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Sold-Out Shows, Rave Reviews!

ONAJE sold out all five of our FringeNYC shows, the performances were riveting, and both audiences and critics gave great reviews:

You can also read an interview with producer Sue Conover Marinello, as well as a profile of playwright Robert Bowie, Jr.


In The Grace of God & The Man Machine (formerly ONAJE), an eccentric hitchhiker is picked up by a headstrong cowboy and spirited waitress, only to discover they are all inextricably linked by the past. The Grace of God & The Man Machine is about buried secrets, redemption, and the long journey from racism to the seed of a hopeful future. Set in two worlds — against the backdrop of the burning city of Cambridge during Maryland’s race riots of 1967, and the American open road of the 1980s — The Grace of God & The Man Machine explores the fallout of racial violence, ultimately finding humanity, and hope.

About the Playwright:

Playwright and poet Robert Bowie, Jr. has had nine plays produced through The Baltimore Playwrights Festival (BFF). His political farce, Crash & Burn P.A., was the only submission selected by the Festival in 2016 for a full production at Baltimore’s Theatrical Mining Company. Bowie’s most-recent play, The Grace of God & The Man Machine (formerly ONAJE), was a semi-finalist for the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center 2018 season. It premiered in October 2018 to sold-out audiences and critical acclaim at The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC). Bowie is also Poet Laureate of The Harvard Alumni Association (HAA).

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Please credit performance photos to Ze’ Castle Photography, and studio photos to Gerry Goodstein.