The Blue Djinn
“Sometimes a one-night stand can make all your wishes come true… or can he?”
Playwright: Tom Rowan
Director: Patrick Goss
Designers: Composer: Martin Hennessy; Lighting Designer: Peter Gorneault
Stage Manager: Heather Moss
Cast (name & role): ALEX: Carrington Vilmont
BLUE: Sean Hankinson
THE BLUE DJINN, a one-act play, begins at four in the morning. Alex, a shy, youngish, would-be composer, arrives home in his small studio apartment in Chelsea, after a night out dancing. With him is Blue, a sexy go go boy from the club. What appears to be a casual if somewhat awkward one-night stand soon turns potentially magical, when Blue tells Alex that dancing is just something he does for extra money: his real vocation is altogether more special and surprising. Before the end of the night, Alex will have to decide what it is he really wants out of life.
Playwright Tom Rowan is the author of KISS AND CRY, which was produced at FringeNYC and Theater 1010 and received a GLAAD Media Award nomination, and FAYE DRUMMOND, which had a workshop production last year at The Overtime Theatre in San Antonio, Texas. His play THE SECOND TOSCA was produced in New York and at the Arvada Center in Colorado; it has been described by Back Stage as a “well-made, touching, and funny play,” and by Variety as “a warmly entertaining and very funny comedy.” Also a director, he staged the recent productions of MASTER CLASS and A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC for The Gallery Players in Brooklyn. Tom is a member of The Ensemble Studio Theatre, where he also works as Casting Director.
Directed by Patrick Goss, THE BLUE DJINN stars Carrington Vilmont (currently in the Broadway cast of The Phantom of the Opera) and Sean Hankinson (“Days of Our Lives”; “Prom Queen”), and features original music by Martin Hennessy.
Martin Hennessy (Composer) is best known as a composer for the voice. He has written two operas with librettist, Mark Campbell, including A Letter to East 11th recently won the Domenic Pellicciotti Opera Prize and will be premiered by the Crane Opera Ensemble at SUNY Potsdam University in November of 2014. Honors include Millay Colony and Copland House residencies and awards from New Dramatists, American Music Center and San Francisco Song Festival. His music has been presented by Guggenheim Works & Process, American Opera Projects, Urban Arias, Five Boroughs Song Festival, Harvard Ballet Company, Mirror Visions Ensemble, Dancers Responding to AIDS and NYC Opera’s Vox series. Recent project include music for Barbara Dana’s play “My Business is to Sing,” and the short comic opera “The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnelle” with a libretto by Arnold Weinstein and Paul Sills. Explore his music at www.martinhennessy.net.
Patrick Goss (Director) is a Graduate of the The National Theatre Conservatory and the University of Evansville. His work as a director has been seen recently in the Short Play Festival at the Players Theater and Off-Broadway as the associate director of the long running My Sinatra and last season’s Forever Dusty at New World Stages. He is currently working on a new translation of Jean Anouilh’s L’Invitation au Château.
Sean Hankinson (Blue) A transfer from LA, Sean is currently the voice of America’s favorite boyfriend “Ken” on the cartoon “Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse”. Some of Sean’s other highlights include: “Ben Simmons” for 3 seasons on the CW’s Emmy nominated internet television show, Prom Queen, recurring guest star on Days of Our Lives, smiling for Orbit Gum, receiving an Orange County Weekly Theatre Award, modeling for LL Bean, making out with a 50-year-old woman in Universal’s feature Cougar Club and most recently on stage in the NY Fringe play, Luke Nicholas. Sean is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors Equity Assoc. @seanhankinson
Carrington Vilmont (Alex) currently appears on Broadway in The Phantom of the Opera. Other theatre: Hello! My Baby, Half a Sixpence (Goodspeed Opera House); Colette Collage (York Theatre); Cabaret (Pittsburgh Public Theatre); Tom Rowan’s The Second Tosca (Off-Off Broadway); The Telephone & The Medium (Hawaii Opera Theater). Film/TV: Breaking Bad, Run, Death in Love, The Tell-Tale Hart, Flight of the Conchords, Bill Is My Dog. Graduate of Northwestern University.