Backstroke Boys Begins Performances Off-Broadway October 27 | Playbill

Off-Broadway News Backstroke Boys Begins Performances Off-Broadway October 27

The production is the newest work in Fault Line's new play development program.

Anthony Adu, Ayse Eldek, and Mark Yowakim

Backstroke Boys begins its Off-Broadway run October 27, playing via Fault Line Theatre's new play development program through November 4. Selected from Fault Line’s 2022 Irons in the Fire workshop and reading series, the play has received four weeks of development ahead of its two weeks of performance.

Written by Xavier Clark and directed by Sivan Battat. backstroke boys stars Anthony Adu (Duty Free), Ayse Eldek (The Defenders), and Mark Yowakim (Macbeth).

On the first day of swim practice at a brand-new high school in a new country, a young boy befriends the captain of the swim team. A coming-of-age story, backstroke boys grapples faith, grace, acceptance, and self identity.

The production features set design by Tristan Jeffers (Hindsight), costume design by Asa Benally (Blues for an Alabama Sky), lighting design by Xiangfu Xiao (The Diamond), sound design by Chad Raines (Laughing in Jail), and prop design by Addison Heeren (Round Table). Movement, fight, and intimacy direction is by Alex Might (No Mercy). Nat Kelley DiMario (Lewberger & the Wizard of Friendship) will serve as production stage manager, with Giselle Raphaela (Endgame) as assistant stage manager.

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