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Saturday
Jan072017

The View UpStairs @ The Lynn Redgrave Theatre!! 

So excited to announce my first New York production!! TIX ON SALE NOW:

http://www.theviewupstairs.com/

The View UpStairs will open Off-Bway in February at the Lynn Redgrave Theatre with an incredible group of performers (Nathan Lee Graham Frenchie Davis Michael Longoria Jeremy Pope Doreen Montalvo Mann Taylor Frey Randy Redd Richard E. Waits Anthony Alfaro Benjamin Howes) and crew whose Charisma Uniqueness Nerve and Talent blows my mind. I've spent the last 5 years putting everything I have artistically and emotionally into this show and trying to do justice to the story of the UpStairs Lounge- The show explores what has changed over the last 40+ years in the queer community -what we've gained and lost in the fight for equality, and if we're better off. In context of this current moment of cultural backlash and far-right extremism, not to mention the hate crime earlier this year at Pulse, I'm less sure than I've ever been of the answer to that question BUT... getting to create a new musical full of characters who are 3-dimensional, dirty, queer, decadent, fierce, and fucked up- has kept me going. I hope you'll come see the world we've created and join us at the UpStairs Lounge! X

Monday
Dec192016

nincest music, acid wash teal denim jackets, and memoriez

We just wrapped our workshop @ New Dramatists. Fabulous actor/comedienne Kate Rigg gifted me her late mother's incredible jacket. I'm not worthy.

 

Subtle.

A photo posted by Max Vernon (@frauleinsallybowels) on Dec 16, 2016 at 12:11pm PST

 

and the back!

 

 

And for those of you who are into that sorta thing, here's some barbershop quartet songs about bankers who get spontaneous erections, bubblegum pop abortion jingles, glam rock incest anthems, and something on an accordian about french taxicab drivers xo

 

Tuesday
Dec132016

nincest @ New Dramatists

I can only collaborate with playwrights who look like monsters from Japanese horror films, ie Jen Silverman

 

Saturday
Dec032016

PA Youth Congress/ The View UpStairs special performance

Pennsylvania Youth Congress is a youth-lead organization that does v important work in Pennsylvania advancing the civil rights/social justice movement for the LGBTQ community. They are hosting a **free** reception next Friday where the incomparable Nathan Lee Graham and I will be singing some songs from The View UpStairs. Come join us and support a great organization x

register for the event here:

ps shortly after writing this message my computer screen spontaneously burst into flames bc my mac looked at Nathan's iconic eyebrows and was like "I caaaaaaan't."

Saturday
Dec032016

Announcing KPOP @ Ars Nova fall 2017

http://www.playbill.com/article/ars-nova-announces-musical-driven-new-season

So Jason Kim, Helen Park, the crazy theatre wizards @ Woodshed Collective (Teddy Bergman, Gabe Evansohn, and others), and I have spent the past 3 years developing this massive, insane undertaking known as "KPOP"

I am so F*cking excited to share this world we have created with you. I want to jump up and down in a swimming pool filled only with kimchi, and then slather snail slime on my face by the gallon while Big Bang's Fantastic Baby blasts in the background.

ARS NOVA/MA-Yi FALL 2017. 

We are looking to cast approximately 24821902 performers in this show. Are you a Korean, Korean-American, Asian and/or Asian-American performer who can slay the muthaf*cking house down with yr pop belting and fierce Hip Hop dance skillz? Plz send us a tape ASAP xo

http://arsnovanyc.com/kpop-casting