THE BOYS ARE ANGRY
words and music by Jay Eddy
The Boys are Angry follows three 20-or-30-something millennials as they wrestle with on- and offline communication; present-day American masculinity; and the violent hatred of women at the dark heart of the Internet.
The Boys Are Angry had its first workshop production, directed by Sam Plattus, at The New York International Fringe Festival in August 2015 at the Steve & Marie Sgouros Theater; the production's run was extended with the Fringe Encore Series Off-Broadway at the SoHo Playhouse in September and October 2015. The play was also in residence with The Barn Arts Collective in fall 2015.
PRAISE FOR THE BOYS ARE ANGRY
One of “7 Shows to See at FringeNYC 2015” - Zachary Stewart, THEATERMANIA
“The Boys Are Angry is a great example of what a Fringe Show is: daring, full of ideas, great talent, and the venue to make the magic happen.” - Nelson Diaz-Marcano, Manhattan with a Twist
“From the moment an invective-fueled, misogynistic spew presumably tapped out on a blogger’s keyboard is posted to the audience in the form of a frontal, ferociously lit soliloquy, The Boys Are Angry begins its fearless transition from social network screed into a morality play mobilized by the conventions of live theater...Under Sam Plattus’ direction, the theater provides an intimately affecting laboratory for wry epidemiological research.” - Deborah Natsios, Cryptome
“Bold, fresh approach” - Melanie N. Lee, nytheater now
“Eddy’s ear for the puerile humor of straight twenty-something guys feels spot-on, and Johnson and Houran expertly capture the complex nuances of their co-dependent relationship...The Boys Are Angry is an intelligent exploration of young white masculinity, all the more arresting having been written by a woman.” - Dan Dinero, Theatre is Easy