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2013 FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL

The 11th-annual FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL, a celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender arts and culture, comes to the Wild Project. The annual smorgasbord of LGBT performance features solo performances, readings, one act plays, ten-minute plays, full-length dramas, music, comedies and a look at what is new in internet video. Highlights include Kellie Dunham and Gene Murphy’s QUEER MEMOIRS, where queer writers, poets, and storytellers weave stories on the topic of "ashes" into an interlocking pattern of queer lives and experiences; and Duncan Phlaster’s ST KRISTIE, a look at Christianity and religious myth.

schedule:

MONDAY, JULY 8, 2013

7pm – Sextortion (Theater)*
by Patrick Thomas McCarthy (World Premiere) 2013 Fresh Fruit Award-winner McCarthy takes us on a wild cyber ride into the world of teen “sexting.”

9pm – All Out Music I: My Big, Fat, Prop 8 Wedding (Music)*
by Tom Rocco An evening of songs and light-hearted anecdotes detailing an “unconventional” path to wedded bliss.

10pm – All Out Music II: The Science of Sex (Music)
by Rosie Wilby (U.S. Premiere) UK Funny Women Finalist Rosie Wilby reprises her award-winning show investigating the science of attraction, sexual chemistry and sexual identity.

TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2013

7pm – The File on J. Edgar Hoover (Theater)*
by Steve Gold A revival of the uproariously successful dark comedy based on the life of the FBI Director and his “associate” Clyde Tolson.

9pm – Sextortion (Theater)
by Patrick Thomas McCarthy (World Premiere) 2013 Fresh Fruit Award-winner McCarthy takes us on a wild cyber ride into the world of teen “sexting.”

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013

7pm – After the Chairs (Theater)*
by David Koteles (World Premiere) Koteles remixes Ionesco’s absurdist masterpiece The Chairs and completely transforms it for modern gay life.

9pm – The File on J. Edgar Hoover (Theater)
by Steve Gold A revival of the uproariously successful dark comedy based on the life of the FBI Director and his “associate” Clyde Tolson.

THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013

7pm – 29x/y (Theater)*
by Marcus Yi (World Premiere) Stories from a bathhouse, soul sellers, sexual want-ads, foxtrotting Democrats, murderous mathematicians and Asians gone bad come together in Marcus Yi’s new work.

9pm – The File on J. Edgar Hoover (Theater)
by Steve Gold A revival of the uproariously successful dark comedy based on the life of the FBI Director and his “associate” Clyde Tolson.

FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013

7pm – 29x/y (Theater)
by Marcus Yi (World Premiere) Stories from a bathhouse, soul sellers, sexual want-ads, foxtrotting Democrats, murderous mathematicians and Asians gone bad come together in Marcus Yi’s new work.

9pm – The Love Song of Sidney J. Stein (Theater)*
by Brian Petti (World Premiere) A 45-year-old former prostitute and a 17-year-old streetwalker find ways to connect and grow.

SATURDAY, JULY 13, 2013

2pm - 29x/y (Theater)
by Marcus Yi (World Premiere) Stories from a bathhouse, soul sellers, sexual want-ads, foxtrotting Democrats, murderous mathematicians and Asians gone bad come together in Marcus Yi’s new work.

4:30pm – The Love Song of Sidney J. Stein (Theater)
by Brian Petti (World Premiere) A 45-year-old former prostitute and a 17-year-old streetwalker find ways to connect and grow.

7pm – After the Chairs (Theater)
by David Koteles (World Premiere) Koteles remixes Ionesco’s absurdist masterpiece The Chairs and completely transforms it for modern gay life.

9pm – All Out Dance 2013 (Dance)
BUTCHQUEEN by Ferdinand De Jesus (NY Premiere) An ode to the LGBTQ ballroom community. + CENTERED by Jason Torres Hancock (NY Premiere) A ritual to liberate disease from social stigma and irreverent taboo through the effeminate, loving male. + CEREBRAL PURGATION by Michael Clark A random series of events that are inexplicably pre-determined to recreate life. + KNOCKED by Robert Mark Burke (World Premiere) A duet inspired by feminine relationships to the Industrial Revolution. + PRETTY LITTLE… by Diane Tomasi A parody on society’s expectations for women. + TANGO VESRE by Alvin Rangel (NY Premiere) An examination of male tango partnerships from historic, performance and choreographic perspectives. + THE TRUTH WITHIN by Okwae Miller (World Premiere) A fear, a life, an experience and a personal struggle with the acceptance of homosexuality as reality. + TITTY CONDOMS by McKenna Birmingham A parody of the personal battle between estrogen and testosterone. + UNBROKEN by Barry Webster (World Premiere) A window in the battles couples often find themselves in.

SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2013

2pm – Sextortion (Theater)
by Patrick Thomas McCarthy (World Premiere) 2013 Fresh Fruit Award-winner McCarthy takes us on a wild cyber ride into the world of teen “sexting.”

4:30pm - After the Chairs (Theater)
by David Koteles (World Premiere) Koteles remixes Ionesco’s absurdist masterpiece The Chairs and completely transforms it for modern gay life.

7pm – The Love Song of Sidney J. Stein (Theater)
by Brian Petti (World Premiere) A 45-year-old former prostitute and a 17-year-old streetwalker find ways to connect and grow.

9pm – All Out Shorts I: Ten Minute Plays + F*ck My Life (Theater)
by Xandra Ibarra (NY Premiere) Four winners of our Fresh Fruit Festival short play contest featuring the NY premiere of Ibarra’s solo burlesque performance piece.

