Band Fags, West Coast Premiere!

James Arthur M. & Blake Dorris:  Band Fags!  

James Arthur M. & Blake Dorris: Band Fags! 

I'm so incredibly BICCITED to share this totally awesome show with the Bay Area: Band Fags! by Frank Anthony Polito at New Conservatory Theater Center,  directed by Stephanie Temple.

In this two person, two act show, I play Brad, a member of the school band.  Taking place in the 80s, myself and Jack, travel through adolescents, in this John Hughes like, coming of age story.  This is by far the largest role I've had to date, in the Bay Area Theater circuit, and have had a blast working on it.  It's been quite a challenge, and a lot of work, but I've enjoyed every minute of it, and feel so grateful to be apart of this production, and the opportunity to tell this story.   For the first time in my career, within the first four pages of the script, I knew I had to be involved in this production.  I could relate to the story, the characters, discovering one's sexuality as a teen, and the fear that comes along with it, on top of all the anxt, fun, and drama that come with being a high school teenager, I had to TELL THIS STORY.  Six weeks later, here we are, with first previews starting today!

The show runs:

At New Conservatory Theater Center, 25 Van Ness, San Francisco CA

Sept 13 - Oct 13, 2013 (Previews Sept 13- Sept 20th, Opening Sept 21st)

Wed- Sat 8pm/Sun 2pm  

*On stage Insight Talkback - Sept 29th  * Pay- What You Wish Night Sept 19th)

Tickets: Previews $25, Regular Shows $35  

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I hope to see you there, I think it's story we can all connect to, and it'll be totally fun!  


Jack Paterno (Blake Dorris) is a straight-A student living in the Detroit suburb of Hazel Park. The only thing he has in common with Brad Dayton (James Arthur M.), his best friend since seventh grade, is that both are in band...or maybe that's not the only thing?