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The Wake

solo performance · bam · Ages 18+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America

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WINNER!
BEST SOLO PERFORMANCE – 2014 “Stage Raw” Los Angeles Theatre Awards

NOMINEE!
BEST SOLO PERFORMANCE – 2014 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards

WINNER!
BEST SOLO SHOW – Hollywood Fringe Festival 2014

WINNER!
THE ENCORE! PRODUCERS’ AWARD – Hollywood Fringe Festival 2014

WINNER!
PICK OF THE FRINGE – Combined Artform – Hollywood Fringe Festival 2014

WINNER!
BEST PRODUCTION – Ezra Buzzington “Spirit of the Fringe” Award – Hollywood Fringe Festival 2014

WINNER!
MOST ORGASMIC PRODUCTION – O Face Awards, Orgasmico Theatre Company – Hollywood Fringe Festival 2014

Stage Raw says RECOMMENDED!
PICK OF THE WEEK and OUR TOP TEN! by Stage Raw

ONE OF THESEVEN SHOWS TO SEE AT HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL 2014” ~ L.A. Weekly

ONE OF THESEVEN MOST ANTICIPATED 2014 HOLLYWOOD FRINGE SHOWS.” ~ Cinesnatch

From the creator of the acclaimed, award-winning Hollywood Fringe 2012 hit, “This Vicious Minute.”

THE WAKE
Written & performed by Ben Moroski
Directed by Nick Massouh

Love and loss nearly always intertwine, but never as closely as when your new flame is a dead body.

Pete’s girlfriend dumped him two months ago. He still can’t figure out how to move on without her, until a chance encounter at a late-night party puts him on a collision course with love like he’s never known it before.

A candid dark comedy about learning which things (and people) to bury, “The Wake” is the brand new solo show from acclaimed writer/performer Ben Moroski, the creator of the award-winning Hollywood Fringe hit “The Vicious Minute,” which chronicled his battled with self-injury.

WHAT THE PRESS IS SAYING ABOUTTHE WAKE”:
“Raw and riveting…It’s rare to see such vulnerability portrayed by a male artist in so unguarded and accomplished a way. It’s a coup.” ~ L.A. Weekly

“An event…Moroski’s performance is electric, aided by his own clever, funny, acidic script…he can mesmerize.”
~ StageScene L.A.

“Drenched in insanity…searingly brilliant…intense, profane, hilarious and tragic…a tour-de-force.” ~ ArtsBeatLA

“Moroski is a force to behold…you will be mesmerized and strangely refreshed by this play…it is okay to believe the hype, because it is true. You don’t want to miss this show.”
~ Examiner.com

“A de facto force to be reckoned with…incredibly shocking…
This IS the show you absolutely cannot miss!”
~ Gia on the Move

FURTHER ACCOLADES FORTHE WAKE” AT THE 2014 HOLLYWOOD FRINGE:
- Nominee: Golden Playwright – THIRTY90NE Golden Elephant Award
- Nominee: Best Performance (Male) – Ezra Buzzington “Spirit of the Fringe” Award
- Nominee: Best Directing (Nick Massouh)- Ezra Buzzington “Spirit of the Fringe” Award
- Nominee: Best Writing – Ezra Buzzington “Spirit of the Fringe” Award

PRAISE MOROSKI’S PREVIOUS SOLO SHOWTHIS VICIOUS MINUTE”:

“He’s got an incredible accessibility as performer, a naked honesty that’s not threatening or confrontational, even when it’s in your face” ~ Backstage West

“[He] commands the audience…flowing easily from joke to dramatic observation to horrific reality check”
~ Sacramento News & Review

“[His] intensity enlivened all my senses” ~ Gia On The Move

Nominee: Best Solo Show – Hollywood Fringe Festival 2012
Winner: Best of Fringe Extension – Hollywood Fringe Festival 2012
Winner: Inaugural Ezra Buzzington “Spirit of the Fringe” Award – Hollywood Fringe Festival 2012

production team

ben moroski *
actor/playwright

* Fringe Veteran

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