Is America ready for a gay President? One ambitious politician is about to find out. But can he prove the naysayers wrong, or will personal demons—and a troubled partner—scuttle his historic candidacy?
Directed by Dan Knechtges and featuring Bryan Batt (Mad Men, 12 Years a Slave), Philippe Bowgen (Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike), Bradford Cover (A Thousand Clowns, Uncle Vanya), Helen Coxe (Side Man, The Knick), and Russell G. Jones (Louie, King Liz).
The work-in-progress showing will be followed by a moderated artist-audience dialogue led by Mo Rocca.
Born in Santiago, Chile and raised in Chile and the United States, Mario Correa worked for a number of years in politics before becoming a writer and broadcaster. His hit play, Tail! Spin!, starring Saturday Night Live alum Rachel Dratch and directed by Tony nominee Dan Knechtges, played an acclaimed, extended run Off Broadway in 2014-2015. A New York Times “Critics’ Pick,” Tail! Spin! was nominated for Best Unique Theatrical Experience by the Off-Broadway Alliance, and its 2012 NYC Fringe Festival premiere was a GLAAD Media Awards nominee for Outstanding New York Theater: Off-Off Broadway. Mario’s most recent play, Commander, won the Carol Weinberg Award for Best Play and was named Best Production at the 2015 Baltimore Playwrights Festival (Chelsea Dove directed at Vagabond Players Theatre). Commander was featured in the 2015 John F. Kennedy Center Page to Stage Festival and was runner-up for ATC’s National Latino Playwriting Award. Mario was a staff writer for two seasons on Whoa! Sunday with Mo Rocca, a script consultant on the acclaimed documentary Electoral Dysfunction, and a writer on numerous television pilots. He is the host of Entertainment Weekly Radio’s daily arts and culture program, News & Notes, on SiriusXM.
BRIClab is a commissioning and residency development program for both emerging and established local artists to explore and expand the possibilities of their work in music, dance, theater and multi-disciplinary performance.
The intimate, flexible studio space within BRIC House is dedicated to emerging and mid-career artists, with an audience capacity of 50-75 for rehearsals and performances in a workshop setting.
For ticketed events, the Box Office opens one hour prior to show time. Advanced tickets can be purchased online.