boy

trouble

by mac brock
synopsis

Quiet things happen at Mayview Park in the middle of the night; it's where young Kay has most of his firsts. But tonight, he's waiting. When lines blur between the anonymous and the intimate, Kay may be in more trouble than he thought. Boy Trouble explores queer coming-of-age through the lens of anonymous sex and the digital era.

One actor.

One act, runtime 70 minutes.

Recommended ages 16+.

Content warnings: Violence, graphic sexuality, strong coarse language.

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history

Boy Trouble premiered at NextFest 2019 with Max Hanic as Kay, directed by NIUBOI and designed by Elise CM Jason. It received dramaturgical support from the Alberta Playwrights' Network's Emerging Artist Mentorship program with mentor David van Belle.

It received Sterling nominations for Outstanding Production and Outstanding Lead Performance in a Drama (Max Hanic) after its 2019 run at the Edmonton Fringe directed by NIUBOI and designed by Even Gilchrist, with Projections by Elise CM Jason and Sound by Kiidra Duhault.

press

"...impressive for both its sharp, funny writing and for the solo performance by Max Hanic, a young actor to keep your eye on." -12thnight.ca

"Well written and sensitively performed ... Hanic is excellent."
-Edmonton Journal

"For a beautifully-conceived and executed coming-of-age/coming out comic-drama, you want to line up for Boy Trouble."
-Edmonton Journal (Fringe Favourites)

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