Steve and Marie Sgouros Theatre

Todays Date: 10/19/19
Last Update: 07/15/15 01:20:24 AM

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THE BOYS ARE ANGRY  | Open: 08/28/15 Close: 08/28/15
The Boys Are Angry follows three young millennials: AJ, a Reddit philosopher, semi- professional blogger, and militant Men’s-Rights-Activist-cum-Red-Piller; Quinn, a software programmer, self-described romantic, and AJ’s childhood friend; and The Girl, a friendly baker, the object of Quinn’s affections, and the blank canvas onto which both men project their fantasies. From a small, dark wing of a large, run-down compound and through a series of conversations both real and imagined, the play investigates on- and offline communication; present-day American masculinity; and the violent hatred of women at the dark heart of the Manosphere.

Maineland Productions presents the New York premiere of Jillie Mae Eddy’s The Boys Are Angry as part of the 19th Annual New York International Fringe Festival–FringeNYC– August 14th–30th.

The creative team includes Jillie Mae Eddy (words & one original song), Sam Plattus (director) and Maridee Slater (producer for Maineland Productions). The cast includes Jillie Mae Eddy, Nate Houran and Xander Johnson.


About the Company: Maineland Productions

The Maineland is a collective of artists from away making plays, movies, and music in Bar Harbor, ME. We believe in risk but also in accessibility. We believe in self-reliance but also in community involvement. We believe in the enduring relevance of the classics but also in the cultivation of new work by women, artists of color, and all Others underrepresented in the canon.

Our second home is in Brooklyn, New York.

The Picture (of Dorian Gray)  | Open: 08/12/14 Close: 08/24/14
Oscar Wilde’s notorious novella, The Picture of Dorian Gray, follows a young man’s pursuit of youth and pleasure. Admired and worshipped by an adoring artist who paints a portrait of him, the beautiful Dorian Gray gives his soul to remain forever young. Dorian then embarks on a journey of decadence and hedonism. The Gravity Partner’s physical, minimalist 21st century remix, The Picture (of Dorian Gray), smashes together Oscar Wilde’s novella with de Profundis, Wilde’s final letter to his lover from prison, as well as contemporary reflections and staging by the ensemble. De profundis recounts Wilde’s lifestyle of indulgence and the tumultuous relationship that led to his imprisonment. As such the production examines the blurry line between artist and art, our consumer consumption and objectification of youth, and the lust for individual pleasures. How far would you go to get everything you wanted?

a new play adapted from the Oscar Wilde classic by Neal Utterback with original music by Gabriel Gould. Neal Utterback will direct a cast of five, including Jessica Denison, Andrew Kilpatrick, Jamison Monella, Alyssa Newberg, and Phil Oberholzer.

The Picture (of Dorian Gray) was nominated for Best Adaptation, Best Choreography and Best Lead Actress in a Play (Jessica Denison) at the 2014 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity.  The production was awarded the 2014 Greener Planet Award by Planet Connections for going above and beyond to implement green applications into the production.

I recommend it! As clear a telling of the haunting and cautionary story of Wilde’s vain young man as I’ve seen.  Utterback and his collaborators have done a remarkable job with this Picture. Like the very best theatrical adaptations, this offers not so much a re-imagination as a fresh interpretation, one that authentically facilitates a fresh examination of a classic work of art that’s compelling and resonant.  - Martin Denton, NYTheaterNow.com

*****

Neal Utterback’s non-traditional staging unites quite disparate elements into a powerful tale about the extents to which people go to hide their true selves. An energetic, talented, and versatile cast of five - LettersFromTheMezzanine.com

 

Listen...can You Hear Me Now?  | Open: 08/10/13 Close: 08/24/13
An 11:11 Experiment, presents the critically-acclaimed, autobiographical, one-woman show, Listen…Can You Hear Me Now?, written and performed by Gloria Rosen, at the New York International Fringe Festival. Conceived by Peter Flint, Directed by Michael Leoni and further developed in Matt Hoverman's Create Your Own Solo Show Workshop. Two deaf parents, a hearing child and the funny, daring, eye-opening story of how she found her own voice. Rosen was the vigilant listener – the one to sort out all the sounds, let her parents know what was happening at all times, and be their connection to the hearing world. She reaches out to all of those standing on the outside looking in – so they can know that there is a place for them...and that someone is listening.