Nosedive Productions

Infectious Opportunity

 

Infectious Opportunity

 

 

Infectious Opportunity

by James Comtois

THE LIVING THEATRE
21 Clinton Street

A part of the New York International Fringe Festival

 

Saturday, August 13 @ 5:30pm
Thursday, August 18 @ 2pm
Friday, August 19 @ 9pm
Friday, August 26 @ 2pm

 

Cast

Wes — David Ian Lee*
Josie — Jessi Gotta*
Brent — Daryl Lathon*
Professor Franklin — Matthew Trumbull*
Rob — DR Hanson
Jenny — Rebecca Comtois
Professor Hale — Ingrid Nordstrom

* Denotes member of the Actor's Equity Association

 

Production Team

Director — Pete Boisvert
Playwright — James Comtois
Stage Manager — Stephanie Cox-Williams
Set Designers — Rebecca Comtois & Ben VandenBoom
Sound Designer — Patrick Shearer
Lighting Designer — Jeremy Pape
Prop & Costume Designer — Stephanie Cox-Williams

with original music by Itai Sol

 


 

New York Fringe Festival Production (2011)


 

Wes Farley, a screenwriter known for having HIV, is enjoying national attention with his latest film. There’s only one problem: he's faked his illness for the past 10 years to boost his career, and is now slowly comprehending the drawbacks of his plan. With the help of his friend Josie, Wes revisits his past and sees how an ill-advised white lie early in life ensnared him in his current situation.

 


 

"An enjoyable, thought-provoking play brought to life by a very talented team." Theatre Is Easy

"A definite must see this FringeNYC."
New York Theatre Review

"Uses artful storytelling to show ambition at its most twisted and ethics at its lowest level." nytheatre.com 

 

"This story of a writer has several good moments, made all the better when his psyche steps onstage." New York Times  

 

"Infectious Opportunity, written by James Comtois and directed by Peter Boisvert, is a superb new, highly-original gem of a play with a very talented, highly-energized ensemble cast." NiteLife Exchange

 


 

Photographs 2011 Dixie Sheridan 


 




Infectious Opportunity

by James Comtois

The Brick Theater
575 Metropolitan Avenue (between Union and Lorimer)
Brooklyn

A part of The Antidepressant Festival

Sunday, June 7th at 5pm
Tuesday, June 9th at 8pm
Wednesday, July 1st at 9pm
Friday, July 3rd at 7pm
Sunday, July 19th at 3pm
Tuesday, July 21st at 8pm

 

Cast

Wes — David Ian Lee*
Josie — Andrea Marie Smith
Brent — Daryl Lathon*
Professor Franklin — Matthew Trumbull*
Rob — DR Hanson
Jenny — Rebecca Comtois
Professor Hale — Ronica Reddick*/
Stepanie Cox-Williams

* Denotes member of the Actor's Equity Association


Production Team

Director — Pete Boisvert
Playwright — James Comtois
Stage Manager — Stephanie Cox-Williams
Set Designers — Rebecca Comtois & Ben VandenBoom
Lighting Designer — Ian W. Hill
Sound Designer — Patrick Shearer
Prop & Costume Designer — Stephanie Cox-Williams

with original music by Itai Sol

Producers
Pete Boisvert, James Comtois, Patrick Shearer,
Stephanie Cox-Williams, Rebecca Comtois

Associate Producers
Marc Landers, Ben VandenBoom

Antidepressant Festival Production (2009)


 

"Comtois turns the perception of HIV+ on its head and makes it the mandatory element in building a successful career. What's more, he does so convincingly and with nuance in a neatly structured, witty drama populated with a talented cast. What more can you ask for?"
nytheatre.com

 

"Like any good roller coaster ride, Infectious Opportunity leaves the
audience with a racing heart, exhilarated, and a little bit
nauseated."
stagebuzz.com

 

"Well crafted and fascinating. David Ian Lee gives a fearless performance pulling no punches as Wes. Andrea Marie Smith is first rate."nyconstage.com




Photos by Aaron Epstein

 

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