Hey everyone! We are looking to crowd-fund our first major producing effort of a workshop of Charlie O'Leary's new play, "Humiliation Play". To be presented July 25th in New York City.
We're 1/4th of the way there already thanks to all of you! Any little bit helps, even a dollar.
HUMILIATION PLAY, a new play by Charlie O'Leary explores the BDSM realm, primarily the kink of Humiliation and where consent lies within that.
It is the first play in UNTITLED GAY SEX CYCLE, a trilogy of plays concerning gay male sexuality and fetish practices during the early decades of the internet. It showcases a lead character that in some ways is meant to be an expression of the worst possible outcome of Velvet Rage, the shame that builds up in gay men and then can explode into internal and external violence.
We need your help, to get us off the ground. The funds raised will help us pay our all our artists, rehearsals, and fund our space!
We truly believe in this piece, and developing new work as young artists. Especially work within the LGBTQ+ community.
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Written by: Charlie O'Leary
Charlie O’Leary is a member of Crashbox Theatre Company's Write Play Launch and an alumnus of the Project Y Playwrights Group, the Brooklyn Generator, the Advanced BMI Workshop, the 24 Hour Plays: Nationals, and the Fornés Playwriting Workshop. His plays have been developed and presented by the Flea Theater, Middle Voice at Rattlestick, Jersey City Theater Center, Crashbox Theater Company, Pipeline Theatre Company, Project Y Theatre, Theatre Now New York, Loading Dock Theatre, the Tank, the PIT, the Habitat, the Dare Tactic/Pace University, and the University of Notre Dame. He has been a finalist for the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference and Sanguine Theatre Company's Project Playwright; a semifinalist for the O'Neill National Playwrights Conference and Ars Nova Play Group; and recipient of a New York Innovative Theatre Award and an Iowa Arts Fellowship. His song “A Date” (music by Helen Park) was a selection of the BMI Workshop Smoker; his songs have also been performed at places like Don’t Tell Mama, the West End Lounge, and the Duplex. Incoming MFA student at Iowa Playwrights Workshop.
Directed by: John Michael DiResta
John Michael DiResta is a theater director, educator, and occasional producer and writer. His work as a director focuses on new work development, site-responsive theater, community engagement, and queer theater. He is particularly interested in the intersection between new work development and theater for social change, and highlights in his work the importance of repositioning audience experience in new plays. Recent credits include From Pilgrim Landing (Columbia Stages), Lafayette (Florence Gould Hall), Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Yale), Oedipus and Hare and Tortoise (The Hangar Theatre), Body of Words (Theatre for the New City), The Memory Tax (Araca Project), Favorites and Scenes from the Middle Voice (Rising Phoenix Rep), Back to Society (Abrons Arts Center/MCC), The Drunken City (Steppenwolf Theater), Yellowface, Lyle The Crocodile, The Romeo and Juliet Project, The Glass Menagerie, The Normal Heart (Northwestern University). John was a 2014 Drama League Directing Fellow, a 2015 Young Playwrights Award Juror, a 2015 and 2016 Drama League Fellowship Juror, a nominator for the 2016 Drama League Awards, and served on the selection Committee for the 2015 and 2016 B-Sides New American Musical Award. John has developed new works with New Dramatists, The Atlantic Theater Company, The Dramatists Guild, The Drama League, Rising Phoenix Rep, MCC Theater, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, B-Sides Productions, Where Eagles Dare Theater, The American Music Theater Project, and Master Clash. John’s MFA thesis, Staging Gay Shame, analyzed the contemporary process of staging plays written by gay men before the opening of the closet. John has long been a champion of new work from urban teenagers, and served as the producer of the MCC Theater Youth Company from 2007-2010. He proudly hails from Lawrence, Massachusetts.
Alex originally comes from New Jersey. Alexander Settineri: Regional: A Christmas Carol (Hartford Stage), Dracula (Jenny Wiley Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Capital Classics Shakespeare Festival); New York: The Untold Yippie Project (World Premiere), A Dream Play, Moody; Alex is dedicated to creating new work, especially within the queer community. Proud graduate of The Hartt School; Insta: @alexsettineri / @alexsettineriphotography
Originally from Houston, Texas! Nicole is proud to be a Texan turned New Yorker. NYC- Julius Caesar (The Public), Coyote (New York Theatre Barn). Regional- Romeo and Juliet, Christmas Carol (Hartford Stage), We Foxes (Goodspeed Musicals), Children of Eden (Bayou City Theatrics). Commercial- Go Red For Women (American Heart Association), Children's Advocacy of Connecticut (The Union Productions). BFA Music Theatre from The Hartt School.
Stage Management: Kelsea Baker
Produced by: Kelsey Pohl, Alexander Settineri, and Nicole Vazquez
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