Spring 2022

Past Events

June 04, 2022
June 04, 2022
June 02, 2022


Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 West 129th Street
New York, NY 10027
(enter on 125th Street, west of Broadway)


Thursday, June 2, 2022, 2:30 PM
Saturday, June 4, 2022, 2:30 PM
Saturday, June 4, 2022, 8 PM


by Martin Murray
Directed by Laura Dupper


A working class mother finds a bag of stolen money - more than she could ever hope to earn in her lifetime. But what does the average mom even do with that much cash? And how far will she stretch her moral compass if it means making her family’s wildest dreams come true? Good Things Happen is a nostalgic neo-noir chock full of blue collar crime, money laundering, VHS tapes, phonebook deliveries, manifestation, and pepperoni pizza.

Content Warning

Play includes a brief moment of violence.


Run Time

~100 minutes (there will be no intermission)



Emily Boyd Dahab – JACKIE
Dan Jessup – DAN
Brady Moldrup – MAX
Ahmad Maher – BRIAN
Alessandro Caronna – STRANGER


Creative Team

Playwright Martin Murray
Director Laura Dupper
Producer Aimee-Marie Holland
Dramaturg Emily Boyd Dahab
Production Stage Manager Cal Langston
Costume Coordinator Rachel Dozier-Ezell
Lighting Coordinator Matt Holcombe
Fight Choreographer Leana Gardella
Thesis Mentor Steve Martin



About the Artist

Martin Murray is a writer based in New York. His full-length plays include The Spot, Family Show, and Coliseum. In 2019, his one-act play 360 Owl Head was produced at Shanghai Theater Academy. In 2020, the feature film he co-directed Sleepaway Slasher premiered on Amazon Prime. His short play, Sarasota, FLA. was presented in the PlaySonos: Digital Audio Play Festival in 2021. Martin’s screenplay Miranda was selected for the 2022 Columbia Blue List. Currently, Martin is developing an original screenplay with Troma Entertainment and he is a writer at The Wonder. BA; Binghamton University. MFA; Columbia University.

good things happen play poster