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David Proctor, Grabbing the Hammer Lane at the United Solo Festival

Karen Proctor and David Proctor present Grabbing the Hammer Lane: A Trucker Narrative.

Grabbing the Hammer Lane: A Trucker Narrative is a searing, one act play about prodigal rebellion and fleeting moments for redemption. Matt, a long-haul trucker hits the road to find himself and the freedom he desires—only to become imprisoned overtime in a steel cell on 18 wheels. Clarence remains at home, diminishing with the passage of time and from the anguish he bears from losing the love he pushed away. With humor, grit, and in-your-face honesty, Hammer Lane chronicles the lives of these two men living different sides of one story—a story about rejection, regret, separation, and the devastating consequences of rage-fueled choices. It offers an intimate glimpse of a final reckoning after a six-million mile journey back home.

David Proctor is the Creative Principal for Harbour Workshop, a social innovation firm. He joined the firm in 2022 after a 30-year career in the commercial trucking industry. David is a professionally trained actor from San Francisco’s famed American Conservatory Theater conservatory program and has performed on stage in classic, contemporary, and improvisational theater productions.

Written by + Starring: David M. Proctor
Co-Directed by David M. Proctor and Marlon Burnley

Go see the NYC premiere at United Solo Theatre Festival, the world’s largest solo festival.

Where: Theatre Row – Theatre 1, 410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
When: Thursday, April 11, 2024,  7:00-8:00 pm EST

Buy a ticket, invite a friend, spread the word.

“An emotionally engaging solo show brimming with blue-collar poetry…”
~Orlando Weekly
“A fascinating portrait of family dynamics…”
~Orlando Sentinel


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