The Honorable Herbert Peabody, with a small cast and crew and simple but impactful production design, is a seventy-minute solo show that offers a unique theatrical experience easily adaptable for venues of all types and sizes.
The show has remained relevant by reflecting daily successes and setbacks of the #MeToo movement while evolving with the changing narrative of sexual harassment and abusive power.
Left to right: Production Stills from Holmdel Theatre, NJ; United Solo Festival, NYC; Chain Theatre (Set by Clíona Smith, Lights by Paige Seber.)
March 2020- June 2021
During Covid times new additional material was added and work shopped (via Zoom), expanding The Honorable Herbert Peabody from a one-act to a full length solo show.
During this time a federal investigation was launched against Congressman Matt Gaetz over sex trafficking.
Kirk McGee is awarded a Performance Grant from the Cafe Royal Cultural Foundation, ensuring that Peabody shall return to the stage.
Kirk submitted for the grant shortly before Governor Cuomo was first accused for sexual misconduct. Kirk received the grant a few weeks after Cuomo resigned due to public outrage.
Peabody returned to the stage for a limited engagement thanks to the Cafe Royal Cultural Foundation and many generous donations.
During the run, President Biden signed a bill ending forced arbitration in sexual misconduct cases, which no longer silences the survivors or shields the perpetrators.
In 2023, Kirk and Corey represented Peabody and continue navigating through the post covid theater landscape in search of the next venue to bring The Honorable Herbert Peabody to theaters and universities nationwide.
Following a scandal involving its leaders' dealings with then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo amid sexual harassment allegations, Time's Up — the now-embattled anti-harassment organization founded with fanfare during the early days of the #MeToo reckoning against sexual misconduct - ceased operations.