MATURE AUDIENCES | an OFF-BROADWAY play
Written and Performed by Dana Block | Directed by Bryn Magnus
Monkey Man is about Marc Block, a rebellious, mischievous and brilliant kid who went down a rabbit hole and morphed into a gruff, obsessive, schizo-man, alienated from society, compulsively writing in notebooks and drawing pictures of a different world, the world of “small character humans.” Eventually, Marc began hitchhiking around the country and became a cowboy of the highway. “Highway Man” kept drivers awake at night, he said, cuz he told them his stories: “The combustion engine has three moving parts which can be controlled through the aspiration of the concern in location of the apprehend…”
This show takes place at The Trail’s End Motel in Niagara Falls, where Marc finally took up residence. Some sections of the show come directly from the writing in Marc’s notebooks. “Monkey Man” is a powerful show, entertaining, funny, and heartbreaking. It has been selected by The United Solo Festival, 2019, to be performed off Broadway on Nov. 2nd @ Theater Row on 42nd Street, NYC. Tickets are available at United Solo Festival, NY.
August 24, 2019 | 7:30PM
Ruby Theatre | 615 S. 10th Street
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Bio: Dana Block is an actress, writer, singer, director, accordion player, professor and Uber Driver. She has written and produced 4 solo shows. Last year, her original solo show “Queen Kong” about the Nazi filmmaker Leni Reifenstahl, was presented Off-Broadway by The New York New Works Theater Festival on 42nd Street. She is also the author of a full length play, “The Art of Dentistry,” developed in a PlayLab with Edward Albee as Master Playwright, at Road Less Traveled Theater Company in Buffalo, NY. Other acting credits include stage, film and commercial work. A particular favorite of hers is that she appears in Richard Foreman’s Feature film “Once Every Day” (NYC) which can be viewed on Netflix. in 2011, she received an MFA in Classical Acting, George Washington University with Michael Kahn and The Shakespeare Theater Company, Washington, D.C.
Bio: Bryn Magnus Bio: Bryn Magnus is a writer and theater artist whose plays have been produced in Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, London, and Berlin. He Assistant Stage Managed and understudied the Sheriff and Little Charles on the Broadway National tour of Steppenwolf Theater’s August: Osage County. He is a long time ensemble member of Curious Theater Branch.