The Sensuality Party, 2016

Brought to life in common rooms and student unions at college campuses across all five boroughs of New York City, Justin Kuritzkes’ new play “The Sensuality Party” depicts six college students – three women and three men – who reflect on an afternoon of group sex they shared during their first semester, and how what began as a rather casual experiment went suddenly and horribly wrong.

Director Danya Taymor fearlessly leads the troop of very gifted, wildly committed, and emotionally honest actors through an investigation of the blurred lines of sexual pleasure and sexual violence. Bravo to The New Group’s New Group/New Works play development program for plucking a storyteller and visionary such as Justin Kuritzkes, and presenting his concept in such an apropos manner.