Tell Me About Your Daddy

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A modern Freud makes an irreverent analysis of ’The Gay’ (deconstructing four archetypes, tribalism, & internalized homophobia) while prescribing the need to label others as a way of self-identity–until his experiment spins wildly out of control!

‘Tell Me About Your Daddy’ follows the stories of the sweet and naïve Tim the Twink, ex-Mormon gogo boy Jared the Jock, the gregarious drag queen Luscious, and the secretive and affluent Sugar Daddy Don as they struggle with the notion that ‘you are worth only as much as what others think they can get from you’. Playful, thought-provoking and unapologetically sassy!!! Plus some penis jokes. A lot of penis jokes.

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"Ty Picket’s masterful writing and performances in his Tell Me About Your Daddy render a truth to be told of the gay world that many straight people may believe is foreign to them. The characters of Twink, The Slut, Jock, The Fuck Boy, Feminine, The Drag Queen, Daddy The Predator, and the modern Freud who analyzes their “systemic stereotypes which run rampant in the LGBT community” are all cleanly created before our very eyes; with a turn of the head, a step or two stage right or left, a sudden change in body behavior, the pain and rage of isolation and despair born of desire are individually and distinctly portrayed; yet, in the apex of pain is laughter, in the pit of despair, the determination to be. Ty does what the writer and actor are supposed to do in the living theater: present us the truth of our common humanity that unstitches the convenient labels we sew into our consciousness to differentiate us from others so that we can remain safe from them. Tell Me About Your Daddy tells us there is no other. If there is a sure Pick of the Fringe, this is it."

sweet - Michael Fuller


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"An interesting look into some of the causes of LGBTQ infighting, painted with some entertaining characters that are instantly recognizable The depth each character had was welcome, showing each one's trouble with coping both in society at large and in the society of the LGBTQ community. Much of the wording was quite witty as well. The dry seriousness with which Ty played the doctor was a lot of fun in stark contrast to some of the kinda bonkers shit he was saying. There were a few points as to where I was confused as to what was going on - for instance, there was a part towards the end where I was unsure if the twink was talking to someone else or if he was jumping through differing lines of thought. Just a little more specificity in the especially chaotic scenes would have been helpful for me."

sweet-sour - Drew Petriello


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"Ty is a dynamic, charismatic performer who shifts seamlessly between multiple characters at a break neck pace. The piece is at once funny and heart breaking, delving into a community's subcultures with a portrayal that alternates between loving and scathing. It definitely leaves the audience with food for thought."

sweet - Angela Acuna


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"Ty Picket’s masterful writing and performances in his Tell Me About Your Daddy render a truth to be told of the gay world that many straight people may believe is foreign to them. The characters of Twink, The Slut, Jock, The Fuck Boy, Feminine, The Drag Queen, Daddy The Predator, and the modern Freud who analyzes their “systemic stereotypes which run rampant in the LGBT community” are all cleanly created before our very eyes; with a turn of the head, a step or two stage right or left, a sudden change in body behavior, the pain and rage of isolation and despair born of desire are individually and distinctly portrayed; yet, in the apex of pain is laughter, in the pit of despair, the determination to be. Ty does what the writer and actor are supposed to do in the living theater: present us the truth of our common humanity that unstitches the convenient labels we sew into our consciousness to differentiate us from others so that we can remain safe from them. Tell Me About Your Daddy tells us there is no other. If there is a sure Pick of the Fringe, this is it."

sweet - Michael Fuller


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"An interesting look into some of the causes of LGBTQ infighting, painted with some entertaining characters that are instantly recognizable The depth each character had was welcome, showing each one's trouble with coping both in society at large and in the society of the LGBTQ community. Much of the wording was quite witty as well. The dry seriousness with which Ty played the doctor was a lot of fun in stark contrast to some of the kinda bonkers shit he was saying. There were a few points as to where I was confused as to what was going on - for instance, there was a part towards the end where I was unsure if the twink was talking to someone else or if he was jumping through differing lines of thought. Just a little more specificity in the especially chaotic scenes would have been helpful for me."

sweet-sour - Drew Petriello


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"Ty is a dynamic, charismatic performer who shifts seamlessly between multiple characters at a break neck pace. The piece is at once funny and heart breaking, delving into a community's subcultures with a portrayal that alternates between loving and scathing. It definitely leaves the audience with food for thought."

sweet - Angela Acuna