The STAGE Network Will Film THE BENCH, A HOMELESS LOVE STORY This Week At The Triad

The Off-Broadway and West Coast hit, The Bench written by and starring Robert Galinsky, directed by Jay O. Sanders, has partnered with The STAGE Network for a live filming of the play taking place at The Triad on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 beginning at 12pm, tickets are FREE an available at EventBrite.com.

Based on true stories, The Bench, set in urban decay and rubble, explores the emotional anguish of five homeless characters and the catastrophic hysteria surrounding AIDS in the 1980's. Funny, touching and ultimately heartbreaking, Galinsky plays five characters "with flawless precision and gusto," as they interact around the bench. In addition to the stage, Robert Galinsky has performed, The Bench at NY's infamous Rikers Island Penitentiary, where he is a teaching artist.

"I am thrilled to be a new member of the STAGE family and appreciate the visionary mission STAGE has: bringing new and original theatre to the internet, with the highest of production values." Robert Galinsky

STAGE (http://watchstage.com/) is the first streaming network devoted to the entire world of theatre, featuring original series, films, live theatre, documentaries, reality shows, variety shows, talk shows, live concerts, and more. Whether you're just getting to know the magic of theatre or you've already gone full-out theatre geek, STAGE brings you to the heights of entertainment, exploring everything from shows about shows, people behind the scenes, and drama about the drama. STAGE content is also available on iPhone, Android, Apple TV and Roku

The Bench performed in New York City for 30 sold-out week sold-out before selling out nine weeks at LA's Hudson Guild Theater, where is we it called "Brilliant... eye-opening... fascinating." The Knockturnal; "Robert Galinsky, one-man tour-de-force, is heartbreaking and mind opening." Times Square Chronicle; "...because of Galinsky's exuberance and skill, his characters are never merely depressing. Their energy, resilience, resourcefulness and determination are their saving grace." Stage Raw.com; "Galinsky humanizes his characters and rescues their remarkable stories. The Bench is a necessary play right now." PeopleWorld.org; "Galinsky slips between characters with flawless precision and gusto." The Fresh Toast; "This lovingly rendered one-man production is a scrumptious basket of vivid details that sings-out with clarion truth. These street walkers, bag men, and tramps are embodied with exacting detail in the kind of star turn that old school actors and worshippers of the craft dream about." Broadway World; "Galinsky is quite possibly filling the void of incredible New York actors who've sadly passed recently: Phillip Seymour Hoffman & James Gandolfini." The Metropolitan Report; "Galinsky transforms himself into a living ghost. His vital solo piece, is the most important kind of urban voyeurism. It puts a smile on your lips and moisture in your eyes." Theater Is Easy; "With deft acting chops that evoke the transformative versatility of Robin Williams and Jim Carrey, Galinsky brings a heart-rending tale of love, fate & heroics." BeautyNewsNYC.com.

BackStage Magazine has called Robert Galinsky's acting "extraordinary & effortless" while High Times Magazine says Galinsky is "manic, deadpan & takes aim with psychotic precision." Galinsky is a contributing editor to The Fresh Toast, is Head Speaker Coach for TEDxTeen, TEDxFultonStreet, and teaches writing and performance at Rikers Island Jail, through the non-profit Literacy for Incarcerated Teens and GalinskyCoaching.com. His work as an artist activist has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, and on "The VIEW," NPR, "ABC Nightline News" and many media outlets. More at www.galinskyplace.com.

The Bench features art work and set design by Daphne Arthur with an original soundscape by Deep Singh. This production is being presented by Golden Globe Nominated Chris Noth, Drama Desk, Obie, Olivier Award winner Barry Shabaka Henley and is produced by Tony Award winning producer Terry Schnuck, with general management by Niko Associate's Jeff Chrzczon.

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