Another full house at the legendary Timucua White House on July 16, 2017, for the concert preview of Bucket Boy, streamed live on the internet to a worldwide audience.
A play by Joseph Reed Hayes is a welcome oasis of cultured smarts." — Orlando Weekly
Nadra is a spoken word performer working the streets of New York, along with a drummer, Elvin, who is the Bucket Boy. She has a moment of crisis and escapes the city to return to a place that, in her mind, was her happy time - high school. So she goes back to her hometown to rekindle a relationship with Julia, who has remained in the town. Unfortunately for Nadra, this relationship existed more in her fantasies than reality, and therein hinges the story. The three struggle with the difference between what they think is true, and what actually is the truth.
It takes a particular mindset to be a Renaissance man, someone willing to wear the hats of playwright, music producer, freelance writer, radio personality, spoken-word performer, photographer and self-promoter. All those descriptions would fit Orlando arts advocate Joseph Hayes." — Orlando Sentinel
Following the successful 2015 Timucua production of “Tom Waits For No Man”, we returned to the White House to premiere, “Bucket Boy”, featuring unexpected performances from poet, filmmaker, public
performer and educator Gloria Muñoz as Nadra, actress and drama coach Alison Burns as Julia and award-winning drummer and percussionist Mark Feinman as The Bucket Boy, with a guest appearance from oboist Beatriz Ramirez-Belt.