The Tectonic Theater Project and Madison Wells Live present SEVEN DEADLY SINS
The Tectonic Theater Project and Madison Wells Live production of Seven Deadly Sins, the sexy and adventurous outdoor theatrical experience, which arrives in New York’s Meatpacking District is now premiering ahead of the official opening night on Tuesday. June 29.
The cast includes a diverse cast of New York theater actors and exciting newcomers, including Tricia Alexandro (Perp at the Barrow Group), Shuga Cain (S11 from “Ru Paul’s Drag Race”), Shavanna Calder (HBO’s “Los Espookys”), nationally ranked pole dancer and movement artist Donna Carnow, Shamika Cotton (HBO’s The Wire), Brandon J. Ellis (Bandstand), Brad Fleischer (LCT Golden Boy), Andrew Keenan-Bolger (News), Kahyun kim (the “American gods” of STARZ), Morgan mcghee (Is not too proud), Bianca Norwood (debut on the New York scene), Caitlin o’connell (The crucible), Cody sloan (Off-Broadway debut), and Eric Ulloa (On your feet).
This brand new production, under the direction of Moisés Kaufman, presents an exciting collection of keenly observed works by the country’s most provocative playwrights. These writers each chose one of the deadly sins as the inspiration for their short piece: Ngozi Anyanwu (Gluttony), Thomas Bradshaw (Lazy), Mr. J. Kaufman (Pride), Moisés Kaufman (Greed), Jeffrey LaHoste (Desire), Ming Peiffer (Anger), and Bess wohl (Lust).
Tell me everything you know (inspired by gluttony) by Ngozi Anyanwu
Two Women in a Garden (Shavanna Calder and Morgan McGhee). One knows everything, the other is hungry to know everything. Tell me everything you know is a lesson in curiosity, information overload and, in general, going about your own business.
Difficult (inspired by Sloth) by Thomas Bradshaw
Viagra is pretty much the only thing Jeff (Brandon J. Ellis) doesn’t consume these days. The sex lives of him and his wife (Shamika Cotton) are going through a drought thanks to Jeff’s commitment to video games and not much else, but tonight she won’t take a no for answer.
Wild pride (inspired by Pride) by MJ Kaufman
Not all advice is good advice … Wild pride follows a trans YouTube influencer (Cody Sloan) quest to give his followers (Bianca Norwood) the confidence he thought they need … no matter the price.
Watch (inspired by Greed) by Moisés Kaufman
Two siblings (Tricia Alexandro, Eric Ulloa), an inheritance. Things get dirty even when they’re not the ones digging the grave six feet under.
Naples (inspired by Envy) by Jeffrey LaHoste
At the Palace of Versailles, Princess Charlotte (Caitlin O’Connell) discovers a secret that could ruin her husband’s young lover, Philippe (Andrew Keenan-Bolger). Will she protect him or throw him to the lions? A love triangle with only two sides can be very unstable. But who will win when their envy takes over?
Longhorn (inspired by Wrath) by Ming Peiffer
What sins will you confess when you are pushed to the limit? A professional dominatrix (Kahyun Kim) gets her new client (Brad Fleischer) in shape (literally and figuratively) as she discovers her questionable beliefs.
Lust by Bess Wohl
An exotic dancer (Donna Carnow) launches into the pole vault as usual, but when her worst nightmare strikes, it’s not just her clothes that are stripped.
Seven capital sins takes the audience on a tantalizing tour of their inner demons. No subject is off limits as audiences peruse seven uniquely designed display cases, exploring the depths of desire, jealousy, rage and more in a thrilling evening that merges live theater with the art of performance. , stunning design and regulations mandated by the CDC. Directed by Moisés Kaufman and Tony Award® winning scenographer David rockwell, Seven capital sins is a carnival for the senses, welcoming New Yorkers for live entertainment.
In a format designed by Michel Hausmann and originally produced by Miami New Drama, audiences will come together and be greeted with a brief performance on their first stop of the evening, Purgatory. They will then set off on their journey as they divide into small, socially distant groups, safely exploring the dangers and pleasures of showcasing every sin, listening through headphones while wearing masks. Sanitized headphones will be provided, or members of the public can bring their own standard plug wired headphones if they wish.
The design team is led by David Rockwell (scenic and environmental design), Dede Ayite (costume design), Yuki Link (lighting design), Tyler kieffer (sound design), X Casting / Victor Vazquez CSA (casting director), and Amy Marie Seidel (playwright). Additional scenography for Greed through Christophe and Justin Swader.
Seven capital sins is produced by Tectonic Theater Project and Madison Wells Live, in association with Miami New Drama. The production is presented in partnership with the Meatpacking Business Improvement District and made possible with the support of real estate partners Aurora Capital and William Gottlieb Real Estate.
Tickets are available through www.sevendeadlysinsnyc.com or via TodayTix at www.todaytix.com or by the ios and Android application.