All six episodes of “History”--a new scripted web series that explores the relationships, friendships and the sexual and gender politics of young gay men in New York City--is now free to stream at www.historywebseries.com via YouTube and Vimeo.
“History” follows Jamie (Jack Tracy), a thirty-something gay New York lawyer, in the days after a messy breakup with his partner of five years, Jared (Andrew Lipson). Through flashbacks, the audience watches Jamie’s evolution—or lack thereof—on issues of intimacy, sex, gender role conformity and friendships as he rebuilds his life on his own terms.
The series was filmed during the summer of 2016 and owes a huge thanks to the generosity of volunteer venues, including local New York businesses Therapy NYC, New York Pride landmark Julius Bar, Anejo, Kahve, Ardesia, Casellula and Crossfit Hell’s Kitchen.
Jack Tracy (Jamie, Pennsylvania State University Class of ’05, Seton Hall University School of Law of ‘10) is executive producer, writer, director and lead actor in this new web dramedy, loosely based on his own personal experiences. He has a B.A. in Theatre with a specialization in dramaturgy and script analysis from Pennsylvania State University. Jack is also a licensed attorney, having spent the last six years as a corporate lawyer in New York City. Wayne State University Alumnus, Frank Leone, is also a producer, having most recently produced and written the musical comedy web series “In Retrospect,” which was nominated for Best Soundtrack at the 2016 Indie Series Awards. Watch “In Retrospect” at www.inretrospectweb.com.
The cast was chosen from a talented and diverse pool of New York actors. William Cohen (William) is graduate of NYU with a major in vocal performance. Jacob Seidman (Matthew) most recently performed on Carnival and Holland America cruise lines. Trent Stone (Ted) has appeared in numerous stage productions, as well as television and film; his most recent being the feature "The Killer in the House". Robert Maitner (Gio) recently originated the role of “Les” in the Off-Broadway production of "A Better Place" at the Duke Theater. “History” also welcomes Andrew Lipson (Jared) and is very happy to introduce Bianca Lyn (Bianca) and Carissa Fales (Catherine) in their web debuts. The supporting cast includes: Pierre Coker; Andrew Holder; Aidan Kinney; Robert Lima; Mike Longo; Miguel Lopez; Scott Mandel; Anna Bella Michelino; Cameron Moir; Misha Osherovich; Chad Peterson; John Pigate; and Kevin Stevens.
Featured within the series is the original song, “Take It All Away,” with lyrics by Jack Tracy and music by Jack Tracy and Clint Edwards. Clint is a composer/arranger of film, theater, and orchestral music. Hear his latest at www.ClintEdwardsMusic.com. Dashlee Lecorps also joins "History" as Music Supervisor.
About Necessary Outlet Productions. “History” is produced by Necessary Outlet Productions, which launched in January 2016. Necessary Outlet’s goal is to assemble trained, talented, motivated and multi-disciplined artists to contribute to large-scale projects. Artists involved with Necessary Outlet typically volunteer their time in exchange for experience, relationship-building, skill honing and resume material. To date, proceeds from Necessary Outlet's productions have been used to reimburse expenses only, with any remainder donated to an LGBTQIA-centric charity. Necessary Outlet’s last production was the sold-out cabaret “more.” at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre in March 2016. All proceeds from the performance were donated to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Find out more at www.necessaryoutlet.com.