Pride Plays' live stream of MJ Kaufman’s Masculinity Max premiered June 27. The play, directed by Will Davis, will star Ty Defoe, Theo Germain, David Greenspan, Judy Gold, Jason Butler Harner, Esco Jouley, Francis Jue, Matt Maher, Avi Roque, Aneesh Sheth, Kelli Simpkins, Zo Tipp, and Vishal Vaidya. The stream will be available at the video above through June 30.
Masculinity Max was first commissioned and developed by The Public Theater. The comedy tells a story of genders, how we perform them, and how it makes us feel. This presentation features casting by James Calleri, Paul Davis, and Erica Jensen of Calleri Casting, stage management by Jereme Kyle Lewis, and associate direction by Nic Cory.
This broadcast is part of the 2020 Pride Plays festival, produced by Michael Urie and Doug Nevin with festival direction by Nick Mayo. This year’s festival includes the previous streams of Donja R. Love’s one in two, Brave Smiles...Another Lesbian Tragedy by The Five Lesbian Brothers, and The Men From the Boys by Mart Crowley on June 26. The festival concludes with the one-night-only Playbill Pride Spectacular concert June 28 at 8 PM ET.
All programming airs as benefit performances to support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the organization that has been making a lifesaving difference for people across the country affected by HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses, as well as providing assistance to crucial LGBTQ+ organizations like the National Center for Transgender Equality and the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund. Matching sponsor RXR Realty has pledged to match up to $7,500. Double your impact by donating today.