Thursday, March 28, 2013

Winking on April 9: GORDY CRASHES

The FREE "Winks" reading series continues with

Gordy Crashes

by Sam Byron

Directed by Judy Merrick

Sam Byron is a Chicago-born playwright living in New York City. His plays include "A Substitute for Margo" (Out of the Ashes Theatre Co., Chicago, IL), "Debt" (Horse Trade Theater, New York City, and Dillingham Center for Performing Arts, Ithaca, NY), "Brooklyn Vacancies" (finalist, New Works Program at T. Schreiber Studio, New York City), "Static" (finalist, HotCity Theater’s Greenhouse Festival, St. Louis), and "Animals" (Wide Eyed Productions, The Present Company, Fringe NYC, winner of award for Overall Excellence in Directing, Kristin Skye Hoffmann).Sam is currently pursuing an MFA in Playwriting from The New School for Drama where he was the 2012 recipient of the Steinberg New Playwrights Fellowship. He is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America and the Resident Playwright for Wide Eyed Production’s 2012- 2013 season.

Opening Act: Erik Frandsen

Legendary Greenwich Village guitarist, singer/songwriter extraordinaire, actor, and playwright who has recorded with many popular artists, and is also the co-author of the hit musical Song of Singapore joins us for April’s Wink. The NY Times calls him “Brilliantly Inventive,” and the Boston Globe described him as "The Straight Cole Porter.”

April 9, 2013
Doors open @ 6:30pm
Erik Frandsen @ 7:00pm 

All performances are at The Underground Lounge
955 West End Avenue @ 107th St
New York, NY 10025

Tickets are Free, Space is Limited

After being displaced by Superstorm Sandy, Gordy couch-hops between friends before finally taking up an offer to crash with Ally, a girl from work with whom he has slept a few times. However, once Gordy arrives, he discovers that Ally is nowhere to be found, and Gordy is instead left with her roommate, who by unhappy coincidence happens upon his estranged ex-girlfriend, Mere. Taking place in the days before and after the election, Gordy Crashes follows Gordy as he forms an unlikely, and potentially dangerous, relationship with Mere's mysterious new boyfriend Job, who helps Gordy find the guts to face Mere and gain the closure that he has avoided for so long.


Dec 11, 2012- June 4, 2013
The second Tuesday of every month! 

Wide Eyed Productions is embarking on a season of development as they explore new works, revisit the classics, and reimagine some of the best plays in the contemporary canon. This season predicates future seasons by workshopping and reading plays to excite and invigorate  theatergoers and the production company alike. Through a series of readings open to the public, Wide Eyed Productions aims to strike a chord within ourselves and the community.

This season of “Winks” is intended to develop work that will further define Wide Eyed as a company, as well as its place in the New York arts world. Every reading will give the audience a chance to have a voice on what Wide Eyed produces in its seventh season, as well as build support for the company and all of its talented members. We’ve picked our favorite contenders, and by attending and giving your feedback, you can help shape the next season at Wide Eyed.


May 14 - Proof by David Auburn
June 11 - TBD

July 9 - Reborning by Zayd Dohrn


 ~ Save the Date: September 28, 2013 ~

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It will be held at the beautiful Dune Studios.
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