A Howling Wilderness

A Few Good Men Meet Law & Order…

Written by John Chodes

Directed by Jose Esquea


  • Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 7:30pm

Language: English

Location: 64 East 4th Street, NYC 10003 (2nd Floor)


A Howling Wilderness is a historically accurate 1902 court martial drama based on the famous trial of Marine Corps Major Littleton Waller who was accused of committing atrocities against the Pilipino people during the Spanish American War while lost on a terrifying mission in the Philippine jungles. Was it murder, a mutiny, or a betrayal?

About the Reading Series:

A Howling Wilderness is part of the reading series Where Theater Starts by The Hudson Exploited Theater Company (HExTC,) presented in collaboration with IATI Theater.

About the Playwright:

John Chodes is a NYC based playwright and nonfiction book writer whose distinguished writing career spans four decades. He has had numerous plays produced including The Longboat, Slaves, Avenue A Anthology and Frederick II, and the musical, Molineaux. He was advisor to Dustin Hoffman for the Paramount Pictures film Marathon Man as a result of his book Corbitt, the biography of Ted Corbitt, a marathon runner. He also wrote the book, Jenner, a biography of Bruce Jenner, Olympic decathlon gold medalist. His most recent book is Jabez Curry and the Re-Education of the Old South. Mr. Chodes served as the Communications Director for the Libertarian Party of NY from 1980 through 1998.

About the Director:

José A. Esquea is a graduate of Skidmore College. He has been working as a director in NYC since 2001. He currently serves as the Artistic Director of Teatro LATEA along with Mateo Gómez. He founded and is producer of Soñadores Productions and the Shakespeare at LATEA series, which has produced Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth 2029 (winner of two HOLA Awards), Romeo and Juliet(winner of four HOLA Awards, including one for him for Outstanding Achievement in Direction) and King Lear. Other directing credits include the operetta La Llorona (York Theatre Co.), Ángeles sin alas (Producers Club Theaters) and several readings. He was a contributor to the textbook of essays titled Weyward Macbeth: Intersections of Race and Performance (Palgrave McMillan) and was highlighted (along with Shakespeare at LATEA series) in the textbook titled Shakespeare in America (Oxford University Press). Beyond director and producer, his favorite role is that of father to daughter Nayah and son Bryan.

Access to the Reading:

Admission is FREE. No reservation is required. Donate $5 and get a glass of “vino.”