Brother Ry

“I’ve been trying to disappear.  How do you do that?”

Written by Steven Owad

Directed by Victoria Collado


  • Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 7:00pm

Language: English

Location: IATI Theater: 64 East 4th Street, NYC 10003

Website: FaceBook Event


Murray's Gas Bar and Convenience Store on a dusty road in the middle of nowhere. Nothing much happens here – never has, probably never will.

Gary Wild feels stuck. At 19, he has no dreams except to escape the ennui of his own life. It doesn't help that his father is nudging him to get moving. The relationship is strained by things unsaid.

An armed robbery will test Gary's ability to deal with adversity. Phil and Clint want more than money. There's a past secret that Gary will have to confront if he wants to stay alive. It has to do with his brother, Ry, who is both a family hero and a victim of crippling mental illness.

Can the right connection be made between men who have never truly tried to connect? To survive, they will have to scrape together an emotional self-awareness that has eluded them their whole lives.

About the Playwright:

Steven Owad's writing spans a wide variety of genres. His crime novels include Bodycheck, Brother's Keeper and, most recently, Hard Currency (Five Star First Edition Mystery).  His stage plays have been developed through theatres in New York and Los Angeles as well as in his native Alberta.  Steven recently moved into the world of screenwriting.  His first feature-length screenplay, Love in the Age of Terror, explores the aftermath of a violent hate crime in a small town.  The script won multiple awards and was optioned for production.  In his previous life as a journalist, Steven wrote news, business and feature stories as well as hundreds of arts reviews.  His short stories and poetry have found homes in U.S. and Canadian literary magazines.  When he's not writing, he works as a freelance fiction and business editor.  Steven lives in Calgary, Canada, with his wife Aleksandra and his daughter Sara. He can be found on the Internet at


Hugh Buller
John Concado
David Crommett
Ramon Olmos Torres
Chelsea Whitehead

Access to the Reading:

$5 suggested donation–the wine is on us.