Event Details
Mon, June 21, 2021 - 7:00 PM
All Ages
Event Description

Are You There, Truman?

by Garrett David Kim
directed by Gaven D. Trinidad

presented with Leviathan Lab

The heart wants what the heart wants...and sometimes, the heart wants the porn—*ahem*—adult film star you’ve been jacking off to since middle school. As our Guy looks for love online & IRL, in the past & in the present, all roads lead to Truman Goetz-Harder. But how's a Guy supposed to get off when the man he's been conditioned to desire has gone offline? ARE YOU THERE TRUMAN? explores how one queer person constructs, then deconstructs, then maybe reconstructs his sexuality and desire.
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CAST
Christopher Matias Aguila… Guy
Dan Amboyer… Truman/Anonymous/Alex
Shaun Anthony…  Dad/Date 11/All-American/Scientist/Date 13 
Kathleen Choe… Mom/Porn Actress/Customer/Date 15 
Chris White… The Doctor/Badass/Divorcee/Date 12/Date 14
Courtney Gabrielle Williams… BFF/Schoolboy/Party Boi/Patient/Reporter/Date 16
 
PRODUCING TEAM
Ariel Estrada, Producer (Leviathan Lab)
Rebecca Lovett, Producer (Episcopal Actors' Guild)
Emilia Smart-Denson, Production Stage Manager
Jenni Ogasian, Production Assistant
Isabel Yun-Ru Chen, Production Intern

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In 2007, EAG established this special award to honor the legacy of actor, playwright and EAG member Thomas Barbour (ArthurGreat White Hope) whose support for emerging artists was an inspiration to many. The Barbour Award was established and endowed by Janet Barbour Carhart, Alison Barbour Fox, and from a portion of the gift left to EAG by Mr. Thomas Barbour’s estate. All proceeds from the staged readings of the Barbour finalists’ plays go directly to supporting future Barbour Awards.

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Founded in 2009, Leviathan Lab is an award-winning not-for-profit creative studio whose mission is the advancement of Asian and Asian American (A/AA) performing artists and their work. Through the speaking of A/AA artists’ words, and the presentation of A/AA bodies, presence, and gestures on stage and film, Leviathan works to open spaces that promote social justice, bridge communities, and assert the power of art to change the world. They function as a lab where early-career and established A/AA artists can be courageous, experiment, and thrive as they create works that captivate the audiences Leviathan serves. www.leviathanlab.org

The Episcopal Actors’ Guild was established in 1923 and is a charitable organization offering emergency assistance and career support to professional performers “of all faiths, and none.” We also host a full calendar of events and fundraisers including concerts, variety shows, play readings, and professional workshops. Learn more at www.actorsguild.org.

Thomas Barbour was a dedicated supporter of the theatre, emerging playwrights, and the Episcopal Actors’ Guild. On stage and screen, Mr. Barbour had a prolific acting career, including featured roles in Arthur with Dudley Moore and The Great White Hope with James Earl Jones. Off-stage, Mr. Barbour worked tirelessly on behalf of EAG, serving many years as Treasurer and Vice-President. Under his leadership, the Guild’s scholarship program grew from two annual awards of $500 to five annual awards of $1,000. Mr. Barbour also co-founded Polaris North and was a long-time member of the Perry Street Block Association.