Tell Me I'm Gorgeous at the End of the World

Thursday, Apr 15, 2021 at 7:00pm

New York, NY 10001

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By Aaron Coleman

Directed by Dominique Rider

Project dramaturg: Zachariah Ezer

The party rages on in a fierce Fire Island home, and nothing will stop it. Not even two unexpected houseguests, who set off a reckoning of apocalyptic proportions. TELL ME I’M GORGEOUS AT THE END OF THE WORLD blows up the tropes of the gay party play—and shakes up theatrical genres quicker than an extra dry martini—to tell the tale of two men seeking a place in their community. But the world has other plans.

Aaron Coleman is a New York City-based playwright and current Playwright-in-Residence at Circle in the Square Theater School. His play UNCLE REMUS, HIS LIFE AND TIMES, AS TOLD TO AARON COLEMAN was chosen for Primary Stages’ 2019 Drills reading series. Recent Finalist for NYTW's 2050 Fellowship, The Civilians’ R&D Group, and the DGF Fellowship. Semi-Finalist for the Jerome Fellowship at The Playwrights' Center. Select Work: Lyricist for the Off-Broadway musical IMELDA (East West Players and Pan Asian Rep), Co-book writer for STAY FOREVER: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF DUSTY SPRINGFIELD (Renberg Theatre). MFA in Writing for Screen and Television, USC School of Cinematic Arts.

Dominique Rider is a director and dramaturg based in Brooklyn, New York. They believe in l[i/o]ving like it is the end of the world. Dominique’s work is concerned with answering the question: “What is a world unmade by slavery?” They have worked as a director and collaborator at The New Group, Audible, BRIClab, NYU, Harlem9, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Haiti Cultural Exchange, MCC, The Old Globe, The Lark, Soho Rep, The Atlantic, The Bushwick Starr, Clubbed Thumb, Long Wharf, Flux Theatre Ensemble, WP, and The Movement Theatre Company. They are the director in residence for the National Black Theatre through 2021, a 2021 BRIClab resident artist, a 2019 NAMT directing observer, and an inaugural member of Roundabout Theatre Company’s Directing Group.

Moss Bastille (graphic design) graduated from College of the Atlantic in 2013 and the Center for Cartoon Studies in 2017, where he received an MFA. His work has appeared in anthologies including the Awesome Possum series, Gun Controlled, and Rainbow Reflections: Body Image Comics for Queer Men (pub. Ad Astra, 2019). He currently lives in Brooklyn, turning fever dreams into words and pictures.

Dates: April 15, 2021  - April 19, 2021

The event is “Donate what you can.” All proceeds go to The Audre Lorde Project

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