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Gay Boy (Dream Up 2017)

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Members say: Funny, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Edgy, Refreshing

About the show

Part of Theater for the New City's 2017 Dream Up Festival: This semi-autobiographical solo show chronicles the experiences of the title character as an English teacher in South Korea. More…

Gay Boy at first appears to be a stereotypical young gay man—highly sexed and sassy. But when his vulnerability surfaces after a one-night stand, truths of his past are revealed. In a candid storytelling style, JD Stewart mixes fact and fiction, frankness, and humor to offer an alternative perspective on how gay boys are viewed. Drawing on his time spent in South Korea, Stewart sheds light on a society the West knows little about, and illuminates an aspect of gay culture we only think we understand.

Member Reviews (11)


Funny, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Edgy, Refreshing
Avg Score

Ambitious, Cliched, Funny, Refreshing, Edgy

See it if you enjoy 1-person shows, seeing gay culture in a foreign country, exploring ups and downs of friendship & the yearning for connection

Don't see it if you don't like 1-person shows, honest gay language & situations, self-deprecating & self-indulgent protagonists, or expect nudity (not any)

Good actor but not much of a script

See it if you want to see a good actor that can hold your attention in a solo play

Don't see it if You’re not a fan of solo shows or of very black box theater

Also I would really like to see the actor in something else. I’m sure this ... Read more Read less

Thought-provoking, Relevant, Funny, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like one man shows about gay sex in Korea

Don't see it if You're looking for laugh out loud humor

Scottish charmer's tale of teaching and hunting for sex in south korea

See it if hilarious solo performance by a Scot who went to Korea to teach and seek new meat. Not very good at either but scores telling it with swish.

Don't see it if you don't like solo plays, but this is done with panache, the nelly way. Stewart is a Tisch-trained playwright -- a Scottish David Sedaris.

Funny, Quirky, Indulgent, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if you're interested in one man shows about a gay man's experiences.

Don't see it if you don't like one man shows.

Entertaining, Great acting, Very personal, Revealing, Thought-provoking

See it if you like a solo show about a gay man who searches for himself in a foreign land. Deals humorously and thoughtfully with typical life-issues.

Don't see it if you are not interested in the lives of gay men especially lonely men searching for connections and love in a foreign country, Korea.

Clever, Confusing, Raunchy, Thought-provoking

See it if Like very personal stories. Want to hear the experiences of a gay man.

Don't see it if Are uncomfortable with in depth information on someones sex life. Need more than a single person to hold your interest.

Quirky, Indulgent, Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining

See it if If you like one man show about experiences as a gay man. Some funny observations

Don't see it if The show could me more insightful about cultural differences since the actor was abroad. It's one note at times.

Confusing, Edgy, Raunchy

See it if you like one-person shows in small black box theaters

Don't see it if you're not comfortable with graphic descriptions of gay sex and masturbation

Also I wasn't sure if this show was supposed to be funny or dramatic or bot... Read more Read less

Relevant, Refreshing, Resonant, Funny, Ambitious

See it if Creative writing, personable, and touching. A story that puts topics out into the open, a tale of coping with life's circumstances.

Don't see it if you are offended easily by listening to how sex is used to cover/cope with other personal issues.

Refreshing, Quirky, Resonant, Edgy, Funny

See it if you're not afraid of hearing someone openly discuss sex, relationships, and normally "private" aspects of gay culture.

Don't see it if you can't bear the thought of hearing about someone discuss the above.

“Gay Boy (Dream Up 2017)” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

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