Two Shorts with Nylon Fusion in NYC

The Retriever Directed by Vincent Marano with Max Rhyser and Bailey Newman At This Rounds On Us: Making Sense: Can You See Me? Photo by Al Foote III

(Disclaimer–all my news is going to seem a little late, because I was SWAMPED for August and September, but I’m trying to catch up now.)

On October 5 and 6, I had two short plays on stage in New York, thanks to the Nylon Fusion Theatre Company. They performed Beatrix Potter Must Die! a couple years ago, and it was great to work Cwith them again.

This time they produced The Retriever, an odd little play that I wrote for Mill 6’s “T Plays” one-act festival a while ago. It’s a play about a teenager who’s run off from the prom and the teacher who is sent to fetch her and their secrets. It’s fun and a little dark. I was so pleased that the play had a chance to be staged again.

They also included Second Look, a deceptively simple play about a guy who sees a former acquaintance on the street, begging for change. This one has been done a couple of other places, including twice at the Boston Theater Marathon (it was in 2018’s Marathon for a repeat performance, as one of the “best of the fest” selections). It’s a deeply  human play about the awkwardness of hard situations and what we choose to see, and when we might not want to be seen.

Spit N Vigor Adam Belvo in Second Look by Patrick Gabridge
Dir by Ben Gougeon
At This Rounds On Us: Making Sense: Can You See Me? Photo by Al Foote III
The Retriever Dir by Vincent Marano with Max Rhyser and Bailey Newman At This Rounds On Us: Making Sense: Can You See Me? Photo by Al Foote III
Spit N Vigor Adam Belvo in Second Look by Patrick Gabridge
Dir by Ben Gougeon
At This Rounds On Us: Making Sense: Can You See Me? Photo by Al Foote III