An investigation into a teacher accused of sexual abuse lands at the door of 30-year-old Ricky Ramos, who is named as the teacher’s first victim. As the details of the investigation unfold, Ricky’s skewed perspective of the relationship is turned upside down. His family is forced to contend with their complicity in the matter when Ricky unexpectedly brings his abuser home for clarity and answers, triggering an explosive chain of events that may lead to healing, if it doesn’t ruin them completely.
Brian Otaño is a New York native and LA-based playwright and TV writer. Full-length plays include The Dust, Dolores Slayborne, Tara, Zero Feet Away and The Dooley Street Trilogy. He also co-wrote You Across From Me, the 42nd Annual Humana Festival PTC show. Brian is currently a staff writer on Last Summer, airing on Freeform and Hulu in 2020. Brian is an alumna of Center Theatre Group LA Writers Workshop, Geffen Playhouse Writers Room, Ars Nova Playgroup and Page 73’s Interstate 73 Writers Group. He is the recipient of the New Dramatists Van Lier Fellowship and the New York Theater Workshop 2050 Fellowship. His plays have been developed and workshopped by Roundabout Theatre Company (Roundabout Underground), Atlantic Theater Company (Latino Mixfest), INTAR (American Nightcap), The Parsnip Ship, UCSB Launchpad, LAByrinth, IAMA Theatre Company, Celebration Theatre and SPACE on Ryder Farm. His first short film Call Me Daddy (directed by Amanda DeSouza) is a two-time award winner (Best Narrative Short, The Women’s Film Festival and Best Comedy at The Official Latino Film Festival). He is currently under commission with IAMA Theater Company and Atlantic Theater Company. Representation: William Morris Endeavor and Grandview Management. Education: BFA, Dramatic Writing (SUNY Purchase).
Roger Q. Mason is a Black, Filipinx, plus-sized, gender non-conforming, queer artist of color. He is the recipient of the 2020 Chuck Rowland Pioneer Award for achievement in playwriting, following in the footsteps of lauded LGBTQIA+ theatre writers like Billy Porter, Robert Patrick, and Tom Jacobson. Mason honed his writing skills while earning degrees from Princeton University, Middlebury College, and Northwestern University. His work challenges and inspires audiences to re-consider what they’ve been taught and re-think how they feel about those who are different and “other.”Mason’s plays have been seen on Broadway at Circle in the Square (Circle Reading Series); Off/Off-Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop, New Group, American Theatre of Actors, Flea Theatre, and Access Theater; and regionally at McCarter Theatre, Victory Gardens, Chicago Dramatists, Steep Theatre, Serenbe Playhouse, EST/LA, Son of Semele, and Skylight Theatre. His play The White Dress, now in development as a feature film, has been called “a genderqueer coming-of-age drama for the they/them generation.” During its successful Off-Broadway debut in the summer of 2019, it was described by critics as “powerful…offering us a dark but hopeful vision.” The script was a finalist for the Lark Playwrights Week and the Screencraft Play Award, judged by David Lindsay- Abaire. Mason’s queer Civil War short play Softer spawned a short film which premiered at Outshine Film Festival and the Pan African Film Festival. It is now being adapted for television. His historical fantasia Lavender Men, envisioning Abe Lincoln’s
romance with his legal assistant Elmer Ellsworth, will world premiere at Skylight Theatre in the 2020-2021 season.
After two male teen skaters form a secret romance, they’re forced to hide their relationship and navigate their fluid sexual identities into their adult lives amidst the homophobic world of professional skateboarding. A darkly comedic play that takes a unique look at bisexuality and skating’s evolving relationship with queerness.
Christopher Sullivan is a playwright, screenwriter, and director. His work has been seen Off Broadway at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Flea Theatre, The Tank, Theatre Row, NYU, and elsewhere. He holds an MFA from USC’s John Wells Writing for Screen and Television Division, is a former member of the Obie- Award winning playwrights group Youngblood, and is a Hudson Memorial Award Recipient. His episodic series GUESS I’M A GHOST has been seen at festivals around the country and won Best Web Series at the Los Angeles Film Awards.