GAY BOY Plays The Kraine Theater
GAY BOY is the provocative account of some sort of gay man living some sort of life as an English Teacher in South Korea. His best friend Stella has been cheating on her girlfriend, behavior Gay Boy detests, but this doesn't prevent him from sleeping with as many men as possible. On the surface, Gay Boy may seem like a "typical" gay boy: highly sexed, sassy, and reveling in both. But when his vulnerability surfaces after a one-night stand, truths about his past are finally revealed.
GAY BOY had its world premiere at the 2017 Dream Up Festival at Theatre for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director). It was performed in the Queerly Festival, 2018, and was official selection for the 2018 NYC Fringe Festival.
JD Stewart is a gay, Scotland-based writer and performer whose work takes him all over the world. He received his BA/Hons in English Studies from Stirling University (2008) and his MFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts (2017). In 2017, his self-written and performed show GAY BOY had its world premiere at the Dream Up Festival at Theater for the New City. GAY BOY went on to be the headliner piece at the 2018 Queerly Festival, was officially selected for the 2018 NYC Fringe Festival, and the 2019 Frigid Festival. He worked as Script Coordinator on the film, Magic Hour (dir. Jacqueline Christy) and is the Senior Script Editor for the web series, Tech Bae (created by Fikile Kani). He is a 2016 recipient of The Dewar Arts Award for Scotland, J.S. Seidman Scholarship, and the 2017 MFA Chair's Award from the Tisch Dramatic Writing Department. www.jdstewart.org
Ashley Wren Collins (Director): (Off-Broadway: Flak House, I'm Mindful...of My Anxiety, The Bedbug), produced the feature film, Chasing Taste, "Best Comedy" winner of the 2013 Burbank International Film Festival and 2014 Manhattan Film Festival and available on iTunes and Amazon. She is currently in post production on a short film she directed and produced, i only miss you when i'm breathing, starring country western singer/songwriter Phil Vassar. MFA, American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater School IATT at Harvard University. www.ashleywrencollins.com.
Jacob Schott (Producer): Talent Manager at TalentINK and Producer. Jacob is passionate about discovering new creatives and producing new work. Recently he produced a reinterpretation of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea Off Broadway (The Davenport Theater) and Co-Produced with InViolet Theater Company on their new work, Neighbors, A Fair Trade Agreement. Jacob has also been on the producing team for a number of new works, Goldstein, Inner Voices, Unraveled, Mike Birbiglia's Thank God for Jokes, MotherStruck! and Smart Blonde. Additionally, Jacob has an up and coming blog about his knowledge of the industry and is committed to helping young artists define themselves, and own their craft through business savvy called A Schott In The Industry. www.jacobpeterschott.com