FRIGID New York to Present Lucas Brooks' VGL 5'4' TOP, 2/20-3/3


FRIGID New York Festival presents "VGL 5'4" Top", written and performed by Lucas Brooks and directed by Matthew Klein, February 20th - March 3rd, 2013. The work is a solo performance about online dating and its affect on body image in gay men.

Sick and tired of short jokes and snobbery amongst the gay population, Lucas, a sexually frustrated and vertically challenged young top, is ready to fight back. Armed with only a laptop and a quick wit, our gallant hero addresses the loaded topic of sex and how it divides us, rather than unites us, in a time of need.

VGL 5'4" Top plays:

Friday, February 22nd, at 4:30 PM
Saturday, February 23rd, at 4:45 PM
Sunday, February 24th, at 7:55 PM
Tuesday, February 26th, at 10:45 PM
Friday, March 1st, at 10:50 PM

Performances take place at the Red Room 85 East 4th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues Third Floor. Tickets: General - $10 Student - $7. Visit or call 212-868-4444.

Lucas Brooks (Playwright/Performer) is a writer, performer, and sex educator living in Brooklyn. He holds a BA in The Arts from Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts, where he appeared in Operetta, Firefall, and Love's Labours Lost, and directed The Vagina Monologues. His first one-man show, VGL 5'4" Top has been performed at the LGBT Community Center and the Stonewall Inn in New York City, as well as the San Francisco Fringe Festival in 2012. His second show, Fame Whore made its debut last summer at Dixon Place's HOT Festival. He is also the creator of the blog "Top to Bottom" ( where he analyzes gay culture and sexuality.

Matthew Klein (Director): MFA in Theatre from Sarah Lawrence College (Class of '11, recipient of the Lipkin Award for Playwriting). Matthew is the founder and Artistic Director of The Mekka Collective. Current Artistic Associate for The New Group. Directing selected: Journeymen (MRT Spring One-Act Competition, Finalist), When It Ended The First Time (E.A.T. New Works Now), VGL 5'4" TOP (Stonewall Inn). Playwriting selected: Domestic (2012 MITF), Journeymen (Finalist, MRT Spring One-Act Competition, Finalist, 2011 Tennessee Williams One-Act Festival, Semi-finalist for the 2012 Marathon One-Act Series at EST), Table For Three (MRT, Sarah Lawrence College, Where Eagles Dare), 5% (The Red Room).

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