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Gather around and turn up the volume, Fresh Fruit Radio’s newest play series is starting. Four plays by New York City’s most prolific LGBTQ artists were chosen to get us from winter to spring in style.  Download the Full Series Program Book, updated monthly> PROGRAM BOOK <

 

The Fierce Urgency of Nowby Doug DeVita      Premiered March 29th, 2021   

In this fast-moving caustic comedy, Kyle, an art director in high-powered New York ad agency, tries to discover his real self amid power struggles and stereotypes. He finds an ally in Dodo, who understands his plight – being that she became a lady-living-legend in an era of “Mad Men.”   Listen to the 1-minute Promo: > HERE <

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A Fresh Fruit Awards of Distinction winner for Outstanding Play AND Outstanding Production! press: Arts Stage – Seattle Rage:
“ The writing is fresh, funny, and smart without striving for hilarity. It hits where it’s meant to hit. ”  Outer-Stage: “ A rapid-fire, well-timed character study filled with terrific one-liners, deep and even tearful relationship moments, and sage wisdom for the texting generation. ”

 

The Tip of the Tongueby Alison Moon   Premiered April 26th, 2021

A young artist seeks mentorship from a veteran famous for her risqué photographs. As their relationship grows into more intimate− and dangerous− territory, their individual secrets threaten to destroy their bond, their reputations, and their careers.

* Adult Language and Situations

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Allison Moon is a sex educator and the author of 5 books including the critically acclaimed queer sex-ed guide Girl Sex 101. Inspired by her education work, Moon writes screenplays, stage plays, and teleplays that explore the complexities of human sexuality, identity and desire.

 

The Switchby Charlie O’Leary   Premiers in May 2021

Charlie O’Leary is an alumnus of the Project Y Playwrights Group, the Brooklyn Generator. His plays have been developed and presented by the Flea Theater, Middle Voice at Rattlestick, Jersey City Theater Center, Dixon Place, Crashbox Theater Company, Pipeline Theatre Company, Project Y Theatre, Theatre Now New York, Loading Dock Theatre, the Tank, the PIT, the Habitat, the Artist Co-op, the Dare Tactic, and the University of Notre Dame. A semifinalist for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference and Ars Nova Play Group, Charlie is a recipient of a New York Innovative Theatre Award and an Iowa Arts Fellowship. Published by Methuen Drama and Theatre Now New York.

 

Benedictions on the Escapeby Benjamin V. Marshall   Premiers in June 2021

“While waiting for her son to return from a Black Lives Matter demonstration, Esper tends to her many plants on her fire escape and wonders about her son’s safety and about her husband who has returned home from work, inexplicably early.”