Santa Fe Playhouse, in co-production with Ironweed Productions and pieboy films, presents The Confessions of Clayton Younger, a virtual series of monologues written by Patrick Mehaffy and performed by Scott Harrison.
Inspired by Shelter in Plays, the Playhouse’s innovative response to COVID-19 and its impact on the arts community, The Confessions of Clayton Younger evolved out of two of Patrick and Scott’s offerings for that series: “Spring, 2020” and “Fool for Love.” From those two pieces, and more monologues currently in development, the character of Clayton Younger emerged: a wry, weathered traveler and storyteller in the American West.
Scott Harrison is a graduate of the American Repertory Theatre Conservatory in Cambridge, MA. He also studied at the Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory, and has performed regionally in New York, Boston, Miami, and Washington, DC. Since moving to Santa Fe in 2002, he has performed with several companies including Fusion Theatre Company, Theaterwork, Just Say It Theater, New Mexico Actors Lab and Theater Grottesco. In 2004, he founded Ironweed Productions and has performed in Ironweed Productions of Fool for Love, True West, Rabbit Hole, Buried Child, and Good People. Most recently, he’s appeared in Just Say It Theater’s productions of Gun Play by Dale Dunn and Constellations, directed by Lynn Goodwin.
Patrick Mehaffy’s art has been acquired for the permanent collections of art museums across the
West, including the New Mexico Museum of Art and the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (San
Luis Obispo, CA), as well as for private collection in the United States and Europe. He has
written and directed three short films, including The Lark Snare, winner of Best American Short
at the 2008 Napa/Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival, and served as production designer on
others. In 2019 he was commissioned by Theater Grottesco to write the text for their production
of Different, a structured improvisation. A monograph covering his art career, published by Fresco
Art Book, will be available through UNM Press and in bookstores in May, 2021.
Annie Liu is a Lighting Designer and Video Editor based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Design & Technology from Santa Fe University of Art and Design, where she concentrated in Lighting Design. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she found herself thrust into the world of videography and editing, and absolutely loves it. Most recently, she edited Good Riddance, 2020!, #ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence, and the Playhouse’s Shelter in Plays series. Pre-plague, she designed lights (and sound) for live theatre, including No Number Home, Fun Home, Marjorie Prime, Trevor, The Rocky Horror Show, Cabaret, and The Pillowman.