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Complete Cast Announced for Joe Gulla's REEL WOOD Reading


Complete Cast Announced for Joe Gulla's REEL WOOD Reading Complete casting has been announced for a reading of Joe Gulla's "REEL WOOD". Hosted by the Village Playwrights, the reading will take place at NYC's Studio 353 on Thursday, November 8th.

The complete cast of "REEL WOOD" features Joe Gulla(Redmond), Nick Varricchio (Kyle), Susan Campanaro (Dr. Kennedy), Chet Göle (Dagger), Emily Dinova (Shyla) and Sacco Sarkis (AVN Awards Host).

"REEL WOOD" is the full-length version of Gulla's acclaimed, nationally-produced one-act by the name name. The original "REEL WOOD" had a sold out run at the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival and was the opening production of Fantastic.Z's 4th Annual New Works Festival in Seattle, WA. "REEL WOOD" was also featured in Gulla's 2018 Downtown Urban Arts Festival "Audience Award" winner, "GAY.PORN.MAFIA" at NYC's New York Live Arts Theater.

"REEL WOOD" tells the story of husbands, Redmond and Kyle. To make some extra money, Redmond decides to rent out their Hollywood Hills home to a Straight Porn Production Company. In doing so, he neglects to inform Kyle. Chaos ensues when Kyle begrudgingly agrees to share his home with a mob of naked people who consistently engage in operatic sexual activity.

Playwright Joe Gulla says, "In the earlier version, it was a one-note joke: Redmond and Kyle deal with porn being shot in their living room while they hide in their basement! As much as they try to ignore what is going on above them, the sheer "volume" of it keeps Redmond engaged and Kyle irritated. Now, we've opened up the story. We see the couple take this problem to a couple's therapist. We also learn a lot more about the "porn stars upstairs" as they begin to weave themselves into Redmond and Kyle's daily life!"

Joe Gulla is is a regular performer at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater. His show, "Daddy" had its debut there one week ago. He is best known for his award-winning "Bronx Queen Trilogy", "Garbo", "GAY.PORN.MAFIA" and "Sleeping With The Fish". As an actor, Joe played "Joey" in San Francisco's "Tony & Tina's Wedding" for many years and "Frankie" in Off-Broadway's "My Big Gay Italian Wedding". He also starred on NBC's "LOST", one of television's first adventure reality series. Joe also appeared on the 2018 season HBO's "The Deuce".

If you are interested in attending the reading of Joe Gulla's "REEL WOOD", it will be held at "Village Playwrights at Studio 353", 353 W. 48th St., NYC from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on November 8th. A $5.00 donation is suggested.

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