November 3rd, 2019 // Joe’s Pub at The Public
About Twin Size Beds:
Sam Max’s TWIN SIZE BEDS begins as a musical stand-up confessional told from the POV of a horny twelve-year-old boy hiding in a tree house. As Sam’s back up singer becomes his celestial field guide, and as a male voice from the ether starts pulling Sam somewhere else, a simple game of hide-and-go-seek modulates into a prepubescent nightmare. The familiar becomes unfamiliar (and back again), all inside a hormone-fueled concert blitz.
The creative team is:
Directed by Caitlin Ryan O’Connell
Lights by Krista Smith
Sound by Michael Costagliola
Projections by Bax Pitt
Music Direction by Avery Leigh Draut
Music by Sam Max and Avery Leigh Draut
Text and Lyrics by Sam Max
Joe’s Pub at The Public
Under the Radar Festival at The Public
Craigslist Cabaret at The Museum of Sex (sample showing)
Cherry on Top at Next Door at NYTW (sample showing)
Forklift Series at Loading Dock Theatre (workshop)
Sam Max / Twin Size Beds has been the recipient of an Emergency Grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.
Sam Max (they/them) is a writer, performer, director, and musician working across theater, television, and film. They are a 2019 Chesley Bumbalo Playwriting Award Winner, a 2019 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference Finalist, and a member of the Young & Hungry List, tracking Hollywood’s Top 100 New Writers. They have been awarded residencies from The Mastheads and The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, and have been a member of The Public’s Devised Theater Working Group and Pipeline Theatre Company’s PlayLab Writers Group. Their work has also been seen at National Sawdust, Laguardia Performing Arts Center, Paradise Factory, and Cutting Ball Theater in San Francisco.