Theater: Plays

'Mr. Benson,' Staged Reading

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BLACKAngel Films
Justin Costello, Creative Director/Co-Founder

Production Description

Casting bold uninhibited male actors for a special One-Night-Only Staged Reading of screenplay "Mr. Benson." The script, which will be made public for the first time via the reading, is based on the classic cult novel by John Preston. The evening will also contain a history and community discussion and Q&A.

"Mr. Benson", set in 1978, explores the personal relationships within the hyper-masculine gay male Leather/BDSM community of New York City. The story is noted for its depiction of a fringe lifestyle at the dawn of the AIDS epidemic, for its bold exploration of taboo subject matter, as well as for the specific relationship and bond between its two main characters, Mr. Benson and Jamie.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Two or three rehearsals will be held. Performance to take place in September or October, depending on cast availability, in NYC.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

No pay, but food and beverages will be served.


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