Extra Performances Added For The Run Of Jordan Seavey's HOMOS, OR EVERYONE IN AMERICA At The Finborough Theatre
Following critical acclaim and with the current run almost sold out, the European première of Jordan Seavey's Homos, or Everyone in America at the Finborough Theatre adds 3 extra Wednesday matinees due to public demand - 15, 22 and 29 August at 3pm. Josh Seymour directs Tyrone Huntley (The Academic), Harry McEntire (The Writer), Dan Krikler (Dan) and Cash Holland (Laila). The production completes its run on 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.
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), LesMisérables (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, and runner up in the 2018 RTST Sir Peter Hall Director Award.
Set and Costume Designer: Lee Newby; Lighting Designer: Jess Bernberg
Sound Designer and Composer: Lex Kosanke; Movement Director: Chi-San Howard
Casting Director: Seth Mason
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.