So I think we can all agree 2016 was not exactly a banner year for male nudity onstage (it wasn’t really a banner year for anyone really). There were some bright spots (such as Pucker Up and Blow, Judas Kiss and Blessed Unrest’s Bodies) but for the most part it was relatively quiet during the year. Hopefully 2017 will be a little bit better (there are already a couple of shows with potential I will post about shortly).
First up: MOPE is going to be running at Ensemble Studio Theatre. From the website:
Mope (noun): 1. The lowest-level male performer in the adult film industry. An anonymous stunt-penis. Example: “Trevor is a mope.” 2. A new play by Paul Cameron Hardy. An examination of a country poisoned by toxic masculinity, hiding inside a comedy about guys who do porn. 3. A scathing new production from Youngblood, Ensemble Studio Theatre’s OBIE-winning company of young playwrights and home of the best new writers in NYC.
This play contains nudity and extensive adult content.
Playing from January 11 to February 4