“History” is a six-episode scripted web series that explores the relationships, friendships and the sexual and gender politics of young gay men in New York City.
The story follows Jamie (Jack Tracy), a thirty one year old gay New York lawyer, in the days after a messy breakup with his partner of five years, Jared (Andrew Lipson). Through juxtaposed flashbacks, the audience watches Jamie’s evolution—or lack thereof—on issues of intimacy, sex, gender role conformity and friendships.
Filming on "History" began on May 1, 2016 and is expected to wrap in July. Episodes will be available at www.historywebseries.com in late summer/fall 2016. See above for a behind-the-scenes look at "History."
Jack Tracy (Jamie, Pennsylvania State University Class of ’05, Seton Hall University School of Law of ‘10) is producing, writing, directing and acting 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. 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 on board as Consulting 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) can currently be seen originating 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 (Katherine) in their web debuts. The supporting cast includes: Matthew Hardy; Andrew Holder; Aidan Kinney; Robert Lima; Mike Longo; Miguel Lopez; Scott Mandel; Anna Bella Michelino; Cameron Moir; Misha Osherovich; Chad Peterson; Kyle Sharp; and Kevin Stephens.
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 Delacorps also joins "History" as Music Supervisor. Dashlee is an NYC based DJ with experience in music licensing, negotiation and business. For more information, please find her on Instagram @delacor.
“History” is produced by Necessary Outlet Productions, which was 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 productions have been used to reimburse expenses only, with any remainder donated to an LGBT-centric charity. Necessary Outlet’s last production was the sold-out cabaret “more.”, starring Jack Tracy, 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.