Stephen F. Murray
Directing Portfolio
 

Dramatic Twerp

a one-man-show written and performed by Sean Ewert

Links Hall - October 9-12, 2009, Chicago, IL

Oracle Theatre - December 4-6, 2009, Chicago


If you put David Sedaris, David Cale, Samuel Beckett; your high school acting teacher, and a bag of rubber noses in a blender on purée the result would be Dramatic Twerp. Set as a solo monologue, Sean explores growing up in the 1980s without the internet, cell phones or a gay social club on campus. Sean finds himself locked in an absurd high school speech competition as an adult. Borrowing from the forensic dramatic interpretation model, he uses found text and his own history to create a queer memory journey. The experience of the show is intended to mirror the uncomfortable feeling/dread/duty of a “coming out” conversation. However, it is this never ending cycle, this question of “does the act of coming out ever end?” that drives Sean to find yet another audience of strangers, to experience his loud gay tale.