Tectonic Theater Project



Adapted for the stage by Moisés Kaufman

Based on Tennessee Williams’ unproduced screenplay of his own classic short, this adaptation from Moisés Kaufman follows Ollie, A young farm boy who joins the Navy and becomes the lightweight boxing champion of the Pacific Fleet. Soon after, he loses his arm in a car accident, and he turns to hustling to survive. One of Tennessee Williams’ most searing character studies, One Arm takes us through Ollie’s Odyssey in a disenfranchised American underworld before the Second World War.

Moisés Kaufman’s fast, fierce, brutally beautiful stage adaption of an unproduced screenplay b Tennessee Williams is more than a play: It’s a time machine. ONE ARM is nothing less than the late-Williams play that the latter-day Williams himself wasn’t capable of writing” –New York Magazine

“…a fascinatingly lurid, provocative, and fatalistic piece of theater. Somehow it captures the complex, oft-destructive energy of its author, while adding just enough metatheatric remove that we get to ponder and critique the strange, complex context of the original while also enjoying much of its sensual heat.” –Variety

“A labor of love and deep empathy [from] Moisés Kaufman… A clash of sensibilities becomes a keening paean to all the loves lost, the fear, contempt, and inhibition.” – The New York Times


Claybourne Elder

Ollie Olsen

Todd Lawson

Divinity Student, Sailor, Middle-Aged-Homosexual, Ensemble

Noah Bean

Narrator, Sean, Ensemble

Christopher McCann

Prison Guard, Yachtsman, Ensemble

KC Comeaux

Willy, Sailor, Ensemble

Greg Pierotti*

Cherry, Man in the Park, Middle-Aged-Homosexual, Ensemble

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Lester, Chaplain, Ensemble

Larisa Polonsky

Lila, Girl in the French Quarter, Nurse, Ensemble

Creative Team

MOISÉS KAUFMAN (Adaptor & Director)
TENESSEE WILLIAMS (Author of Original Short Story and Screenplay)
SHANE RETTIG (Original Score)
DAVID ANZUELO (Fight Director)
CLINT RAMOS (Costume Design)
DAVID LANDER (Lighting Design)
SHANE RETTIG (Sound Design)
VALARIE A. PETERSON (Production Stage Manager)
JIMMY MAIZE* (Dramaturg)
DAVID G. SCHULTZ (Dramaturg)
PETER R. FEUCHTWANGER (Production Supervisor)
SEVEN 17 PR (Press Representative)
DOUG PAULSON (Dialect Coach)

* indicates member of our resident company

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