David Hogan is the author of a number of screen and stage plays, including Capital, Samoan America, Fore and No Sit – No Stand – No Lie.
Most recently, the NPI award-winning CAPITAL premiered in Los Angeles, California, and was a ‘Recommended’ pick by LA Weekly.
NO SIT – NO STAND – NO LIE opened the ‘Resilience of the Spirit’ Human Rights Festival in San Diego, California (“…a quite intelligent foray into military and familial madness … by turns jarring, questioning, bizarre, and comedic” – San Diego Theater Scene).
A dual citizen of the US and Ireland, David Hogan lived and worked in Greece for a number of years. He currently resides in Southern California where he is an avid surfer.
THE LAST ISLAND
A Boston fireman, in an attempt to flee personal and professional tragedy, accepts a job as a bartender on a Greek fishing island. He soon discovers that, despite its apparent tranquility, the island is divided between two irreconcilable sides: those who want to maintain its status as a marine preserve and those who want to do away with the preserve and embrace tourism. An upcoming election is to decide between the two.
The fireman, seeking redemption from his own troubled past, does his best to avoid entanglements of any sort, political or personal. His intentions are eclipsed, however, when he moves into an isolated cove and meets Kerryn, an animal rights activist who believes dolphins possess consciousness, intelligence and souls. Kerryn enjoys an extraordinary and personal relationship with a dolphin, Yukon and lives an idealistic and solitary existence that is “willfully removed from all possessions, greed, and artificiality.” Despite himself, the fireman is drawn to Kerryn and the seemingly timeless and sensual sanctuary she has created for herself and Yukon in the cove.
As the election draws near, some of the fishermen begin using illegal nets to further deplete the sea of fish and force change. But these new nets are indiscriminant. They capture anything and everything, including dolphins.
The fireman’s relationship with Kerryn deepens just as she begins a series of increasingly desperate measures to stop the illegal netting and, quite possibly, save Yukon’s life. But the fishermen do not take kindly to outsider interference and react by placing an illegal net into the cove itself, forcing a fatal decision that would change all their lives and the island forever.
Rights available: World