Dolores S. Graves

* Denotes AEA Member

Brian Deflefs (Valentine)

Directed by Joshua Hill

Jean O. Young (Daisy)

Meet the Creative Team

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Ryan Scoble* (Booker)

Brian Detlefts past regional credits include Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Red House Arts Center) Trails (Spirit of Broadway Theater) and Into the Woods. (Blue Mountain Lake Center for the Arts.) 

Special Musical Guest 

What is Tall Pines Lodge?

Conor Andrew Hall was born and raised in Michigan. Tall Pines Lodge marks his New York stage debut. 

TGMN are a raucous country-folk-roots band based out of New York City. Their clever song crafting and unabashed exuberance has cantered up from the warm sleepy towns of Georgia and the serpentine banks of that wayward uncle, the Ohio River, all the way to the beating heart of the streets of New York. Drawing from their experience as subway buskers, the Nags bring that old-time energy that can make any foot stomp, young or old. Follow them on Facebook to download their debut album and see where they're playing next!

Associate Producers

has performed at HERE Arts Center, Symphony Space, Soho Rep, JACK, Ars Nova and countless esteemed basements with working pipes and a black curtain. She has also performed internationally in the Setkani/Encounter Festival in the Czech Republic and appeared in the German Shakespeare Festival. Jehan holds an MFA in Acting from Columbia University School of the Arts and a BA from Spelman College. 

Titus Tompkins* (Cotton)

Joshua Hill (Director)

Unspeakable Productions

- Patron, 2007 FronteraFEST Long Fringe

J.D. Graves (Writer/Producer)

Conor Andrew Hall

(Joe Ed)

East Texas meets New York as UNSPEAKABLE PRODUCTIONS is proud to present TALL PINES LODGE as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. Performance dates for TALL PINES LODGE are: Friday, August 12th at 9:15PM; Sunday, August 14th at 4:30PM; Wednesday, August 17th at 4:45PM; Monday, August 22nd at 4:30PM and Wednesday, August 24th at 7:00PM.

Texas writer JD Graves has constructed a taut psychological drama in TALL PINES LODGE, directed by Joshua Hill and with live music by members of THE GOOD MORNING NAGS. First produced at the FronteraFest Long Fringe 2006 where it was called “the most disgusting thing I’ve ever seen,” TALL PINES LODGE makes its New York premiere with an all new cast.

Set deep in the Piney Woods of East Texas, TALL PINES LODGE is a claustrophobic pulp thriller that shatters the notion of honor among thieves. The play opens with JOE ED (Conor Andrew Hall) and BOOKER (Ryan Scoble), bankrobbers awaiting their cut of the score and the arrival of the mysterious MR. VALENTINE (Brian Detlefts). When Booker’s brother, the psychopathic COTTON (Titus Tompkins), arrives they get more than they bargained for in the form of DAISY (Jehan O. Young), Cotton’s impromptu hostage. 

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Meet the Cast

has performed in several Off-Broadway shows, including roles in Murder in the First (59E59), Mask of Medusa (Roots and Wings Theatricals), and Bitty Bear’s Matinee (American Girl Place Theatre). He also performs in concerts at The Town Hall with the Broadway by the Year Chorus, as well as directing, choreographing, and performing with the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus. He received his Bachelor’s in Vocal Performances from New York University (Musical Theatre) and is currently a

Master’s Candidate in Educational Theatre at The City College of New York. He is a proud member of Actor’s Equity. 

Titus's recent credits include The Waterman (Ars Nova), Phantom Pains (Under St. Mark’s Theater), Wet Glitter (IRT), R&J: Star Cross’d Deathmatch, and TV Land’s Younger. He currently writes and plays music with The Rusty Guns and the Good Morning Nags 

Joshua Hill is a playwright, a screenwriter and director. His plays have been performed in New York; San Francisco, California; Austin, Texas; Provincetown, Massachusetts; and New Orleans, Louisiana, among others. He holds a BA in Directing from The University of Texas at Austin and an MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University, where he mentored under Edward Albee. Mr. Hill currently lives in Manhattan with his two cats. 

Lynn and Cindy Graves

Unspeakable Productions is a fledgling production company associated with Unpublishable Press, a literary magazine slated to launch September 2016. Tall Pines Lodge will be published as part of Unpublishable Press’s initiative to publish new, full-length American plays.  


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JD Graves earned a BFA from Texas State University. His writing credits include, The Sweetheart Sour, (Near to the Knuckle; United Kingdom), Stanley and Jim (Manhattan Repertory Theatre), Concha Fina, (Hollins Playwright’s Lab, Roanoke, VA), Tall Pines Lodge (FronteraFest Austin, TX). When he’s not teaching, he’s helping raise his family, and if he’s not doing either he can be found begging strangers to read his work.