GAY SLAVE HANDBOOK

Genre: Drama, Lesbian+Gay
Written and Directed by Blake Bradford

After the death of a local gay teen rocks a small Southern town, the lives of Giulia, Sebastian, and Jimmy become forever entwined. What starts as youthful love and exuberant innocence becomes a destructive pathological relationship that could have deadly consequences. Set in three different periods in their lives, these three friends and lovers must find a way to move forward or stay bound to the past.

Gay Slave Handbook is making it's full length NYC premiere after a successful and highly praised run in the Edinburgh Fringe where ScotsGay Magazine labeled the production as one of the 10 Best Productions of the Year.
 

Open:   02/26/09
Close:   03/14/09

Schedule:
Thurs-Sat at 8pm, Sun @ 3:30, Mon at 8pm
Theater:   Wings Theatre
Address:   154 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
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Closest subway: 1, 9 to Christopher Street, west on Christopher Street several blocks to theatre

Cost:$20, $16 Students and seniors
Buy Tickets Online or Call: at 212-627-2961
Presented by: Wings Theatre Company         Official Web Site: www.wingstheatre.com
Jackie Byrne Giulia

Jackie Byrne is an admitted Jersey girl elated to be making her Wings Theatre debut! Recently, Jackie was honored for her performance as Rosalind in As You Like It by the board of the Kennedy Center Festival's Irene Ryan Awards. Since graduating with a B.A. in Theatre and Honors in Acting from Ramapo College of New Jersey, she has been featured in No. 11 Productions' Staged Reading Series in which she performed as Bunny in Survivor: Vietnam, Beth in They're Just Like Us, and numerous roles in Washington Square Dreams. She has also appeared in Yellow Electras at the Ontological-Hysteric Theatre, has performed with the Michael Chekhov Theatre Company, and most recently as a rep member in Mindbleach Sketch Comedy at the legendary NYC Broadway Comedy Club. Some other favorite credits include: Featured Dancer in the Florida Citrus Bowl Halftime Show, Molly Grant in One Touch of Venus (dir. Maria Vail), Margie in Loose Knit (dir. Giovanna Sardelli), Myrrhine in the musical adaptation of Lysistrata, Anchorwoman in Six O'Clock, Amanda Wingvalley in For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls  and Big B/Belinda in Classyass.

Peter Carrier was born and raised outside of Boston, MA during which time he performed with the renowned Boston Bel Canto Opera Company. After graduating from the esteemed Musical Theater program at Ithaca College in 2004 Peter moved to New York City. Since that time he has spent quite a bit of time as the principal production singer on numerous top-notch cruise ships with Norwegian Cruise Lines and the Jean Ann Ryan Co. When on land Peter has had a number of roles regionally including his critically acclaimed performance as John Denver in Almost Heaven at Cortland Repertory Theatre and Fredrick in Pirates of Penzance at the Kitchen Theatre. His New York theatrical credits include a lead role in the original Off-Broadway musical It's About Time and a featured singer in the start-studded production of We Tell the Story featuring Roger Rees and Kenita Miller at the Lucille Lortel. Peter has also appeared in numerous independent films including Tony in the short film Pause and Ethan in House of No Memory.

Justin Maruri Sebastian

Justin Maruri was raised in London, England and Westchester, NY where he performed with the Northern Westchester Center for the Arts. After several years training with Tony-nominated actor Steve Bookvor, Justin attended Ithaca College as a BFA Acting major and upon graduating moved to New York City. During his stay in NYC, he has toured nationally with TheatreWorks USA and performed as a rep member of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Festival. His New York theatrical credits include Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest and the popular EATFEST series with Emerging Artists. He has also auditioned and won an invitation to train with Alec Baldwin and Michael Disher in their premiere acting workshop. Justin also appears regularly in many independant films in the Tri-State Area.

Blake Bradford Writer/Director

Blake Bradford is an Emmy Award winning writer/director whose theatrical work has appeared all over the US and internationally in Canada, Mexico, Greece, Scotland/England, Denmark, Italy and South Africa. His original plays I, Undertow, The Unfortunate Honeymoon of Tony and Steve, Dance at Bataan, The Last Cloud, and Gay Slave Handbook are actively seen in the regional circuits and NYC. As a director, his most acclaimed work has been with two time Emmy Winner Joan Darling and Bill Svanoe. Blake has directed Ms. Darling all over the US in Svanoe's Quisisana, Lost and Found, Pants on Fire, Callback, The Last Silver Zephyer, and The Last Laugh. Other NYC includes MidsummerSnake in Fridge, Dark of the Moon, Cherry Orchard, Twilight of the Golds, Tempest, Arsenic & Old Lace, Spitfire Grill and Jellyroll Shoes. He serves as Associate Artistic Director of the Wings Theatre, where he runs Zephyer Rep.  Blake is currently on the staff of "Live from Lincoln Center" (PBS), where they won a 2008 Emmy for Madama Butterfly. Other TV credits include "The Big Gay Sketch Show" (LOGO/MTV), "Showtime at the Apollo" (NBC), "Drama Desk Awards" (PBS) and "Arthur Ashe Kids Day" (CBS).