BEST SOLO PERFORMANCE – 2014 “Stage Raw” Los Angeles Theatre Awards
BEST SOLO PERFORMANCE – 2014 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards
BEST SOLO SHOW – Hollywood Fringe Festival 2014
THE ENCORE! PRODUCERS’ AWARD – Hollywood Fringe Festival 2014
PICK OF THE FRINGE – Combined Artform – Hollywood Fringe Festival 2014
BEST PRODUCTION – Ezra Buzzington “Spirit of the Fringe” Award – Hollywood Fringe Festival 2014
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 THE “SEVEN SHOWS TO SEE AT HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL 2014” ~ L.A. Weekly
ONE OF THE “SEVEN MOST ANTICIPATED 2014 HOLLYWOOD FRINGE SHOWS.” ~ Cinesnatch
From the creator of the acclaimed, award-winning Hollywood Fringe 2012 hit, “This Vicious Minute.”
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 ABOUT “THE 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.”
“A de facto force to be reckoned with…incredibly shocking…
This IS the show you absolutely cannot miss!”
~ Gia on the Move
FURTHER ACCOLADES FOR “THE 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 SHOW “THIS 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