Saturday, July 22, 2023




WHEN: Friday July 28, and Saturday July 29, at 8PM, each followed by a conversation with Mr. Shanley and the creative team. 
2nd Floor at 8 East Palisade Ave (between Van Brunt and Dean Street) in Englewood (just over the GWB). 
general admission seating, $30 per ticket
The Black Box strongly suggests advance tickets for the performances of John Patrick Shanley's The Lost! Box office hours vary: (201) 569-2070.

Limited tickets are now available for a unique summer fundraiser: a staged-reading workshop presentation of a brand-new play by Oscar, Tony, and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer John Patrick Shanley, a comedic and poignant three-hander work-in-progress titled The Lost Years.  

John Patrick Shanley is from The Bronx. His plays include Prodigal Son, Outside Mullingar (Tony nomination), Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Savage in Limbo, Italian-American Reconciliation, Welcome to the Moon, Four Dogs and a Bone, Dirty Story, Defiance, Beggars in the House of Plenty, and his newest play Brooklyn Laundry will premiere at Manhattan Theater Club. His theatrical work is performed extensively across the United States and around the world. For his play, Doubt, he received both the Tony Award and the Pulitzer Prize. In the arena of screenwriting, he has ten films to his credit, most recently Wild Mountain Thyme, with Emily Blunt, Jamie Dornan, and Christopher Walken. His film of Doubt, with Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, and Viola Davis, which he also directed, was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Adapted Screenplay. Other films include Five Corners (Special Jury Prize, Barcelona Film Festival), Alive, Joe Versus the Volcano (which he also directed), and Live From Baghdad for HBO (Emmy nomination). For his script of Moonstruck he received both the Writers Guild of America Award and an Academy Award for best original screenplay. In 2009, The Writers Guild of America awarded Mr. Shanley the Lifetime Achievement in Writing.

The Lost Years features Matty Ferrara, Deb Maclean, and Ryan Natalino.  The workshop is directed by Black Box Artistic Director Matt Okin and Managing Director Michael Gardiner, the Production Designers are Ilana Schimmel and Jeremy Lipton, and the Stage Manager is Eva Burke. BB Managing Director Danielle MacMath is Assistant Director and Promotional Art Director.

For all events at The Black Box, advance tickets are available until a sell-out or one hour before show times, with CASH or VENMO accepted at the door for any remaining seats.  

For further information on The Black Box's 2023 Season of new and under produced works by world-class writers and artists, please visit, email, call (201) 569-2070, and check us out on socials @blackboxpac.