Composition is set in the Hell's Kitchen apartment of Henry and his irritatingly predictable friend Curtis. The two graduated from music school together and now barely subsist on music writing grants. Curtis is prolific but uninspired, while Henry, despite previous triumphs, has become catatonically blocked. Shadows from Henry's past have crippled his artistic process and confined him to a hermetic life on the couch. When Curtis' new girlfriend, Alexandra, enters the scene, Henry finds himself able to confront the memories that have blocked his composition. Then, step by step, note by note, he finally arrives at a long-awaited conclusion.
This is the world premeire of the play by Timothy McCracken, directed by Steve Campo.