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Straight the Play

Straight the Play Meet Ben. Ben is a 26-year-old investment banker. Ben likes beer, sports, and Emily. And Chris. Ben is a 26-year investment banker. Funny, sad, sexy, and surprising, this three-character drama meditates on fidelity, identity, and the moral complex of a generation that prides itself on the pretense of acceptance.

Straight Cast Members: Jake Epstein, Jenna Gavigan, Thomas E. Sullivan

Straight Creative Team
Author: Scott Elmegreen & Drew Fornarola
Director: Andy Sandberg
Producer: Baseline Theatrical
Press Agent: Matt Ross PR

Running Time: 90 minutes with no intermission. Box office opens daily at noon.

Straight the Play is nominated for a BroadwayWorld.com Award for BEST OFF-BROADWAY PLAY!  This is an audience choice awa...
05/14/2016
Voting Opens for the 2016 BroadwayWorld.com Awards - Vote Now!

Straight the Play is nominated for a BroadwayWorld.com Award for BEST OFF-BROADWAY PLAY! This is an audience choice award, so please CAST YOUR VOTE in support of STRAIGHT with the link below!

Voting has now opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld.com Awards!

101 performances and our final show! Thank you to everyone involved and everyone who came to support our show! #LivingAL...
05/09/2016

101 performances and our final show! Thank you to everyone involved and everyone who came to support our show! #LivingALabel

05/09/2016

Our final bow!

We had such a blast at the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Easter Bonnet Competition this year! Check out some of our ...
05/06/2016

We had such a blast at the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Easter Bonnet Competition this year! Check out some of our highlights from the event which raised a record-shattering $5,528,568!

Our audiences have only 4 days left to experience #LivingALabel! Last performance is on Sunday! 🔥
05/05/2016

Our audiences have only 4 days left to experience #LivingALabel! Last performance is on Sunday! 🔥

05/04/2016
STRAIGHT Vlog: Looking Back

OUR FINAL PERFORMANCE IS ON MAY 8th! Our cast looks back on the beginning of #STRAIGHTthePlay and their time together on stage. Join us for our final 6 performances by getting tickets to The New York Times CRITICS' PICK today at www.StraightThePlay.com!

Director Andy Sandberg sat with Off Script with Dan Dwyer on Playbill for an interesting take on the sexuality play and ...
05/03/2016
How Straight Changes the Dialogue About Sexuality | Playbill

Director Andy Sandberg sat with Off Script with Dan Dwyer on Playbill for an interesting take on the sexuality play and not-so-typical-coming-out-story #STRAIGHTthePlay!

Director Andy Sandberg talks his latest play, Straight, and how we define sexuality in 2016.

05/02/2016
What is #LivingALabel?

In case you missed it, check out what #LivingALabel means to our team here at #STRAIGHTthePlay. What does it mean to you?

Jake Epstein, Jenna Gavigan & Thomas E. Sullivan discuss #STRAIGHTthePlay, labels, identity, pre-show routine and how th...
05/01/2016
Stars of off-Broadway’s Straight discuss labels and the play’s powerful messages

Jake Epstein, Jenna Gavigan & Thomas E. Sullivan discuss #STRAIGHTthePlay, labels, identity, pre-show routine and how they all became the closest of friends. Read more on Stage Door Dish!

What happens when an average guy who likes being an average guy discovers something within himself that he does not consider average? How does he choose between the life he…

An interview with director of #STRAIGHTthePlay, Andy Sandberg on The Pickwyck! Read about Andy's career and time on STRA...
04/30/2016
Director of Straight, Andy Sandberg

An interview with director of #STRAIGHTthePlay, Andy Sandberg on The Pickwyck! Read about Andy's career and time on STRAIGHT!

Let's start off with some fun facts! Where are you from? Do you come from an artistic family? "I grew up right here in Manhattan. Though my mother isn't from New York, she was an actor earlier in...

