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The Big D is a heartfelt and often hilarious love story written by Michael Mizerany, the award-winning writer of the short play 20 Minutes And Counting at The San Diego International Fringe Festival. After meeting in a bar, Todd and Charles begin a whirlwind romance full of passion, laughter, lust and sex. As they plan their wedding, a devastating secret challenges their devotion and the very foundation of their relationship. Contains adult content including profanity, sexual situations and male nudity.




90 Minutes


Wilton Theater Factory

The Foundry
Wilton Manors, Florida


Michael Mizerany - Playwright


Michael Mizerany is the artistic director for Compulsion Dance & Theater and an award-winning performer, choreographer and writer. Writing credits include Bedrooms and Boyfriends 1& 2, The Big D and Blind Spot (Compulsion Dance & Theatre). Choreography Credits: Altar Boyz (Noah Longton Productions), Dooley, Divine Sister, Miss Kitty’s Wild West Revue, Scrooge In Rouge, Thrill Me, Bare: A Pop Opera, A New Brain, Hot Guys Dancing 1-3 and In The Va Va Voom Room 1-3 (Diversionary Theatre); Chicago: A Speakeasy Cabaret, Grey Gardens, Ass, or A Midsummer Night’s Fever, Jesus Hates Me, Airline Highway and Cabaret (Ion Theatre); Carnvial!, Suds and Altar Boyz (The Coronado Playhouse); Spring Awakening, When The Rain Stops Falling, Stupid Fucking Bird and Shockheaded Peter (Cygnet Theatre); The Full Monty (New Village Arts); Rent (Southwestern College); West Side Story, Once On This Island, The Wiz and Hairspray: The Musical (J*Company). Michael has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the LA Stage Scene Award for Outstanding Choreography for Altar Boyz, Bare: A Pop Opera, A New Brain and Shockheaded Peter, The Blue Ribbon for Outstanding Choreography for Suds and Altar Boyz,, an Aubrey Award for Outstanding Choreography for Altar Boyz and the Bravo San Diego Award for Outstanding Choreographer of 2012 for Desperate Love and Altar Boyz,) and received a 2015 nomination for his contemporary work Man Clan. He was nominated for a Craig Noel Theater Award for Outstanding Choreography for Dooley (2011), Altar Boyz (2012), Spring Awakening and Bare: A Pop Opera (2014). He also won the 2016 San Diego International Fringe Festival Outstanding Writing Award for the first installment of Bedrooms & Boyfriends.

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