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Jon Spano's Joey Variations: A Play With Dance makes its World Premiere at the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival.

Performances play VENUE #6: The Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 East 14th Street, NYC 10003: MON 8/15 9:00PM; WED 8/17 4:30PM; FRI 8/19 10:00PM; SUN 8/21 8:00PM and TUE 8/23 6:15PM.

In a poetic and inspirational new play combining text and dance, Joey Variations brazenly explores the human connections that transform adversity into triumph. Joey: a gifted contemporary dancer whose secret fuels his addiction. Rita: The transgendered therapist whose counsel may save his life. Svetlana: the artistic director who employs him despite better judgment. Three diverse lives brush against darkness to find the light. Run time: 62 minutes.

Jon Spano is a New York City-based actor, writer, and dancer whose productions include The Sweat, Ripple Effect, Just Us, Labor Day Weekend, Eighth Wonder, Dennis, Too Young for Cemeteries, and Family Comes First. His dance play Joey Variations was a semi-finalist at both the O'Neill National Playwrights Conference and Lark Play Development Center. He is adapting his play Muskego Lake into a screenplay. He has recently appeared in three indie films, Le Fleur de Vie, Jaywalkers, and Picking Up The Pieces. As a dancer, Jon toured in a dozen musicals and performed in Peggy and Jackson at The Public Theatre. Jon is a graduate of NYU, studied acting with William Alderson and Sanford Meisner and is a member of SAG-AFTRA, AEA, and The Dramatists Guild.

Tickets are $18.00 and go on sale July 15th at

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