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A New Play by Dean Poynor

A family. A tragedy. A mother and father tangled in grief. Join the circle of chairs in this immersive new theatre production that follows a couple through a series of support group meetings for parents in the aftermath of a school shooting.

Performed in a church basement by real-life husband-and-wife team, The Salvage Company (NYC) is proud to bring this timely and urgent new play to life in our most intimate production yet. 


Directed by Joshua William Gelb

Starring Dean Poynor & Monica Wyche 


Sunday, October 14 at 7:00 PM   |    BUY TICKETS NOW (Sold out)

Wednesday, October 17 at 7:30 PM   |   BUY TICKETS NOW

Wednesday, October 24 at 7:30 PM   |   BUY TICKETS NOW

Friday, October 26 at 8:00 PM   |   BUY TICKETS NOW (Sold out)

Sunday, October 28 at 4:00 PM   |   BUY TICKETS NOW  (Sold out) 

Only 20 seats per showing.

All FringeNYC audiences meet at "FringeHUB" in the West Village 685 Washington St (corner of Charles St), New York, NY 10014 - Google Map and proceed to show locations in groups. (Follow the "Purple Flag") 

Please note that FringeNYC performances have no late seating. 

For industry ticket requests, please email 

Read about the origin of the play, and challenges of immersive production on The Clyde Fitch Report.

Up-close and personal.
Here’s what you should see.
— Charleston City Paper


Dean poynor




Monica Wyche



A carefully concocted portrait of two characters trying to understand the impossible
Powerful, urgent
— What to Watch
Equally cathartic and instructional
— CultureBot
Intimate, shining gems
— Post & Courier
Amazing to watch
— BuzzFeed

TOGETHER WE ARE MAKING A POEM IN HONOR OF LIFE was presented by The Salvage Company at the 2018 Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC. The production was directed by Anne Kelly Tromsness, and starred Dean Poynor and Monica Wyche. Sound design by Jayce Tromsness. 

TOGETHER WE ARE MAKING A POEM IN HONOR OF LIFE was produced in 2017 by the NiA Company, Columbia, SC. It was directed by Heather Leigh and starred Bonita Peoples and Darion McCloud.  

TOGETHER WE ARE MAKING A POEM IN HONOR OF LIFE was produced in 2015 by Visconti Productions, NYC, and presented at P.S. 142 / Amalia Castro Public School on Manhattan's Lower East Side. The production was directed by Mikhael Tara Garver and starred Allison Layman and Michael Dempsey. Design by Gabriel Hainer Evansohn, sound design by Will Pickens

TOGETHER WE ARE MAKING A POEM IN HONOR OF LIFE was developed at the 2014 Great Plains Theatre Conference as part their PlayLabs series. 

TOGETHER WE ARE MAKING A POEM IN HONOR OF LIFE was initially developed with the generous support of the Ingram New Play Lab, Nashville Repertory Theatre, Rene D. Copeland, Artistic Director, Nate Eppler, Program Director.