Cast Announced For The European Premiere Of Jordan Seavey's HOMOS, OR EVERYONE IN AMERICA
The cast is announced today for the European première of Jordan Seavey's Homos, or Everyone in America at the Finborough Theatre. Josh Seymour directs Tyrone Huntley (The Academic), Harry McEntire (The Writer), Dan Krikler (Dan) and Cash Holland (Laila). The production opens for a four-week limited season on Thursday, 9 August 2018, with previews from 7 August, playing until 1 September.
Equality is here - now what? In a supposedly 'post-gay' America on the brink of passing marriage equality, a first date at a New York bar starts two men on a fearless, funny and fragmented journey leading up to a historic moment of change.
Jordan Seavey's raw and provocative portrait of a love story explodes attitudes, emotions and prejudices that sit at the heart of relationships across the world. This dazzling kaleidoscope of a play asks us all the question - are personal and political choices really all that different?
Award-winning director Josh Seymour returns to the Finborough Theatre following the sell-out cult hit Adding Machine: A Musical to direct the European première of Homos, or Everyone in America, a Critics' Pick in the New York Times for its Off-Broadway premiere, named one of New York Magazine's 10 Best Theatre Events of 2016 and The Advocate's Top 10 New York Theater of 2016.
Jordan Seavey is a Brooklyn-based playwright whose plays include Homos, or Everyone in America (New York Times Critic's Pick, named one of New York Magazine's 10 Best Theatre Events of 2016, The Advocate's Top 10 New York Theatre of 2016 and OBIE Award for performance for Michael Urie), 6969, November 4th 2008, Wight, The Funny Pain, The Truth Will Out, Children at Play and This is a Newspaper. Since 2003, he has co-created more than fifteen new plays with theatre company CollaborationTown, which include Candy (a commission from LCT3 and Lincoln Center), the all-ages puppet musical Riddle of the Trilobites (as residents of New Victory Theater's LabWorks), Family Play (1979 to Present) (named one of The Advocate's 10 Best LGBT Plays of 2014) and The Momentum (2012 GLAAD National Media Award nomination). He is a Usual Suspect at New York Theatre Workshop and an alum of The Public Theater's Emerging Writer's Group and the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab in New York City, where he resides.
Tyrone Huntley plays The Academic. His theatre includes A Midsummer Night's Dream (Watermill Theatre), Angry (Southwark Playhouse), Jesus Christ Superstar (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre - Evening Standard Theatre Award for Emerging Talent, Mousetrap Award for Best Actor and Olivier Award and WhatsOnStage Award nominations), Dreamgirls (Savoy Theatre), Memphis (Shaftesbury Theatre), Porgy and Bess (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre), Hairspray (Leicester Curve), Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales Theatre), Angel City (Edinburgh Fringe) and Sister Act (UK Tour). Huntley was featured by ES Magazine as one of 10 of London's hottest new talents to watch in 2016 and named on the Evening Standard's The Progress 1000 list of most Influential Londoners in 2017.
Harry McEntire plays The Writer. His theatre credits include Billy Liar (Manchester Theatre Award for Best Actor), Winterlong, Punk Rock (Manchester Royal Exchange), Debris (Southwark Playhouse), Candide, A Mad World My Masters, Titus Andronicus (Royal Shakespeare Company), Blink (Traverse, Edinburgh and Soho Theatre), Scarberia (York Theatre Royal), Macbeth (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre), A Thousand Stars Explode in the Sky, Spring Awakening (Lyric Hammersmith) and Treasure Island (Rose Theatre Kingston). Television credits include The Last Kingdom, Victoria, Endeavour, Father Brown, Episodes, Prisoner's Wives, Some Girls, Eric and Ernie and Clay; and for film, Tower Block, Child, Unconditional and John Carter of Mars.
Dan Krikler plays Dan. His theatre credits include Unicorns, Almost (Hay Festival), Pink Mist (Bristol Old Vic and UK tour), Loserville (Garrick Theatre), Mamma Mia! (Novello Theatre) and Jersey Boys (UK tour). Television credits include A Serious Case of the F*ckits.
Cash Holland plays Laila. Homos, or Everyone in America marks Holland's professional stage debut.
Director Josh Seymour returns to the Finborough Theatre where he directed the critically acclaimed sell-out Adding Machine: A Musical, which was nominated for five OffWestEnd Awards including Best Director. Direction includes Parade and Urinetown (Mountview Academy at Pleasance Theatre), One Arm for which he won the 2016 OffWestEnd Award for Best Director (Southwark Playhouse), The Laramie Project (Curve, Leicester), Loserville (Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford), Les Misérables (Arts at Stowe) and Four Dogs and a Bone (London Festival Fringe). Associate Direction includes Red (Wyndham's Theatre), Follies (National Theatre), Beautiful - The Carole King Musical (Aldwych Theatre) and My Night With Reg (Apollo Theatre). He was Resident Assistant Director at The Donmar Warehouse where he assisted on City of Angels and Privacy (both directed by Josie Rourke), Fathers and Sons (directed by Lyndsey Turner), My Night With Reg (directed by Robert Hastie) and Versailles (directed by Peter Gill). Other Assistant Direction includes Candide (Menier Chocolate Factory), Our House (National Tour), Sex With a Stranger (Trafalgar Studios) and Sixty-Six Books (Bush Theatre). He was a finalist for the 2012 JMK Award.
Homos, or Everyone in America was written at The Orchard Project (Hunter, NY) and developed with generous support from New York Theatre Workshop and LAByrinth Theater Company.
European première presented by arrangement with Finborough Theatre.