Sunday, March 19, 2017

Women in the Age of Trump: CLINTON VERSUS TRUMP SEX ROMP GO! (excerpt) by Xavier Toby

CLINTON VERSUS TRUMP SEX ROMP GO! by Xavier Toby is a finalist for NYCPlaywrights project "Women in the Age of Trump."

Xavier Toby on his play:

I believe that most people are reasonable and good, no matter their political beliefs. They hold down jobs, raise families, and are convinced they are good humans, doing the best they can. So it's essential to me that my characters, no matter their political views, are never carictures. We're all just people trying to get by, jam-packed with good and bad, and I suppose that's what I try to write about. These are terrifying times, where too few of us know or care enough about politics, but shouting that someone is wrong, through art or a megaphone, is no way to bridge the chasm. We need to be inclusive, and my biggest worry is that society and the environment will fall apart before we've figured out how. Oh, and jokes. We always need more jokes.

Thanks to Xavier Toby for allowing NYCPlaywrights to publish this video of an excerpt from his play CLINTON VERSUS TRUMP SEX ROMP GO! And thanks to Larissa Adamczk and Jenna Sander for their good work.


XAVIER TOBY is a playwright, comedian and author from Australia who now resides in New York City. His work has been performed around the world, and for the last two years has been a member of the Athena Theatre Playwrights Group. http://www.athenatheatre.com | http://www.xaviertoby.com/

LARISSA ADAMCZYK is a recent graduate of the Two Year Acting Program at William Esper Studio and an alumna of Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts in both English & Dance. She was last seen as the suffragette, Rose, in Speranza Theatre Company's original play, Unveiling Liberty, previously as Jennifer Ann in Speranza's Millicent the Magnificent, and Heather/Daisy in their production of Women Rising. She has performed many new (and old) works with several theatre companies in the NY/NJ area, such as New Light Theater Project, Endangered Artist Sanctuary and in Household Words, a concert of original music by Martha Miller. She can be seen on the internet as Laura in her own web series, Tiny Boxes, or playing various characters throughout time in A Period Drama and Unplugged; two web series written by Casey Hartnett. Larissa is a co-founder of Halcyon Collective, a group of solo performing artists who collaborate and present inter-disciplinary performances (of the coolest kind) throughout the year. www.larissaadamczyk.com

JENNA SANDER attended the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre. In her final graduate play she was cast in one of her favorite roles; Rosencrantz in "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" at the Rita Morgenthau Theatre. Sander has also performed in Hedda Gabler as Thea Elvsted (Secret Theater) along with the role Lucy Hooks in Colorblind'd (Players Theater), and most recently performed as Norma Jean in "Norma Jean at The Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic" at the Hudson Guild theater.