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EXCLUSIVE: Check Out Scenes From New Play From Afterglow Creator, Safeword.

The drama will run at the American Theatre of Actors.

Jimmy Brooks and Joe Chisholm in rehearsal.
(© Mati Gelman)

Rehearsals have begun for S. Asher Gelman's new play, safeword. Performances will begin at the American Theatre of Actors on Thursday, April 11, and open on Thursday, April 25, running through July 7.

A moment in rehearsal with Maybe Burke and Jimmy Brooks.
(© Mati Gelman)

The play is described as "an exploration of power dynamics through BDSM and food" that "reveals how the people closest to us often have the most to hide. An unlikely meeting between New York City neighbors fosters a new friendship among two couples, laden with secrets. After an incident in which everything is revealed, they must all come to grips with the pieces of themselves they keep most hidden."

Joe Chisholm and Traci Elaine Lee share a scene.
(© Mati Gelman)

Jimmy Brooks, Maybe Burke, Joe Chisholm, and Traci Elaine Lee star. The creative team includes Ann Beyersdorfer (scenic design), Jamie Roderick (lighting design), Fabian Aguilar (costume design), Kevin Heard (sound design), Mika Kauffman (associate director), Jillian Walker (dramaturg), and Jessica Kahkoska (script consultant).

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