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WHAT:  Reading of Matthew A. Everett’s TV Boyfriend WHEN:  Monday, Februay 8th at 7PM WHERE:  The Capri Theater, 2027 West Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN  55411 DIRECTIONS: For a map, click HERE
SYNOPSIS:  Jake Gilmore, 24, is an Olympic freeskier on the X-games circuit about to come out of the closet in a very public way.  Ken Markus, 48, is a gay playwright who’s been out longer than Jake has been alive.  Despite differences in age, experience and profession, the two men have formed a loving relationship which has somehow survived a year in the closet.  Coming out to family and friends may prove just as treacherous.  The play TV Boyfriend alternates between two timelines – the events in the present surrounding Jake’s coming out, and the night Jake and Ken first met, which turned into a long weekend together forming the foundation of the relationship that prompted Jake to step out of the closet and into the light. ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:  Matthew A. Everett is Playwright-In-Residence at Workhouse Theatre Company and moderator of their Greenhouse Project monthly new play reading series.  He is the recipient of a Drama-Logue Award for Outstanding Writing for the Theater (Heaven and Home), and a three-time recipient of support from the Minnesota State Arts Board - a 2007 Artist Initiative Grant (for Love’s Prick), a 2002 Career Opportunity Grant (for The Hopes and Fears of All The Years), and a 1999 Theater Arts Fellowship (for Leave [The Surface of the World]).  Excerpts of his work are published in three volumes of the “Audition Arsenal” series, and “The Playwrights’ Center’s Monologues for Men.”  He is also a member of the Dramatists Guild and a compulsive blogger about the Minnesota Fringe Festival in particular, and theater in the Twin Cities in general.  He holds an MFA in stage management from the Yale School of Drama.  Sample scenes, monologues, and further information on Matthew and his work can be found online at www.matthewaeverett.com The reading will be directed by Lucas Skjaret, and the talented cast will be Brian Coffin, Maxwell Collyard, Erica Fields, Katherine Kupiecki, Ben Wagner, and Sara Wells. Come join us at the Capri!
Reading of Conlan Carter's The Fractal Pattern - Pictured: Matthew A. Everett, Steven Lewer, Briana Patnode, Michael Renner, Bethany Simmons, Kristina Rodby, Bethany Hummel
Workhouse Theatre Company Executive Director Mark Webb, Co-Artistic Director Richard Jackson, and Playwright In Residence Matthew A. Everett speak with host Dixie Treichel on KFAI's Fresh Fruit (September 2015) about WTC's new direction, the Greenhouse Project for new play development and its monthly public reading series.  Listen to it HERE