C.O.A.L.(confessions of a liar)

by David Brian Colbert

About the play


It takes a village...

C.O.A.L. (confessions of a liar) was winner of the AracaWorks playwright competition for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and received it's first reading produced by the AracaGroup at NYC's ArsNova, under the direction of Jeremy Dobrish. Since that first reading, C.O.A.L. (confessions of a liar) has been chosen to participate in the Fundamental Theater Project's 2013 MASS RHETORIC reading series, directed by Craig Baldwin and the 2014 Appalachian Festival of Plays and playwrights at the Barter Theater in Abingdon, VA and is now being presented at 59E59 Theaters in Manhattan, in association with MBL Productions

Step into a world where truth exists only to tell you...lies?


A charming and witty liar, Coal, revisits his life in a small West Virginia town, introducing the dicey and colorful characters of his past, while attempting to come to terms with the lies he told to change his truth. Represented by four separate yet united characters of Man, Woman, Girl and Boy, Coal tells the audacious tale that he's never been able to share and his wild story become an homage to the delicate art of lying.


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C.O.A.L. (confessions of a liar) is a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas. And as such, all donations to this production are tax deductible. For more information on how to donate and become more involved, visit


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