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June 14th & 15th - "BLURRING BOUNDaries"

BLURRING BOUNDARIES: 6 short plays challenging societal perception

Do boundaries exist? Does perception blur the truth? BLURRING BOUNDARIES explores religious, gender and sexual (non)conformity, and how society distorts the idea of public versus private personae. Running the gamut from comic to tragic, these 6 short plays are as thought provoking as they are entertaining.


Join New Ambassadors at The Kraine Theater for BLURRING BOUNDARIES, two evenings of extraordinary theater with plays by Janet Bentley, Christopher Buchanan, David Adam Gill, Linda Giuliano, John Pena Griswold, and Mandy Murphy, and featuring our incredible Theatre Lab acting ensemble.


June 14th & 15th @ 7:30pm

The Kriane Theatre
85 East 4th Street, NYC


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 New Ambassadors Theatre Company is a not-for-profit collective of professional theater artists of diverse and varied backgrounds and life experiences. Through collaboration we aim to empower artists to do their finest work in an environment that fosters inclusion and honesty. A production focused company that inspires, entertains, educates, and ultimately challenges audiences through new works created by company members to celebrate and to illuminate our common humanity.    

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EXPERIMENTING WITH KATZ by david adam gill

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About The Author

David Adam Gill is a Brooklyn based writer. His first full-length play, Providence, was originally produced at Transient Theater in Chicago, and made its New York premier at Roy Arias Stages in October 2015 where it played to enthusiastic audiences and critical acclaim. The Roly Poly’s also presented a reading of Providence in December 2017, directed by Janet Bentley. His next three plays, Experimenting with Katz, Irregulars, and Unfinished constitute his F*cked-up Family Trilogy! Irregulars was given a staged reading in September 2016 at the Playroom Theater, and was part of the PlayGround Experiment’s inaugural First Reads play festival. Experimenting with Katz was given a staged reading in November 2017 and will premiere at Theaterlab NYC in September 2018. Other short works include California, Fault Lines, Wendell Rose, Eleanor & Martin, Born Again Merman, Event Horizon, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, and a web series (Scavengers). Most recently, his short play More Myself Than I Am debuted as part of Shiyr Productions’ Shiyr Terror: Terrifyingly Funnyshort play festival, as well as Axial Theatre’s Twisted Valentines Festival. Additionally, David co-authored two television pilots with Tony Nation, of which Fully Furnished was shot this past Spring.  David is the Artistic Director and co-founder of New Ambassadors Theatre Lab, and a regular voice at The PlayGround Experiment and NY Madness. David is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America. 

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About The Play

 

Michael Katz has a problem: he’s just come out of the closet (again), and it’s not going particularly well.  First, his mother shows up unexpectedly in the midst of a snowstorm to ambush him with (among other things) the daughter-in-law of her dreams. Then his best friend selfishly decides to start putting her own life above his (and it’s still snowing)! On top of everything, the one person who’s willing to put up with him is the only person he doesn’t want anything to do with (at least that’s what he keeps telling himself), leaving Michael to wonder, is this really the course of true love, or is it some social experiment gone horribly wrong? And why won’t it stop snowing?!!


Set in Chicago in the midst of an unseasonable blizzard, “Experimenting with Katz” deals with issues of coming out, and it’s repercussions from family and friends, and, highlights the absurdity of those who use their ignorance about the LGBTQ community as a justification for their actions, while ultimately proving harmful to the very people they love.

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Experimenting with Katz by David Adam Gill