Torn Out Theater will present an all-male, nude Hamlet in August.
Hamlet will “turn its eye to the fraught, complex world of male body image,” and question “how the male body is perceived in America today,” the theater company’s website states.
Torn Out Theater produces projects that “push the boundaries of how we see the human body and what we assume about modern sexuality.”
The company takes classics and creates unique experiences for audiences—to raise questions about society and “navigate a culture where private and public blur together, where the shocking and common trade places, and where magic is real.”
Following Torn Out’s production of The Tempest last year, debates were sparked about nudity and society’s attitudes toward male and female bodies—inspiring Torn Out to give the guys a chance to bare all for the sake of art this summer.
Jake Austin Robertson, a 2015 Princeton grad from Illinois who lives in Manhattan will star as Hamlet.
Presented by Torn Out Theater
Prospect Park, The Music Pagoda
Thursday – Saturday, August 10, 11, 12 at 5:30pm
Sunday, August 13 at 2pm