Bridge Theatre Presents Ryan Haddad in “Hi, Are You Single?”

Next up at The Bridge Theatre

“HI, ARE YOU SINGLE?”

Saturday February 25 at 7:30pm
Sunday February 26 at 2:00pm

Written and Performed by
Ryan Haddad
directed by Laura Savia
Tickets $20, $10 Students, $15 Subscribers

Ryan has a higher sex drive than you. He also has cerebral palsy.  Following a pair of standing-room-only performances at the Public Theatre’s recent Under the Radar Festival and overflow crowds and standing ovations in two separate engagements at Dixon Place in NYC, Ryan Haddad’s frank and funny “Hi, Are You Single?” comes to Catskill’s Bridge Street Theatre for two performances only, February 25th and 26th. The show has adult themes and is recommended for audience members 16 and older.
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Society generally assumes that people with disabilities possess no sexual drive or desire. Ryan shatters THAT as he attempts to navigate the gay dating pool, searching for love with equal parts humor and hurt, and finding plenty of discrimination and intolerance of difference within an already marginalized community. He hits the clubs and bars ready for glamour and excitement, but soon realizes that his cerebral palsy makes him an outsider. The men he meets there force him to confront his insecurities and examine his own judgmental behavior. But hey, not everything is so serious! Grab a margarita and say hi to Ryan on Grindr. Give him a kiss if you’d like. There’s no need to be shy and bring an attractive friend.

“Hi, Are You Single?” will be presented on the Bridge Street Theatre Mainstage for two performances only – Saturday February 25 at 7:30pm, and Sunday February 26 at 2:00pm. Regular tickets are $20, $10 for Students, and can be pre-purchased at BrownPaperTickets.com or by calling 800-838-3006. Tickets will also be sold at the door 45-minutes prior to each performance on a space available basis. Bridge Street Theatre is located at 44 West Bridge Street in the Village of Catskill, NY.

Performance Calendar
Bridge Street Theatre presents

HI, ARE YOU SINGLE?
Written and performed by Ryan Haddad
directed by Laura Savia
Saturday February 25 at 7:30pm
Sunday February 36 at 2:00pm
Bridge Street Theatre Mainstage
44 West Bridge Street, Catskill, NY

Tickets:
General Admission $20, $15 for Theatre Season Subscribers, $10 for Students
Advance tickets available at hi.BrownPaperTickets.com or by calling 1-800-838-3006
Tickets can also be purchased prior to each performance on a space available basis.

Bios:
Ryan J. Haddad (Playwright/Performer) is an actor, writer, and solo performer based in New York. He graduated Cum Laude from Ohio Wesleyan University in May with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Creative Writing.  His Ohio Wesleyan theatre credits included “Urinetown: The Musical”, “A Little Night Music”, “The Fairy Queen”, “8”, and “Ring Round the Moon”. The senior capstone production of his autobiographical solo show “Hi, Are You Single?” earned him Ohio Wesleyan’s 2015 Excellence in Performance Award. “Hi, Are You Single?” explores the complicated intersection of romance and disability from Ryan’s perspective as a gay man with cerebral palsy. Following packed houses at NYC’s Dixon Place, the HOT! Festival, and the Williamstown Theatre Festival, “Hi, Are You Single” played two sold-out performances in January as part of the Public Theatre’s Under the Radar Festival. In New York he has also performed at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club and the New Museum and has been featured in the television sitcom “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”. Ryan was a member of Williamstown Theatre Festival’s 2014 Apprentice Company, for which he received the VSA/Rosemary Kennedy Scholarship for performers with disabilities and appeared as Bradley in “A Scavenge”. He returned in 2015 to Williamstown to teach a workshop in Autobiographical Storytelling and Solo Performance and in 2016 as a member of the Non-Equity Company where he presented “Hi, Are You Single?” as well as playing Claire in Jean Genet’s “The Maids” and The Ferryman in the world premiere of Lucy Thurber’s “Orpheus in the Berkshires”. His short plays “Left Behind” and “Art Unfinished” were both produced at Ohio Wesleyan, and “Art Unfinished” subsequently became an American College Theater Festival regional finalist. In addition to plays and performance pieces, Ryan has written numerous essays and directed the short documentaries “Julia” and “Lovability.”

Laura Savia (Director) is the Associate Director of Williamstown Theatre Festival, where she recently directed a community engaged World Premiere of Lucy Thurber’s “Orpheus in the Berkshires”. Directing credits include “The Recommendation” (IAMA – Ovation Award, Best Production), “Bareknuckle” @ Gleason’s Gym (Vertigo), “Unstuck” (59E59), “Red Flamboyant” (Firebone), “The Mnemonist of Dutchess County” and “Heads” (Theatre Row), “Red Light Winter” (Itself Festival in Poland), “Letters to Santa” (Naked Angels), “House Strictly Private” (1st Irish), “The Color of Justice” (Theatreworks), “The Lover” (The Drama League), “Last Days of Judas Iscariot” (Strasberg Institute); short plays for Labyrinth, Ars Nova, Partial Comfort, 24 Hour Plays; Workshops at the Public, Roundabout, Atlantic, Second Stage, Primary Stages, Playwrights Realm, Ma-Yi. Assistant director of Broadway’s “The Merchant of Venice” starring Al Pacino. On faculty at Fordham University, NYU/Strasberg Institute, and The New School. Alumna of Northwestern University and the Drama League Directing Fellowship.

Events at Bridge Street Theatre are supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by Public Funds from the Greene County Legislature through the Cultural Fund administered in Greene County by the Greene County Council on the Arts.

 For more information, visit the theatre online at BridgeSt.org.

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