Sydney Opera House and Kay & McLean Productions present
My FIRST TIME
SHARON MILLERCHIP, JOSEF BER,
ANNIE MAYNARD, KRISTIAN SCHMID
Written by Ken Davenport and Real People Just Like You
Directed by Jo Turner
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE
FROM 3 JANUARY 2013
After running two and a half years in New York, My First Time is coming to Sydney Opera House in January.
"I remember my first sexual experience. I was alone at the time!" (Story #6509)
"I still have the Metallica shirt he wore that night." (Story #23960)
"File mine under clumsy and awkward!" (Story #4294)
Was your first time awkward or “like Christmas morning!” (Story #19553) Were you with your high school sweetheart or with your psychology professor (Story #7779)? Were you in Washington Square Park (Story #5049) or a Burger King bathroom (Story #2995)?
If you did it, you probably remember it. And now you can hear about everyone else’s!
MY FIRST TIME, recently featured on CNN, Fox, MSNBC, and in an iPhone commercial features four actors in hysterical and heartbreaking stories about first sexual experiences written by real people . . . just like you.
First sexual experiences are one of the few things that almost every single person on this planet has in common, whether you’re Paris Hilton or P. Diddy, George Clooney or George Washington, yet we rarely talk about them. Until now . . .
In 1998, a decade before blogging began, a website was created that allowed people to anonymously share their own true stories about their First Times. The website became an instant phenomenon as over 40,000 stories poured in from around the globe that were silly, sweet, absurd, funny, heterosexual, homosexual, shy, sexy and everything in between.
And now, these true stories and all of the unique characters in them are brought to life by four amazing actors in the acclaimed 90 minute play, MY FIRST TIME, presented by Ken Davenport, producer of Altar Boyz and creator of The Awesome 80s Prom.
MY FIRST TIME will have you laughing and reminiscing about your own first time . . . and thinking about your next one. I’ll tell you mine, if you tell me yours.
Original Off-Broadway production directed and produced by Ken Davenport
Inspired by the website: www.MyFirstTime.com
Created by Peter Foldy & Craig Stuart
MY FIRST TIME is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
**HOW THEY DID IT. THE SHOW THAT IS
"It's been sold out so far!"
New York Times Review
"Funny and touching to sweet, sexy and silly!"
The Village Voice Review
MY FIRST TIME
"One of New York's best new plays! Phenomenal!"
A CURTAIN UP REVIEW: MY FIRST TIME
"One of the most entertaining plays I've seen this year."
THEATRE FOR A NEW GENERATION
“A diverting evening of first-time tales that is by turns comical, erotic,
sentimental, galling, heart-rendering, and even mildly political.”
MY FIRST TIME: GETTING TO KNOW YOU
“A terrific choice for date night!”
MY FIRST TIME REVIEWED
“Davenport takes a sensational topic and turns it into an instrument by which he reminds everyone in the room that their similarities greatly outnumber their differences.”
FIRST TIME'S FIRST LINES
BROADWAY BULLET INTERVIEW - MY FIRST TIME
LEADING OFF . . .
OH WHAT AN INTERESTING WEB WE WEAVE
FINALLY, BEING A VIRGIN PAYS OFF
WANTED: VIRGINS FOR NYC PLAY PREMIERE
VIRGINS GET FREE TICKETS TO OFF-BROADWAY PLAY 'MY FIRST TIME' IN NEW YORK
International Herald Tribune
VIRGINS GET IN FREE TO OFF-BROADWAY'S MY FIRST TIME
VIRGINS CAN EXPERIENCE THEIR FIRST TIME FOR FREE JULY 12
VIRGINITY JUST THE TICKET TO SEE 'FIRST TIME' FREE
"MY FIRST TIME" PRESIDES OVER THE CLOSING BELL
BLOGGERS FIND 'LIFE' ON N.Y. STAGE
SEX-THEMED MONOLOGUE PLAY MY FIRST TIME BEGINS JULY 12
'MY FIRST TIME' COULD BE A HOT TICKET FOR THE UNICORN
Josef is a 1997 NIDA graduate. Television roles include: DEVILS DUST soon to air on the ABC,
3 series of RUSH, EAST WEST 101 & McLEODS DAUGHTERS and guest roles on TRICKY BUSINESS WILD BOYS, LOVE MY WAY, THE ALICE, SURGEON, HOME & AWAY, ALL SAINTS, YOUNG LIONS, BREAKERS, MURDER CALL, WATER RATS & WILDSIDE. Film roles include: THINGS TO DO (tropfest finalist for 2011), PLAINS EMPTY, THE JUNCTION BOYS, NED, HOPPIN’ MAD and POWER BURN.
