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THIRD To Have Reading At The Theater At The 14th ST Y

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THIRD To Have Reading At The Theater At The 14th ST Y

THIRD, written by and featuring Broadway World-award winning actor Ty Autry, featuring Héctor Matías and directed by Andrew J. Mullins, comes to the stage as a one-night-only event at the 14th Street Y Theater at 8pm on Tuesday, December 11th.

Right off the heels of his latest play, A Southern Fairytale, Autry debuts his new play, presented as part of Different Translation's Noche Oscura Series. THIRD examines the desires, vulnerabilities, and insecurities that one couple faces when they are presented with the opportunity for their very first threesome. Fears and jealousy riddle the two lovers as they embrace the opportunity to grow in their relationship but when the answer isn't always black and white, where do you find the solution?

THIRD attempts to shed light on a topic not commonly explored: what happens when two happy, healthy, consenting queer adults decide they want an "other" in their relationship? With his signature attention to detail, Autry crafts beautifully human-and ultimately flawed-characters as we join them on their rollercoaster of discovery.

"The story was born out of my own personal journey with sex and also coming from a very southern Christian background," says Autry. "I think what people will connect with is that gut feeling you get before you do something big - whether it's terrible or beautiful."

For this production, THIRD is mounted as a staged reading with a talkback immediately following the performance. "My hope is to learn what gets the audience going and if they connected with something in the script; no matter where they come from or their orientation," states Autry.

In addition to Autry, Matías and Mullins, the production team includes stage directions read by Chandler Converse and Production Stage Manager Ashton Pickering.

THIRD will be performed on December 11th at 8:00 PM as part of Different Translation's Noche Oscura Series at the Theater at 14th Street Y, 344 East 14th Street at 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10003. This event is free with required reservations, which are available through the EventBrite page listing.

Ty Autry (Actor/Playwright) is a small-town southern boy with a big heart and a passion for theatre, adventure, and New York City. Ty grew up in a rural farming community in South Georgia but moved to his first "big city", Atlanta, to pursue a degree in electrical engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. While busy with studies (he later graduated Summa Cum Laude with his engineering degree,) Ty also began his performance career with the university's DramaTech Theatre company. He went on to perform with a wide variety of local/regional companies in the Southeast including OnStage Atlanta, The Lyric Studio, Arís Theatre, Georgia Ensemble Theatre, Act3 Productions, and Resurgens Theatre. For his performance as Adam in the critically acclaimed production of The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told (Out Front Theatre Company,) Autry received Broadway World's 2017 regional award for Best Actor in a Play. Autry recently completed training at Atlantic Acting School and continues to pursue his acting career in New York. Concurrently, he works as a teacher, director, and choreographer for various productions in Georgia and New York. For additional information visit Ty's website: http://jtyautry.com | @JTyAutry

HÉCOTR MATÍAS (Actor) is a Dominican actor and singer (2018 Premios Soberano Actor of the Year nominee for Kin in "Bony and Kin"). Has also played leading roles in the sitcom "Juanita's Gran Salón y Spa" (winner of a Casandra Award for best TV series), the musical "Perfectus Quorum" (winner for Best Musical in the Premios Soberano), and in the play "La Cuarta Mariposa" in the Dominican Republic. Currently, in his NYC debut, plays the role of Phillip in The Baby Monitor directed by Antonio Miniño.

Héctor completed several diploma courses (Acting, Performing Arts, and Direction) with the acclaimed Dominican teacher, actress, producer, and director María Castillo. He also studied acting with the late Enrique Chao, and Waddys Jaquez, to name a few. Most recently, he graduated from the Summer Conservatory Program at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York, with teachers such as Joe Goscinski (Voice and Speech), Alice Saltzman (Scene Study), and Ian Hersey (Shakespeare).

ANDREW J. MULLINS (Director) specializes in the development of new works, musical theatre, and cabarets. Previous directing credits include: I Want To Be Your Friend Please (Dixon Place), Nice Jewish X (Theater Lab), Gender is a Lie the Patriarchy Told You (The Duplex), BURN (Schaeberle Studio Theater), F*%# You Cabaret (Stand Up Productions), Miscast Cabaret! (The Dare Tactic). Education: Pace University BA Directing (International Performance Ensemble) class of 2018. andrewjmullins.com, Instagram @andrewjmullins

ASHTON PICKERING (Production Stage Manager) is a NYC based Stage Manager, originally from Atlanta, Georgia. She is currently a Sophomore Stage Management major at Pace University. Selected credits: Assistant Stage Manager for LES MISERABLES at Schimmel Center, Production Stage Manager for A Southern Fairytale at Hudson Guild, Production Stage Manager for Guys and Dolls at Act1 Theatre, Production Stage Manager for The Beautiful Ambiguous at Dixon Place, Assistant Stage Manager for Pace University's production of Michael John LaChiusa's Dead Babies, Co-Director of Bring It On: the Musical at Theatre 5230, Director of The Wedding Singer at Theatre 5230, and Production Stage Manager of School of Rock at CYT Atlanta. Instagram @as.hton.


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