The Nap Announces "Trans Visibility in the Theatre" Panel Discussion
Alexandra Billings, who stars in The Nap, is set to participate along with Will Davis, Marquise Vilson, and others.
Manhattan Theatre Club will host a panel discussion titled "Trans Visibility in the Theatre" following the November 4 matinee performance of The Nap at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. The event will be "an open discussion about increasing trans presence in the theatre." Panelist will include Alexandra Billings (The Nap, "Transparent"), Kate Bornstein (Straight White Men), Will Davis (India Pale Ale), Alexa L. Fogel (Pose casting director), Bianca Leigh (The Nap, Transamerica), and and Marquise Vilson (Charm).
Richard Bean's The Nap is set in the world of snooker, the British version of pool. Dylan Spokes, a fast-rising young star, arrives for a championship tournament only to be confronted by the authorities warning him of the repercussions of match fixing. Before he knows it, Dylan's forced into underhanded dealings with a cast of wildly colorful characters that include his ex-convict dad, saucy mum, quick-tongued manager, and a renowned gangster, to boot.
Daniel Sullivan directs a company that includes Alexandra Billings, Tony nominees John Ellison Conlee and Johanna Day, United States National Snooker Champion Ahmed Aly Elsayed, Ethan Hova, Heather Lind, Max Gordon Moore, Bhavesh Patel, Thomas Jay Ryan, and Ben Schnetzer.