WILL JESSE FIND WHAT HE'S LOOKING FOR OR BECOME DEPENDENT ON THE APP THAT UNCOVERED HIS NEW SELF?
When Jesse decides to find his true self, he logs onto Grindr - the gay geosocial networking, and notoriously known, hook-up app. Delving into an underworld he never knew existed, he finds himself transported to the 'scene' with new-found freedoms of anonymous sex, promiscuity, and general male horniness. Jesse discovers fresh feelings deep inside himself with the help of his heavenly chorus of Grindr boys, as well as realizing the dangers of an unending dispensary of men.
*Member of Actor's Equity Association
Director: Benjamin Viertel
Book and Lyrics by: Kyle Wilson
Music and Lyrics by: Jacob Tischler
Scenic Design by: Bryce Cutler
Choreographer: Rachael Singer
Music Director: David Carl
Costume Designer: Sylvianne Shurman
Lighting Designer: Mitch Ost
GRINDR THE MUSICAL premiered in New York City as part of the 2014 West Village Musical Theater Festival at the Players Theater.
GRINDR THE MUSICAL performed one-night-only in 2014 SoundBites Festival at the 47th Street Theater presented Theater Now New York.
WINNER OF 6 AWARDS AT THE 2014 WEST VILLAGE MUSICAL THEATER FESTIVAL:
BEST MUSICAL! BEST DIRECTOR! BEST ACTOR! BEST MUSIC! BEST BOOK! BEST LYRICS!
WINNER OF BEST DIRECTOR AT THE THEATER NOW NEW YORK 2014 SOUNDBITES FESTIVAL!