Matt Morillo Launches Kickstarter for ANGRY YOUNG WOMEN IN LOW-RISE JEANS WITH HIGH-CLASS ISSUES Web Series
Kings and Desperate Men Productions has announced that Angry Young Women in Low Rise Jeans with High Class Issues, Matt Morillo's cult hit play that had various sold-out runs in New York (including off-Broadway in 2007), Los Angeles, as well as Sydney and Brisbane, Australia, is now set to become a web series. Writer/director Morillo (who had claimed to be finished directing the play after its sixth New York run in 2011), along with Jessica Moreno, producer and leading actress in the original New York and Los Angeles runs, have decided to revive the brand and create an original web series.
The series will focus on the lives of a bunch of twenty-and- thirty-somethings facing the eternal battle of the sexes through their awkward and messy adventures into the complex contemporary American social scene. Each episode will humorously and irreverently tackle confronting issues such as female body objectification, interracial dating, sexual mores, generation gaps, and awkward sexual situations. It will all be done in the spirit of the play which was funny, raunchy, confronting, and most definitely a conversation starter.
The continued licensing of the show, specifically at colleges including the run just commissioned by Santa Ana College for October 2013, and the popularity of several of the play's monologues as audition pieces by the younger generation led Morillo to believe that there was more to be done. He reunited with Moreno and development of the web series began. Other original cast members Keenan Henson and Jason Drumwright, Jenni Halina, who performed in the final New York production, along with several students who will be performing in the Santa Ana run, were brought onto the project.
For more info on Angry Young Women, please visit www.angryyoungwomen.net. A Kickstarter campaign has been launched to raise $15,000 for production of the first season of Angry Young Women in Low Rise Jeans with High Class Issues: The Web Series. The funding period ends on Friday, June 14; to donate, please visit http://tinyurl.com/kmy5fwy.
The much talked about slogan for the play was, "Even though it's a play, it doesn't suck," so it follows that the new slogan will be, "Even though it's aweb series, it doesn't suck."