Genre: Drama, Lesbian+Gay, Other
Written and Directed by James Earl Hardy

Fire Island Pines kicks off its hottest weekend of the summer with a one-night-only engagement of the award-winning Confessions of a Homo Thug Porn Star by acclaimed writer James Earl Hardy and starring Johnathan CedanoConfessions, a provocative and revealing play based on the life of adult film star Tiger Tyson, is slated for two performances at 8pm and 10pm on Friday, August 13 at the Whyte Hall in Fire Island Pines.

Confessions was first showcased at the 8th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival, where it won for Best Short and described as a play that “crackled with the energy of a live wire” by the Examiner.  It is based on the life of Tiger Tyson, the Brooklyn-born maverick who took the world of gay film pornography by storm.  He has gone on to be inducted into the GayVN Hall of Fame and become an advocate for safe sex education, AIDS research and gay rights.

It is written and directed by James Earl Hardy, author of the best-selling B-Boy Blues and 1994 Lambda Literary Award Finalist, and produced by the Downtown Urban Theater Festival (DUTF).  DUTF has been described as “not only prestigious, but a slice of heaven for playwrights who want the chance to express themselves” by Theater Festivals.  From an inclusive, multicultural perspective, it presents works that echo the true spirit of urban life and speak to a whole new generation whose lives defy categorizing along conventional lines.  DUTF has presented 88 original theatrical works since its inception with 23 of these works by LGBT playwrights.

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About the Company: Downtown Urban Theater Festival

The Downtown Urban Theater Festival's mission is to:

Promote diversity in theater by showcasing urban theatrical expression;

Foster the development of new works by a cross section of artists whose work is under-represented;

Present theatrical works that provide a vibrant creative current that will make itself felt;

Expand the horizons for both urban theater artists and their audiences who might not otherwise see these works; and

Cultivate new urban audiences by making theater more affordable and accessible.

Open:   08/13/10
Close:   08/13/10

Friday, 8/13 at 8PM and 10PM
Theater:   Brandon Fradd Theater
Address:   Whyte Hall
Fire Island Pines, NY 11706
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Cost:$25 in advance
$35 on day of performance at theater
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovation Tickets at 866-811-4111
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