DATE: June 1, 2011
LOCATION: The Robert Moss Theatre, New York, NY
VENUE: Planet Connections Theatre Festivity
Goliath at Planet Connections June 1, 2011

written by Takeo Rivera
directed by Alex Mallory
featuring Samantha Cooper, Dontonio Demarco, Natalia Duong, Edgar Eguia, M. Scott Frank, Elmer King, and Monique Paige.

Lighting design by Brad Peterson. Stage management by Sarah Livant.

Performed June 1-18, 2011 at the Robert Moss Theater at 440 Lafayette St, NYC, in the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity.

Winner: Outstanding Overall Production of a New Play, Outstanding Direction, Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play (Elmer King)
Nominee: Outstanding Playwriting for a New Script, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play (M. Scott Frank), Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play (Monique Paige), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play (Samantha Cooper), Outstanding Lighting Design (Brad Peterson)

nytheatre.com Review
“On Saturday night, I witnessed one of the rare gifts that theatre bestows upon us from time to time—a powerful and passionately produced piece, raising important questions about the world we live in today. That piece is GOLIATH, produced by Poetic Theater Productions.”
“This is truly a talented ensemble cast”
“relentlessly written by Takeo Rivera”
“[Goliath] packs a powerful punch”
— nytheatre.com, June 9, 2011 
Show Showdown Review
“As beautifully rendered by Rivera, Mallory, and an excellent cast, there is nothing here that is anything less than fresh, honestly emotional, heartbreaking, and true.”
“Rivera’s rich, robust language says more in five minutes than many plays manage in fifty.”
“M. Scott Frank, as David, gives a vivid, subtle, brilliant performance as good as any I’ve seen in years.”
— Show Showdown, June 19, 2011 
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