Caps Lock Theatre Brings THE SEX WITH ROBOTS FESTIVAL to the Secret Theatre Tonight
CAPS LOCK THEATRE presents THE SEX WITH ROBOTS FESTIVAL, a series of short plays about sex with robots, written by a formidable group of playwrights: Micheline Auger, Danny Bowes, J. Julian Christopher, Richard Lovejoy & Eric Meyer, Mariah MacCarthy, Mac Rogers, Leah Nanako Winkler and Natalie Zutter, with a robot sex song cycle by Nat Cassidy. The festival is set for today, November 5-10 at the Secret Theatre in Long Island City.
In this festival by NYIT Award-nominated Caps Lock Theatre, enjoy an evening of eight short plays, all about sex with robots. Nine playwrights offer a window into our humanity as their characters project their messy desires onto their mechanical lovers.
The project, presented by Caps Lock Theatre, will play at The Secret Theater located at 4402 23rd street, Long Island City. Performances are Tuesday, November 5 through Sunday, November 10. All performances are at 8pm. Tickets ($18) may be purchased online at sexwithrobots.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 1-800-838-3006.
Micheline Auger (Playwright) Recent productions include the Untitled Degradation Play (Rising Phoenix Rep's Cino Nights Series) andAmerican River (Lesser America at TNC). Her other work has been developed or produced by Dixon Place, Primary Stages, Westside Theatre, Miranda Theatre, Amoralab, NY International Fringe Festival, New York Madness, OMPF, Horsetrade Theatre Co, Riot Act, Caps Lock Theatre Company, Sugarspace and Highways Performance Complex, among others. She is the recipient of the 2012 National Theater Conference Paul Green Award, creator of the theater blog Theaterspeak and the creator/producer of Write Out Front: A Playwright Happening which put 76 up-and-coming and professional playwrights in the Drama Bookshop Storefront Window writing plays for three weeks in August 2012. WOF 2014 is in the works.
Danny Bowes (Playwright) A critic, filmmaker, and occasional playwright who once shook Vaclav Havel's hand and on another occasion staged a gender-flipped version of the Madison scene from Jean-Luc Godard's Bande à part, in the nude. He writes for Indiewire, RogerEbert.com, and Movies By Bowes; his work as a playwright has been seen in Nosedive's Blood Brothers and the Brick's Game Play Theater Festival, among others.
Nat Cassidy (Musician) As frontman to Nat Cassidy & the Nines, he has written and recorded two albums (Pet Symmetry and Everybody Here Says Hi! both available for purchase and download from GFS Productions). He has performed with and without the Nines at venues such as the Knitting Factory, Pete's Candy Store, Arlene's Grocery, Mo Pitkin's, Galapagos, Googie's Lounge, Cafe Vivaldi, and others. In 2012, he was commissioned by The Kennedy Center/Washington National Opera, as part of the first-ever American Opera Initiative, to write the libretto for a new short opera with composer Scott Perkins. Nat was named one of NYTHEATRE.COM's People of the Year in 2011.
J. JULIAN CHISTOPHER (Playwright) MFA recipient from New School University. Playwriting credits: Beast: A Parable (FringeNYC 2008). Nico was a Fashion Model (LAByrinth Theater Company's 2010 Summer Intensive). At The Public Theater, he received the 2009 Emerging Writers Group Fellowship where he developed Man Boobs (Fresh Fruit Festival NYC 2010). Man Boobs premiered in Montréal at The Rialto Theatre, Melbourne at The Midsumma Festival 2012, and Chicago for Pride Films and Plays. His latest play, Locusts Have No King, will have its World Premiere at INTAR this Spring. He is one of the creators and executive producers of Bulk-The Series. www.bulktheseries.com