GAY HAIKU to Open 2/6 at Dixon Place

GAY HAIKU to Open 2/6 at Dixon Place

GAY HAIKU, the new play written and directed by Sam Perwin - based on the celebrated book of poetry of Joel Derfner - will debut at Dixon Place on Thursday, February 6 at 7:30 PM. The cast includes Jennifer Lauren Brown, Nic Cory, Trey Gerrald, Josh Hemphill, Patrick McAndrew, Eric Ulloa, and John-Michael Zeurlein. GAY HAIKU was a semi-finalist in the Strawberry One-Act Festival and was subsequently selected as part of the festival's Encores Series. This presentation at Dixon Place marks the premiere of the full-length version. The show is produced by Thomas Dolan.

GAY HAIKU is a hilarious and poignant exploration of the absurdities of gay life in New York. The show, which uses Derfner's deft verse as a launching point for a diverse series of vignettes, mines issues ranging from online dating and gay marriage, to Grindr, AIDS and closeted finance guys. Within the current renaissance of gay theatre in the city, GAY HAIKU aims to shine a positive and honest light - from a fresh, youthful perspective - on what it means to be gay in New York in 2014.

When Joel Derfner's original book of poems was published in 2005, it was called "hysterical" by Out Magazine and praised for its "clever, hilarious and often poignant snapshots of urban gay life" by The Advocate.

SAM PERWIN is an actor, writer and singer. Since graduating from Harvard Sam has performed in at venues ranging from Off-Broadway to regional theatres all over the country. As a writer, Sam's plays have been produced in Miami, Boston, and New York. His writing has been published in Opera News Magazine, and he is a primary contributor to the theater arts blog Crazytown founded by composer Ryan Scott Oliver.

GAY HAIKU - a new play by Sam Perwin - will be performed at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street, between Rivington and Delancey, New York, NY 10002) for one night only, February 6 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Special $10 seats are available for students and seniors. Purchase tickets at OvationTix.

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