BASH'D: A GAY RAP OPERA

Genre: Lesbian+Gay, Musical, Festival
©Ian Jackson of Epic Photograph
starring: FEMINEM & T-BAG

written and performed by CHRIS CRADDOCK & NATHAN CUCKOW
music by AARON MACRI directed by RON JENKINS

"BASH'd is brilliant, this is a show you don't dare miss"
-Richard Ouzounian, TORONTO STAR

Open:   08/10/07
Close:   08/24/07

Schedule:
Fri Aug 10th @ 10pm, Sat Aug 11th @ 12pm,Sun Aug 12th @ 9:45 pm
Mon Aug 13th @ 7:45 pm, Fri Aug 24th @ 2:45 pm
The New York International Fringe Festival
A Production of the Present Company
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Theater:   Village Theater
Address:   158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY
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Cost:$15.00
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Company: BASH'd Collective         Official Web Site: ww.homohiphop.blogspot.com
Chris Craddock (playwright/performer)
Chris is an Edmonton based Actor/Producer/Writer. His work in Edmonton has been nominated for a total of sixteen Sterling Awards, and he has been the proud recipient of five of the awards. His film Turnbuckle was nominated for two Ampia Awards, for direction and editing. He was also the winner of the Embridge Award for best emerging artist, and the Alberta Book Award for his collection of plays for teens Naked at School, published by Newest Press. He graduated from the University of Alberta's BFA Acting Program in the spring of 1996. As an actor, Chris has been employed by theatres all over Canada.

Chris is currently touring with BASH'd: A Gay Rap Opera, the smash fringe hit that he co-wrote and headlines with fellow Edmonton actor Nathan Cuckow. Prior to BASH'd, Chris was most recently seen in Catalyst Theatre's Carmen Angel, which played in Vancouver, Edmonton, and the 2005 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

He is also the creator of several works for audiences of many categories. These include: SuperEd; Indulgences; The "Tranny" Trilogy; The Day Billy Lived (which was recently adapted to life on the Native Reserve in co-operation with Debajehmuhjig Theatre of Mantoulin Island, Ontario, and toured in Alberta and Ontario); Wrecked; Do it Right; Making Out; Men are Stupid Women are Crazy; Ha; PornStar; DreamLife; Moving Along (which was recently featured on Bravo's Singular Series May, 2005); the Sterling Award nominated musical BoyGroove; and a Sterling Award winning adaptation of the novel Summer of my Amazing Luck by Miriam Toews (originally commissioned and produced by Theatre Network and recently performed at The Alberta Scene Festival in Ottawa).His plays for teens have toured extensively throughout Alberta, BC and Saskatchewan, Ontario and parts of the US. They have been seen by over 100,000 kids. His book garners school productions all over the continent averaging at 20 per year. His plays have been included at the High Performance Rodeo, The Magnetic North Festival, Vancouver Comedy Festival, Edmonton Comedy Festival SaskNative Theatre, International Fringe festivals in Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Saskatoon, Toronto, Orlando.

Nathan Cuckow (playwright/performer)
Nathan is an Edmonton based Actor/Producer/Playwright. He is a Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Edmonton's critically acclaimed, multi-Sterling Award winning, independent theatre collective, Kill Your Television (K.Y.T). Originally from Calgary, Nathan moved to Edmonton from New York City, where he studied at The American Musical & Dramatic Academy. While in NYC, Nathan worked as an administrative assistant for Tony Randall's National Actors Theatre for the Broadway production of The Sunshine Boys, starring Tony Randall and Jack Klugman.

Nathan is currently touring with BASH'd: A Gay Rap Opera, the smash fringe hit that he co-wrote and headlines with fellow Edmonton actor Chris Craddock. As an Actor, Nathan was last seen K.Y.T's production of Daniel McIvor's MONSTER (for which he won the coveted Sterling Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role) in Shadow Theatre's production of Richard Greenberg's Three Days of Rain (for which Nathan received a Sterling nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role); in K.Y.T.'s Sterling Award winning production of The Glass Menagerie (Outstanding Independent Production); and at Workshop West Theatre's Springboards Festival (Performer/Playwright).

Other credits include: 3...2...1 co-written and performed by Nathan Cuckow & Chris Craddock at The 2005 Magnetic North Festival in Ottawa/Edmonton in May 2004 at Azimuth Theatre (Sterling Award nomination for Best New Play); his Sterling Award nominated one-man show, STANDupHOMO, which was performed at the 2002 Winnipeg and Edmonton Fringe Festivals, in Jan. 2005 at One Yellow Rabbit's 19th Annual High Performance Rodeo in Calgary, and in Aug. 2005 at the 15th Annual Summerworks Festival in Toronto; K.Y.T's Sterling Award nominated production's Fool for Love andThis Is Our Youth; K.Y.T's Sterling award winning productions STOP KISS, SHAKESPEARE'S R&J, and subUrbia, (which Nathan received a Sterling nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role);and Teatro La Quindicina's The Hothouse Prince and Two Tall, Too Thin by Stewart Lemoine. Nathan will next be seen in K.Y.T's production of Daniel MacIvor's one man show, Monster, at Theatre Network.