Self-Taut -and- Hard Wear Soft Drive

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SELF-TAUT Created & performed by Chris Tyler AND hard wear soft drive Conceived, Performed and Video Design by Josh Rowe. Directed by Corinne Donly. Choreography by Lindsay Preiss, Katie Lorge and Josh Rowe. SELF-TAUT: It's senior year at Suffern High School and secret homo/teacher's pet Chris Tyler's balls are in a twist. Figuratively, of course. But also literally, too. Get ready to party like it's 2005 because nothing says "I love you" like an acute testicular torsion. SELF-TAUT is a riotously melancholic solo performance exploring the roots of an often-stressful, always-exaggerated sex anxiety. Intimacy issues encouraged. hard wear soft drive: "The history, the pain, the subtext, the sex! Where do the heels end and the man begin?" "A battle for identity transcends the implications of a man in heels. In this multimedia, one-man show inspired by Taoist philosophy and Carl Jung's archetypes, the differences between masculine and feminine, live and recorded, passive and active, a man and his heels, are blurred and inverted in a dizzying spiral effect. www.hardwearsoftdrive.com" Portions of this work were developed at The Harold Clurman Center for New Works in Movement and Dance Theatre at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

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