THE LAST WHITE FAMILY ON DORCHESTER ROAD

Genre: Drama, Lesbian+Gay
Written by M. Lennon Perricone, Directed by Elmer King

Terry McCory, better known as faded gay porn superstar Blaze Wilde, is heading home after a failed suicide attempt. With his career over, penniless and injured, he returns to the place he fled as a teenager, where his mother, illegitimate half-brother and twin sister still reside in a cycle of poverty, alcoholism and substance abuse. Unwelcome by his drunken mother and resented by his slothful brother, Terry is forced to come to terms with demons of his past and faces the person he truly is when he uncovers an ominous family secret that has molded them all into whom and what they are.

 

 

 


About the Company: BrainSpunk Theater

It is our mission to create a well rounded presentation of works that reflect the many diverse individuals that embody the LGBT community.

It is our belief that LGBT theater has been stigmatized in the mainstream culture, leaving many of our stories untold, unrepresented, and lacking a strong voice in our modern times. Therefore, we commit to explore LGBT subjects and materials that provoke discussion of difficult questions. To find works that show all facets of LGBT culture, including, but not limited to playwriting, performance, subject matter and technical theater representation.

We extend our commitment by pledging to encourage not only LGBT performers, but technicians and others working in the divergent aspects of theatrical production. To further our commitment, we will be incorporating philanthropic causes from the LGBT community on our agenda.

Our Stories. Our Lives. Our Time.

Open:   08/09/12
Close:   08/19/12

Schedule:
Thursday-Saturday 8PM
Sunday 2PM
Theater:   Abingdon Theater, Dorothy Strelsin Thr
Address:   312 West 36th Street, First Floor
New York, NY 10018
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Cost:$25
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovation Tickets at 866-811-4111
Company: BrainSpunk Theater         Official Web Site: www.brainspunktheater.com
Cynthia Evans Sheila McCory

Cynthia holds a BFA in Theatre Performance and is in pursuit of her MFA in Scenography from the University of Kansas. She teaches costuming & tech theatre at KU & Park University, served as ATD for New Theatre Restaurant and TD/designer at Theatre Lawrence & Free State HS. Psyched to be making her off-off Broadway debut as the regrettably despicable Sheila (btw, that’s psyched not psycho!), some fond memories of acting include; Penny/You Can’t Take It With You (NC Shakes); Ruth/The Homecoming & Inez/No Exit (E.A.T. Theatre); Eliza/My Fair Lady (Helen Hocker); Gertrude/Hamlet & Sissy/Come Back to the Five and Dime… (University Theatre). Cynthia is a founding member of Orange Mouse Theatricals, EMU Theatre & Renegade Theatre & has received several commendations for acting and design including Lighting Design & Projections from the KCACTF in 2001. Love and kisses to Snugs – here we go!

Paul Sheehan Terry McCory

Paul originally hails from the south of Ireland and is fresh to New York after stints onstage in Hong Kong, London, Edinburgh and Ireland. Previous roles include Liam in Orphans (Kelly), Matthew in 100 Saints You Should Know and the title role in The Resistable Rise Of Arturo Ui. Upcoming films include Supercapitalist and Far Away Eyes.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4073264/

Blaire Wendel Katie McCory

Blaire Wendel was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and attended college at West Virginia University, where she received her BFA in Acting. Graduating college in May 2011 and arriving in The Big Apple a few months later, she is a server at a Creole restaurant to make ends meet and enjoys watching movies, Broadway shows and reading in her spare time. Some of her favorite roles include: Julius Caesar in Julius Caesar, Maria in The Compleat Female Stage Beauty and Tricia in Dog Sees God. She thanks Elmer King for this amazing opportunity and her family and friends for their constant love and support.
 

Jeffrey Roth Willy Provenzano

Jeffrey Roth is excited to work with such a talented cast as Willy in The Last White Family... He is a recent graduate of Drew University in NJ with a BA in theater arts. Credits there include Lovers' Quarrels (Eraste), SubUrbia (Pony), The Man Who Turned Into a Stick (title role), Trifles (Mr. Hale), Metamorphoses (Erysichthon/Cynyris), As You Like It (Charles), and the world premier staged reading of Lisa Kron's The Verizon Play (Bryce). He has also appeared in Antigone with Love Creek Productions and in the new plays Here's the News and Viral Video at the Manhattan Repertory Theater.

Hansen Wetsel Young Terry McCory

Hansen is overjoyed to be collaborating with Brainspunk Theater on their New York Premiere of Last White Family… and originating the part of Young Terry. He would like to thank Danielle, along with his friends and family for their unwavering support. Hansen is a graduate of Pace University’s BFA Acting program and the William Esper Studio. Past New York credits include doubling as Robert Faulconbridge and Pembrooke in King John at the American Theater of Actors, Jubilate Agno in Rejoice! directed by Ashley Tata for NYU’s Lucrece Project and The Nephew in Brecht’s The Good Person of Szechwan also directed by Ashley Tata.

www.mhwetsel.com

Ed Newman Coach Dorian/Detective Moskoff

Ed is a native New Yorker who has written and performed stand-up at comedy venues from Coast to Coast. Past productions include The Exonerated at the Hudson Guild Theater, Closing Time at The 45 St. Theater, and Spoon River Anthology performed at Green-Wood Cemetery.
Television credits include Unfaithful (OWN), The Good Wife (CBS), The Newsroom (HBO) and Royal Pains (USA)
Film credits include  Lavished, Infiltrate and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
He has trained with Austin Pendleton (HB Studio), Seth Barrish (The
Barrow Group) and with Suzanne Shepperd.

Juan Cardenas Officer Martinez

Juan Cardenas is thrilled to join the BrainSpunk Theater production of The Last White Family on rchester Road. Performance credits include: Off-Off Broadway Spoon River Anthology (William), Something Outrageous (Player) and the short film Seal of Confession (Jacob). Originally from Venezuela, he enjoys spending his free time playing music, exploring photography, discovering new cultures, cooking, reading and lately he has decided to learn French!
Fascinated by human behavior and the depths of the soul, he intends to continue on his search for answers and more questions to life and acting.