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The Nick Drake Project ()

Produced by

Picture Box Theatre Co.

Presented by

The SummerWorks Performance Festival

Playwright: Matthew Heiti
Director: Ryan Ward


Factory Mainspace Theatre


August 7th, 2009 – August 15th, 2009


Billy Moon has become trapped in the nine-to-five life of crowded subways and fluorescent offices. Unable to find a place in ordinary society, Billy packs his suitcase and runs away from home. He becomes lost in a strange land, alive with traveling musicians, railroad hobos, and mythological creatures. Pursued by the specter of a great black dog, Billy’s journeys finally leads him to the very edge of the world, where he must confront the demons of his own mind.

Inspired by the music and life’s work of Nick Drake, The Nick Drake Project is a dark adventure about the nightmares we all must face on the road to our dreams. It is about the black holes a person can fall into and the journey home.  (Show Facebook Event)


Jonathan Seinen Billy Moon
Ryan Tilley Martyn / Thompson
Justin Tilley Robert Johnson / Crocker
Julian DeZotti Jeremy / Thompson III
Melissa Lynn Dozois Hazy Jane
Ryan Ward Nick Drake

Creative Team

Matthew Heiti Playwright
Ryan Ward Director
Aaron Eyre Vocal Director
Aaron Eyre Music Arrangements
Rachel Beales Costume Designer
Sean Karp Sound Designer
Melissa Lynn Dozois Choreographer
Eva Kuo Assistant Costume Designer
Nick Drake Music
John Martyn Music
Robert Johnson Music


Ryan Tilley Producer
Kate Duncan Stage Manager
Dragana Djukic Assistant Stage Manager
Eva Kuo Props
Geordie Lishman Puppet Maker
Geet Arora Summer Student


Jonathan Rooke Venue Technician
Josh Hoodless Venue Technician
Trevor Schwellnus Festival Lighting Designer