Genre: Drama, Lesbian+Gay, Festival
by Nisha Beech Directed by Khary Wilson

Panoptic Theatre, in association with Manhattan Repertory Theatre Summerfest 2010, presents THE SESSIONS.

THE SESSIONS arouses the question: What's going on in your bedroom?!

Four couples expose themselves, body and soul, in this voyeuristic look at relationships:

A young married couple decides to spice up their sex life by engaging in a threesome.

A “down-low” gay couple's relationship comes to a head when one of them is ready for a change.

A couple casually dating are forced to deal with issues of body image and societal pressures.

A middle-aged married couple ventures into uncharted territory when an S&M adventure goes awry.

Watch what happens when the sex ends and the conversation begins.


Wed. Aug. 25 @ 9pm, Thu. Aug. 26 @ 9pm, Fri. Aug. 27 @ 9pm


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Open:   08/25/10
Close:   08/27/10

Wed. Aug 25 @ 9pm
Thu. Aug 26 @ 9pm
Fri. Aug 27 @ 9pm
Theater:   Manhattan Repertory Theatre
Address:   303 West 42nd Street
New York, NY
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Buy Tickets Online or Call: Manhattan Repertory Theater at 646-329-6588
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Jenelle Chu Jane - Session 1

Jenelle Chu holds a BA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in Vocal Performance.  Since moving to New York she has been studying acting with Michael Howard at the Michael Howard Studios.  Jenelle is very excited to be in her very first show in New York City. She would like to thank Nisha and Khary for giving her this opportunity to risk.

Donaldo Prescod John - Session 1

Donaldo Prescod recently graduated from The New School for Drama with an MFA in Acting. Recent roles include Apollo/Tyndareus in Orestes 2.0, Stanley in Richard III, Wichita Francis in Big Tex, Pridamant in The Illusion, and Patrick in Patrick's Story. In California, Belize/Mr. Lies in Angels in America, Burton in Burn This. Donaldo also holds a degree in Cinema with an emphasis in production from San Francisco State University.

Gil Charleston David - Session 2

Gil Charleston is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, NYC . NYC theater includes A FINE MESS, ONE MONKEY DON'T STOP NO SHOW, DOES A TIGER WEAR A NECKTIE?, ANTIGONE, CLIFFORD ODET'S TILL THE DAY I DIE, UNDER MILKWOOD and HE SAID SHE SAID; A ROMANTIC COMEDY. Look for Gil in the upcoming one man show DIE LAUGHING in October 2010. TV credits include ALL MY CHILDREN and CHAPPELLE'S SHOW.  A big thank you to Panoptic Theatre.

Michael Whitelaw Michael - Session 2

Michael Whitelaw thanks God, and is excited to be working with Panoptic Theatre. Michael graduated from the University of Tennessee with a BFA in theatre.  Michael’s previous work includes Edit This the King, part of the Lady Labs 15 minute play festival;Off-Off Broadway’s Waiting for a Fix as Fontain; Marat/Sade as Dupperet; Stop Kiss as Detective Cole directed by Carol Mayo Jenkins and Six Degrees of Separation as Paul. Michael has also played Corey in Fences and has tackled numerous roles in Shakespeare’s repertoire of plays; Aaron in Titus Andronicus being his favorite. Michael would like to thank his friends and family and all those who have supported his ambitions.

Michelle Ellen Ayala Ashley - Session 3

Michelle Ellen Ayala is a new motherto baby Sean and new wife to husband Willie. She enjoys spending timewith her family, cooking and talking into wee hoursof the night. You will mostly find her reading a new play or working on new productions her friends are involved in.  This is her second production as Ashley with Panoptic Theatre and hopes there are many more. Thank you to family, friends and Khary and Nisha… love you lots!!!

Jarrod Luke Daniel - Session 3

Jarrod Luke is honored to be working with this amazing cast on a daring piece of theatre. A student of Studio 5 conservatory, Jarrod has helped create and expand new works such as; 'Whose Afraid Of A Hot Glass Cat Named Desire', 'Crawlin' With Roaches', 'The Party Continued', and recently finished a production of Philoctetes. Jarrod would like to thank his family, friends, and teachers. Without their support he would not be where he is today.

Steph Van Vlack Mary - Session 4

Steph Van Vlack is new to Panoptic Theatre, but has worked in several venues throughout NYC.  Along the way, her favorite characters have been Kate in The Taming of the Shrew, Lucy Brown in Three Penny Opera, and Queen Eleanor in The Lion in Winter, among so many others.  More information about Steph can be found at:  As always, she gives her heartfelt thanks to the cast and crew for their talent, inspiration, and creativity, and love to Steve for his endless patience, humor, and occasional ass-kicking.

David C. Neal Joseph - Session 4

David C. Neal has recently appeared in productions ranging from intense drama in the round to Shakespeare al fresco, from humorous two-handers to children’s theatre. Favorite roles include Michal (The Pillowman), Reg (The Norman Conquests), Michael (Rounding Third), Malvolio (Twelfth Night), Chris (All My Sons), Ross (Visiting Mr. Green), Austin (True West), Gus (The Dumb Waiter), Simon Able (Sly Fox) and Quasimodo (Legend of Quasimodo, Revisited). David’s regional theatre credits include New Jersey’s Two River Theater Company, 12 Miles West Theater Company, as well as productions in Manhattan, Edinburgh, Pittsburgh and his native Ann Arbor, Michigan. He lives in Fanwood, NJ, with his wife and two dogs.