THE SESSIONS BY NISHA BEECH

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Lesbian+Gay
Directed by Khary Wilson

What's going on in your bedroom?!

A collective of four one-act plays, "THE SESSIONS" explores how sex can be used to avoid the real issues in a relationship and can sometimes be the catalyst for change.

The plays introduce us to four couples: a young married couple who decides to spice up their sex life by engaging in a threesome, a 'down-low' gay couple whose relationship comes to a head when one of them is ready for a change, a couple casually dating who are forced to deal with issues of body image and societal pressures, and finally, a middle-aged married couple venture into uncharted territory when an S&M adventure goes awry.

All ‘sessions' begin near the end of a sex act. The dialogue that follows gets to the root of what's really going on in each relationship. Witness four couples discover what happens when the sex ends and the conversation begins.

Open:   06/06/07
Close:   06/10/07

Schedule:
Wednesday, June 6th, 8pm
Thursday, June 7th, 8pm
Friday, June 8th, 8pm
Saturday, June 9th, 4pm & 8pm
Sunday, June 10th, 4pm & 8pm
Theater:   Independent Theater
Address:   52A West 8th Street (between 6th &
New York, NY 10011
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Cost:$20
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Panoptic Theatre at 347-503-2921
Company: Panoptic Theatre         Official Web Site: www.panoptictheatre.com
Aaron William Oetting is a graduate of Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theater. He holds a BA in Theater from the College of William and Mary. Aaron has worked as a Gatekeeper for Cirque du Soliel's Ka in Las Vegas. Some of his New York credits include Danny in "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea", Dionysus in a modern adaption of "The Frogs", and Schmendiman in "Picasso at the Lapin Agile".
Originally from L.A. (lower Alabama ) was last seen in Fin and Euba at the 2006 Strawberry One-Act Festival (winner: Best Actress; Best Play) and at the Greenwich Street Theatre as Mother Naked in Sin Times Seven. Other New York credits include CTRL+ALT+Delete, Crazy Quilt and Dead Girls. Regional: Charlotte in the National Tour of Charlotte's Web (Town Hall), Alma in Summer and Smoke, Mo in The Kathy and Mo Show, Jolene in 6 Women with Brain Death, and two steamy summers at Georgia Shakespeare Festival. Originated all roles in Brad Bailey's Womenfolks, the one-woman show. Irene Ryan Award regional finalist. Graduate of William Esper Studio (NY).
Darien Clark, a new face to the stages of New York, has spent her twenty-one years on this Earth with a strong desire to act and make people laugh. The Atlanta-native moved up to New York at eighteen to pursue a classical training in theatre and is pleased to start her journey to a professional career and is excited to debut in "The Sessions". She would also like to take this opportunity to thank her Mom.
A native of New York's Ulster County, David studied environmental theatre in the Walt Disney World College Program and is featured in the webseries "Marcus Hates His Job". Past theatre credits include "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", "Six Characters in Search of an Author", and the Off-Off-Broadway original "Linnea". His screen work includes the films "Stephanie Daley" and "Reservation Road" and most recently "Law & Order: Criminal Intent". David would like to thank Jesus for getting him this far without slowly going mad during the 'lean years' as well as his parents, sister, and vast extended family for their continual support and encouragement.

Recent indie films include Across Dot Ave, Shutterbug, The House of Women. Other films include: Anatema shot in Kosovo and Albania, Just Visiting, The Yards, Office Killer, Jacob's Ladder, Mr. Destiny, One Good Cop, The Confession, The Mambo Kings, The Cowboy Way, Stonewall, Reckless, Blue Steel, and The Newcomers. TV: Law & Order, and Law & Order Criminal Intent several times, The Sopranos, Sex And The City. Stage: The Great White Hope, To Kill a mockingbird, Iken's Perversion, Berlin, Deux Mariages: Romola & Nijinsky, Salt, Gauguin's Parrot, Hide Mother In My Heart, Close Enough For Jazz, The Swan. He began his career as a ballet dancer. www.dougbarron.com

Ian credits his enrichment in the arts beginning at Harlem School of the Arts, studying voice, violin, and acting as a youngster. He continued studying acting at LaGuardia High School (Fame High), and graduated with a BFA in Acting from City College. He has appeared on television, independent films, and theatrical productions ranging from All God's Chillun Got Wings to Dream Girls and has had the privilege of performing national tours throughout the east coast. Some of his favorite roles include Esteban in Day of the Kings, Agamemnon in Iphigenia in Aulis, and Young Glynn on HBO's Oz. His recent projects include Tara's Crossing, a reading of a male version of For Colored Girls, and a portrayal of Charlie Parker in Flight.
Melvin is thrilled to work with Khary and Nisha again. A native of Buffalo, NY, Melvin returns to the award winning role of Michael in "Session 2". A product of the University of Florida MFA program, Mr. Huffnagle works locally in the NYC acting scene. He has performed in such roles as Buckingham from "Richard the III", Oberon from "A Midsummer Night's Dream", and Loomis from August Wilson's "Joe Turner's Come and Gone". TV credits include Law and Order (SVU) and Law and Order (CI). Melvin would like to thank his wife and son for all their love and support.

This is Michelle's debut off-off-Broadway directly from graduating at Montclair State University with a B.A. in Theatre Studies. Her most recent works have been directing collaborated pieces with fellow students at Players, a student run organization on campus, including "Stop Kiss" and sections from "Picasso's Women". She is also work-shopping a new one act by Kara Laviola, "Burn It for Bingo". This is all for her family on Church and Birch! Word.