GAY BOY to Make World Premiere at Theater for the New City's 2017 Dream Up Festival
Scottish playwright and Dewar Arts Award winner JD Stewart will make his New York City stage debut in the world premiere of his one man show, Gay Boy, as part of Theater for the New City's 2017 Dream Up Festival.
Gay Boy is the provocative account of some sort of gay man living some sort of life as an English Teacher in South Korea. His best friend Stella has been cheating on her girlfriend, behavior Gay Boy detests, but this doesn't prevent him from sleeping with as many men as possible. To add to his list of first world problems, his mum won't stop calling and all the porn websites in Korea are blocked. At least the new guy at work wears skinny jeans to provide distraction, or not. On the surface, Gay Boy may seem like a typical gay boy: highly sexed, sassy, and reveling in both. But when his vulnerability surfaces after a one-night stand, truths about his past are finally revealed.
Directed by Ashley Wren Collins (Flak House, I'm Mindful...of My Anxiety), Gay Boy draws on Stewart's time spent as an English Teacher in South Korea, and not only sheds light on a society the west knows little about, but also illuminates an aspect of gay culture we may think we understand, only to learn sometimes what we think we know is more harmful than good.
Performances will take place in the Cabaret Theater at Theater for the New City (155 1st Avenue, New York, NY, 10003) 9/6 at 9pm, 9/8 at 9pm, 9/9 at 5pm, 9/10 at 5pm, 9/14 at 6:30pm, 9/16 at 2pm, and 9/17 at 5pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=gay5C8.