Rupesh wants to marry Joey. Ilsa wants security for her impending quadri-cultural, tri-racial daughter. Philippa just wants to buy a condo. And Joey wants to know why "acceptance" makes him feel more confused and not less. One week after the Supreme Court's 2015 decision on same-sex marriage, a “no” answer to a marriage proposal unleashes everyone's anxieties and makes them wonder how they'll lock those monsters up again.
Pictured: May Adrales, Kaytlin McIntyre, Nick Westrate, Sathya Sridharan, Jon Norman Schneider, A. Rey Pamatmat, Tijuana T. Ricks, and Teresa Avia Lim.
A. Rey Pamatmat
A. Rey Pamatmat’s newest work is Safe, Three Queer Plays that follows the seismic changes in Queer America through a gay man of color’s life. Plays include after all the terrible things I do (Milwaukee Rep, Huntington, AboutFace), Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them (Humana Festival, Company One), House Rules (Ma-Yi), Thunder Above, Deeps Below (Second Generation), and DEVIANT. Short works include Tilda Swinton Betrayed Us (Keen Company), This Is How It Ends (59E59), and Gratuitous Nudity and the Undisclosed Costs of Questioning Surveillance Rather Than Bad Broccoli (Actors Theatre of Louisville). For television, he wrote on "NOS4A2" and is developing a pilot with AMC. Rey’s plays have been translated into Spanish and Russian and performed in Moscow, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. They are published by Samuel French and Playscripts. Rey is a member of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab and was a Hodder, PoNY, and Princess Grace Fellow.
Photo by Ben Arons.
May Adrales is a director, artistic leader, and teacher, and has directed over 25 world premieres. She recently was awarded the prestigious Theater Communications Group Alan Schneider 2018 award for freelance directors. She is a Drama League Directing Fellow, Women's Project Lab Director, SoHo Rep Writers/Directors Lab, and New York Theater Workshop directing fellow, and a recipient of the TCG New Generations Grant, Denham Fellowship, and Paul Green Directing Award. She serves as an Associate Artistic Director at Milwaukee Rep. She is a former Director of On Site Programs at the Lark Play Development Center and Artistic Associate at The Public Theater. May has directed and taught at Juilliard, Harvard/ART, ACT, Fordham, NYU, and Bard College. May has served on faculty at the Yale School of Drama and Brown/Trinity MFA program. MFA, Yale School of Drama. (www.mayadrales.net)
At Seattle Rep: In the Heights and Vietgone. Recent world premieres include Qui Nguyen’s Vietgone (Manhattan Theatre Club, South Coast Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and Seattle Rep; Lortel Award and Obie Award winner) and Poor Yella Rednecks (MTC and SCR); Lauren Gunderson's Natural Shocks (WP Theater); Kemp Powers’s Little Black Shadows (South Coast); Idris Goodwin’s The Way The Mountain Moved (OSF); Chisa Hutchinson’s Somebody’s Daughter (Second Stage Theater) and The Wedding Gift (Contemporary American Theater Festival); JC Lee’s Luce (LCT3); A. Rey Pamatmat’s Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them (ATL) and after all the terrible things I do (Milwaukee Rep); Thomas Bradshaw’s Mary (The Goodman). Her work has been seen at Signature Theater, Lincoln Center, Second Stage Theater, and Atlantic Theater Company.