It’s About Sex

Scott McCarreyThe final reading presentation of Scott McCarrey’s The Mystery of F*cking is this Sunday, June 15, 8PM at the Judson Assembly Hall  . We sat down with Scott to learn more about this sex farce and other upcoming McCarrey projects.

Pipeline Theatre Company: What do you want us to know about your play?

Scott McCarrey: It’s about sex. And there’s, like, dirty language and a whole scene about touching butts together.

PTC:When and where did you decide to start writing this play? Why?

SM: I recently learned about these things called “whore dialogues” which were basically an early form of pornography popular in Paris in the 17th Century. A lot of them were told from the perspective of women, though obviously written by men. So, I thought it would be fun to play out a couple women drafting their response.

PTC: What excites you most about this project?

SM: I really like the idea of a sex farce that’s actually about sex, and the power and gender politics behind it. I like the idea that something could be funny and titillating and sexy, but also honest. Hopefully, this does some of that.

PTC: In one sentence, tell us something strange that happens in your play.

SM: Other than the butt-touching? OK: A man has a pseudo-sexual fantasy about cheese.

PTC: Are you working on anything else? What?

SM: I’ve been working on a couple plays off and on. One is a bluegrass musical adaptation of ‘The Frogs.’ The other is a historical horror about a man named Alexis St. Martin, who took a musket wound to the stomach and lived to be a human science experiment.

  PTC: Two truths and a lie, go:

SM: 1) I’ve appeared in two episodes of Law & Order: SVU; 2) I am deathly afraid of lizards; 3) I STRONGLY BELIEVE that Funkadelic made better music than Parliament Funkadelic.

PTC: What’s next for you? (plugs)

SM: My wife and I just finished shooting our first short film, and are in the process of editing it now. It’s called ‘Dog Voice,’ and it will be out… whenever we get around to finishing it.

Scott’s Mystery of F*cking will be presented on Sunday, June 15 at 8PM at the Judson Memorial Church Assembly Hall (239 Thompson St., NYC). Space is limited so reserve your seat by emailing [email protected]. This reading is presented as part of the Pipeline PlayLab.