When things ended with the girl I hoped to marry, I accidentally fell for my best friend Ben.
When that didn’t work, I tried dating a series of brave souls, including but not limited to a trans guy who carried a machete, and a French girl who politely asked, “Don’t you think just having sex would be less awkward than all this talking?”
In this one-person show, featuring hand-drawn gifs, I tell the story of kissing guys and girls and feeling pretty awkward around all of them.
(Secretly, a look at masculinity, gender, and learning to love and care for yourself.)
Director: Peter Aguero
This show is a part of SoloWeek at The Tank at Standard ToyKraft (December 7-12)! Click HERE for the full series!
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At Standard ToyKraft
722 Metropolitan Avenue, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11211
About the Artist
Tim Manley writes, illustrates, and tells stories.
His first book, Alice in Tumblr-land: And Other Fairy Tales for a New Generation, is out now from Penguin and was optioned for TV by 20th Century Fox. He is also the co-writer of a book of letters with his friend, filmmaker Jen Lee, called The 10 Letters Project.
His first one-person show, Feelings, was named a FringeFAVE, sold out six shows in advance at the New York International Fringe Festival, and was renewed for five more performances in the Fringe Encore Series.
Tim is a two-time Moth StorySLAM winner, instructor in the Moth’s High School SLAM program, and was a raconteur on the Unchained Tour. He is also a a BookUp instructor with the National Book Foundation, a mentor with PEN American Center’s Prison Writing Program, and a writing/storytelling teacher at Catapult/Electric Literature. He used to be a high school English teacher at School of the Future in New York City, and a writing instructor at St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn.
About Standard ToyKraft
Standard ToyKraft is an artist run theater that offers low-cost performance and rehearsal space as well as a puppet shop and private studios for visual artists. The founders of STK discovered a derelict factory floor located in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn With lots of blood, sweat and more tears than any of us care to admit we transformed this old sweatshop into a community organization. At the core Standard Toykraft is a community endeavor. Our community of artists continues to grow in this tough city because, we provide a supportive refuge for the development of work. We also produce many of our own shows and events including puppet slams, variety shows, vaudevillian weirdness and various spectacles for the amusement of our patrons.