So what have you learned from all this having and having not? That's the premise of "Evolution," the new song and video by Tim Aumiller and Scott Schneider, featuring the soaring vocals of New York nightlife all-stars Shanna Sharp, Colleen Harris and Lindsay Morgan (aka SIREN) about how we evolve (or don't) when relationships end and what we take with us.
Aumiller and his talented cast pull a classic bait and switch: Come for the nudity, stay for the emotional and structural striptease.
The show gets progressively richer with every scene, proving that writer and director Tim Aumiller and his talented cast know exactly what they’re doing, even if you do not.
The theatre company is called NO HOPE Productions, which doesn’t sound too promising, but Tim Aumiller’s play, Luke Nicholas, which he has also directed, gives me hope for gay theatre.
On a deeper level, the play is a meditation on the prickly politics of contemporary gay connections.
Luke Nicholas is the quintessential example of what should be found at the ongoing NY International Fringe Festival.
A rocking new musical about Kansas boy Billy and his twin addictions to drugs and sex, Hello, My Name Is Billy is the kind of wincingly accurate and familiar show that feels as if someone has been listening to your phone conversations and then exaggerating the stories you tell into song.
A charming drug and sex addict is the protagonist of this unapologetic chamber musical starring a self-destructive Kansas boy named—of course, Billy, who manages to make us care about him even as he sinks lower and lower towards the rocky bottom of substance abuse.
A very talented cast of actors/musicians bring to life the story of Billy, a gay drug addict.
Aumiller's gift is in knowing the right time to deliver a piece of information. To his credit, he's in no hurry. The slow, and sometimes indirect, reveal keeps the tension just right and the audience rapt.
Flight offers a potent mix of writer-director Tim Aumiller's trenchant script and a pair of terrific performances.