Andy Halliday's NOTHING BUT TRASH Reading Set for Today at TNC
Casting was recently announced for the first public reading of NOTHING BUT TRASH, a satire of 1950's teen-angst films and gay pulp fiction, produced by Theater For The New City (Crystal Field, Executive Director), written by and starring Andy Halliday(of Charles Busch's Theatre-In-Limbo), with direction by G.R. Johnson (Bounce and Thunder, Seven11.2005). The reading, which is free and open to the public, takes place today, October 28th at 7:30pm in midtown Manhattan.
The cast features Tim Burke (original cast of Naked Boys Singing), Andrew Glaszek (web series "Hustling"), Halliday (Psycho Beach Party), Nick Matthews (web series "In Between Men"), Tim McGarrigal (High School Musical, 1st national tour), Jeff Riberdy (Devil Boys From Beyond), Jeffrey Vause, and Steven Wenslawski (Spamalot, 1st national tour).
Messrs. Halliday, Johnson and Ms. Crystal Field, Executive Director of Theater For The New City, are currently raising funds for a full production at Theater For The New City in March, 2014.
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What happens when two beautiful teenage boys meet under the hot summer sun? Nothing good. In Nothing But Trash, the year is 1958 and Tab and Troy are on the fast track to madness when their innocent love is destroyed by lies. Wrongly accused of a heinous crime, the boys must escape the horror of juvenile hall, or risk losing their sanity. And their lives!
Theater For The New City, under Executive Director Crystal Field's leadership, has produced over 800 new plays which have garnered a Pulitzer Prize and over 43 OBIE Awards for excellence in every theatrical discipline. Founded in 1971, TNC has nurtured the talents of Sam Shepard, Maria Irene Fornes, Romulus Linney, Richard Foreman, Lee Breuer, Miguel Piñero, Charles Busch, Moises Kaufman, Vin Diesel, Adrien Brody, Eduardo Machado, Jean-Claude van Itallie and Tim Robbins. One of New York's most prolific theatrical organizations, TNC produces 30-40 premieres of new American plays per year, at least 10 of which are by emerging and young playwrights.
Andy Halliday is an actor, writer and director, who was most recently seen off-Broadway in the 2011 production of Devil Boys From Beyond. Nothing But Trash marks the third time he has performed in his own work, having previously performed double duty with Sex Slaves of the Lost Kingdom and I Can't Stop Screaming. He got his start in 1983 performing in Charles Busch's Vampire Lesbians of Sodom. From 1987 to 1991, the Theatre-In-Limbo company went on to perform three more of Busch's plays:Psycho Beach Party, Red Scare On Sunset and The Lady In Question, the latter earning Halliday the Scene Stealer of the Month Award from Playbill.
G.R. Johnson has directed Ty Adam's Bounce and Thunder for the Circle East Theater Company, Seven11.2005 for Desipina Theatre Company and was the Associate Director, as well as Fight Choreographer and Dialect Coach, for a production of Peter Pan in Honolulu. As an actor, he has worked at the Huntington Theater (winner of the 2013 Regional Theatre Tony Award), The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia, Fulton Theatre in Lancaster, Alabama Shakespeare Festival and many others. In New York City, he has performed at NY Classical Theatre, Mint Theater Company, La Mama E.T.C., NY International Fringe Festival, and in the New York premiere of Tom Stoppard's Indian Ink.