Meet the Playwright and Director of Giant Box of Porn

Patrick Flynn (playwright) is an award-winning filmmaker, playwright, and webseries creator. His series I Live with This won Outstanding Series and Outstanding Writing at the 2012 L.A. Webfest. His plays have been staged at the New York International Fringe Festival, the One-Minute Play Festival, and the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware. Patrick is a frequent participant in the 48 Hour Film Project and has received several accolades for his submissions including Best Screenplay, Best Sound Design, two Audience Awards, and four “Best of City” selections in both Los Angeles and Washington, DC. He is an professor at American University’s School of Communication and is represented by Abrams Artists Agency’s New Media department.

Maureen Monterubio (director) began working on this play with Field Trip last fall.  She is proud to have watched it grow and become this production. Maureen focuses on the development of new work. She has directed for Rorschach, Source Festival, and Field Trip Theatre in DC, and Puffy Shirt Productions, Milk Can Theatre, and Looking Glass Theatre NYC in New York. Maureen is the cofounder of The Horn Project. She would like to thank Patrick, Megan, Laura, the cast, all the designers, and Field Trip Theatre. Thanks to John for late night meals and enduring support.

Tickets are on sale now at CapitalFringe.org or by calling (866) 811-4111.

Meet the Cast of Giant Box of Porn

Anna Jackson (Kate) is thrilled to be a part of Giant Box of Porn! Past Fringe shows include Recovery and In this Economy. DC/MD/VA: InterAct Story Theatre; Rorschach Theatre; Kennedy Center Page to Stage; Source Festival; Studio 3 Children’s Theatre; Workhouse Arts Theatre; Young Playwrights Theatre; Landless Theatre Company; Washington Savoyards; District Arts Collaborative; Reader’s Theatre; Piedmont Opera Theatre. Education: Bachelor of Music, UNC School of the Arts. Thanks to Patrick and Maureen for letting us “play” and for the awkward “sexy” parties, and to Grant, Will, and Morganne for being so open and fun to work with!

Grant Cloyd (Ron) is a third year MFA acting candidate at CUA, where he most recently performed as Shylock in The Merchant of Venice. He has previously been seen at various area stages including Rep Stage, Source Theater Festival, American Century Theater, Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, and 1st Stage. He has performed internationally as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He also works with the Jewish Museum of Maryland, for which he has performed and helped create two separate one person shows.

Morganne Davies* (Vanessa) is thankful for the opportunity to work with such a talented group of people! DC: Capital Fringe Festival, WSC-Avant Bard, Beltway Drama Series, Playwright’s Forum. Regional & NY: Clarence Brown Theater, Shakespeare & Company, HERE, Inwood Shakespeare Festival, Southwest Shakespeare Festival. Film: DC Shorts & 48 Hour Film Festivals, House of Cards, various independent films in the DC area. When she is not on stage, Ms. Davies teaches drama at JEB Stuart High School and with various theater companies in the area. BA, Fordham University. MFA University of Tennessee. Proud member of AEA.

Will Hayes (Sherlock) is excited to be working with Field Trip Theatre again after the staged reading of Somersaulting and to be back at Fringe after WSC Avant Bard’s 2011 Hotel Fuck. He most recently appeared as Caesar/Octavius in Half Mad Theatre’s Julius Caesar. Other DC credits include Chris R in The Room The Play directed by Tommy Wisseau; Longacre Lea, Impossible Theater Company, Landless Theatre Company, Arena Stage, Studio Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, Imagination Stage, and American Century Theatre. This fall, will be appearing in Olney Theatre Center’s world premiere of Colossal. He is composing original music for the film version of Kathleen Akerley’s Something Past in Front of the Light, currently in production.

Tickets are on sale now at CapitalFringe.org or by calling (866) 811-4111.

*Member of Actor’s Equity Association

Playwright’s Perspective: A Capital Fringe Preview

by Patrick Flynn

“Why is there a giant box of porn in our apartment?” The question is as old as time itself. Or maybe it isn’t. Scholars say we’ll never really know for sure. But it’s a question Kate and Ron have to face a week shy of their first wedding anniversary.

