Holy Name

By Michael Eichler


Holy Name is the story of a working-class family in 1960’s Buffalo, NY. The matriarch of the family – Mindy – is suffering from a mental illness which expresses itself in verbal abuse and physically-threatening behavior. The men of the family – father Van and brothers Ron and Mickey – devise a plan to get Mindy treatment, but when it backfires it sends the family – especially youngest brother, Mickey – into a deep psychological battle of determination vs. free will, family obligations vs. a happier life.


Playwright: Michael Eichler
Director: Nic Adams
Production Designer: Stephanie Echevarria
Stage Manager: Patrick Surillo

Getchie Argetsinger*
Henry Gagliardi
Mark Hofmaier*
Javan Nelson
Jill Melanie Wirth*


Holy Name received work-in-progress showings at IRT Theater as recipient of the 3B Residency (2018), and was presented as a staged reading at 13th Street Theatre (2014).

*These actors are appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. Holy Name is an Equity approved Showcase.

Photos by Giancarlo Osaben.