I Wanna F*cking Tear You Apart

by Morgan Gould
Regional Premiere
Jun 15, 2023 to Jul 9, 2023

Best friends and roommates, Sam and Leo are an unbreakable team. But when a new friend enters the scene, doubt creeps in and a shattering secret is about to be dragged kicking and screaming into the light. A hilariously modern ode to the complication of friendship in its many messed-up forms, with a special nod to a kind of love that sometimes looks a lot like rage.

“Morgan Gould’s new play is so authentically rendered you feel as if you’d hacked into someone’s phone and read all their texts.” - Washington Post

Performance Schedule: 

I Wanna F*cking Tear You Apart runs Jun 15 through Jul 9
Thursdays 7:30 Fridays & Saturdays 8:00 Sundays 3:00
Run time: about 2 hours counting one intermission
ASL Interpretation: Thu, Jun 29
Post-Show Conversations: Friday, Jun 23 and Friday, Jul 7
Rated R Synopsis | Language
Access our digital program here.


Sam - Ellen Eberhardt*
Leo - Ryan Michael Friedman*
Chloe - Olivia Cinquepalmi**
Gay, Gay Man (voiceover) - Evan Anderson
Mike (voiceover) - Daniel Saunders

*Working under contract with Actors' Equity Association      **Equity Membership Candidate

Production Staff: 

Director - Jenna Burnett
Rehearsal Stage Manager - Tiffany Cromwell*
Production Stage Manager - Dana Schultes*
Set Designer – Natalie Rose Mabry
Lighting Designer – Ryan Burkle
Costume Designer – Steven Smith
Sound Designer – Claudia Jenkins Martinez
Props/Set Décor – Lynn Lovett
Projection Designer – Jacob Rivera-Sanchez
Assistant Stage Manager – Sydney Dormire
Production Assistant - Kate Snyder
Technical Director – Bryan Stevenson
Associate Technical Director – Conor Clark
Master Carpenter/Scenic Artist – Allen Dean

*Member, Actors' Equity Association

About the Author: 

MORGAN GOULD is a playwright, director, and screenwriter and a recent graduate of the Lila Acheson Wallace Playwriting Fellowship Program at Juilliard.  Her play Nicole Clark Is Having a Baby (2020 Kilroy’s List) was set to premiere as part of the 44th Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville , but was cancelled due to the Covid. Her other plays include Jennifer Who Is Leaving (Finalist – O’Neill), All The Stupid Bitches (Finalist - O'Neill, workshop at Playwrights Center, IAMA Theatre) and Three Fat Sisters (Finalist – Sundance, Workshop, Cutting Ball Theater and Z Space in San Francisco). I Have Never Wanted To Bash Anyone On The Head As Much As I Do Right Now (a commission for Cutting Ball Theater in San Francisco) had its world premiere in October 2022 with Morgan directing, and Jennifer Who Is Leaving had its world premiere at Roundhouse Theatre in DC in March 2023 with Morgan directing.

Morgan is a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre, a Yaddo Colony Fellow, a MacDowell Colony Fellow, and an alumnus of Interstate 73 at P73, the Ingram New Works Program at Nashville Rep, the Dramatists Guild Fund Playwriting Fellowship, The Women's Project Lab, the Civilians R+D Group, Target Margin Lab, Lincoln Center Director's Lab, SDC Observership Program, the BAX AIR Residency, Playwrights Horizons Directing Residency and New Georges Writer/ Director Lab. She has previously held staff positions at Playscripts, Inc., Lark Play Development Center, Cape Cod Theatre Project, and was the Associate Artistic Director of Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company, where she co-created UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW (BAC/PS 122). Morgan is also the Artistic Director of Morgan Gould & Friends – her theater company with 9 actors, 3 designers, and a filmmaker (www.morgangouldandfriends.com).  Morgan is also the co-founder (with playwright Jason Pizzarello) of Stage Partnersa digital publishing and licensing company specializing in plays for community theaters and schools.

As a screenwriter, she was recently on staff for Amazon’s reboot of A League of Their Own (created by Will Graham and Abbi Jacobson) and she is currently working on an adaptation of the podcast Bunga Bunga with Wondery and Applean adaptation of the bestselling mystery thriller A Flicker in the Dark with Fruit Tree/ A24, an adaptation of the Jerry Rothwell /Atlas Reuben documentary Sour Grapes as a limited series with MetFilm, Temple Hill and Amazon, and an original series with Creative Engine/ EOne and HBO Max in addition to developing other film and TV projects. She is repped by UTA and Management.

Morgan holds a B.A. in Directing from Fordham College at Lincoln Center, and a M.F.A. in Playwriting from Brooklyn College. She is a very grateful and proud union/ guild member – WGAE, SDC, Dramatists Guild.