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Washington City Paper: WEST BY GOD

Keegan’s WEST BY GOD Celebrates the Mountain State West By God, which makes its world premiere at the Keegan Theatre, is “a story about home” by Keegan company member Brandon McCoy. The play digs into McCoy’s feelings both about “home” as a concept and his actual home—McCoy was raised in West Virginia, and says in

DC Theatre Scene: WEST BY GOD

A love letter to rural life in West Virginia Brandon McCoy admits that he has written a love letter to his home state of West Virginia. McCoy has created a work that is both personal and heartachingly relatable to anyone who has pulled up roots and moved away from home. And yet, his home of

MD Theatre Guide: WEST BY GOD

“West By God” is a new play by Brandon McCoy, a West Virginia native transplanted to the DC metro area, who is Keegan Theatre’s current Playwright in Residence. I mention that McCoy is a West Virginia native because West “By God” Virginia happens to be central to the theme of his play about roots, family,

The Washington Post: WEST BY GOD

Brandon McCoy’s WEST BY GOD stands tall at the divide of rural and urban America Snowshoe Mountain, Morgantown and the New River Gorge Bridge all co-star in Brandon McCoy’s “West By God,” a West Virginia love letter punctuated with postcard scenery. Seeing those images projected across the Keegan Theatre set should entice audiences to schedule

DC Metro Theater Arts: WEST BY GOD

The economic and social plight of America’s white rural working class has been the subject of recent blockbuster books from J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy to Educated, by Tara Westover. Now this disheartened population has become the focus of DC-area playwright Brandon McCoy, a native of West Virginia, who looks homeward in his new and well-intentioned

Keegan Opens 23rd Season with World Premiere of WEST BY GOD

Brandon McCoy play debuts September 27 August 22, 2019: The Keegan Theatre announces the cast and creative team of Brandon McCoy’s heartwarming new play WEST BY GOD, making its world premiere on September 27, 2019 at The Andrew Keegan Theatre in Washington, DC. Following its premiere in DC, WEST BY GOD will travel to West

DC Metro Theater Arts: LINCOLNESQUE

In Lincolnesque, a play written by John Strand and directed by Colin Smith, the art of lying for one’s country succeeds in fusing a deceptively light touch and inside-the-Beltway political humor with profoundly deep messaging that goes straight to the heart. Lincolnesque’s timeliness hits the bullseye. Brandon McCoy as Francis brings a boyish innocence to his delusional

Keegan Opens 22nd Season with John Strand’s LINCOLNESQUE

August 28, 2018: The Keegan Theatre kicks off its 2018-19 season with John Strand’s political comedy, Lincolnesque. Set on Capitol Hill during a mid-term election, Strand’s play examines the ways that language can unify and inspire, and the connections we seek — with our own better natures as well as with each other — as we strive to



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