Sweet, Sweet Spirit

MTWorks in association with the Theater Series at the 14th Street Y, presented the world premiere of Sweet, Sweet Spirit by Carol Carpenter, directed by Joan Kane at The Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 East 14th St NYC. The show opened October 10th, 2014.


A West Texas matriarch is enraged by the news that her gay grandson has been the victim of a hate crime committed by his own father. As the boy battles for his life, the family must come together and decide who among them is best to care for this child and what place can they find for him in their world.


The production featured Carol Hickey*, Gary Hilborn*, Deanna McGovern, Dino Petrera, Kathleen O’Neill* and David Stallings


Set and lighting by David Goldstein, costume design by Rachel Dozier-Ezell and sound design by Jacob Subotnick. Rachel Denise April was the stage manager. Press representation by Katie Rosin/Kampfire PR.


“Accolades for not only tackling these tough subjects of family relations, spirituality, sexuality and violence; but also for doing so with authenticity and grace.” Kristin Hardwick in Hi Drama, October 18, 2017


photo credit Shelly Feldman