Poster art by Danica Novgorodoff

Poster art by Danica Novgorodoff

“The Amoralists transform old wine (boozing author) into a heady brew.”
“Ahonen’s tightly knit, episodic drama treats alcoholism as the complicated affliction it is.”
“The Amoralists...head toward a new maturity and a willingness to continue breaking new ground and exploring uncharted territory.”

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— This Week in New York
“It’s all very funny, insightful, upsetting, freakishly weird, thought-provoking, and damn entertaining. Yes, the truth hurts.”

”Another Triumph for The Amoralists”

Trailer for The Qualification of Douglas Evans.
Video by Hickory Lawson, Music by Phil Carluzzo


Written by Derek Ahonen
Directed by James Kautz

A surrealistic exploration of the pleasures and pains of addiction, The Qualification of Douglas Evans recounts the life of playwright Douglas Evans and his pursuit of acceptance in a warped world of women, family and art. From his trials as a wide-eyed teenager to his descent into the ills of artistic success, this is a coming-of-age tale of rock bottoms, bright skies and the will to rise above one’s inner animal.


June 26th – Aug 9th, 2014

WRITER: Derek Ahonen. DIRECTOR: James Kautz


CAST: Derek Ahonen, Penny Bittone, Mandy Nicole Moore, Agatha Nowicki, Samantha Strelitz, Kelley Swindall and Barbara Weetman


PRODUCTION: David Harwell (Set Design) | Brad Peterson (Lighting Design) | Lux Haac (Costume Design) | Phil Carluzzo (Sound Design) | Stephanie Cox-Williams (Special Effects | Francine Volpe (Dramaturg - Qualification) | Alfred Schatz (Assistant Director - Qualification) | Lico Whitfield (Producer) | Form Theatricals (General Management) | Jeremy Pape (Production Manager) | Kayla Tate (Stage Manager) | Sam Horvath (Marketing Associate) | Brett Sher (Marketing Associate) | Gary Jaffe (Production Associate) | Lisa Renkel (Assistant Projection Designer) |

PRODUCTION INTERNS: Ace Gilliam | Michael Czyz | Andrea Edgerson | Emelia Brawn

CARPENTERS: Mark Eccleston | Mackenzie Knapp | Kevin Boyko | Karl King | Tom Grey | Whitney McCallister | James Noble | Michael Muench | Will Singer | Alan Cobb | Grant Ragan | Austin Hannah | Laura Provenzani | Bebe Woodall | Huntsville Community Ballet

ELECTRICIANS: Christopher Linaris | Huascar Pimentel | Christal Boyd

The Amoralists 8th Season was made possible through major support from Nicholas Cimato.

Many thanks to The Amoralists Producer's Core for their generous support of our 8th Season: Oliver Dow, The Dramatists Guild Fund, Lois Gallagher, Jeffrey Matchen and Debra Dandeneau, William McCue, Jeffrey Steinman, Anthony Sweeney, Robert Cole, Carl and Jeanette Rachuig, and Carl White.

Public support received from the New York State Council on the Arts.