Written by Lane Stanley
When young, privileged Amy is sent unwillingly to a recovery house by her mom, the connections that she makes with everyone who lives there – including Hal, a recently incarcerated heroin addict – have intense consequences. Addict Named Hal explores the everyday struggles, joys, and horrors of getting clean.
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Lane Michael Stanley is a director, playwright, filmmaker, and producer, and a Founder of Cohesion Theatre Company in Baltimore, MD. Lane has won Best Director from Baltimore City Paper’s Best of Baltimore 2016, The Bad Oracle, and DC Metro Theatre Arts, and received the Mayor’s Individual Artist Award. They have had plays produced by 17 theaters in 9 states, including The Barter Theater, Kitchen Dog Theater, and Island City Stage. They have directed 11 short films which have show at the REEL Recovery Film Festival in New York City and Los Angeles, and Transforming Cinema Film Festival in Sheffield, UK. Currently they are in pre-production for the feature film Addict Named Hal, inspired by their experiences living in a halfway house for drug and alcohol recovery. They are an MFA Directing Candidate at the University of Texas at Austin. For more information, please visit www.lanemichaelstanley.com and www.addictnamedhal.com.
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This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department and the Texas Commission on the Arts.