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DANCING FOR BRIGID

A NEW PLAY BY
TERENCE KEYES 
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DayStar Creations will present “Dancing for Brigid” at the Little Theatre in Purchase, NY on June 8-9-10 at  7:30 pm.  A full-length drama/comedy that explores the meaning of masculinity today, “Dancing for Brigid” concerns a desperate member of a young adult LGBTQ group seeking help from their mentor, who tells the story of his own coming out as a 1990s married man. The group helps spin the tale, combining hip-hop and Irish dancing that honors the ancient Celtic priestess/warrior Brigid. 19 cast members of varying ages, races, & genders play 45 characters. Joining the cast are talented Stage/Film/TV actress Sachi Parker, daughter of Oscar winner Shirley MacLaine, and Carey Fox, retired Emmy Award winning MSNBC producer who has returned to his first love of acting.

 

To purchase the $25 General Admission tickets, go to daystar.booktix.com & click "View Performances."

Discounted tickets for members of The LOFT Community Center!  Go to: LGBT Life Westchester

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ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT

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Terence Keyes

 TERENCE KEYES (Playwright/Director) has directed over 50 productions, including his own plays Shake the Soul, Push Comes to Shove, and Change of Hearts, the latter presented by the producers of the Westchester Broadway Theatre in Elmsford, NY featuring Broadway veteran Jim Walton. Other credits at the dinner theatre include directing a special production of Grease as well as a series of family theatre musicals he co-wrote, which he similarly did for Westco Productions in White Plains.  These followed his participation in the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop for librettists facilitated by renown director Susan H. Schulman. Terry directed The Gingerbread Lady and Same Time, Next Year for Boston’s Syzygy Theatre, which he co-founded with producer Rosanna Pittella, for whom he directed a Zoom production during the pandemic of her play Searching for the Holidays. Other directing credits include West Side Story, Barnum, Fifth of July, The Sisters Rosensweig, and seven of his own one-act plays.

Terry’s collegiate directing credits include Once Upon a Mattress, The Miracle Worker, and Look Homeward, Angel at Boston University, Jesus Christ Superstar at Fordham University, Prelude to a Kiss at Adelphi University, Once on this Island and Agnes of God at Iona College, and The Wizard of Oz at Westchester Community College. 

Terry’s decades of performing in Westchester include at An Evening Dinner Theatre in special productions as Jesus in Godspell and Christopher Wren in The Mousetrap; at the Emelin Theatre as Ken Talley in Fifth of July and Potiphar in Joseph…Dreamcoat; at the Tarrytown Music Hall as Dennis Shephard in Laramie Project; at the Kweskin Theatre as Gregory in Love! Valor! Compassion!, and at The Loft in White Plains portraying Brother Boy in Sordid Lives and Michael in God of Carnage. Other recent roles include Peter Grey in the inaugural production of Be Still Be Silent by Daniel Tobias at SOOP Theatre, Beverly Carlton in The Man Who Came to Dinner, Pontius Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar, Harry in The Sum of Us, Geoffrey in The Sisters Rosensweig, and Rev. Parris in The Crucible

With over 30 years working in higher education, Terry is currently a Professor at The College of Westchester, where he was bestowed the 2022 Faculty of the Year Award. He teaches such courses as Psychology, Conflict Resolution, Critical Thinking, Public Speaking, Contemporary Social Issues, and Interpersonal Group Dynamics.

Synopsis
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Like the Earth's day star, the Sun, we strive to provide light and nourishment, promoting growth and flourishment.
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The play explores serious topics in dramatic & comedic ways.  It is fo"Dancing for Brigid" explores serious topics in dramatic & comedic ways.  It is intended for mature audiences.  There is no nudity.

 

The Little Theatre has raked seating.  The entrance is at the top and stairs lead to rows.

 

On the Manhattanville College campus, The Little Theatre is located in Brownson Hall. There are some parking spaces on the road in front of Brownson Hall, along with parking lots around the campus.  It is suggested extra time is afforded for parking.

The LOFT Community Center in White Plains, NY Presents:

Westchester Pride 2023 - The LOFT: LGBTQ+ Center (loftgaycenter.org)



 

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Reviews

CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON 

GRAHAM BALL 

HAN BILLINGSLEY 

RUTH CHIAMULERA 

JULIET COSME 

RICH EVANS 

HJ FARR 

CAREY FOX 

KIT JAMES 

TONI KELLY FAZIO 

TERENCE KEYES

LUKE LAUCHLE 

BRIAN MICHAEL O’NEILL 

SACHI PARKER 

MAURICE RICHARD 

JOSHUA DAVID ROBINSON

KEN SKJEVELAND 

JOSE TORRES 

GIORGIO VARIPAPA 

The Cast

Staff positions

Producer/Director: Terence Keyes

Co-Producer: Peter Bopp

Choreographer: Jenna Stamps 

Asst. Director/Stage Manager: Kim Solow  

Projections Designer: Tom Buderwitz

Lighting Designer: Anthony Santora 

Technical Director: Vincent Mraz

Seeking a Costume Coordinator 

& a Props Manager

Email Producer/Director Terry Keyes

at DancingForBrigid@gmail.com

STAFF

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CONTACT

Email Directly to:
DancingForBrigid@gmail.com

 
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