Playwright / Composer, Off-Broadway's 'Disenchanted!'
A writer wins a playwriting contest with a one-act about a fictional male stripper only to realize that the contest is non-fiction and, in order to collect the prize money, the writer must produce the 'real' stripper. An uproariously funny spoof of live theatre and sitcoms that asks the age-old question, "What is art?"
Production History: 'The Naked Guy' had its beginnings in Seattle at OOPS Couch Potato Theatre when the show played before sold out houses and rave reviews for months as 'The Golden Guys.' A title change and a few plot additions later, this popular comedy reemerged in Florida at The Theatre Garage/Studio Theatre in downtown Orlando as well as two sold-out runs at the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival (as the highest-selling production of the 2004 fest).
'The Naked Guy' also garnered sold-out houses and rave reviews in Key West, FL at the Red Barn Theatre raising over $10,000 for AIDS HELP, FL. The show has also appeared as an 'Official Juried Production' at the Abrons Arts Center in NYC as part of FringeNYC. The NYC production of TNG played to sold-out houses and rave reviews in Backstage, New York Daily News, Talkin' Broadway, Applause NYC, and Theatre Reviews, Ltd.
Come ready for laughs! Hysterical! Sure to sell out every show!
- WATERMARK, FL
Too funny to describe in words ... light-hearted and entertaining! Well-written and contains many funny observations! I can't remember when I've had as enjoyable a time seeing a play! Deserves an extended run! The word of mouth from satisfied audience members alone could keep this play running for months!
- APPLAUSE, NYC
Non-stop laughter ... hilarious! The laughs keep going for 90 minutes! The audience couldn't help but roar!
- KEY WEST CITIZEN
Extremely clever and unique! Everyone - from the actors to the audience - enjoy themselves hugely throughout the show! Be sure to go!
- THEATRE REVIEWS LTD, NYC
A side-splittingly funny comedy! It's a show that anyone who enjoys laughing won't want to miss! A great send-up of TV sitcoms ... (it's) Golden Girls (snappy one-liners and rude insults), Three's Company (bumbling slapstick), I Love Lucy (screwball comedy - the carefully planned scheme to deceive that comes horribly undone within minutes, leaving the characters scrambling to fix the mess before they get caught) ... (all) with the kind of campy humor that WIll & Grace trades on! A very funny play ... with a lot of madcap physical comedy that keeps the show moving at a lightning pace! Superb ... a real comic treasure!
- FLORIDA LEDGER
A laugh-a-millisecond! Hilarously performed! It's all fun and games and well worth the price of admission!
- TALKIN' BROADWAY
A stitch every step of the way! Hilarious! Seriously funny!
- ORLANDO SENTINEL
This sitcom delivers! The show reminds us of Carol Burnett meets Golden Boys/Designing Fellas ... great comic delivery! Inspired!
- BACKSTAGE, NYC
Loud, fast, funny! An intensely physical show ... campy and highly entertaining!
- INK19, FL
'The Naked Guy' has garnered rave reviews, sold-out houses, and awards including:
FRINGENYC - 'Official Juried Production' (By-Inivitation-Only Selection, NYC)
LILLIE STOATES UMBRELLA AWARDS - 'Recommended Production' (Orlando, FL)
ORLANDO WEEKLY - 'Best of Orlando: Best Plays of the Year'
ORLANDO SENTINEL - 'Best of Fest' (Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival)
ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL - 'Best of Venue' (Highest-Selling Production)
GAY DAYS, ORLANDO - 'Official Comedy Event' (By-Invitation-Only Selection)
FANTASY FEST, KEY WEST - 'Official Production' (Raised over $10,000 for AIDS HELP, FL)
Abrons Arts Center, NYC
'The Naked Guy' will be available for licensing soon. Contact the author for more licensing information.