theatre Works, Manhattan Theatre Source, SPF, The Alliance Theater, and The Atlantic. Her plays are published by Sam French, Playscripts, Inc., Original Works, and Smith and Krauss. She is a member of the Ars Nova play group, the Playwright’s Center, At Play Productions, and the Dramatist’s Guild. She is also an alumni of the Women’s Project Writer’s Lab, and a member of the Primary Stages Writer’s Group, as well as the Naked Angel’s Naked Radio writing team. She was the 2009 playwright in residence at Ars Nova. BA (Theater/Fiction Writing) from UNC Chapel Hill and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from the New School for Drama. She is currently working a commission for the Roundabout Underground and Naked Angels, and the Williamstown Theater Festival.

Official website: www.bekahbrunstetter.com.

Thursday June 2nd, 2016 @ 8:00PM HALF-PRICE PREVIEW
Friday June 3rd, 2016 @ 8:00PM HALF-PRICE PREVIEW
Saturday June 4th, 2016 @ 8:00PM OPENING NIGHT
Sunday June 5th, 2016 @ 2:00PM
Thursday June 9th, 2016 @ 8:00PM
Friday June 10th, 2016 @ 8:00PM
Saturday June 11th, 2016 @ 2:00PM
Saturday June 11th, 2016 @ 8:00PM
Sunday June 12th, 2016 @ 2:00PM
Monday June 13th, 2016 @ 8:00PM
Thursday June 16th, 2016 @ 8:00PM
Friday June 17th, 2016 @ 8:00PM
Saturday June 18th, 2016 @ 2:00PM
Saturday June 18th, 2016 @ 8:00PM
Sunday June 19th, 2016 @ 2:00PM
Thursday June 23rd, 2016 @ 8:00PM
Friday June 24th, 2016 @ 8:00PM
Saturday June 25th, 2016 @ 2:00PM
Saturday June 25th, 2016 @ 8:00PM
Sunday June 26th, 2016 @ 2:00PM