PRESS POURS IN ABOUT SENSITIVE GUYS:
'Sensitive Guys' at InterAct: Satire on PC, rape culture, gender, and millennial zeal
-- The inquirer's Jim Rutter Raves!
Sensitive Theater Gives Us Sensitive Guys
--Dennis Bloh of Philly Review tells the world!
‘Sensitive Guys’ – a world premiere at Interact Theatre feels hauntingly real
-- Delco Culture Vultures, Margaret Darby reports
‘Sensitive Guys’ a comedy about no laughing matter
-- WHYY's Peter Crimmins sets the stage!
Philly playwright MJ Kaufman brings ‘Sensitive Guys’ home
-- Captivating interview by A.D. Amorosi for Philly Gay News
Two productions – one old and one new – bring the #MeToo moment exquisitely to the Philly stage
-- Preview from Philadelphia Weekly's A.D. Amorosi
Play Explores Masculine Identity, Sexual Assault
-- Preview from The Jewish Exponent's Selah Zighelboim
AND MORE PRESS!
by MJ KAUFMAN
directed by EVREN ODCIKIN
January 19 - February 11
Tuesday - Wednesday @ 7pm
Thursday - Saturday @ 8pm
Sunday @ 2pm
Running time: 100 minutes -
w/ no intermission
Bi Jean Ngo
MJ Kaufman Playwright
Evren Odcikin Director
Erin Washburn Dramaturg
Melpomene Katakalos Set Designer
Shannon Zura Sound Designer
Maria Shaplin Lighting Designer
Katherine Fritz Costume Designer
John Wendling Properties Designer
Lauren Tracy Production Manager
Tom Helmer Stage Manager
Philadelphia Scenic Works Scene Shop
Claris Park Assistant Stage Manager
Is it enough just to be “working on your sh*t?” In the safe spaces of a small liberal arts college, the student-led Men’s Peer Education Group and women’s Survivor Support Group work together on an ambitious plan to eradicate all sexual violence everywhere in just five years. They've got it all together -- until an incident throws their ideals into question. Five female and non-binary performers inhabit both male and female roles in this social satire about complicity and what it really takes to face the patriarchy.
Be advised: This play is a comedy that discusses rape culture, as well as issues and incidents of sexual assault. Please contact the box office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (215) 568-8079 with any questions or concerns.
MEET THE CAST:
INTERCONNECTIONS supported by PNC ARTS ALIVE!
Consistent with the themes of SENSITIVE GUYS, InterAct is partnering with Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR) a non-profit organization whose mission is to eliminate sexual violence through specialized treatment services, comprehensive prevention education programs, and advocacy for the rights of survivors of sexual assault. WOAR provides free counseling for women, men, and children who have experienced sexual violence.
PAY WHAT YOU CAN PERFORMANCE of SENSITIVE GUYS
Thursday, January 18 @ 8 pm will be dedicated to WOAR -- All proceeds will go to their organization.
- On Sundays during the run of SENSITIVE GUYS we are presenting post-show speakers who connected with the WOAR organization.
- SUNDAY, JANUARY 28: DR. MONIQUE HOWARD - the Executive Director of Women Organized Against Rape (SOLD OUT!)
- SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4: EMILY COX - Counselor and Special Projects Coordinator at WOAR
- SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11: DR. MONIQUE HOWARD - the Executive Director of Women Organized Against Rape returns!
Social Action Happy Hours with WOAR -
FRIDAYS, February 2nd & 9th (6:30 - 8:00 pm)
Attendees receive half-price tickets to that evening’s performance of SENSITIVE (as available) as well as discounts on wine and beer.
50% of all beer and wine profits will go to WOAR - will feature a consent photo booth.
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 9 is also a PHILADELPHIA THEATRE WEEK EVENT! Limited $15 Tickets available! Call the box office for more info - 215-568-8077 or email: Boxoffice@interacttheatre.org.
PARENTS DAY OUT!
Drama for you + Drama free for your kids!
Presented by InterAct Theatre Company & Creative Caretakers
Sunday, February 4, 1:30 – 5:00 pm -- for only $25,
Get 3 & 1/2 hours of theatre themed fun for your kids from Creative Caretakers while you take in a matinee!
There will be a drama party at The Drake for kids 3 and up
(children must be potty trained)
(additional siblings only an extra $10 each
Creative Caretakers will provide fully licensed caretakers (who also happen to be artists)! To learn more about their services go to: https://www.mz-initiative.org/creativecaretakers
or their facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/creativecaretakers
To reserve, contact Amber Emory at CreativeCaretakerswanted@gmail.com and use the subject line DRAKE THEATRE PARTY
Availability is limited ! RSVP Today!
Payment can be made in cash or via Venmo at the door
On Tuesday and Wednesday nights, feature informal discussions with the artists and complimentary coffee from Rival Bros. and treats from Insomnia Cookies.
Discussions occur after every other performance during the run (beginning January 26). These will be facilitated by local community members to foster conversation after the show, connecting the themes and events of the play to our larger community.
Captioning at INTERACT
- Sunday, February 4 @ 2 PM - Open captioned performance
- Friday, February 9 @ 8 pm - Spanish captioned performance