Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead

By Bert V. Royal

Dates / Show Times:

Oct. 20—Nov. 4, 2018
Saturdays & Sundays 7pm


When CB’s dog dies from rabies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burnt out to provide any coherent speculation; his sister has gone goth; his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized; and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace. But a chance meeting with an artistic kid, the target of this group’s bullying, offers CB a peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits. Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion and sexual identity collide and careen toward an ending that’s both haunting and hopeful.

Parental discretion is required due to harsh themes and language. This play is not for younger children or the easily offended.

This play will be performed on the same weekends as the family musical, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

Teen Lifeline & Talk Back Sessions:

Teen Lifeline Teen Lifeline will have a table set up in the lobby after each performance of Dog Sees God. The mission of Teen Lifeline is to provide a safe, confidential, and crucial crisis service where teens help teens make healthy decisions together. See more information at

Spotlight will also partner with Teen Lifeline for two talk back sessions after Dog Sees God performances, on Nov. 3 and Nov. 10. Stay after the show for questions, answers and valuable discussion with the cast.


  • CB Jack Taylor
  • CB’s Sister Lindsay Gagnon
  • Van Christian Bader
  • Matt Devon Policci
  • Marcy Thea Eigo
  • Tricia Bethany Novotny
  • Beethoven Noah Lanouette
  • Van’s Sister Ali Giordano

Production Team:

  • Director Kenny Grossman
  • Stage Manager Falin Ossipinsky
  • Set & Media Design Bobby Sample
  • Costume Design Samantha Utpadel
  • Lighting & Sound Design Josh Hontz
  • Hair & Makeup Design Angel DeMichael
  • Properties Artisan Vicki Grossman