The Weiner Monologues

A found text piece based on the downfall of Representative Anthony D. Weiner, modeled after a Greek Tragedy. <insert penis joke>
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John Oros
Theater
New York, New York
United States
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Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed to the remounting of Weiner.


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In a Sentence

Help us bring an original play about dick jokes, sex scandals and society’s online persona to a New York stage.

Check out our BuzzFeed Article: http://www.buzzfeed.com/jacobfischler/itll-only-cost-2500-to-make-a-play-about-anthony-weiner!

Check out our NYTimes Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/08/nyregion/greek-tragedy-based-on-non-ancient-texts-of-weiner.html?_r=0


What is The Weiner Monologues?

Anthony Weiner was a rising star in the Democratic Party until his online exploits ended his career. Then he ran for mayor, and it looked like he would be back on top, until his junk was in the news again.

Using Greek tragedy as a model and the ups and downs of Weiner's career as an entry point, The Weiner Monologues is a conversation about the personal and communal in the age of the Internet.  Through found text, live song, dance, video and the use of smart phone technology as a narative device, TWM goes beyond the headlines and double entendres to the core of Weiner's escapades.

Also, there's a lot of dick jokes. 

The Factory will be producing The Weiner Monologues this November at Access Theater. 

Right now, we have a dedicated group of actors, directors, set designers and media technicians. We have a deposit down for a performance space

What will your money get us?

COSTUMES: $500 – We can’t pull a “Weiner” and have our actors be in boxer briefs the ENTIRE time (although there will be some of that).

SET: $700 – If you build it they will come, but first you have to build it.

TECH EQUIPMENT: $600-TWM is all about technology and our interaction with it…we’re thinking more than just some sound cues.

SPACE RENTAL: $700- You think rent is expensive in NY? So is renting a theater space.

Contributing to our campaign guarantees that this one-of-a-kind production happens and that you are a part of it!


Cast & Crew /Performance Times


Back on stage… just in time for mayoral erection…err…we mean…election.

WHEN:

Wednesday November 6th, Thursday November 6th, Friday November 8th, Saturday November 9th and Sunday November 10th @ 8pm

Saturday November 9th and Sunday November 10th @ 2pm 

WHERE:

Access Theater, 380 Broadway, New York, NY 10013

WHO:

ANTHONY WEINER......................Devin James Heater

WEISS/MARILYN/LEATHERS...Liana Wendy Sarapas

CHORUS:

P. Tyler Britt

David M DeLeon

Christopher Gizzi

Esther Ko

Sarah Smyth

Jillian Stevens

Director............................Jonathan Harper Schlieman

Co-creator.......................................................John Oros

Production Stage Manager.............Kimberlyn Alava

Stage Manager.............................................Lexi Quillen

Executive Videographer.................Daigoro Hirahata

Chief Media Executive...............................Jesse Reyes

Set Designer...........................................Norihito Moriya

Lighting Designers..........Zoey Russo & Maria Frantz

Technical Director........................................Zoey Russo

Producer...........................................................Joel Bassin



A Little More Background               

In the summer 2011, a group of theater students launched a workshop about the inherent theatricality of online source material and what happens when these texts mash up on stage as they mash up in our facebook newsfeed.

Two weeks in, the infamous Weiner tweet hit the blogosphere and we had the perfect subject to develop a full-length theater piece of epic innuendo.

Over months of rehearsal, we cut and spliced the words of pundits, victims, predators, politicians and pop stars from blogs, newscasts, twitter feeds and maybe a ke$ha into our remixed version of a Greek Tragedy. We first performed the piece in January 2012 in a university setting. Audiences realized that The Weiner Monologues did more than recount the headlines of a sex scandal. It examined our cultural perspective and how it morphs when filtered by the instant gratification of the internet and our computer screen.

When Anthony Weiner re-entered the political fray in 2013 as a mayoral candidate, we had a slew of new material. Cast and audience members alike reached out in the hopes of remounting the piece. After two years of more sex scandals, controversies and Miley Cyrus songs, who knows (we certainly don’t) what the re-explored version of The Weiner Monologues will look like? And that excites us as artists. With a freshened perspective and dedicated group of creators, we’re ready to revisit the themes of a piece that was so dear to us two summers ago.

We hope you’ll be a part of it!

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