Things go violently awry for a young hustler named Tyler in Dan Ireland-Reeves’s solo play, which arrives in NYC after celebrated runs at fringe festivals in Manchester and Stockholm. Eamon Yates and Brendan George play Tyler at alternating peformances; the super-intimate site-specific production, directed by Zack Carey, features nudity and highly naughty language.

The immersive, intimate production welcomes only 10 audiences members each night

Venue name: Tyler’s Basement

Address: 637 Wilson Ave
New York 11207
Cross street: at Cooper StTransport: Subway: L to Wilson Ave

Price: $30–$50

Event phone: 866-811-4111

Event website:

Bleach runs January 4 through March 10, 2019


  1. Only as few as 10 admitted per performance? That reminds me of the Rising Phoenix productions directed by Daniel Talbott, where you felt like you were part of an elite group and you were ushered in, and before you sat down, there was a naked Haskell King, and you’d be spending the next hour watching him slowly put his clothes back on, which took about up half the play, after Haskell had walked around semi-hard and peed in front of everyone.

    BLEACH, on the other hand, looks a little grimy and going into that room might make you feel like you’ll need bleach later. I hope that’s not the venue.

  2. full nudity happens in the first 30 seconds of the play. you blink you miss.
    for the rest of the show, the actor is wearing white brief if that’s your thing.
    Acting is good. I can’t say the same thing about the script.

  3. I saw the twinkier guy, nice body, only very brief butt shot. Terrible script, not sure what the point was, his acting wasnt good enough to save it. At least the seating was comfortable even if the constant eye contact wasn’t.

  4. A big Marge Simpson….mmmmmmmmm. This play did not live up to the hype. Saw it tonight and also saw the twinkier guy – I was hoping to see the guy with the beard. There is NO frontal nudity. I sat in the area that would have given me the best chance to see his dick and didn’t even catch a glimpse. He jumps out of bed naked with his butt to the audience and immediately puts on a bathrobe. He’s cute enough but didn’t do anything for me. The toe queen in me wasn’t even aroused by his bare feet. I am probably jaded at this point in my life but I wasn’t even shocked by the story line or subject matter. I have actually seen plays that made me blush – this one didn’t even come close. As a matter of fact the guy sitting next to me snoozed a bit. I do give it credit for the experimental setting – there were just ten old queens sitting in the “bedroom.” This play could be rewritten in a more interesting way. An actor playing a high class escort should have fully captured the attention of the audience and we should have wanted to go home with him at the end. I wish I would have read the previous comments before I so hastily bought the ticket. Not really worth the hour subway ride to Bushwick. If anyone sees the play with the bearded guy, please post if you think it was a different experience.

  5. Thanks ken, nut & especially fipines for your frank & distressing report. If I had had your experience AND gone all the way to Bushwick for it I might have had to SWALLOW bleach.

  6. What’s up with male nudity in the theater lately? it’s like all cocktease & no show or all show no pleasure — quite the reverse: punishment. Is this how currently toxic political rule is affecting the arts? Is it making us suffer for our festishes? I even had problems with Slave Play, which promised to be a Sure Thing. I’m getting more leery than leering these days.

    1. Welq, interesting observation. A good example of this is the current Broadway production of “Choir Boy.” All productions of this play have historically featured a fully nude shower scene in the beginning. This Broadway production, from what I’ve read, has no nudity.

  7. Yes, fipines, I totally agree — caught the first preview, which I commented on at the end of Lured post, since I’m too tech-challenged to make my own. It’s maddening. My only guess is that the producers expect more business from school groups than from us. Painful but true: Take Me Out, despite its Best Play Tony, was not a box-office smash. And we all know what has happened to Broadway ticket prices since then. Don’t ask what I paid for my front row seat to Choir Boy.

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