After a shocking announcement on international television, 30 year old Ethan Rice finds himself finally having to confront who he was and what he did as a teenager. The story follows four men, both straight and gay, as they attempt to take responsibility for their past and move beyond it, aided and complicated by social media and viral videos. The play examines how male relationships change as boys grow into men and asks who gets to speak for a victim of bullying when he is no longer here to speak for himself?
Michael Perlman is a NYC based director and playwright who earned his MFA in Directing from the Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Directing Program.Directing credits include A Christmas Carol and The Mourner’s Bench (Trinity Rep) Time of Your Life, Uncle Vanya, Hamlet (Motif Award: Best Director) and A Doll’s House (Brown/Trinity MFA Programs), Velocity of Autumn (Boise Contemporary Theater) Oklahoma (Maples Rep), Dog Park and Life Science (Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep), We Are Proud to Present a Presentation… and Exquisite Corpse (New Plays Festival), Love, I Hear (Stephen Foster Productions), Iphigenia and Other Daughters (Temporary Theatre Company), The Last Five Years (Stamford Center for the Arts), Winnie-the-Pooh (Hangar Theatre Kidstuff), Emperor of Ice Cream… and Romeo and Juliet (Hangar Theatre Lab Company.) In addition, Michael has directed workshops and readings at Trinity Rep, The Magic Theater and Young Playwrights, Inc. Assistant directing credits include Suicide, Inc. (Roundabout), Cymbeline (Fiasco Theater), King Lear (Public Theater, Director James Lapine), The Laramie Project (Matthew Shephard Foundation Benefit, Director Moises Kaufman),Cabaret and The Importance of Being Earnest (Trinity Rep). In addition, Michael’s one-person show Flying on the Wing was presented at the New York Fringe Festival, where it was the winner of Outstanding Solo Show of 2006. Michael is proud to be a member of SDC, a Drama League Directing Fellow, and holds a BA and MFA from Brown University. www.michaelsperlman.com.
FAULT LINE THEATRE was founded in 2010 by Brown/Trinity Repertory MFA actors Craig Wesley Divino and Aaron Rossini and Trinity Rep set designer Tristan Jeffers. Fault Line is dedicated to producing plays, classical and modern, that they love. They strive to understand and transmit a story from within the text to create productions that engage and inspire. Previous NYC productions include Doctor Faustus, Frogs and From The Same Cloth.www.faultlinetheatre.com