Unpleasant Men by Alex Borinsky
directed by Nick Leavens
May 18th and 20th @ 7:00
It’s 1877, cusp of the modern world. Everything’s new. Two brothers and their dad lose everything and head to New York. Men are rich in this city, gin is smooth, mansions are fucking big, and there might be a revolution happening. There are also some quietly broken hearts. A play about manliness, graft, and ambition for three badass women.
Alexander Borinsky (playwright) is a playwright, director, and performer. His plays include GOING OUT AND COMING BACK, LONGING (OH WELL), and THE POLISH EGG MAN. He makes work with American Centaur, a seriously silly crowd of guys interested in old texts and new ideas, and has worked on Chekhov and Shakespeare in bars, backyards, bedrooms, parks, and theaters. He’s a member of Youngblood, and grew up in Baltimore.
Nick Leavens (director) is a director, producer and writer with a focus on new works. His directing credits include: NEW YORK: Lieutenant of Inishmore (assistant director, Broadway/off-Broadway), Research: a novel for performance (|theclaque|), Okay, No Bueno (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Wipe Away (Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Festival), Meanwhile in Baghdad, Apocalypse: Book One (New York International Fringe Festival), Be True to Your School (At Hand Theatre), Speaking in Stomachs (SITEfest 2010) Family Bonding, Love Match, The Arab and the Restless (New York Arab-American Comedy Festival), Wishing Time (Vital Theater), DJ Jesus (The Funny) as well as countless readings.
Sarita Lou (movement choreographer) is a dancer, choreographer, yogini and playwright. Her ideal day includes sharing health and happiness through movement and telling stories through the body. Sarita has been teaching movement for over ten years. She is faculty for the Stella Adler Studio of Acting where she is training young actors to breathe, move and find their “voice” through the body. She is both a teacher and a performer. Having worked in both film and theater, she continually seeks ways to share her love of movement with the world. Sarita’s theatrical work includes choreographing for Trickster at the Gate and My Future Husband is Dead both produced by At Hand Theatre Company and Dance Picnic produced by Play Movement Theatre. As a dancer Sarita has been featured in numerous works including Trickster at the Gate, My Future Husband is Dead, Flip Flop & Platforms, Revelries & Reveries, Dance Picnic, and Sightlines, Pick-Up Lines & Other Clichés.