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Play Reading: Man Cave

  • Dodger Atelier, Studio A 311 West 43rd Street, 6th Floor New York, NY, 10036 United States (map)


Written by 2017 Page 73 Playwriting Fellow John J. Caswell, Jr.
Directed by Taylor Reynolds


MAY 8 @ 7PM & MAY 9 @ 2PM


Imaculada has gathered her friends in the fortress-like mansion belonging to her absent employer, a wealthy Republican Congressman living high on a hill in Sedona, Arizona. Together they convert his luxurious basement man cave into their own spiritual war room and protective sanctuary from the violence of men, both real and supernatural.

JOHN J. CASWELL JR. is a queer, Mexican-American playwright and director originally from Phoenix. He is a current member of Ars Nova's Play Group, a 2018 MacDowell Fellow, a 2018 SPACE on Ryder Farm Creative Resident, and was the 2017 Page 73 Playwriting Fellow. He is the Artistic Director of Progressive Theatre Workshop, a company that has made plays for the past ten years. He has developed and shown work across Arizona and in New York City at Page 73, HERE, Dixon Place, The Public Theater, Theater for the New City, and more. His work is cited frequently as an example of queer-themed theater, most recently referenced in articles appearing in Theatre TopicsThe International Journal of the Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice and the European Journal of Comparative American Studies. Included as a consummate demonstration of auto-ethnographic theater, his play SHOTS: A Love Story was published as part of Johnny Saldaña’s book Ethnotheatre: Research From Page to Stage published by Left Coast Press. He is pursuing an MFA in Playwriting at Hunter College.