Theatre roles include: PORN CAKE and TIGER COUNTRY for Griffin Theatre Co, HUMAN RESOURCES for Darlinghurst Theatre, A FOETAL MOMENT for Gestation Productions, RESPONSIVE PROJECT #2 for Sydney Theatre Co, RUN RABBIT RUN and THE LARAMIE PROJECT for Belvoir St Theatre, FROZEN for B Sharp, BASH for Ulladulla Picture Co, LOBBYHERO for Ensemble, THE TEMPEST for Bell Shakespeare and GREASE touring both Australia & NZ for Gordon Frost Organisation.
After completing a drama degree at Flinders University in 2001, Annie was accepted in to NIDA, graduating in 2004. Television credits include: a main cast role in PAPER GIANTS-THE BIRTH OF CLEO, a recurring role in SPIRITED series II as the ghost killer, guest roles in ALL SAINTS and TRICKY BUSINESS and more recently A MOODY CHRISTMAS, a recurring role on PUBERTY BLUES and the lead role in UPPER MIDDLE BOGAN. Theatre credits include: THE COMEDY GALA with John Cleese at Sydney Opera House, ORESTES 2.0for Cry Havoc, MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM for Sydney Symphony Orchestra, STONING MARY for Griffin Theatre, THE BIND for Darlinghurst Theatre Company, THE YELLOW DRESS for Sydney Theatre Company’s Young Playwrights of the Year Awards, PRIVATES LIVES, THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR and NOISES OFF for STCSA, MARALINGA PROJECT, CAPRICORNIA and THE REINDEER MONOLOGUES for Belvoir. Film projects include: THE SHOE WHISPERER and UNLUCKY LARRY.
Sharon Millerchip is one of the busiest actors on the Australian stage with a swag of awards including three prestigious Helpmann Awards to her name. Most
recently, Sharon played Miss Fisher in the Ensemble Theatre’s sold out season of A PICASSO and will star in the one woman extravaganza BOMBSHELLS, also at the Ensemble, in March 2013
Earlier in 2012, Sharon completed her season as Meg Giry in LOVE NEVER
DIES, the spectacular sequel to THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Sharon was delighted to continue Meg's story, having created the role in the the Original Australian production of the PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. The DVD recording of the Australian production of Love Never Dies has been released worldwide to great acclaim.
Sharon played the roles of both Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart in CHICAGO
receiving Helpmann Awards for both performances in 2001 and 2009
respectively as well as the Sydney Critics Award for Roxie Hart.
Her other leading roles include Charity Hope Valentine in SWEET CHARITY
(2007 Helpmann nomination), Belle in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Mo Award - Best Leading Actress), Columbia in THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (2008
Helpmann Award- Best Supporting Actress) Anita in WEST SIDE STORY,
Demeter in CATS, Sofia in SATANGO for the Griffin Theatre (Australian Dance Award), Sonia Walsk in THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG, Elaine, Bobbi and Jeanette in THE LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS for the Ensemble Theatre, Catherine in PIPPIN (2007 Helpmann nomination) and LOVE LOSS AND WHAT I WORE at the Sydney Opera House.
