To be Loved ver 1

Originally performed at The Lafayette Street Theatre as part of the 11th Annual NY International Fringe Festival, FringeNYC, August 2007

A monk confronts the reincarnated soul of his dead lover, a boy, in this unsettling gay ghost story inspired by classic Kabuki.

To Be Loved was developed in part through the New Moon Reading Series at Luna Stage in Montclair, NJ. The cast of the reading was identical to the chashama production with the following exceptions: Josiah DeAndrea (Nino), Nicole Russano (Chorus / Stage Directions), and Michelle Wood (Anon).

Performance Dates

  • August 2007

    The Lafayette Street Theatre

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    Written By
    Alex DeFazio
    Directed by
    Jody P. Person
    Produced by
    Faye Rosenbaum
    Inga Meier
    Bobby Abid (Dis), Albert Aeed (Seigen), Kelly Markus (Dorian), Jesse Soursourian (Paul), Elizabeth Sugarman (Anon), and introducing Brian Sufalko (Nino) and Brady Niederer (The Smiling Man)
    Artistic Staff & Crew
    Valerie Lenz (Stage Manager), Carol Zingone (ASM), Amith A. Chandrashaker (Lighting Design), Jessica L. Kosky (Set Design), Mark Richard Caswell (Costumes), Chris Gardella (Graphic Design), Priyanka Dasgupta (Photography), Nicole Russano (Intern)
    Original music
    Chris Gardella
    William Lessard, PRwithBrains
    Media Sponsors
    The Village Voice & Next Magazine. Dorian's Audio Equipment: SOTA Turntables
    Presented by chashama & Elixir Productions