In a sexually blunt, emotionally raw, outrageously funny, and provocative opening to 2024, New Theatre proudly presents the Australian premiere of Jordan Seavey's evocative play, Homos, or Everyone in America. This daring exploration of love, lust, and the intricate dance between the personal and political promises to captivate audiences, setting the stage for a Mardi Gras+ programme like no other.
The narrative unfolds against the backdrop of a supposedly 'post-gay' America, where a chance encounter in a New York bar spirals into a rollercoaster of emotions, laughter, and poignant revelations. Set in Brooklyn and spanning the years between 2006 and 2011, the play offers a candid and humorous exploration of the complexities that define relationships, be they gay or straight.
Directed by the talented Alex Kendall Robson, whose previous success with Bathhouse: the Musical showcased a flair for zany queer narratives, "Homos" boasts a stellar cast of New Theatre debutantes: Axel Berecry, recent WAAPA graduate Lucy Lock, Edward O'Leary, and Reuben Solomon. Together, they bring to life a script that has been hailed as a "daringly frank, funny, and affecting play" by The New York Times.
The creative team behind this groundbreaking production also includes Zara Pittoni (Production Designer), David Wilson (Sound Designer), Paris Freed (Cultural Consultant), and Lilly McMahon (Stage Manager). Returning to the New Theatre as Intimacy Coordinator is Sonya Kerr, known for her work on "The Ballad of Maria Marten" and "Banging Denmark."
Director Alex Kendall Robson shared his enthusiasm for the project, stating, "This play is just so captivating. It is both epic in scope and incredibly intimate. While it focuses on the ups and downs of a relationship between two gay men, it allows us to reflect on how far we've come with gay rights, all while exploring timeless themes like love, lust, and community."
With a nod to the Shakespearian in its scope, the play seamlessly weaves through time and space, immersing the audience in the characters' lives and loves. Robson added, "Audiences will leave the theatre having experienced something extraordinary. This play talks a lot about community, and to be able to share this play during Mardi Gras is really something very special."
Playwright Jordan Seavey, a New York City native, is no stranger to pushing boundaries. His previous works, including "Homos, or Everyone in America," have garnered critical acclaim and established him as a compelling voice in contemporary American theatre.
Don't miss the opportunity to witness this groundbreaking production at New Theatre from February 6th to March 9th, 2024. Tickets are available now, with special pricing for Mardi Gras Members, groups, and Thrifty Thursdays. Secure your seat for a theatrical journey that promises laughter, tears, and a celebration of love in all its forms.
For bookings and more information, visit New Theatre's website.
The cast. Top row: Alex Berecry, Lucy Lock;
Bottom row: Edward O'Leary, Reuben Solomon