For the Sydney Theatre Company Sharon appeared as Cordelia in FALSETTOS and as Little Red Riding Hood in INTO THE WOODS for which she received the Mo Award and Sydney Theatre Critics Awards for best Supporting Actress.
Her screen credits include Home and Away, Willing and Able, Cops LAC, Spicks and Specks, The Circle and the feature films KATH AND KIMDERELLA and GRETS AND JIMMY DON’T DO SEX
Kristian Schmid has most recently been seen on two of Australia's most
successful television shows.
He plays the lovable and funny Alex Barton who has cerebral palsy in
Channel Seven's Packed to the Rafters while in Sea Patrol, on Channel
Nine, he's RO, who struggles to find acceptance on the HMAS
His other TV work includes playing Buddy Holly in the Stephen King mini-
series Nightmares and Dreamscapes, a starring role in the NBC mini-
series Hercules as well as Stupid Stupid Man, Blue Heelers, All Saints,
Good Guys Bad Guys and the lead role in The Tomorrow People.
He also played a lead role in the 2002 film "Blurred" and has performed in
international films such as John Dahl's "The Great Raid" for Miramax and
Scooby-Doo, as well as numerous short films.
Kristian has starred in two productions of "Two Weeks with the Queen, the
first for the BBC and the second for the Windmill Theatre Company in
South Australia, receiving excellent reviews for his portrayal of Alistair. He
has also appeared in three productions of "A Midsummer's Night's Dream",
the most recent for the Bell Shakespeare Company and "The Lion in
Winter" and "Laura" in the UK.
Kristian trained at the prestigious Western Australian Academy of
He made his professional debut at the age of 13 on Neighbours.
Jo is an actor, director and writer. A graduate of Melbourne University Jo then trained at the Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris. Graduating from Lecoq, Jo performed in Le Bus (Le Théâtre des Deux Rives and National tour). He then created and performed in several new works including Cabaret Monstre (Théâtre de la Jacquerie, Paris); Brainstorm (InTransit Theater. Swiss national tour); Dead on the Ground (Hoipolloi Theatre, Edinburgh Festival, national and international tour). Jo also directed honestly for Hoipolloi (Edinburgh Festival, national and international tour).
In Australia Jo has performed with The Sydney Theatre Company: Thyestes, Fears and Miseries of the Third Reich (staged reading), New Russian Plays (staged reading), Howard Katz, Belvoir Street: The Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Ensemble Theatre: The Imaginary Invalid, The Australian Theatre of the Deaf: The Language of One, B Sharp: Faustus, The Q Theatre: The Investigation (staged reading), Weather, Somewhere, Black Swan Theatre Company (WA): Plainsong, La Boite Theatre (Qld): Emma’s Nose and The Street Theatre (ACT): Closer. He was in the feature film You Can’t Stop the Murders (Miramax) and short films Fear (AFTRS) and The Making of the Darlings…(Best Short - Aus. Cinematographers Guild). On TV Jo has appeared in Backberner, All Saints, White Collar Blue and heaps of ads to pay for nice things.
Jo co-wrote and performed in the new multi-media/theatre show The Window which has toured to Brisbane, Japan and Adelaide and has recently appeared in Railway Wonderland for NORPA and STC.
Jo’s directing credits include Stolen (STC),Fools Island (Opera House),Assoc.Dir The Graduate (with Jerry Hall), Asst.Dir Waiting For Godot (with Ian McKellan),Puntila and His Man Matti (ATYP), Don’t Stare too Much! (Darlinghurst Theatre), The No Chance in Hell Hotel (IPAC, Seymour Centre), Mademoiselle Fifi (Darlinghurst Theatre), Bookends Project (ATYP and Sydney Writers Festival), Nepean Graduates showcase day, Vanity Fair by Declan Donellan (ACTT), Death of a Stallion (Short and Sweet 08) and Crossfire by Michel Azama (Ashfield Youth Theatre).
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