Meet the Cast of BLUE CAMP: Ryan Barry

Ryan Barry

Ryan plays THEUS MCCUTCHEN – a straight solder and bully accused of murder – in Blue Camp, a new play by Tim Caggiano and Jack Calvin Hanna.

Ryan has been performing in theatre ever since he was ten years old. He was the first to graduate from USC Upstate with a degree in theatre. He just finished this past March with Tryon Little Theatre’s production of Bright Star as Max. You may remember Ryan with Spartanburg Little Theatre’s production of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None as Doctor Armstrong. He has also performed last summer with the Upstate Shakespeare Festival’s production The Tempest as Stephano. He is thrilled to be making his debut with Proud Mary Theatre!

Blue Camp is set at an army detention center on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay during the early days of the Vietnam War as outed soldiers confront the hypocrisy of the military’s treatment of gay servicemen.

Watch BLUE CAMP now at https://vimeo.com/412543605/

“Blue Camp” © 2019, by Jack Calvin Hanna and Tim Caggiano, Playwrights.
All rights reserved.
The streaming of “Blue Camp” on Vimeo, by Proud Mary Theatre is for promotional and educational purposes only and in no way relinquishes any rights to the copyrighted original play, “Blue Camp” retained by the said authors. The Vimeo recording and video may not be saved to another format, copied by hand, reproduced in any way or shared beyond the Vimeo site without express written permission from the authors.
No claim to copyright is made here for any original U.S. Government Works.

This presentation is part of our SPANKING NEW VIRTUAL PLAY SERIES premiering Tuesdays at 8 pm.. Explore some new playwrights, voices, social issues and even musical selections with us. Some of these plays are being considered for future production and your comments and input are encouraged.

Our Virtual Play Readings are TOTALLY FREE, but we will be accepting Donations on our website at proudmarytheatre.com/donate

Also, visit the playwrights’ BLUE CAMP FACEBOOK PAGE for more information.

#spankingbrandnewplays #proudmarytheatre #bluecamp

Meet the Cast of BLUE CAMP: Jonathan Davis

Meet the Cast of BLUE CAMP: Jonathan Davis.

Jonathan Davis

Jonathan plays JANTZEN HILL in Blue Camp, a new play by Tim Caggiano and Jack Calvin Hanna.

Jonathan Davis can usually be found in local Shakespeare performances, including last summers Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest , and has been acting in the area since 1997 in various productions. He also enjoys the odd film role now and again. When not acting, he spends his time reading and painting.

Blue Camp is set at an army detention center on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay during the early days of the Vietnam War as outed soldiers confront the hypocrisy of the military’s treatment of gay servicemen.

Watch BLUE CAMP now at https://vimeo.com/412543605/

“Blue Camp” © 2019, by Jack Calvin Hanna and Tim Caggiano, Playwrights.
All rights reserved.
The streaming of “Blue Camp” on Vimeo, by Proud Mary Theatre is for promotional and educational purposes only and in no way relinquishes any rights to the copyrighted original play, “Blue Camp” retained by the said authors. The Vimeo recording and video may not be saved to another format, copied by hand, reproduced in any way or shared beyond the Vimeo site without express written permission from the authors.
No claim to copyright is made here for any original U.S. Government Works.

This presentation is part of our SPANKING NEW VIRTUAL PLAY SERIES premiering Tuesdays at 8 pm.. Explore some new playwrights, voices, social issues and even musical selections with us. Some of these plays are being considered for future production and your comments and input are encouraged.

Our Virtual Play Readings are TOTALLY FREE, but we will be accepting Donations on our website at proudmarytheatre.com/donate

Also, visit the playwrights’ BLUE CAMP FACEBOOK PAGE for more information.

#spankingbrandnewplays #proudmarytheatre #bluecamp

Meet the Cast of BLUE CAMP: J.R. Bloomer

JR-Bloomer
J.R. Bloomer plays Gary in BLUE CAMP.

Meet the Cast of BLUE CAMP: J.R. Bloomer.

J.R. plays Gary (“an athletic Adonis, raised fundamentalist Christian, confused about his sexuality”) in Blue Camp, a new play by Tim Caggiano and Jack Calvin Hanna.

J.R. is a graduating senior BFA Musical Theatre Major at Limestone College. Recent credits include Dan in Next to Normal, Ernie Mac in Puffs, and Angelo on Measure for Measure at Limestone College Theatre. He has also appeared as Hysterium in A Funny Thing… Forum and Frank in Rock of Ages with the Spartanburg Little Theatre. J.R. is excited to be a part of the Zoom Reading of Blue Camp with the Proud Mary Theatre!