04/29/2016
What is #LivingALabel?

The cast and team of #STRAIGHTthePlay talk about sexuality, identity, and #LivingALabel. What does #LivingALabel mean to you? Tell us in the comments below!

Look who Jake Epstein ran into at the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Easter Bonnet Competition! Rod from Avenue Q is ...
04/28/2016

Look who Jake Epstein ran into at the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Easter Bonnet Competition! Rod from Avenue Q is also a closeted investment banker! #BroadwayBonnets #TBT

WANT TO WIN MERCH FROM #STRAIGHTthePlay? Win a STRAIGHT t-shirt and autographed Playbill by finishing this sentence in t...
04/28/2016

WANT TO WIN MERCH FROM #STRAIGHTthePlay? Win a STRAIGHT t-shirt and autographed Playbill by finishing this sentence in the comments below! "I Label Myself..."

The winner will be announced next week!

LESS THAN 2 WEEKS! See the limited engagement of #STRAIGHTthePLay by May 8th! Get tickets to The New York Times CRITICS'...
04/26/2016

LESS THAN 2 WEEKS! See the limited engagement of #STRAIGHTthePLay by May 8th! Get tickets to The New York Times CRITICS' PICK at www.StraightThePlay.com!

Yesterday, the #STRAIGHTthePlay cast and team performed at the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Easter Bonnet Competiti...
04/26/2016

Yesterday, the #STRAIGHTthePlay cast and team performed at the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Easter Bonnet Competition! You can catch them today at 2pm at the Minskoff Theatre! #BroadwayBonnets

#STRAIGHTthePlay's Jake Epstein, Jenna Gavigan, and Thomas E. Sullivan went out with Playbill to Bar Nine after a weeken...
04/25/2016
A Night Out With the Cast of Straight | Playbill

#STRAIGHTthePlay's Jake Epstein, Jenna Gavigan, and Thomas E. Sullivan went out with Playbill to Bar Nine after a weekend of shows! Check out the photo shoot!

Take an exclusive look at our photo shoot with Thomas Sullivan, Jake Epstein and Jenna Gavigan while they unwind and have fun at Bar Nine!

#STRAIGHTthePlay is proud to join Dramatic Publishing! We look forward to working with Dramatic Publishing and are excit...
04/25/2016
Dramatic Publishing Company Nabs Rights to Off-Broadway's STRAIGHT

#STRAIGHTthePlay is proud to join Dramatic Publishing! We look forward to working with Dramatic Publishing and are excited for Straight to reach new audiences and spark new conversations in the years to come.

Dramatic Publishing Company has acquired the professional, stock and amateur theatrical performance rights to the hit Off-Broadway play STRAIGHT, co-authored by Scott Elmegreen & Drew Fornarola, and directed by Andy Sandberg.

Jake Epstein, Jenna Gavigan and Thomas E. Sullivan are onstage at the Acorn Theatre! Watch the trio on Playbill chat abo...
04/20/2016
Straight Backstage Games - Trivia

Jake Epstein, Jenna Gavigan and Thomas E. Sullivan are onstage at the Acorn Theatre! Watch the trio on Playbill chat about the first shows they ever saw. Then, the competition begins as they go all out for a round of theatre trivia!

Straight Backstage Games - Trivia

Thomas E. Sullivan with BroadwaySelect talks about making his off-Broadway debut in #STRAIGHTthePlay and the most import...
04/19/2016
An Interview With Thomas Sullivan from STRAIGHT - BroadwaySelect

Thomas E. Sullivan with BroadwaySelect talks about making his off-Broadway debut in #STRAIGHTthePlay and the most important parts about conveying Chris' story on stage.

