dEAD dOG pARK premiers

A white police officer is accused of pushing an African American teenage boy out of a four story window during a routine police chase. Produced by Boz And The Bard Productions, Inc in association with Bedlam at 59E59 Feb 11 to March 6


“Mr. Malawer, I saw DDP last Friday at the Depot Theater and am still blown away....maybe because I have lived that play many times over....I am a New York City Police Officer with over thirty years of service. I was the Commanding Officer of the 043 Precinct in the Bronx when four white street crime officers shot and killed an unarmed African immigrant named Amadou Diallo back in 1999. As the Commander, I met with officers, family and community in an effort to understand, explain and investigate that matter… As a duty captain in the Bronx, and as a duty inspector in Manhattan North I was called to investigate several incidents wherein a suspect fell or jumped from a window while interacting with police... I have had extensive dealing with Rev. Sharpton, Ron Kuby, and numerous and sundry other civil rights lawyers.... Your insight, presentation, depiction; all spot on! I was-am-are those two officers. I have had conversations such as they had. I have been in court rooms such as the one you portrayed. I have spoken to mothers who have lost their children to police violence. I cannot for the life of me understand how you could write a play such as this without living it, but you did! Thanks I enjoyed it very much. Kudos to the cast, be well and thanks for a great night.”
Mike P

“In “dEAD dOG pARK,” the riveting play by…Barry Malawer that opened on March 2 to a packed house at the Philipstown Depot Theatre, there are many questions asked and none answered. And that’s what gives the play its focus as audience members are engaged to make their own decisions…Congratulations, Mr. Malawer, for crafting a piece of great power, strong enough to force us all to question what is right and wrong, true and false, and to use our own judgment when it’s not a matter of black or white.”

dEAD dOG pARK,’ A Riveting Play that Invites Us To Decide Posted on March 4, 2012 by Examiner Media

“Jean and I went last night to see the opening of "Dead Dog Park" and quite frankly we were amazed at how good it was. It was well written, it was well acted…I urge everyone to go see it soon and to pass the word. It is the kind of show that makes one proud to be associated with this theater. We went with a friend who just moved to Cold Spring from NY and who is quite a theatergoer in the city and she felt strongly that it was better than most things she has seen off Broadway.”

From: Marzollo <>

Date: March 3, 2012 11:00:30 AM EST
Subject: dead dog park
A riveting play that invites us to decide. While following the exposition of this play through rough language, anguish and damned good acting by every character, there is not a moment for the mind to wander. It's too needed to fill in the blanks."
-Bill Primavera, The Examiner"
“We greatly enjoyed the play as well as the few words we exchanged with you as we were leaving. On the way home we revisited the play with both of us agreeing that this ranks with the best of what we have seen in quite some time… While the plot is a unambiguous tragedy, the effect was as more towards heightening as opposed to depressing.
The dialogue is lean..... every word works to propel the.plot. Many thanks for your beautiful piece of work and our wishes for the very best success.”
Karin & Al Lemke