MONDAY, JULY 15, 2013

7pm – All Out Solos I: Miss Magnolia Beaumont Goes to Provincetown (Theater)*
by Joe Hutcheson The award-winning solo comedy about the reincarnation of a Southern debutante returns to NY for a one-night only special engagement.

9pm – All Out Music III: At the Other Side of the Earth (Music)*
by Marie Incontrera A modern-day lesbian pulp fiction story of love about how one girl learns to “break the rules” in order to find happiness.

TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2013

7pm – This is a Play About Being Gay (Theater)*
by Teddy Nicholas (World Premiere) A coming-of-age story, breakups, brunches, and religious conversion therapy meld together in this hilarious three-act experimental comedy.

9pm – Recruiting (Theater)*

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2013

7pm – This is a Play About Being Gay (Theater)
by Teddy Nicholas (World Premiere) A coming-of-age story, breakups, brunches, and religious conversion therapy meld together in this hilarious three-act experimental comedy.

9pm – Stranger Odds (Theater)*
by Rachel Graf Evans (World Premiere) A queer little rom com that tells the story of a group of young hopefuls trying to find their ways through life and love with friendship, first dates, and midnight milkshakes.

THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2013

7pm – Stranger Odds (Theater)
by Rachel Graf Evans (World Premiere) A queer little rom com that tells the story of a group of young hopefuls trying to find their ways through life and love with friendship, first dates, and midnight milkshakes.

9pm – All Out Shorts II: Thingification + The First Snuff Film I Ever Saw was in Charleston, South Carolina (Theater)*
by Duriel Harris (NY Premiere) An exciting journey through time and space documenting the struggle against “Thingification”—an annihilating, objectifying force at the core of all oppressions. + THE FIRST SNUFF FILM I EVER SAW WAS IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA by S. Louis Crowder (World Premiere) A war veteran struggles to re-enter his boyfriend’s life, and their community of boat people at an intimate Charleston marina.

10:30pm - All Out Solos II: Mo[u]rnin’. After. (Theater)*
by Brigham Mosley A journey to the ancestors and back to the homeland through magic, musicals, and time travel…dream ballets included.

FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013

7pm – Dwight (Theater)*
by Nneoma Nkuku (World Premiere) A story of friendship that proves that blood is thicker than water, but love is stronger than any current deemed unstoppable.

9pm – All Out Shorts III: Bridal Shower + Solo Yo Culpable (Theater)*
by Andrew Marvel (World Premiere) When Mark gets an invitation to the very public wedding of his ex boyfriend to an up-and-coming republican Latino politician, he decides the best way to make his presence known is to go in full drag. + ¿SOLO YO CULPABLE? by Jose Luis Donaldson (US Premiere) A drama en espanol taking us through two humanities leased to loneliness.

10:30pm – All Out Solos III: You Are Confused (Theater)*
by Eduardo Leanez & Patrick E. Horrigan Menudo, telenovelas, the Miss Venezuela Pageant, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Greg Louganis all collide in this solo play about a gay Latino boy and his mother.

SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2013

12pm – Stranger Odds (Theater)
by Rachel Graf Evans (World Premiere) A queer little rom com that tells the story of a group of young hopefuls trying to find their ways through life and love with friendship, first dates, and midnight milkshakes.

2pm – All Out Shorts II: Thingification + The First Snuff Film I Ever Saw was in Charleston, South Carolina (Theater)
by Duriel Harris (NY Premiere) An exciting journey through time and space documenting the struggle against “Thingification”—an annihilating, objectifying force at the core of all oppressions. + THE FIRST SNUFF FILM I EVER SAW WAS IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA by S. Louis Crowder (World Premiere) A war veteran struggles to re-enter his boyfriend’s life, and their community of boat people at an intimate Charleston marina.

4:30pm – Dwight (Theater)
by Nneoma Nkuku (World Premiere) A story of friendship that proves that blood is thicker than water, but love is stronger than any current deemed unstoppable.

7pm – Recruiting (Theater)

9pm – All Out Shorts IV: Saint Kristie + The Other Day (Theater)*
by Andrew Martin (NY Premiere) A young feminist/AIDS activist killed in premature bus accident goes to purgatory and is greeted by God, Satan, Mother Nature and other afterlife figures. + THE OTHER DAY by Mark Williams Two lovers take an emotional journey through insecurities, addiction, betrayal, love, loss and redemption.

10:30pm – All Out Shorts III: Bridal Shower + Solo Yo Culpable (Theater)
by Andrew Marvel (World Premiere) When Mark gets an invitation to the very public wedding of his ex boyfriend to an up-and-coming republican Latino politician, he decides the best way to make his presence known is to go in full drag. + ¿SOLO YO CULPABLE? by Jose Luis Donaldson (US Premiere) A drama en espanol taking us through two humanities leased to loneliness.

SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2013

12pm – This is a Play About Being Gay (Theater)
by Teddy Nicholas (World Premiere) A coming-of-age story, breakups, brunches, and religious conversion therapy meld together in this hilarious three-act experimental comedy.

2pm – Dwight (Theater)
by Nneoma Nkuku (World Premiere) A story of friendship that proves that blood is thicker than water, but love is stronger than any current deemed unstoppable.

4:30pm – All Out Shorts IV: Saint Kristie + The Other Day (Theater)
by Andrew Martin (NY Premiere) A young feminist/AIDS activist killed in premature bus accident goes to purgatory and is greeted by God, Satan, Mother Nature and other afterlife figures. + THE OTHER DAY by Mark Williams Two lovers take an emotional journey through insecurities, addiction, betrayal, love, loss and redemption.

* = Festival Premiere

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