John Raymond Barker

John Raymond Barker

Actor-Singer-Writer-Director. Recent Guest Star on Law & Order: SVU.

Gold Coast at The Gilded Stage Festival

Beginning January 15, I will be doing 4 performances of a new, devised piece of theatre called Gold Coast at Metropolitan Playhouse’s The Gilded Stage Festival. This piece is being produced by Stages on the Sound and is directed by Scott Barrow, who not only heads the work I have been doing with Stages on the Sound, but is a company member of Tectonic Theater Project. I mention the latter in that we are creating this piece in much the same manner that Tectonic (The Laramie Project, I Am My Own WifeGross Indecency, 33 Variations) creates their works. Thus, this has been a thrilling and fulfilling process for me.

Gold Coast is described as a visually stunning exploration of the culture and personalities of the Gilded Age with a loving focus on the stylized entertainments of that bygone era. Stories of gold and glamor told by the poorest of the poor.

Our performances:

Wednesday, January 15 at 7PM
Sunday, January 19 at 7PM
Friday, January 24 at 7PM
Sunday, January 26 at 4PM

Performances will take place at the Metropolitan Playhouse’s upstairs theatre at 220 East Fourth Street between Aves A & B.

If you would like more information about the festival or to purchase advanced tickets, please visit the festival’s web site.

Backstage with Katie Siegmund:
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For its 10th anniversary, I’ve given this song a makeover. I wrote it during the fight for marriage equality, yet the song still resonates given the actions and goals of the current administration. This July, I celebrate 10 years of marriage with the man this song is about. No one can take that away from us.

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