The Tricky Part humorously and candidly delves into the life of its star and his personal journey. The work deals with the consequences of a 12-year-old altar boy's introduction to sex. The work earned a special citation at the 2004 Obie Awards.
The play will be published in January by Dramatists Play Service. The memoir version, "The Tricky Part: One Boy's Fall from Trespass into Grace," is slated to be published next summer by Beacon Press.
Developed at Utah's Sundance Institute Theatre Lab, Connecticut's Long Wharf Theatre and New Jersey's McCarter Theatre, the work had its initial workshop at The Barrow Group.
Seth Barrish directed the Off-Broadway show which began previews March 28 and opened April 12 for a run through May 30 at the McGinn-Cazale Theatre.
Martin has appeared on Broadway in the revival of Bells Are Ringing, Cabaret, Titanic, How to Succeed In Business..., Big River and Oliver! Other credits include A Man of No Importance, The Cider House Rules, Doonesbury, Floyd Collins and The Making of Americans. The actor is next set to take part in the development of the new musical Grey Gardens based on the movie as part of the Sundance Institute Lab. Michael Greif (Rent) directs the project with a book by Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife), music by Scott Frankel and lyrics by Michael Korie.