3-Legged Dog has announced the premiere of Play/Date, a new immersive theatrical experience, featuring one-act plays by 17 different playwrights, including Tony Award winner Greg Kotis (Urinetown), Chad Beckim (And Miles to Go), Matthew Cleaver (Gay Blues at Barrow Street), Ashlin Halfnight (God's Waiting Room), Claire Kiechel (Wolf Play), Clay Mcleod Chapman (The Pumpkin Pie Show), Isaac Oliver (Intimacy Idiot), Joe Salvatore (III), Emily Weiss, Elle Anhorn, Kelly Claunch, Jennie Gruber, Emily Kaczmarek, Catherine Lacey, Blake McCarty, Jamie Roach, and Sara Jo Wyllie.
Conceived by Blake McCarty and directed by 3LD Creative Director Michael Counts, Play/Date offers both a live performance and social-media experience surrounding stories of New York City dating drama. Before the show, audience members are encouraged to friend and follow the characters they will meet upon arrival at Fat Baby, the multilevel bar/lounge where the performance will take place. During the performance, they can interact with the characters as well as other patrons as they grab drinks, commiserate about their own dating woes, and choose which stories to follow.
The performance will feature over 40 characters performed by an ensemble that includes Samantha Amaral, Elle Anhorn, Matthew Cleaver, Jacqueline Guillen, Tim Haber, Stevi Incremona, Nick Lewis, Ben Maters, Penny Middleton, Lee Anne Mitchell, Dara Swisher, Tarion Taylor, Sharon Counts, Laura Delhauer, John Del Vecchio, Salvador Garcia, Ryan Rickenbach, and Ilana Warner. The creative team for Play/Date includes lighting designer Ryan O'Gara, sound designer Marcello Añez, video designer Phillip Gulley, and costume designer Márion Talán.
Performances begin June 18 in advance of a July 16 opening.
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