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JOHN MICHAEL REZES (1995 - )
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John Michael Rezes is a student at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY who is pursuing a BA in both Drama and English, with concentrations in Queer/Feminist studies. The third year undergraduate student has developed a devisable script writing form that incorporates a research index and "choose-your-own-adventure" through-line plot to keep the overarching narrative of his characters' lives intact, while allowing other writers/actors the chance to devise dialogue and backstories that are more true. The skeleton removes gender identity, sexuality, and other defining qualities from the characters, allowing for completely neutral casting and devising. Rezes's first prototype of the form -which he wrote, facilitated, and directed- is "Park Closes After Dusk", which was was performed on December 3rd, 4th, and 5th of 2015 through the Unbound Experimental Theatre Company in the Susan Stein Shiva Theatre at Vassar College. John Michael has been a member of the Dramatists Guild of America since the summer of 2016.
Research: Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2016)
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Park Closes After Dusk
Park Closes After Dusk
A devisable, skeleton-script play explores queerness, adolescence, and mental health through the eyes of two teenagers. They meet at a childhood playground in Addy, Washington, and realize that seven degrees of separation shrinks in a small town. When it's revealed that they have a Third person in common with one another, both begin to understand that the human condition favors complexity over stereotypes.
Casting is entirely gender neutral, age specific, and productions can choose which story they would like to tell with the actors chosen for each role. Actors must have writing and devising capabilities to create the dialogue and interactions in which their characters -14, 18, and Third- are immersed.
Susan Stein Shiva Theater, Vassar College
03 Dec 2015
Unbound Experimental Theatre
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Drama, LGBTQ, Devisable
Male: - Female: - Other: 3
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