Fri Jun 30
158 West 72nd Street
New York, NY 10023
Foster Lawrence fell from a fifth floor window - and does not know how.
In 2006 New York, Foster sets out on the town for a night out with friends. He ends up in a stranger’s home. And splattered on the New York City asphalt.
Ten years later Foster sets out on the town once more - to find out what happened that night.
We follow Foster navigate the New York City terrain as he begins to understand his trajectory juxtaposed to queer history, societal constructs - and as per the New York City Police Department - What Happens To Boys In Chelsea.
Ryan F. Casey is thrilled to perform What Happens To Boys In Chelsea with direction by William Alexander Runnels on June 30th - as it is the 54th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots - the movement that began the fight for LGBTQ+ Rights here in New York City. If it was not for our sisters and brothers who threw down before us, Ryan would not be here today to tell the tale of Foster Lawrence; the boy who fell from the Chelsea sky. The Gay Boi who takes to the New York City streets for a reckoning.
After the performance there will be a brief discussion about the work with Ryan and William.
Ryan will also perform a short selection from their new work, Pandemic Faggotry.
William Alexander Runnels - Director
My initials WAR aren’t just a zesty sign-off. They are a reminder to create work that challenges the status quo. Through art, I work to engage the audience in thought-provoking experiences that push boundaries and ignite emotions, bringing a new level of intensity and excitement to the screen and stage. With What Happens to Boys In Chelsea, Ryan has written a gripping coming-out story reminiscent of the work created at Caffe Cino, a time when being openly queer was impossible. Tonight, we are channeling the ferocity of those whose stories were cut short. Marsha. Sylvia. Breonna Taylor. Thank you all for unplugging and joining us to witness this tale about a boy who fell from the sky.
Approx Running Time: 75 Minutes
Genre: Storytelling, Prose, Theatrical Event, LGBTQ
Please Note: the venue has a 2-beverage minimum per person.