by moisès kaufman.
the BASiC theatre project/GayFestNYC//2012/2013.
photos by sasha arutyunova.
choreography: charlie kolarich.
scenic: jason sherwood.
costumes: mia cook and danielle mahoney.
lights: joanna emmott.
sound: dan crowley.
produced by jack w. batman and bruce robert harris.
LOVE, LUST, ART, IDENTITY, MAN. All put on trial, history forever changed.
Composed entirely of court records, memoirs, and other first-hand accounts of the 1895 homosexuality trials of Oscar Wilde, 'GROSS INDECENCY' is a gripping piece of documentary theatre that examines the very origins of the gay identity, how it intersects with art, and how this relationship has affected social history and the search for identity instead of 'otherness' over the past century. This bold new staging sought to find a connection between Wilde's story and the modern struggle to discover if 'man' and 'homosexual' are terms of mutual exclusivity, and if these social structures will ever collapse. This staging marked the play's first return to NYC since Kaufman's landmark original production in 1995.