open heart

Author: Joe Salvatore

open heart

Description: Explores gay relationships that allow for outside sexual partners through the actual words of men who shared their personal stories and thoughts on monogamy, fidelity, sex, and open relationships.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 7/2/2011
Content Advisory: strong language and described sexual situations
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 5 Males

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Keywords: Documentary · Gay and Lesbian · Mostly Male Characters · Single Set · True Stories

This play is in the following collections: FringeNYC 2010

Original Production Information

open heart was first presented by joes & co., as part of the New York International Fringe Festival in 2010 at The First Floor Theatre at La MaMa, with the following cast and credits:

David, Tyler, and Tom: Chris Bresky
Male, 48, Walter, and Paul: Stephen Donovan
Shaun, Lolo, and Brendan: Daryl Embry
Therapist and Professor, Joey, and Pony: Nick Lewis
Anthony, John, and Matthew: Karl O’Brian Williams

Director:  Joe Salvatore
Assistant Director: Sharon Counts
Production Stage Manager: Robert Keith
Sound and Projection Design:  Blake McCarty
Lighting Design: Emily Stork
Costume Design: Márion Talán
Company Manager:  Allyn Bard Rathus
Marketing and Public Relations: Katie Pelkey
Postcard and Logo Design: Anna Schmidt
Photography: Andrew Adolphus
Website Design: Taking (pause.) Designs