April 6 - May 5, 2012 / Thursday-Saturday at 8:00pm; Select Sundays at 5:00pm

Filled with playwright David Mamet's trademark intense rapid-fire dialogue and provocative themes, "Speed-the-Plow" focuses on the ruthless nature of the Hollywood movie industry. Directed by Artistic Director Grant McGowen, it's a behind the scenes story of handshaking, dealbreaking, and backstabbing as only Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet can tell it. 


"Lively and engrossing... Smith and Mello relish the volley of Mamet's's always fun watching Mamet put the right actors through their paces." -Creative Loafing


"A perfect cast... They deliver. Go." -Atlanta InTown


"Still timely, taking digs about the industry. It's also cynical and funny, with some occasionally profane one-liners...Costello is talented and has reliable timing." -ArtsATL


"Speed-the-Plow is raw in your face Hollywood suspense, a perfect play in a place that is burgeoning as the new East Coast star making movie town and beckon of dreams, ATLwood." -Pure Politics


(from left)

Karen - Jackie Costello

Gould - Jayson Smith

Fox - Rob Mello

Creative Team

(In alphabetical order)

Assistant Director - Kenneth Camp

Fight Director - John Evenden

Lighting Designer - Nina Gooch

Playwright - David Mamet

Technical Director - Collin McCord

Director - Grant McGowen

Scenic Designer - Kristen Hunsicker

Stage Manager - Megan Noelle

Assitant Stage Manager - Elizabeth Schad

Assistant Stage Manager - Heather Rule

Assitant Stage Manager - Rebecca Bandy

In the media:


The Backstage Beat Review: Pinch 'n Ouch Theatre's Speed-the-Plow

Video: Speed-the-Plow Special on Call Time Atlanta

Speed-the-Plow Now Extended Through May 5

Atlanta InTown Review: "A perfect cast...They deliver. Go."

Public Broadcasting Atlanta: Pinch 'n' Ouch Theatre Goes to Hollywood

Review: Pinch 'n' Ouch does smooth take on Mamet's Speed-the-Plow

Creative Loafing Review: Pinch 'n' Ouch charms with Speed-the-Plow

Pure Politcs Review: Pinch 'n' Ouch Theatre's Speed-the-Plow

One Minute Review: Pinch 'n' Ouch Theatre's Speed-the-Plow

SCAD Connector Review: Speed-the-Plow at Pinch 'n' Ouch Theatre

Feature Q&A: Grant McGowen Explores Ruthless Hollywood

NY Times Review: Do You Speak Hollywood? (NY Times Review) 

Jayson Warner Smith returns to Pinch 'n' Ouch in "Speed-the-Plow"

NY Times: Drama That Brings Home the Bacon

Creative Loafing: Pinch 'n' Out of Hand announce new shows

Pinch 'n' Ouch Theatre Presents a Powerful Mamet Play