SENSITIVE GUYS by MJ Kaufman
InterACT Theatre Company, Philadelphia, PA (2018)
Is it enough just to be “working on your sh*t?” In the safe spaces of a small liberal arts college, the student-led Men’s Peer Education Group and women’s Survivor Support Group work together on an ambitious plan to eradicate all sexual violence everywhere in just five years. Five female and non-binary performers inhabit both male and female roles in this social satire about complicity and what it really takes to face the patriarchy.
Barrymore Recommended Production
"Odcikin’s direction enables the laughter, while building on (and exposing) Kaufman’s better devices."
"Odcikin’s direction enables the laughter, while building on (and exposing) Kaufman’s better devices. Though I had to sit up to full-throated laugh at regular intervals, I mostly perched at the edge of my seat in captivated enjoyment, still thinking about the ideas a day later."
“Director Evren Odcikin really mined Kaufman’s script, creating a frighteningly realistic story.”
—DelCo Culture Vultures
"Timely, meaningful. . . The actors that Odcikin employs are uniformly excellent."
Alexandra Braverman, Maggie Johnson, Emily Lynn, Bi Jean Ngo, Brett Robinson
Katherine Fritz (Costume Designer), Tom Helmer (Stage Manager), Melpomene Katakalos (Set Designer), Claris Park (Assistant Stage Manager), Philadelphia Scenic Works (Scene Shop), Maria Shaplin (Lighting Designer), Lauren Tracy (Production Manager), Erin Washburn (Dramaturg), John Wendling (Properties Designer), Shannon Zura (Sound Designer)