“This time last year I was plotting to kill a man.”

In an interview with Marcus Potter we talk about the play of a real life account of a man confronting his abuser in Stalking the Bogey Man.

Twenty-five years after he was sexually assaulted, David Holthouse learns that his ‘bogeyman’ has moved into his new
neighbourhood. Armed with a pistol and a plan, he plots to enact revenge on the man who stole his childhood.
STALKING THE BOGEYMAN​ was first written by Holthouse as a first-hand account in the Denver Westword newspaper
and subsequently featured as a podcast on This American Life and adapted into this thrilling play with award-winning

playwright Markus Potter.

Directed by Neil Gooding​ (Dogfight, Passion) and featuring Graeme McRae​ (Secret City, Birdland, On the Shore of the
Wide World) as David Holthouse with an incredible ensemble cast of Noel Hodda ​(Janet King, Rake), Radek Jonak ​(Red
Dog, The Secret Daughter), Deborah Jones ​(Top of the Lake, A Place to Call Home), Alexander Palacio ​(In The
Heights) and Anne Tenney​ ​(A Country Practice, The Castle), STALKING THE BOGEYMAN​ is a riveting true story of

abuse, survival and vengeance.

“An unflinching vision of the soul-eating effects of shame.” – The Standard UK

“Brave and unflinching, Intense and tightly executed.

A challenging and thought-provoking piece of theatre that needs to be told. ★★★★” – Sunday Times

“Chilling. Heartbreaking. Breathtaking.” – The New York Times

“Extraordinary. Beautifully constructed, highly recommended. ★★★★” – BBC London

CONTACT: ​Matthew Cheetham – Associate Producer Ph: ​0490 915 875 Email: ​associate@redlineproductions.com.au

Additional writing by Shane Ziegler, Shane Stokes & Santino Fontana

David Holthouse is an award-winning writer and journalist who specialises in Gonzo-journalism and has written for the
Phoenix New Times and Denver Westword among many others. David’s first-hand account of sexual assault and his plot
to enact revenge, Stalking The Bogeyman, was written for Denver Westword in 2004 and subsequently adapted for the
Off-Broadway stage by David and Markus Potter in 2013 and a West End premiere in 2014. A follow-up article Outing The
Bogeyman was published in 2015.
Markus Potter was recently honored with an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination, and the New York Times Critics’ pick
for NewYorkRep’s production of Stalking The Bogeyman at New World Stages. He is the Producing Artistic Director of
NewYorkRep, and this past season served as Interim Artistic of Theatre Aspen. He has recently directed at The Portland
Stage Company, Weston Playhouse, New Jersey Rep, London’s Southwark Playhouse (Off-West End Award nomination
for Best Production and Best Direction), and the New World Stages production of Church and State (off-Broadway
Alliance nomination for best new play). As a former actor he spent several seasons with The Guthrie Theatre, Denver
Center, Long Wharf Theatre, the tour of Death of A Salesman with Christopher Lloyd, Berkeley Rep. ACT and many
more. Markus was on the producing team that brought the Arena Stage production of Eric Cobble’s The Velocity of
Autumn to Broadway, starring Estelle Parsons, who received a Tony Award nomination.
Markus received his MFA from Columbia University in 2003, where he worked closely with Anne Bogart and Kristin
Linklater for many years. He has taught all over the country at The Guthrie/University of Minneapolis BFA program, The
National Theatre Conservatory MFA program at The Denver Center, University of Anchorage Alaska, Adelphi University’s
BFA program, AMDA, and The New Hampshire Institute of Art where he serves as mentor to the MFA playwrights.

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