Bartley to Direct Sex Encounters of a Disturbed Mind

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09 Jul 2010

The cast of <i>Sex Encounters of a Disturbed Mind</i>
The cast of Sex Encounters of a Disturbed Mind

Robert Bartley, creator and director of the annual Broadway Backwards benefit concert, will helm Sex Encounters of a Disturbed Mind, which will be part of the 6th Annual Cringefest that launches July 23.

Sex Encounters of a Disturbed Mind is a collection of eight short plays that includes Chat Room by Melanie Wallner, Would Ya? by Bruce Post, Clean up, Aisle Six by Paul J. Lawrence, Bagel Shopping by David Schrag, Jump! by George J. Bryjak, Phil in Customer Service by David Schrag, After Life by Jon Brooks and the musical Zombie Strippers by Mark LaPierre.

Featured in the casts of the various short plays are Michael-Kennon Miller, Jennifer Leigh Gottleib, Jeannine Elizabeth, Richard Pryor Jr., Lena Cigleris, Jeannine Elizabeth, Hollye Gilbert, Ricky Pope, Evan Sokal, Lauren Schacher, Jonathan Reed Wexler and Dylan Weinberger. Pope also serves as musical director for Zombie Strippers, and Jeff Siebert is associate director for that new musical.

Following the opening performance of Sex Encounters of a Disturbed Mind, honorary Golden Pineapples (the Cringefest award) will be given to Tony Award-nominated playwright and actor Charles Busch, award-winning playwright Israel Horovitz, playwright and gay rights activist Doric Wilson, Backstage editor-at-large Sherry Eaker and Dixon's Place founding and executive director Ellie Covan.

Grand Theatre at the Producers Club is located at 358 West 44th Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. For more information or reservations, call (212) 242-6036 or visit