written by James Tison, Josh Julian, and Tommy Jamerson
directed by Amy Marie Seidel
produced by Gene Fischer
premieres at the
Fresh Fruit “Return to Live Theatre” Festival
of plays at
The WILD PROJECT 195 East 3rd Street, NYC
Wednesday May 4 @ 6 pm
Saturday May 7 @ 8:30 pm
Sunday May 8 @ 3:15 pm
Download complete Festival Performance Schedule HERE
Tickets and other information: freshfruitfestival.com
Join the wild ride in this campy comedy tributing the neon-nightlife of the over-the-top 80s. Eternal Flamer centers on pretty-boy Jessie Blade who escaped-er-leaves his small Minnesota home for the bright lights of the city that never sleeps with the same person (twice) only to get mixed-up in a labyrinth of plot twists, drag queens, sex, drugs, and open dance calls.
Tommy Jamerson has lent his name to over 100 productions. His one-act comedy, Rags to Bitches, won Best Short Play at the 14th annual Downtown Urban Arts Festival and starred RuPaul’s Drag Race alums, Alexis Michelle and Brita Filter. Believe it or not, he is also knowne for his chidlren’s productions, The Big Bad Bullysaurus, Princess Pigface, Choose Your Own Oz, and Alice the Brave & Other Tales from Wonderland, which have been performed all over the world. www.tommyjamersonplays.com
James Tison, a non-binary stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer. James been featured in the NY Times, Out Magazine, and Broadway World. Broadway World called them “Blisteringly Funny.” James appeared off-Broadway and on network television, and their mom thinks they’re great. As a performer, they can be seen all over New York’s comedy scene, which has recently included Caroline’s, Stand Up NY, Broadway Comedy Club, Green Room 42 and pretty much every Brooklyn gay bar with a stage and a microphone.
Josh Julian, while attending Indiana State University, majored in Film Studies, with a minor in Theatre and Creative Writing. While there, he continued writing short stories, screenplays, poetry and stage plays but found that playwriting was his preferred medium. After earning his Bachelor of Arts, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia to work for the Horizon Theatre Company as a playwriting apprentice. While there, he began work on Vivian’s Lament!, a spoof of and homage to the Grande Dame Guignol and Whodunit subgenres of film.
Amy Marie Seidel is a director, devisor, playwright, and dramaturg. She recently opened Paradise Square on Broadway as Assistant Director. A proud Tectonic Theater Project Company Member, Amy has developed numerous Tectonic productions, including Here There Are Blueberries (Coming to La Jolla Playhouse, Summer 2022), Seven Deadly Sins, Treatment & Data, Three Hotels, and Laramie: A Legacy. Other current projects include Jack Saleeby’s A Sacred Song of Thebes and Emily Fink and Karl Amundson’s Falling Forward. She is particularly interested in facilitating egalitarian artistic spaces. All humans are artists. For more info, visit www.amymarieseidel.com
Gene Fischer is an award-winning filmmaker, photographer and producer. His documentary films “Passing Ellenville” and “All About Amy” have screened internationally and have won multiple awards. Highlights include Best Short Documentary at the Woodstock Film Festival, Best Documentary at the Williamsburg Film Festival and being selected by the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) to screen his documentary on Alaska Airlines as part of their creative partnership with SIFF. His production company, Hundred Fish Media, focuses on LGBTQIA+ media. In Summer 2019, Gene produced “The Knife Cuts Both Ways”, a one-woman play from well-known trans activist and actress (Pose) Cecilia Gentili about her experience seeking political asylum as a transgender Latina woman. The show won the New York City Fresh Fruit Festival for Best Solo Performance at the Wild Project.Gene is a requested presenter and lecturer at well-known universities around the NY metro region to present his film work and lecture to college audiences about the LGBT experience and its role with U.S. media.