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Poster Boy

July 27 - August 7 | Nikos Stage
2016 Season

Music and Lyrics by Craig Carnelia
Book by Joe Tracz
Movement by Danny Mefford
Directed by Stafford Arima
With Jerry Dixon, Katie Lee Hill, Jose Llana, Ned Riseley, Taylor Trensch, Levin Valayil, Stephen Wallem, Noah Zachary

World Premiere

Inspired by actual events surrounding the 2010 suicide of Tyler Clementi, a college student who brought national attention to cyber-bullying, Poster Boy is a new American musical by Tony Award-nominated composer Craig Carnelia and playwright Joe Tracz. A community of gay men in an online chat room come together to discover what drove one of their own to take his life. Directed by Olivier Award-nominee Stafford Arima with movement by Danny Mefford, this provocative and moving new musical lays bare the complexity of protecting our privacy, identity and humanity in the digital era.

Poster Boy runs 95 minutes with no intermission.

Sponsored by

Perry & Marty Granoff
James & Virginia Giddens

Poster Boy is a recipient of an
Edgerton Foundation New Play Award


Jerry Dixon


Katie Lee Hill

Hannah/Molly Wei/Jane Clementi

Jose Llana


Taylor Trensch

Tyler Clementi aka Citi2Mo

Levin Valayil

Dharun Ravi

Stephen Wallem


Noah Zachary



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Click HERE to listen to the WAMC interview with Poster Boy Composer & Lyricist Craig Canrelia and Bookwriter Joe Tracz!

Listen to a sampling of the Poster Boy music!

“Alternate Land” sung by Jose Llana and Noah Zachary

“Don’t You Want To Know” sung by Jerry Dixon, Jose Llana, Taylor Trench, Stephen Wallem, and Noah Zachary

“Trust Me” sung by Taylor Trensch


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