An interview with Thomas Sullivan who has recently made his Off-Broadway debut in Scott Elmegreen and Drew Fornarola’s play STRAIGHT....Continue Reading

FINAL WEEKS! Only 3 weeks left of #STRAIGHTthePlay! See the limited engagement by May 8th! Get tickets to The New York T...
04/17/2016

FINAL WEEKS! Only 3 weeks left of #STRAIGHTthePlay! See the limited engagement by May 8th! Get tickets to The New York Times CRITICS' PICK at www.StraightThePlay.com!

“I have my degree in writing, so I told the writers in the room, very much like Emily would flaunting her diploma, that ...
04/16/2016
INTERVIEW: New off-Broadway show ‘Straight’ explores complex relationships | HollywoodSoapbox.com

“I have my degree in writing, so I told the writers in the room, very much like Emily would flaunting her diploma, that I really think it’s very good writing."

Jenna Gavigan discusses her character Emily and #STRAIGHTthePlay with Hollywood Soapbox!

Straight, the new play by Scott Elmegreen and Drew Fornarola, looks closely at the struggles of a man caught between two competing people in his life. One the one hand, Ben (Jake Epstein), a 26-year-old investment banker, loves Emily (Jenna Gavigan), a woman he’s been in a long-term relationship wit…

Today is Day of Silence. Support the LGBT community and the students that are bullied for their sexuality every day in s...
04/16/2016

Today is Day of Silence. Support the LGBT community and the students that are bullied for their sexuality every day in schools across America. Respect those today who chose to be silent and spread the word.

Today is GLSEN's Day of Silence. Register to show your support for LGBT youth everywhere: http://dayofsilence.org/register

Backstage at #STRAIGHTthePlay, cast members Jenna Gavigan, Jake Epstein and Thomas E. Sullivan play a round of “Never Ha...
04/15/2016
Straight Backstage Games - Never Have I

Backstage at #STRAIGHTthePlay, cast members Jenna Gavigan, Jake Epstein and Thomas E. Sullivan play a round of “Never Have I Ever.” As the trio reveals personal details, the talk turns to the drinking age in the U.S. vs. Canada, tattoos, wisdom teeth and the dangers of belting your favorite WICKED The Musical tune while driving. See more on Playbill!

Straight Backstage Games - Never Have I

"Why is it that a straight guy is just a guy, but a gay guy is a 'gay guy?'"Our cast speaks with Theatre Development Fun...
04/14/2016
TDF Stages: Audiences Gasp At These Characters' Love Lives

"Why is it that a straight guy is just a guy, but a gay guy is a 'gay guy?'"

Our cast speaks with Theatre Development Fund (TDF) Stages about #STRAIGHTthePlay and the audience reactions throughout the show!

'Straight''s unflinching questions about sexuality

Jake Epstein's Degrassi friend Nina Dobrev stopped by to see #STRAIGHTthePlay! Thanks for coming, Nina! 😘 #DegrassiForev...
04/14/2016

Jake Epstein's Degrassi friend Nina Dobrev stopped by to see #STRAIGHTthePlay! Thanks for coming, Nina! 😘 #DegrassiForever

Keith Price's Curtain Call interviewed cast members Jake Epstein, Jenna Gavigan, and Thomas E. Sullivan for a fun and th...
04/11/2016
The cast of the NEW play, STRAIGHT, talk about life, love, and identity.

Keith Price's Curtain Call interviewed cast members Jake Epstein, Jenna Gavigan, and Thomas E. Sullivan for a fun and thoughtful chat about The New York Times CRITICS PICK, their lives, and even some thoughts on relationships.

From the new play, STRAIGHT, actors Jake Epstein, Jenna Gavigan, and Thomas Sullivan, stop by for a fun and thoughtful chat about their hit play, their lives, and even some thoughts on relationships.

#STRAIGHTthePlay co-playwright, Scott Elmegreen discovered the new subway posters with our The New York Times quote! Let...
04/10/2016

#STRAIGHTthePlay co-playwright, Scott Elmegreen discovered the new subway posters with our The New York Times quote! Let us know where you spot them!

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