If you and I walked down the street in this city and asked one hundred people if they owned and/or regularly paid for pornography, I’d wager fewer than fifteen people would admit they did. And yet, pornography is a thriving industry. The pornography industry paid over $36M in taxes to the State of California last year.

In taxes.

Curious? Read more of Patrick Flynn’s behind the scenes look at Giant Box of Porn on DCMetroTheatreArts.com.

Tickets are on sale now for Giant Box of Porn by Patrick Flynn at the Capital Fringe Festival. Head on over to CapitalFringe.org to purchase tickets. 

Giant Box of Porn cast member Will Hayes started a show-specific Tumblr called oshitsherlock. Want to help us pay for Will’s costume? Check out our Indiegogo campaign. We’re 35% toward our goal, but we only have 12 days left. Remember, all donations are tax deductible!

Ladyshapedlovedrug by Eugene Fertelmeyster

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Ladyshapedlovedrug by Eugene Fertelmeyster

Monday, June 23 at 8:00PM 
The Pinch in Columbia Heights 

Ethan is a musician in New York City. Coffee and cigarettes in the morning, sound equipment and records sprawled across his apartment, and the ghost of his ex-girlfriend Nina by his side. Literally haunted by his past, Ethan’s life of comfort is manifested in the ghost of the girl he once loved. This lifestyle is brought into question when fellow musician, Erin, asks Ethan how alive he really is.

Directed by Ryan S. Taylor 
Dramaturgy by Garrett Anderson 

Ethan - Bob Shiere 
Nina - Hazel Lozano
Erin - Anna Lathrop

The Pinch is located at 3548 14th St NW, accessible by Metro at the Columbia Heights station. 

Visit ladyshapedlovedrug.eventbrite.com for tickets.

Danielle Mohlman, our Artistic Director, and Maureen Monterubio, the director of Giant Box of Porn went out to Penn Quarter to interview strangers about their porn experience. Curious about what we discovered? Check out this NSFW video. Looking for something to do with your coffee money this week? Why not throw a few dollars our way and write us off on your taxes while you’re at it. Check out our Indiegogo campaign.

We’re such a tease. Graphic design by Samantha Cabrera. 

We’re such a tease. Graphic design by Samantha Cabrera. 

Origin Story by Scott Dunn

Origin Story by Scott Dunn

Monday, April 28 at 7:00PM 
The Pinch in Columbia Heights 

Flying is often a dream, a fantasy we have when we are young, never do we imagine it being possible. As we grow older we lose belief in the possibility of stretching out our arms and taking flight, but it may be exactly the escape we need. For brother and sister, Danny & Samantha, being able to reach the heavens is what keeps their faith alive as an accident causes them to question what true belief really is.

Directed by Nick Vargas 
Dramaturgy by Alan Balch 

Danny - Chris Wilson 
Samantha -  Mia Branco

The Pinch is located at 3548 14th St NW, accessible by Metro at the Columbia Heights station. 

Costume Designer for Giant Box of Porn

Field Trip Theatre is seeking a costume designer for our 2014 Capital Fringe production of Giant Box of Porn by Patrick Flynn.

Young couple Ron and Kate return from a trip to find a giant box of porn in their living room. This comedy explores life’s most important questions: What kind of burglar breaks in and leaves porn? Is it okay to buy baby paraphernalia just because it’s on sale? And, most importantly, who still has a VHS player? 

Field Trip Theatre is committed to supporting emerging artists through development and production of new plays that engage diverse audiences and reflect the perspectives and identities of The District.  We value innovative storytelling and uncensored artistry that serves the diverse community of Washington, DC.

Giant Box of Porn runs July 10-27, 2014. Rehearsals begin late May 2014. A small stipend is provided. 

Please email resume and portfolio to fieldtriptheatre@gmail.com.