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CraigsLUST: A Letter from the Director

As printed in the show program for CraigsLUST: A Sexploration at 2014 Orlando Fringe:
This year's production has been a real-life graduate course in theatre for me. I started out in the 2013 season with a bug to make a Fringe show, after watching my friends do it for so many years. The 39 Steps was so much work, but I could not wait for the lottery this year. Then I was 16th on the waiting list, and I thought my idea for a sci-fi story would have to wait for a whole year or an independent production. I was right. 10 days before the "go-to-print" deadline, I got a call from Mike Marinaccio telling me he had a 4 show slot in the massive Orange Venue. My first thought was "I need something sexier" in order to fill the house. It's not a compromise in quality or artistry, simply a case of knowing your audience. Just one day prior I had lunch with Katie Thayer, and we discussed doing a "Vagina Monologues" show based on OKCupid. I dropped a fast comment "...or Missed Connections on Craigslist!" The rest is 3 weeks of casting, calling my cast from The 39 Steps, endless searching for rehearsal space, parking downtown, creating graphics and marketing, writing and re-writing the show format, reading at least 6 books on Improv and Directing, lots of listening to the Improv Nerd podcast, painting boxes, and ultimately having complete faith in my cast. Enjoy the show! Ryan Price, Director/Producer

CraigsLUST: A Sexploration

Meeting people is hard. Meeting sane people is harder. Meeting sane people on Craigslist is nearly impossible! Join us for an improvised adventure into dating, modern romance, and missed connections. Come see us, and who knows, maybe you'll be someone's missed connection… Your suggestions fuel the scenes. From the people who brought you 2013’s improvised version of The 39 Steps. In this show, we'll play some improv games and have some fun. Part of our show will also be a short original play inspired by your suggestions and the insane things people do on Craigslist.