Poster Boy

book by Joe Tracz
music & lyrics by Craig Carnelia
movement by Danny Mefford
directed by Stafford Arima
Originally produced at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA
July 27 - August 7, 2016

About the Premiere Production:


(2016 Artwork by Ligature Creative Group)

Inspired by actual events surrounding the 2010 suicide of Tyler Clementi, a college student who brought national attention to cyber-bullying, Poster Boy is a new American musical by Tony Award-nominated composer Craig Carnelia and playwright Joe Tracz. A community of gay men in an online chat room come together to discover what drove one of their own to take his life. Directed by Olivier Award-nominee Stafford Arima with movement by Danny Mefford, this provocative and moving new musical lays bare the complexity of protecting our privacy, identity and humanity in the digital era.

Cast: Jerry Dixon, Katie Lee Hill, Rohan Kymal, Jose Llana, Ned Riseley, Taylor Trensch, Stephen Wallem, Noah Zachary

Music and Lyrics: Craig Carnelia
Book: Joe Tracz
Movement: Danny Mefford

News:
• "In ‘Poster Boy,’ parsing a cyber-bullying victim’s digital clues," Boston Globe, July 25, 2016

 

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