Homos, or Everyone in America

by  Jordan Seavey

Full Length Play, Drama  /  3m, 1f

“A daringly frank, funny and affecting new play [...] Mr. Seavey’s portrait of young gay New Yorkers negotiating the sometimes thorny nature of love and intimacy has an arresting, even bruising honesty.” - The New York Times

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Homos, or Everyone in America

by  Jordan Seavey

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    105 Minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

“Love is love” – but is navigating it any less complicated today? What does it mean to be in a committed relationship? Is monogamy just monotony? Told through interweaving glimpses into the life of an everyday couple unexpectedly confronted by a vicious crime, Homos, or Everyone in America is a fearless, funny, heart-on-its-sleeve examination of the moments that can bring two people together – or pull them apart.
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Reviews

REVIEWS 

CRITIC'S PICK “A daringly frank, funny and affecting new play [...] Mr. Seavey’s portrait of young gay New Yorkers negotiating the sometimes thorny nature of love and intimacy has an arresting, even bruising honesty.” - The New York Times, Read More

“Recalling both the furious politics of Kramer’s AIDS jeremiads and the sentimental pathos of Mart Crowley’s pre-Stonewall classic [The Boys in the Band], Homos is as essential to our moment as those works were to theirs [...] Seavey is dealing with very large ideas that have bedeviled the gay ‘community’ — and everyone else — forever [...] Homos, or Everyone in America [is] a play you should see only if you care about either of its title characters.” - New York Magazine, Read More

“This fascinating and fearless new play brims with universally recognizable emotions, even if they are dressed up in very culturally specific drag [...] Seavey adds his voice with unflinching clarity: He asserts the universal need for love, protection, and real intimacy.” - TheaterMania, Read More


Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Drugs Drugs
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes
  • Caution Smoking Smoking

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Setting: Brooklyn, New York, jumping around in moments scattered over 2006-2011
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

3m, 1f
THE WRITER - male; caucasian jew; ages from late 20’s to early 30’s
THE ACADEMIC - male; latino; ages from late 20’s to early 30’s
DAN - a friend; male; race – he’s adopted so who knows? 30ish
LAILA - a stranger; female; any race but not caucasian; 30ish
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Cast Attributes

  • Role(s) for Latino Actor(s)
  • Multicultural casting

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Authors

Jordan Seavey

Jordan Seavey’s plays include Homos, or Everyone in America (New York Times Critic’s Pick; named one of New York Magazine’s 10 Best Theater Events of 2016 and The Advocate’s Top 10 New York Theater of 2016), November 4th 2008, Wight, The Funny Pain, The Truth Will Out, Children at Play, 6969 and This is a Newspaper. Si ...

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Homos, or Everyone in America premiered at the LAByrinth Theatre Company in New York City in October 2016 under the direction of Mike Donahue.

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