I FAVOR MY DADDY Premieres At FringeNYC
Jamie Brickhouse returns to the New York stage with the world premiere of I Favor My Daddy at Fringe NYC 2018, the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed and award-winning solo show, Dangerous When Wet: Booze, Sex, and My Mother. That show was about Jamie's drinking and sexuality, and his Texas tornado of a mother Mama Jean. I Favor My Daddy is about Jamie's father Earl aka Daddy Poo and his drinking and sexuality. "With this show, I've flipped the artistic process," says Brickhouse. "I wrote and published Dangerous When Wet the memoir first. This time, I Favor My Daddy the show, will come out before the book."
Daddy Poo is an octogenarian, ribald Catholic conservative accepting of his son's homosexuality and arrested alcoholism, but is he in denial about his own? After he dies suddenly Jamie begins to realize that the constant postmortem refrain of the folks in town-"You favor your daddy,"-is true from his skin down to his marrow. Is Jamie all the things Daddy Poo was, but didn't quite become: gay, alcoholic, writer? Is Jamie the full-blown version of Daddy Poo? Like Dangerous When Wet, I Favor of My Daddy is darkly comic, filled both with belly laughs and razor-sharp insights, and written with the same "fiendish pith" (San Francisco Chronicle) that earned DWW multiple awards and a shower of rave reviews.
Jamie Brickhouse (Playwright and performer) called "a natural raconteur" by the Washington Post, is the author of the critically-acclaimed memoir and award-winning solo show Dangerous When Wet: A Memoir of Booze, Sex, and My Mother. Awards for the show: Audience Choice Award FRIGID Festival NYC 2017; Theater Is Easy Best Bet FRIGID 2017; DC Metro Arts Best of DC Capital Fringe 2018; Best of Fringe and Sold Out San Francisco Fringe 2018. A three-time Moth StorySLAM champion and National Storytelling Network Grand Slam champion, Jamie has recorded voices on Beavis and Butthead and been featured multiple times on Kevin Allison's Risk! (stage and podcast). Writing credits: New York Times, Washington Post, Daily Beast, Salon, Out, POZ. www.jamiebrickhouse.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @jamiebrickhouse.