CIRCLE JERK

 

Thursday, November 21 @ 8PM 

by MICHAEL + PATRICK
Featuring MICHAEL BRESLIN, PATRICK FOLEY, CATHERINE MARÍA RODRÍGUEZ
Dramaturg ARIEL SIBERT 
Projection Design DAVID BENGALI 
Costume Design COLE McCARTY
Sound Design MICHAEL COSTAGLIOLA 

 

ABOUT THE SHOW

White gays are canceled, kween! But they will not go down without a fight. CIRCLE JERK is a new multi-media play by Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley that chronicles the violently ridiculous reali-tea of a group of white supremacist gay men vacationing on an island not far from here. The show features everything that’s hot nowadays: Comedy, identity politics, TikTok, radicals and — gasp — a plot! 

 

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

MICHAEL + PATRICK make plays, performances and videos about their mutual obsessions. Their pieces draw on a range of material like modern drama, reality television, American method acting, technology, dance and original text. Underlying the duo’s work is a constant investigation into theatrical form — how to subvert and manipulate it — and theater’s relationship to the other media that dominates our lives: television, Instagram, TikTok, FaceTime and Hollywood movies. Their work has been seen at New York Theater Workshop Next Door (This American Wife), Ars Nova’s ANT Fest, the Exponential Festival in Brooklyn, Wesleyan University, Hamilton College (A Doll’s House, Part 3) and Yale Cabaret. They work with Ariel Sibert and Catherine María Rodríguez. 

MICHAEL BRESLIN (Creator, Performer) is a New York-based theater maker, originally from not-quite-suburban New Jersey. In addition to his work with Patrick, he is currently developing his play Avital, about gay power and the academy. Other credits include work with Jeremy O. Harris (the feels kms…) and Em Weinstein (Arden, “Candace”). He holds an MFA in dramaturgy and dramatic criticism from Yale School of Drama, where he is in-residence as a doctoral candidate. BA, Hamilton College. michaelstevenbreslin.com.

PATRICK FOLEY (Creator, Performer) is an actor and writer working in theater, film and TV. He has performed at New York Theater Workshop, Ars Nova, Incubator Arts, Judson Memorial Church, the Tank, Chautaqua Theatre Company, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Yale Rep and more. He was awarded the Constance Welch Memorial Scholarship at Yale School of Drama where he received an MFA in Acting in 2018. He also holds a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. patrickmfoley.com.

CATHERINE MARÍA “CAT” RODRÍGUEZ (Performer) serves collaboration, community and lqqks wherever the art takes her and whatever stage it’s in. Cat’s craft entails bringing discernment to decision-making and Joy to the process. Black / Latinx feminisms as well as collectivist organizing methods fundamentally inform her arts practice and pathways through the world. She’s a “people person” with a politic and a love for the ridiculous. A freelance artist, she considers herself a nomad but always names New Orleans and Nicaragua home. Past creds: The Public, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, O’Neill National Playwrights’ Conference, NYTW Next Door, Ars Nova ANT Fest, The Old Globe, Two River Theater, Yale Rep, Baltimore Center Stage, El Círculo Teatral (México), Borderlands and Steppenwolf, among others. catlikemeow.com. Twitter: @latinadramaturg.

ARIEL SIBERT (Dramaturg) is a dramaturg, producer and critic. She is the Associate Editor of Theater magazine and a D.F.A. candidate in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism at the Yale School of Drama, Yale University.