Tom Lenk to Star in TILDA SWINTON ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST at Celebration Theatre
Celebration Theatre presents as part of its 'Summer of Celebration', Tilda Swinton ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST by Byron Lane, directed by Tom Detrinis and performing Thursday evenings, August 10- August 31 at 8:00pm at Celebration Theatre at The Lex in Hollywood.
From the company that brought you this summer's hit So Long Boulder City comes another absurd must-see comedy about life with one of the greatest living actors. Walt is a gay wallflower. After a devastating break-up, Walt innocently places an ad on Craigslist for a new roommate. When other-worldly star Tilda Swinton shows up at his door and insists on moving in to "study" Walt for her next big movie role, things gets hysterically chaotic.
Written by and starring Byron Lane (creator of the award-winning web series Last Will and Testicle) and Tom Lenk (Buffy) and produced in association with the multiple-Ovation Award winning Celebration Theatre, Tilda Swinton ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST continues Celebration Theatre's raucous "Summer of Celebration."
ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM AND CAST:
Tom Lenk ("Tilda Swinton") is an actor/writer most famous for his role as Andrew in TV's Buffy the Vampire Slaye rand its spinoff Angel. Hundreds of thousands of fans follow his videos and Instagram parodies of red carpet looks, his documentary Nerdgasm is now playing on Amazon, and he recently wrapped a tour as the star of Buyer and Cellar. He's appeared on television in House, How I Met Your Mother, Nip/Tuck, GREEK and in motion pictures including Cabin in the Woods, Transformers, The Number 23, Date Movie and Much Ado About Nothing. On stage, Tom is a regular performer with MORTIFIED and The Thrilling Adventure Hour at Largo. Two years ago he made his Broadway debut in Rock of Agesand since then has been touring his solo alt-comedy/stand-up show, Nerdgasm, all over the world.
Byron Lane (Playwright/"WALT") is an actor/writer/comedian. He wrote and stars in Last Will & Testicle, an award-winning web series about his tryst with testicular cancer that was described as "fearless" by Cosmopolitan magazine. He wrote, produced, and stars in the feature film comedy Herpes Boy, which won several festival awards including Best Comedy at Comic Con and an Audience Award from Austin Film Festival. His web series pitch Gay Divorce was a finalist in Project Greenlight's See Yourself contest. He's a former personal assistant to Carrie Fisher, won a regional Emmy at his former day job as a writer for local TV news, and he and his boyfriend have a one-eyed rescue dog named "Tildaswinton."
Tom Detrinis (Director) is thrilled to be making his directorial debut with TILDA, and huge thanks for Byron for entrusting him and saying YES! Recently on stage, Tom played Lance in the Ovation Recommended DIE MOMMIE DIE at Celebration and is the producing director of the critically acclaimed theater company, 30 Minute Musicals. He was also an associate producer on the critically acclaimed SPECIES NATIVE TO CALIFORNIA from the Iama Theatre Company and on BRIGHT COLORS AND BOLD PATTERNS at Celebration and Off-Broadway at the Barrow Street Theater this past December. More?! OK! Then go to 30mm.co or detrinis.com.
The cast also features: Jayne Entwistle (Feud, Desperate Housewives) and Mark Jude Sullivan (Pan Am).
Tilda Swinton ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST is produced by Tom Detrinis, Jay Marcus, Nathan Frizzell and Victory Palmisano. Celebration Theatre is headed by its Co-Artistic Directors Michael Matthews and Michael A. Shepperd, along with its Executive Director Michael C. Kricfalusi.