September 9–24th, 2011: Theatre Event: The Homophobes, A Clown Show

Fridays & Saturdays, September 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 at 7:30pm

The Homophobes, A Clown Show

Written by SUSANA COOK
Directed by JULIAN MESRI

scook_homophobes_clown_show_200pxPerformed by Philip Ashby, Regie Cabico, Susana Cook, Moira Cutler, Tracy Hazas, Mary Notari, Jack Russell, Robert Saietta, Ariel Speedwagon, Alfredo Tauste

A misunderstood miracle shakes a conservative congregation's values to its core: their beloved pastor becomes the center of a spectacular scandal. The resulting firestorm will forever shatter their notions of sex, gender and intercourse between animate beings. A transcendent trans-comedy of errors featuring mad ministers, Saturdayanic and divine interventions, confused angels and maybe even the antichrist.

The script for The Homophobes, A Clown Show is available for purchase in both a printed edition and for download on demand during the run of the show, published by NoPassport Theatre Alliance and Press.

Born in Argentina, SUSANA COOK is a New York-based playwright, director and performer who has been presenting innovative works internationally for over 20 years. She has performed and led workshops in Spain, France, India, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Canada and at several colleges and universities around the United States. Her most recent shows include The Idiot King and 100 Years of Attitude (both commisioned by Dixon Place), The Fury of The Gods, Homeland Insecurities, The Values Horror Show, Dykenstein and Hamletango. She has received several fellowships and awards for her work from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Franklin Furnace Archives, Arts International, Astrea Foundation, and INTAR.

THE HOMOPHOBES is commissioned and first presented by Dixon Place with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency, and the City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs; and with private funds from The Peg Santvoord Foundation and The Jerome Foundation.

Photo by Richard Berlin.