“Nearly all, if not all, of the cast will be naked,” said director and troupe co-founder Pitr Strait. “Yes, we are trying to get people’s attention. But it’s not a gimmick. That implies dazzle with nothing behind it. There’s a mission here.”
Read more from the director and cast of The Rover in this exclusive interview with the New York Daily News!
The Rover prominently features a sex worker, so we're working to make sure that our production treats sex workers fairly and respectfully. Take a look at this piece in Metro to learn more!
TIME OUT NY
Director Pitr Strait shares some details: “Our past shows have aimed to use nudity in non-sexual contexts, but The Rover is a play about sexual freedom and romantic relationships. Our production will still show nudity in non-sexual ways,” he adds, "with an exploration of the way that we do sexualize each others’ bodies.”
Compared to the enormity of the role of Hamlet, “being nude on stage is small potatoes,” actor Jake Austin Robertson told The News. “Nonetheless, I’d be lying if I said I’m not nervous. Upon being offered the part, I was cautious about the role of nudity, or let’s say nakedness, which I think holds deeper significance, in the play.”
"We're all different, we don't all look like normally pretty, or normally good looking, we don't all have six-packs. We're normal people. I want someone in the audience to see themselves, I don't want them to feel alone."
LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN
Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest discuss our production of Hamlet on Live with Kelly and Ryan.
"And then the show does what good theater always does: it makes you forget."
"The directors, Pitr Strait and Alice Mottola, deserve praise for both concept and execution."
NY DAILY NEWS
Look past the clickbaity headline — this video is a lovely profile of our actor, Miranda McCauley, and her experience at one of the performances of The Tempest."
"...seamlessly [creates] the effect that the audience too is careening around an island."