Sean Hagerty Maybe When It's Too Late to Help

Outside Paducah

(sound design)
Wild Project
Poetic Theater Productions


written and performed by J.A. Moad II
directed by Leah Cooper


“Sean Hagerty’s psychological sound design helps us to get inside the headspace of our subjects, especially during a disturbing flashback in the third act.”
-Zachary Stuart, TheaterMania


In Outside Paducah: the Wars at Home, we watch the toll of war reverberate across three generations of Americans: A seven year-old boy struggles to make sense of the screaming in the night after his father returns from Afghanistan. A fifty year-old man works to rebuild his life as he wrestles with the memory of an idealistic son—a teenager turned Marine who came back from Iraq wounded, disillusioned, and broken. And at a bar in the rust-belt remnant of his hometown, a former soldier’s midnight encounter brings the past and the present into an explosive, searing reality.


Projection Design by Lisa Renkel
Lighting Design by Daisy Long
Sound Design by Sean Hagerty
Costume Design by Helen Dillon and Shari Setchell
Stage Management by Ellen Mischinski
Photography by Hunter Canning