Notes from a Wandering Laptop

Week of February 7, 2016

Coming Up...

My new play "TV Boyfriend" gets a public reading

Monday, February 8, 2016 at 7pm

Free and open to the public

a reading as part of Workhouse Theatre Company's The Greenhouse Project

at the Capri Theater - 2027 West Broadway in North Minneapolis

Thanks to Kendra Plant for the great write-up she gave Workhouse's Greenhouse Project, me, and TV Boyfriend on her arts blog.  Great interview!  Check it out here.

Workhouse Theatre Company website

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Capri Theater website

About the play: Jake Gilmore, 24, is an Olympic freeskier on the X-games circuit about to come out of the closet in a very public way. Ken Markus, 48, is a gay playwright who’s been out longer than Jake has been alive. Despite differences in age, experience and profession, the two men have formed a loving relationship which has somehow survived a year in the closet. Coming out to family and friends may prove just as treacherous. The play "TV Boyfriend" alternates between two timelines – the events in the present surrounding Jake’s coming out, and the night Jake and Ken first met, which turned into a long weekend together forming the foundation of the relationship that prompted Jake to step out of the closet and into the light.

Directed by Lucas Skjaret

Cast: Maxwell Collyard (Jake Gilmore), Ben Wagner (Ken Markus), Brian Coffin (Jasper), Kathy Kupiecki (Robin Gilmore), Erica Fields (Jamie), Sara Wells (Stage Directions)

For previews of random bits of dialogue, check out the Workhouse Theatre Company twitter feed.

After Monday this week, I can finally get on those taxes, other play submissions, cleaning the house, organizing and updating this lovely new website, etc.

The song from "TV Boyfriend" - "A Guy Who Can Fly" - is the little ditty I'll be playing at the next Twin Town Guitars student showcase on March 12, 2016 (details to follow)

© Matthew A Everett