NYC Collective To Present REALLY REALLY: A Contemplation of Gray Spaces in the Era of "Me Too"
A collective of promising young artists will present Paul Downs Colaizzo's Really Really, a deep examination of the consequences of an average night out gone wrong. Co-directed by NYU graduates Reilly Johnson and Meghan Mulcahy, the show will play at Gibney Studio Y in Tribeca from March 6th through March 9th. Tickets are free and can be reserved online through eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/really-really-tickets-55484376263
Really, Really explores the aftermath of a college party after two students have a sexual interaction in which no one can agree whether or not it was consensual. In the chaos that follows it becomes clear that the truth is not so important as survival.
"I came across Really Really and was struck by its unabashed investigation of both sides of the Me Too era's most vital conversation," says co-director Reilly Johnson. "There's loyalties, ambitions, it's so much more complex than a "he said, she said" situation and that's exactly what we're dealing with right now as a society. It's a story that every audience member will be familiar with but it's told in a really refreshing new way."
Really Really first premiered at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA where it broke box office records. It then moved to New York where it played as part of MCC Theatre's 2012/2013 season and was extended twice due to popular demand.
Co-directors Mulcahy and Johnson are both actors-turned-directors and recent NYU graduates making their directorial debuts.
Griffin Carpenter will play the role of Davis opposite Reilly Johnson as Leigh. Other performances by Zach Barela, Buchanan Highhouse, Jackson Dockery, Natalie Shinnick and Courtney Sumlin.
Fight/intimacy choreography is by Emily Wirthwein.