What Happens To Boys In Chelsea

a choreopoem written and performed by Ryan

United Solo Theatre Festival 2018 


When Foster Lawrence was eighteen years old he fell from a fifth floor window in Manhattan and does not know how. This incident served as his coming out as gay/queer. Ten years later, he attempts to “connect the dots” in finding out what happened that night.

Performance History

What Happens To Boys In Chelsea was first performed at The Karcher,

a hair salon in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.


The work was an Official Selection of the United Solo Theatre Festival 2018

where it had its off-Broadway debut at Theatre Row


Other showings include:

Club Cumming; Alan Cumming's cabaret venue in the East Village

New York's LGBTQ Center with the New Masculinities Festival 2019

SAGE (Service and Advocacy for Gay Elders) in midtown Manhattan

Tilles Center For The Performing Arts at Post of Long Island University

The Triad Theatre; an off-Broadway theatre in Manhattan

Theatre 80 with Naked AngelsTuesdays@9 

The Green Room 42 as a part of Tom March's Cabaret/Poetry


New Masculinities Festival 2019 - New York's LGBTQ Center 

photography/United Solo cinematography:

Sarah Tricker