Sheboyhood: a solo show by Craig Zehms is A funny, poignant account of a childhood and adolescence in Sheboygan, WI, and discovering how to chart one’s own path.
October 20, 2023: Growing up in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Craig Zehms didn’t always succeed at attempting to fit in with conventional definitions of masculinity, drawn to dance instead of baseball and children’s theater instead of army games. As a teenager, he began to come to terms with his sexuality in an era when no road map or role models existed. Funny, poignant, and life affirming, “Sheboyhood” resonates with anyone who has felt different, alone, or has traveled an uncharted path.
This performance is a special encore of the March 2023 performance at the Barrow Mansion, and includes new material. Proceeds from this event will be donated in support of the programs of Barrow Mansion and towards its upkeep and restoration.
This show debuted in 2022 at the Entertainment Community (Actors Fund) performance space in NYC.
Doors open at 7:00pm; show starts at 8:00pm. Cash bar for attendees 21+.
About the artist
Craig Zehms began his acting career on the west coast where he appeared at the Odyssey Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Ahmanson Theatre and San Diego Old Globe. He moved to New York with the Broadway Bound musical “Paper Moon“ which premiered at the Paper Mill Playhouse and appeared in other productions of it at the Goodspeed Opera House, Walnut Street Theatre and at Fords Theatre in Washington DC.
He produced Martin Casella’s “The Irish Curse at the NYC Fringe Festival, Off-Broadway and in Los Angeles.
“Sheboyhood” was developed in a writing workshop at the Entertainment Community Fund in NYC under the direction of Phoebe Nir.
About the Barrow Mansion
The Barrow Mansion is a landmarked historic building in the heart of Jersey City. It is operated by the Barrow Mansion Development Corportation, a 501c3 whose mission is to is to facilitate inclusive, empowering community service and to preserve and enhance the historic Barrow Mansion.