Consent: A new play written and directed by David Rhodes


A new play Consent, written and directed by David Rhodes, will premiere at The Black Box Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. The production will officially open on 11 June 2015, following previews from 2 June, and will play a limited engagement through to 28 June 2015.

David Rhodes commented:

"Relationships can be incredibly sexy, but also incredibly scary, navigating power dynamics and personal needs while getting to know each other. My goal with Consent is to explore issues surrounding primal desire, vulnerability, passion and shame and to let the audience make up their own minds as to what transpired."

Synopsis: "Ron Sullivan, former pro-NFL player and award-winning architect, is experimenting with sexual freedom in his SoHo loft. Done with coming out and nearly divorced from his high school sweetheart, Ron has a chance encounter with Kurt, a hot Yale law student, that pushes him to the edge of his sexual boundaries... or beyond them. The passion that follows transforms both men, and ripples into the lives of Ron's wife and his sister Emily. Emily questions the ethics and risks of sex games, but it's ultimately up to the audience to determine who is seducing whom in the murky realm of power play and consent."

The cast of Consent includes Catherine Curtin, Michael Goldstein, Angela Pierce, and Mark McCullough Thomas.

The creative team for Consent features scenic design by Scott Tedmon-Jones, costume design by Izzy Fields, lighting design by John Eckert, sound design by Chad Raines, video design by Chelsie McPhilimy, and props by Addison Herren.

Consent is produced by Michael T. Cohen, Robin Reinach, Andrew Baron Cohen and Ben Feldman.

- by Tom Millward