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A reading of a new play by the man who wrote the hilarious play "Party".

David Dillon's "Daddy's Awakening"

One night only. Sunday at the Foundry.

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Wilton Manors, FL

Playing Wednesday thru Sunday

All of June 2021

at the Foundry, Wilton Manors

Wilton Manors, FL

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Magic Jack Returns!!!

July 31st at 8pm

Foundry, Wilton Manors

Lesbian Thespians Present

Lesbian Open House

Live at The Foundry in person Meet & Greet

June 14th • 6pm - 9pm • Women-Only Event.

Complimentary Wine and Hor's D'oeuvres. An evening of music, conversation, and good times for lesbians of all ages! We are hoping this becomes a monthly event. Cant wait to see you there.

Current Projects

Editing Original Play - The Devil in Melania

Donald is in a coma with the coronavirus, they say he's brain dead but Melania isn't convinced. It's up to her to pull the plug but even though her life with the Devil has not been easy, she's not sure she can do it alone so she asks the audience to vote and if they vote yes an audience member is invited on stage to help Melania end her husband's life by pulling the plug.

Editing Original Play - If I'm Good

A dark comedy for dark times tells the story of a straight Republican and a gay Democrat who go to war with each other resulting with one in jail and the other in a coffin.

Upcoming Projects

Produce Original Musical - One More Yesterday

One More Yesterday, a new original musical collaboration by Dennis Manning and Ronnie Larsen. The team who brought you the hit, Now & Then, is back together to bring you another captivating production.  A once great actress is reduced to starring in a low-budget horror flick.  As she slogs through filming this awful movie, she reflects back on an illustrious career, and dreams of... One More Yesterday.

Produce Original Play - 1963

Kennedy gives a speech in support of the Civil Rights Act, George Wallace, the segregationist Governor of Alabama blocks the doorway of the University of Alabama refusing to allow African-American college students to enroll, and civil rights activist, Medgar Evers is assassinated in his driveway by the Klu Klux Klan. Meanwhile Martin Luther King Jr. and Bayard Rustin are planning the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Produce Original Play - Dangerous Creatures

A cockroach, a shark, a chicken, a cat and a dog. Each one a murderer and each one pays dearly for their crimes. This funny, heartfelt, and sometimes heartbreaking play about the complicated relationship between humans and animals is our first play at the Foundry that is suitable for all ages. If you've ever had a cat or a dog or a pet shark or eaten a chicken or killed a cockroach then this show is for you! Bring your Mom, bring your nieces and nephews, bring your kids.

Produce Original Play - The Actors

A man grief-stricken by the death of his Mother hires actors to come to his house a few times a week and be his family but things don’t go quite as he planned. 

Completed Projects

Filmed Original Musical - Come Out! Come Out!

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A new musical by Ronnie Larsen, set in 1920s New York. A time when engaging in homosexual activity could get you arrested, beaten, even killed. Despite the dangers, gay men found areas where they could meet for clandestine trysts. Most settled for fleeting physical gratification. But some wanted more. Some longed for affection. Jacob just wanted to be kissed... by another man.  See this high energy, light hearted, yet poignant new musical filled with music from the Roaring 20s and joyous tap dancing. Think Eddie Cantor meets Fred Astaire in Central Park.

"I wrote this piece as a reminder that our newly found rights and freedoms cannot be taken for granted” says author Larsen, “ The things our main character wants is what we all want. He was just way ahead of his time.”

Filmed Original Play - 3 Card Stud

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Openly gay Shelly and his openly gay son Michael share an apartment in Wilton Manors and everything is very peaceful until they both fall for the same guy and things get complicated. 3 Card Stud is a joyful reminder that you're never too old or too young to fall in love.

This extremey silly and sexy comedy set in Wilton Manors evolves around 3 aging gay friends who wind up in a complicated love triangle with a very attractive young man. 

Filmed Original Play - An Evening with John Wayne Gacy Jr.

This play explores the deeply disturbing life and mind of serial killer, John Wayne Gacy Jr. In addition to Gacy we meet John’s wife, his Mother, his victims, his prosecutors and his fans. This play is incredibly detailed and gruesome which many audience members may find hard to stomach. 

Meet the original killer clown, John Wayne Gacy Jr.

Step into the mind of John Wayne Gacy Jr.- one of the nation's most notorious serial killers. Throughout the 1970s, the charismatic clown-by-day / killer-by-night lured teenage boys to his home, brutally torturing and murdering them. 

In this dark and disturbing world premiere, the audience will become acquainted with Gacy, his family and victims as he awaits his execution on Death Row and recounts (and reenacts) some of the most disturbing events of  his past as a murderer living a seemingly ordinary life. 

Produced Original Play - Grindr Mom

In an attempt to better understand her openly gay son, a conservative Mormon woman opens her own Grindr account and she winds up learning things she never wanted to know. 

Produced Original Musical - Now & Then

Six actors tell the story of one couple over a lifetime. Daniel and Greg meet in college, they both have dreams of stardom but by middle age Greg has abandoned his dreams to work in a bank while Daniel is still trying to find success which strains their marriage but then in the end they find peace with themselves and with each other. Three actors play Daniel and three actors play Greg. The musical crosscuts the time as we watch them evolve in their relationships to themselves and each other.

Presented One Woman Autobiographical Show - This Is Me

Local cabaret singer Jennifer McClain will debut an autobiographical show with the working title, “This is Me.” For years, McClain, a fervent LGBT ally, has been a fixture on the stages of Wilton Drive bars and other South Florida venues, performing standards from the Great American Songbook, show tunes, pop hits and gay anthems. The show, which will include monologues and musical numbers, will explore the experiences and emotions that shaped the flamboyant performer.

Written & Performed by Jennifer McClain

Directed by Kalen Edean

Musical Direction by Eric Alsford

Readings

Live Audience Reading of a New Play - Like Father, Like Son

Like Father Like Son

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Patrick Cuccaro

 

A gay son. An intolerant father. A romantic comedy that could only happen in Wilton Manors.

 

In this funny, poignant comedy we watch a gay son's relationship with his intolerant father crumble as they take a dizzying roller coaster ride across bigotry, ageism, homophobia and unlikely romance. Playwright Patrick Cuccaro has created a new play that takes place in Wilton Manors and affectionately explores the universal hunger that sons must confront for the love and respect of their fathers.

Live Audience Reading of a New Play - Old Tricks

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Two 60 something ex-lovers who broke up years ago during the AIDS crisis, impulsively rendezvous 30 years later at Fire Island’s famed Belvedere Hotel. Madness ensues when they discover that one of their husbands is watching them from a house nearby while the other has checked into the room next door with a mysterious young man. Inspired by Noel Coward’s Private Lives, old tricks prove as potent as new as sexual escapades are exposed, cocktails are thrown, hard truths revealed, and a talent to amuse still reigns supreme. 

We will consider audience reactions and review their written feedback in deciding whether or not to produce the play.

Presented Author's Reading - Letters to a Gay Black Boy

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Letters to a Gay Black Boy takes an in-depth look into the development of Terry DeWayne Dyer and brings it to life. From the first to the last letter, he shares his journey with the world. The struggle with finding ourselves can be daunting and challenging. He gives us an authentic, raw, and emotional look into his life. Motivated by homosexuality, race, family, and love, his first book provides an inspiring conversation with our community.