SENSITIVE GUYS

by MJ KAUFMAN
directed by EVREN ODCIKIN

January 19 - February 11

Tuesday - Wednesday @ 7pm
Thursday - Saturday @ 8pm
Sunday @ 2pm

Running time: 120 minutes -
w/ 15 minute intermission

Cast

Bi Jean Ngo
Amy/Pete
Brett Robinson
Tracy/Tyler
Emily Lynn
Diana/Danny
Maggie Johnson
Leslie/Will
Lexie Braverman
Katie/Jordan

Production Team

MJ Kaufman Playwright
Evren Odcikin Director
Kittson O'Neill Dramaturg
Melpomene Katakalos Set Designer
Shannon Zura Sound Designer
Maria Shaplin Lighting Designer
Katherine Fritz Costume Designer
Emily Schuman Properties Designer
Lauren Tracy Production Manager
Tom Helmer Stage Manager/InterAct
Philadelphia Scenic Works Scene Shop
Claris Park Assistant Stage Manager

In the safe spaces of a small liberal arts college, the student-led Men’s Peer Education Group works in tandem with the campus Women’s Survivor Support Group on their three-point surefire plan to totally eradicate all sexual violence everywhere within five years. They're pretty confident it's going well. But when an incident occurs between one of the men and women from each group, it threatens to unravel fundamental beliefs and shake the university to its foundation. InterAct Core Playwright alum MJ Kaufman’s biting social satire casts female identifying and gender non-conforming people as both male and female students trying to understand what it really means to stand up against the patriarchy.

A World Premiere From InterAct Core Playwright Alum MJ Kaufman

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.

More information to come on speakers and events related to this partnership. 

  • 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
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Social Action Happy Hours - 
Attendees receive half-price tickets to that evening’s performance (as available) as well as discounts on wine and beer.  
 

Coffee Conversations

On Tuesday and Wednesday nights, feature informal discussions with the artists and complimentary coffee from Rival Bros. and treats from Insomnia Cookies.

Speaker Sundays
follow Sunday matinee performances, are curated conversations led by invited scholars, community leaders, and experts in the themes of the play.

Audience Discussions
Discussions occur after every other performance during the run (beginning November 3). 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