The Gap

“It was all very, very strange. As if I were in another dimension.”

Written by Joseph Krawczyk

Genre: Theatre of the absurd

Dates:

  • Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 5:00pm

Language: English

Location: IATI Theater (64 E. 4th St. NYC 10003)

Synopsis

A man, under his wife’s urging, walks into the changing room of The Gap clothing store to try on a new pair of jeans. Unable to exit the changing room, he finds himself trapped in an alternate dimension. The salesman accuses the wife and her husband of theft. The wife balks, demanding that her husband be returned to her. But he is nowhere to be found. He appears a number of times, but they can't see or hear them. After 20 years he returns. They are 20 years older, but he hasn't changed at all. In his mind, he believes he's been gone for a half hour.

About the Playwright

Joseph P. Krawczyk is an award-winning, published playwright, and he recently had a production of It’s All About Lorrie, which also won best play at the Thespis Theater Festival, at The John Cullum Theater in New York. It is slated for an Off Broadway production in 2018. As part of Cimientos 2017, he had a staged reading of The Treatment, at the International Theater Arts Institute (IATI). Last year, NYC’s American Theatre of Actors produced a workshop of Disconnect. Year’s End was also produced in 2013 at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre. Subsequently, the play was published by Writers Amuse Me Publishing Company. Year’s End was also selected as one of the top three plays at Ohio State University’s 2012 New Play Contest. As for awards, he has received the Gil Ancowitz Award for Divinity, a trilogy of one-act plays. Also, he was nominated as Outstanding Writer for Macho Moments at NYC’s 2013 Midwinter Madness Festival, and a semi-finalist at NYC’s Avant-Garde Theater Festival for his one-act play, The Tasting. In New York, he has studied playwriting at Playwrights Horizons Theatre School, Ensemble Studio Theater, and the Public Theater. He is also a member of the Dramatists Guild.