SENSITIVE GUYS

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

Cast

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

Production Team

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 boxoffice@interacttheatre.org or (215) 568-8079 with any questions or concerns.

A World Premiere From InterAct Core Playwright Alum MJ Kaufman

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.

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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.
 

SPEAKER SUNDAYS - CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION

  • 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  
  • SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4: EMILY COX - Counselor and Special Projects Coordinator at WOAR
  • SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11: SILVIE DROUILLARD  - Community Outreach Worker with WOAR
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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

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

Audience Discussions
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