Wednesday, June 6, 2012

It's like Mapquest. But for gay people.

For people who like gay theatre (as if there's any other kind, right?!) you're in for a real treat this month: The Ringwald Theatre in Ferndale is proud to announce the 3rd installment of its wildly popular Gay Play Series. The "GPS," as it is called by gay thespians with a penchant for acronyms and a hearty internal compass, features a One Act Festival showcasing 11 new, one act LGBT plays. These 11 plays were picked from upwards of 175 submissions, and one of them was co-written by me and the amazingly talented, (probably) magical Cara Trautman. It's called "Mate Trade" and is the first play I've ever written or co-written. I am very proud of us.

I'm super excited to see how our play turns out. You see, at this point, it is out of our hands. After the plays are selected, they're given to different directors who then cast and produce them. So when you see our play for the first time, Cara and I will be seeing it for the first time too! I'll just know what the words are going to be. Fun, yes? It will be! 

Along with the one act fest, there's a slew of other cool events in the series including Motor City Miscast Cabaret, Vince Kelly recreating Judy Garland’s Carnegie Hall Concert, and a performance of Shakespeare's most famous work Making PornCheck here to make reservations (recommended) and to see the whole schedule. Go as often as you can, but for sure make it out on one of the following days:
  • Saturday, June 16 at 8pm
  • Friday, June 22 at 8pm 
  • Sunday June 24 at 3pm 
Why? Because "Mate Trade" will be performed on those days. You have three chances! Also, audience members get to vote for their favorite script. The winning script will receive an additional performance at the closing ceremonies on Monday, June 25 at 8PM and will subsequently receive a full production at The Ringwald Theatre! I am so excited to be a part of this and to see the other 10 plays and also to be the winner so vote for us for the sake of all things gay and theatrical.

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