By Donald Steven Olson
Directed by Michael Barakiva and Zoë Adams
With Jesse James Keitel and Mark Nadler
In the buttoned-up 1950s an ex-GI returned from Denmark as Christine Jorgensen, America’s first transgender celebrity.
The Christine Jorgensen Show is a musical re-telling of Jorgensen’s remarkable story along with that of Myles Bell, the forgotten song-and-dance man who helped her craft a nightclub act that transformed her from headline into headliner.
With an irresistible book and original songs by Donald Steven Olson, The Christine Jorgensen Show is a hilarious and heartfelt story about show business and living life on your own terms.
A discussion about developing a new play and the challenges of incorporating music and choreography on a very tight budget with actors Jesse James Keitel and Mark Nadler, as well as co-directors Michael Barakiva & Zoë Adams. Moderated by Andrew D. Hamingson.
wild project, a nonprofit producer and venue, is an innovator among producing companies, supporting the diverse independent theater, film, music, visual arts, and spoken-word artists of New York City. Since 2007, wild project has presented and produced theater that enriches, educates, and unifies its East Village community in an environmentally responsible green space. Located on E. 3rd St. in Manhattan, wild project curates resident companies in its 89-seat theater and devotes specific initiatives toward LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC projects and the work of local East Village artists, to ensure nonprofit theater sustains its roots in the community. wild project places the utmost importance on engendering a climate that supports the artists and cultivates artists who commit to artistic excellence, enrich the community and promote social equity.
Read more at: www.thewildproject.org
Founded and led by Andrew D. Hamingson, ADH Theatricals is dedicated to touring the highest quality drama and live performances from America and Europe to North America and beyond.
Read more at: www.adhamingson.com
"Olson peppers his efficient dialogue with ripe reposts... a winning play" – OffOffOnline
"Jesse James Keitel is simply wonderful."
"The play is illuminating and moving, deft in its economy and charm." – Theater Life