Ryan Drake


Oct 13-16 2022


IN RESIDENCE: October 11 – 17, 2022

Teddy brings us into the past where it all began: 7th grade at a new school. After being shunned by the rest of their classmates, Teddy and Clark decide to have a sleepover that takes an unexpected and uncomfortable direction. They then fall out of touch until Teddy receives an AIM message from Clark after he’s been expelled for groping a student at school.

The conversation incites an online communication over a decade that’s part friendship, part adversary, part sexual exploration. As their communication progresses, it bleeds into Teddy’s own life and sense of intimacy and identity. As realities and personal discoveries clash, his relationship with Clark ends but the effects linger in Teddy’s present.
Thursday, October 13 – 7:30pm
Friday, October 14 – 7:30pm
Saturday, October 15 – 2pm, 7:30pm
Sunday, October 16 – 2pm
Length: 80 minutes
$15 – Need-Based
$20 – General Admission
$30 – Pay it Forward
At IRT:154 Christopher st. NYC #3B (third floor)

PLEASE NOTE:All sales final and there is no late seating at IRT Theater.
ACCESS:Please reach out to Kori Rushton krushton@irttheater.org with any accessible questions or accommodations you might have/need

Playwright: Ryan Drake
Director: Ryan Dobrin
Production Stage Manager: Chloe Morrell
Stage Manager: Nini Tandon
Producers: Leigh Honigman, Joey Nasta
Consulting Producer: Barbara Samuels
Lighting Designers: Bentley Heydt & Molly Tiede-Schroer
Production Designer: Cat Raynor
Sound Designer: Carsen Joenk
Covid-19 Safety Manager: Nat Kelley DiMario

Teddy: Yaron Lotan
Clark: Will Dagger
Enid: Andrea Abello
Ensemble: Tim Creavin


Ryan Drake (Playwright) is a queer playwright, filmmaker, and educator in Brooklyn, NY. He has been a finalist for the PWC Core Apprentice Program, and a semi-finalist for the Page 73 Playwriting Fellowship, Princess Grace Award, Bay Area Playwrights Festival and Eugene O’Neill National Play Conference. His work has been seen at Less Than Rent Theatre, The Wild Project, The Tank, The Actors Company LA, SproutWorks/Medicine Show, 999 Festival, Kenyon College, Ethical Culture Fieldston School, Mason Holdings, Dixon Place, serials@TheFlea, and Calliope Theatre. He won the Rita & Burton Goldberg Playwriting Prize and the James E. Michael Playwriting Prize. Ryan has taught playwriting at Hunter College. BA: Kenyon College, MFA: Hunter College, Playwriting.

Ryan Dobrin (Director) is a queer, biracial New York-based director and producer interested in the exploration of emotional growth, spectacle, otherness, human connection, and morality. He is one of the Producing Artistic Leaders of The Movement Theatre Company, an Embodying Antiracism Initiative guest artist fellow at Wesleyan University, a member of the 2020-2022 Roundabout Directors Group, and the director of Those Guilty Creatures. Previous fellowships include The Drama League, Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theatre Club, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Ars Nova. Ryan has been an associate/assistant on and off Broadway for directors including Tony-winners Sam Gold, Billy Porter, and Christopher Ashley as well as Trip Cullman, Tyne Rafaeli, and Margot Bordelon. Recent directing includes productions and development with Victory Gardens Theater, The Drama League, Fordham University, Atlantic Acting

School, Clubbed Thumb, Ensemble Studio Theatre, NYU’s Experimental Theatre Wing, Shakespeare Academy at Stratford, A4, Playdate Theatre, Ars Nova, and Waterwell. Upcoming projects include: his short film The Homiesexuals: a social media tragedy by Gage Tarlton, Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow by Halley Feiffer at the University of Michigan, and assistant director to Maria Friedman on Merrily We Roll Along starring Daniel Radcliffe at New York Theatre Workshop. Ryan graduated from Wesleyan University, where he received the Rachel Henderson Theater Prize and the Outreach & Community Service Prize in Theater. Ryandobrin.com

COVID PROTOCOL:This performance will be seated at full capacity without social-distancing. All guests (ages 2+) are required to wear a face-covering, regardless of vaccination status and must show proof of vaccination. However, performers will not be masked.

There are multiple ways to show proof of vaccination.

1.A photo or hard copy of their CDC vaccination card
2.NYC COVID Safe App
3.New York State Excelsior App
4.Official vaccine record
5.A photo or hard copy of an official vaccination record of a vaccine administered outside the United States for one of the following vaccines: AstraZeneca/SK Bioscience, Serum Institute of India/COVISHIELD and Vaxzevria, Sinopharm, or Sinovac.

IRT Theater is a grassroots laboratory for independent theater and performance in New York City, providing space and support to a new generation of artists. Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village,  IRT’s mission is to build a community of emerging and established artists by creating a home for the development and presentation of new work.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts, A.R.T./New York’s NYC Small Theatres Fund made possible with support from the Howard Gilman Foundation.