Upcoming Projects


The Patron Saint of Masturbation

a new play by Lorne Svarc

Many years ago, the murderous, promiscuous Castronauts conquered Teezdamen and banned them from murder and sex. The most recent generation of Teezademanians can no longer reproduce as a result of this ban.  A mysterious visitor arrives in Teezdamen with stories of spectacular sexual exploits... Can Punyeto save the Teezdamanians?

Currently under development, we are exploring this short story written by Lorne through improvisation and discussion, in search of a play.

Stay tuned for updates about upcoming readings.


conceived by Kristin Heckler, written in collaboration with Jacob Sebastian Phillips, Sarah Raimondi and Pauline Sherrow

Exposed is Recognize Theatre's first devised theatre piece. Inspired by the story of the Duke Pornstar, we built the script from improvisations on original dialogue, text and audio from interviews, blog posts and tweets from the 2014 incident Naturalistic scenes of a familiar coming of age story juxtapose choreographed and disconnected pornography scenes.

"This play is an excellently crafted exploration of sexuality, gender and pornography...This production does one of the most difficult things in any storytelling endeavor, it builds a dialogue with its audience with an honest but not all knowing script which doesn’t shy away from the uncomfortable or contradictory. It challenges and takes care of the audience. "
-Claudia Terry, Hi Drama
"'Exposed' manages to empathize with Weeks’ experiences while still highlighting the concerns and issues regarding feminism and pornography. The play does not treat the consequences of porn stardom lightly, but does challenge viewers to see it a new light. Overall, the play is an effective way to promote discussions about misogyny, sexual discrimination and the rights of sex workers."
-Annaluz Cabrera, Washington Square News

We are currently fundraising for the next production of Exposed. If you have any interest in producing a production of Exposed, please contact kristin@recognizetheatre.org.