West By God

by Brandon McCoy
directed by Jeremy Skidmore


Playwright in Residence Series featuring Brandon McCoy

As part of a new initiative to showcase more works by exciting emerging playwrights, Keegan’s Boiler Room Series presents the inaugural Playwright in Residence readings! Join us for three FREE Saturday afternoon readings of new works by Brandon McCoy. SEE DATES AND MORE

WEST BY GOD is a story about home. In a small town in the Appalachia region of West Virginia, two different families grapple with issues of grief and love, memory and identity, and with the distance and time that both unite and divide generations. A new play by West Virginia native Brandon McCoy, WEST BY GOD is a funny, heartwarming, and gut-wrenchingly honest examination of the divide between urban and rural America, and the kinds of prejudice and intolerance too often left unchallenged in our society. 

Following its premiere in DC, WEST BY GOD will travel to West Virginia for the first ever KeeganConnects tour. LEARN MORE

“Why do we spend so much time arguing against belittling certain groups, but it remains acceptable, and sometimes encouraged, to marginalize rural America? In response to this question, I wrote the play WEST BY GOD.” – Playwright Brandon McCoy

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SEP 27 - OCT 20, 2019

Thu-Sat at 8:00 pm
Sun at 3:00 pm

Special Performances

Press Opening 
Tues, Oct 1 at 8:00 pm

Post-Show Discussion with Brandon McCoy
Sun, Oct 6 immediately following the matinee

Industry Night
Mon, Oct 7 at 8:00 pm

Comedy Night with Brandon McCoy & Kelly Terranova
Sun, Oct 13 at 7:00 pm


Runtime: 2 hours 15 minutes including one intermission


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Sponsored artists indicated with Star

The Cast

Agnes Sheri S. Herren*Sponsored*
Reginald DeJeanette Horne*Sponsored*
Calvin Colin Smith
Sophia Rena Cherry Brown*Sponsored*
Robert Kevin Hasser
Bella Susan Marie Rhea
Bella u/s Karen Novack*Sponsored*
Martha (DC) Rachel Trauner*Sponsored*
Martha (WV) Neely Seams*Sponsored*

The Production Team

Director Jeremy Skidmore*Sponsored*
Costume Designer Sydney Moore
Set Designer Matthew J. Keenan
Properties / Set Dressing Designer Cindy Landrum Jacobs
Sound Designer Brandon McCoy*Sponsored*
Lighting Designer G. Ryan Smith
Stage Managers Nikki Hoffpauir, Michael Innocenti

Star In Good Company Sponsors

Production Sponsors

Al Munzer & Joel Wind
Roberta & Gregory Milman
Judy Duberrier
Don & Deborah Letourneau
Marshall University

Director Sponsors

Bonnie Hammerschlag sponsoring Jeremy Skidmore

Artist Sponsors

Tricia Ferrone sponsoring Rena Cherry Brown
Rick Kellogg sponsoring Karen Novack, Rachel Trauner, & Neely Seams
Stacey Colino & John Whitty sponsoring DeJeanette Horne
Jen Burton & Jon Fellner sponsoring Sheri S. Herren
Deborah Fischer & Michael Joy sponsoring Brandon McCoy

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