About Open

Nu Sass Productions launches its 2023 season with Open by Crystal Skillman in repertory with Finding Neil Patrick Harris by Donna Hoke and Oreo Complex by Lillian Brown. All three shows will be performed between April 14 and June 10, 2023. Don’t blink or you’ll miss them!

Seating is limited to 30 audience members per performance. Masks are not required, but encouraged. A limited number of performances will be masks required.

A queer love story told by an amateur magician. Her energetic act attempts the impossible — to save love. 

A woman called the Magician presents a myriad of tricks for our entertainment, yet her performance seems to be attempting the impossible. Is our faith in her illusions enough to rewrite the past?

The clock is ticking, the show must go on, and, as impossible as it may seem, this Magician’s act may be our last hope against a world filled with intolerance and hate.

Written by Crystal Skillman

Directed by Dom Ocampo

Stage Management by Kristen Geatz Temple

Light Design by Dom Ocampo

Sound by Mik Bear

Set by Aubri O’Connor and Ileana Blustein

Costumes by Aubri O’Connor and Ileana Blustein

Choreography and Magic by Joe Largess

Marketing by Mik Bear and Laolu Fayese


Allison McAlister


Nu Sass Productions


Nu Sass Productions strives to encourage marginalized genders in all aspects of theater, especially in those roles traditionally dominated by cisgender men. Nu Sass aims to create engaging, thought-provoking art while being a responsible local and global citizen.

Nu Sass is entering its 14th year of producing in DC, having completed over 30 productions of 25 plays, and innumerable readings and pop-up events.

Visit www.nusass.com to learn more about past, current, and future productions.