Peter Pan

An original adaptation by Joshua Conkel

April 27 – May 20
Thursdays – Saturdays at 8:00pm
Sundays at 3:00pm

Pay-What-You-Can Previews: April 25 & 26

Neverland is back like you’ve never seen it before in this modern take on a classic childhood story. From playwright Joshua Conkel (MilkMilkLemonade, Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events) comes a brand new version of Peter Pan, adapted in collaboration with Baltimore’s LGBTQ+ residents and service organizations. Peter and Wendy must face down murderous pirates and the island’s perils while grappling with questions of gender, sexuality, and performative identity. Familiar fantasy and true stories from Baltimore’s LGBTQ+ community blend as those who have been rejected and devalued build a home for themselves and each other: a stronghold against normalcy where Peter, the Darlings, and all the Lost Boys can be themselves. World premiere.

Please Note: Parental discretion is advised for children under 13.

Meet the Team!

Joshua Conkel (Playwright) is a playwright, director, and TV writer. Plays include MilkMilkLemonade (Best Off Off Broadway Show of 2009-NY Press, published by Playscripts), The Chalk Boy (Published by Original Works Publishing), Lonesome Winter (co-written with Megan Hill), The Sluts of Sutton Drive, I Wanna Destroy You, Sprawl, The House of Von Macrame as well as countless short plays. He currently writes for Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. His film Curmudgeons (directed by and starring Danny DeVito) has won countless awards at film festivals around the world.

Conkel’s work has been seen all over the world and developed by The Management, Soho Rep, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Old Vic/New Voices, Dixon Place, The Flea and more. He lives in LA.

Tristan Powell (Director) is a director working across time-based arts. Her directing projects have included: Knot in My Name by Ita Segev, British Honduras Fantasy by Ariel Zetina, Titanic 1997 Iraq 2003 by John Glass Aldous, and her own dance-theatre works LGNA / VGNA and Jared & Ivanka, Live! (with Robert Kalas.) She has worked with Annie-B Parson, Pig Iron Theatre Co., Rady&Bloom, Stephen Brackett, Will Davis, and Philip Dawkins, and has performed or presented work at La MaMa ETC, Dixon Place, The Brick, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Center for Performance Research, and New Ohio Theatre. Tristan is a 2016 Leeway Foundation Arts & Change Artist.

Jolene Noelle (Dramaturg) is an NYC-based dramaturg, director, and story consultant specializing in new work development, devised work, and physical theatre. Additionally, she has been investigating the efficacy and application of the horror genre on stage, writing and producing a number of horror works, including co-founding NYC’s Traumaturgy Productions and directing the company’s newest plays Remains and Sunset Park. Recent projects include: Associate Director and Dramaturg on ACE, written and performed by Emmy Award-winning comedian Ted Greenberg (Philadelphia, Off-Broadway NYC); Dramaturgy on a “Mini-Muse” project featuring stage and film star Lynn Cohen; Dramaturgy on Julie (25f), a new adaptation of Strindberg’s Miss Julie (Colorado Mesa University); Dramaturgy on the devised project Exposure (Gene Frankel Theatre, NYC); Dramaturgy on an original adaptation of Clarice Lispector’s novella The Hour of the Star (Connelly Theater, NYC); and story consultancy on the upcoming webseries Tuesday Nights.  Program Director: Theaterlab. MFA: Columbia University.


Tina Canady
Leila Hanna-Kohen
Dominic Gladden
Richard Goldberg
Ben Kleymeyer
Barron Singleton
Twin Steele
Mel Tillery
Alex Walker
Sage Wong

Production Team

Joshua Conkel ….. Playwright
Tristan Powell …………… Director
Jolene Noelle…………Dramaturg
Kate Lynch ……… Stage Manager
Cydney Cohn ….. Assistant Stage Manager

Design Team

Lillie Kahkonen ….. Lighting Design
Kevin Alexander ………………….. Sound Design
Matthew Smith ……………….. Costume Design
Kate Smith Morse …………… Props Design
Doug Johnson ………….. Set Design