Taylor Mac’s Okay to Receive Immersive Staging

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The new production will transform Bushwick’s Central Arts into prom night circa 2003.
Taylor Mac
Taylor Mac

UglyRhino Productions will stage Taylor Mac’s Okay at Bushwick’s Central Arts for a limited engagement of 13 performances only, running May 12-28. Set in 2003 on the night of senior prom, the show will be staged in an immersive setting, transforming the venue into prom night.

Originally performed as a solo show by Mac, the newly conceived staging of Okay will be directed by Danny Sharron and will feature seven actors. The cast includes Vanessa Bretas, Stephen Chacon, Will Dagger, Manini Gupta, Delano Montgomery, Eli Pauley and Lindsay Rico.

Mac's play Hir recently played an acclaimed run Off-Broadway. Here’s how UglyRhino bills Mac’s newest show, which is inspired by true events: “There’s a baby in the bathroom, troops on the ground in Iraq, and Christina Aguilera blaring from the speakers – it’s 2003 and the night of the senior prom…Okay is the story of a teenage girl giving birth in a bathroom during her senior prom. Friends and enemies pass through, hyped from the party and unaware of the life-altering circumstances in the next stall. Coming of age in a post-9/11 world isn’t easy, and these seven teenagers have a lot of decisions to make... but tonight, they just want to dance.”

The forthcoming staging includes scenic design by Gabriel Firestone, costume design by Angela Harner, lighting design by Isabella Byrd and sound design by Valentine Monfeuga. The production was originally developed as a part of the Professional Training Program at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Central Arts is located at 1239 Dekalb Ave., Brooklyn. For more information visit okaytheplay.com. To purchase tickets, which includes one complimentary drink, visit brownpapertickets.com/event/2542526.

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