Blue Camp is set at an army detention center on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay during the early days of the Vietnam War as outed soldiers confront the hypocrisy of the military’s treatment of gay servicemen.

Watch BLUE CAMP now at https://vimeo.com/412543605/

“Blue Camp” © 2019, by Jack Calvin Hanna and Tim Caggiano, Playwrights.
All rights reserved.
The streaming of “Blue Camp” on Vimeo, by Proud Mary Theatre is for promotional and educational purposes only and in no way relinquishes any rights to the copyrighted original play, “Blue Camp” retained by the said authors. The Vimeo recording and video may not be saved to another format, copied by hand, reproduced in any way or shared beyond the Vimeo site without express written permission from the authors.
No claim to copyright is made here for any original U.S. Government Works.

This presentation is part of our SPANKING NEW VIRTUAL PLAY SERIES premiering Tuesdays at 8 pm.. Explore some new playwrights, voices, social issues and even musical selections with us. Some of these plays are being considered for future production and your comments and input are encouraged.

Our Virtual Play Readings are TOTALLY FREE, but we will be accepting Donations on our website at proudmarytheatre.com/donate

Also, visit the playwrights’ BLUE CAMP FACEBOOK PAGE for more information.

#spankingbrandnewplays #proudmarytheatre #bluecamp

Proud Mary Announces Cast of BLUE CAMP

Our SPANKING NEW VIRTUAL PLAY SERIES streams every Tuesday night with a new work read by some of the Upstate’s most amazing actors. Explore some new playwrights, characters, voices, and social issues with us. Some of these plays are being considered for future production and your comments and input are encouraged.

Blue Camp by Tim Caggiano and Jack Calvin Hanna premieres TUESDAY, APRIL 28 @ 8 Pm on our FACEBOOK PAGE. set at a detention center on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay during the early days of the Vietnam War as outed gay soldiers confront their tormentors and the hypocrisy of the military’s treatment of gay servicemen.

Our Virtual Play Readings are TOTALLY FREE, but we will be accepting Donations on our website at proudmarytheatre.com/donate

Also, visit the playwrights’ BLUE CAMP FACEBOOK PAGE for more information.
#spankingbrandnewplays #proudmarytheatre #bluecamp

The Cast of BLUE CAMP:

ANNOUNCER – LAURA BUNN

THEUS MCCUTCHEN – RYAN BARRY

BILLY WHEELERGUILLERMO JEMMOTT

BARRY HOWARD – ALEX POTEAT

ARNOLD MALLOYJOEL PERKIN

JANTZEN HILL – JONATHAN DAVIS

ALVIN BAILEY – TIM SPEARS

GARY PETERSON – JR BLOOMER

SERGEANT SWANGER – COPELAND BROWN

STEVE DUGGER – KEN SNART

COLONEL – NICHOLAS OWENS

DIRECTOR/READER – SANDY STAGGS

FROM THE PLAYWRIGHTS TIM CAGGIANO AND JACK CALVIN HANNA:
We dedicate this work to our friend Dennis L., who was expelled from the U. S. Navy in August 1964 and who told us the true story of the baseball game with the other inmates, our initial inspiration. Dennis’ discharge was later upgraded to honorable. He was recently married to his partner, a fellow sailor whom he met at the Naval facility Treasure Island when they were awaiting discharge. They have been together ever since and reside in Dennis’ home state. We also were inspired by Sergeant Perry Watkins who served in the U. S. Army while openly gay beginning in 1968 and was allowed to reenlist three times thereafter and during his time in the Army he performed in drag at Army sponsored events. In 1984 he was separated from the service. He took his case all the way to the Supreme Court and won.

We also honor Vietnam Veteran, Sergeant Leonard Matlovich winner of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star, who began his service in the U. S. Air Force in 1963 and who purposely outed himself to the military in order to challenge the ban on gays. He appeared on the cover of Time Magazine in 1975 with the caption, “I am a homosexual.” Sgt. Matlovich lived the ugly reality of first engaging in combat service before being expelled from the military for being gay which is a potential fate of the gay soldiers in Blue Camp.
The play primarily takes place on a bifurcated stage with criminal inmates and barracks on one side and accused homosexuals and barracks on the other side of the stage. There is a lot of taunting back and forth and when the dialogue and action shift from one barracks to the other, those not engaged read newspapers, nap, play cards, read magazines, look at photos, and taunt. Only Arnold ever reads a book.

This play is dedicated to all the men and women who were kicked out of the armed forces for being gay throughout our history and especially to those who were forced into combat with the service having knowledge of their homosexuality and then kicked out after. We also dedicate this work to all trans individuals facing discharge.