Way Off Broadway | 2003
Five friends who, frustrated by the abrupt juxtaposition of being successful artists on the university level to poor struggling artists in New York City, take a crash course in life as they explore the dynamic of conflict in friendship involving sex, love, failure and betrayal. Darrin Michaels, a skilled playwright plagued with writer's block and relationship troubles, battles his fear of failure by briefly selling out his dreams of the theater for money and ambition. When he decides to follow his heart, he discovers a love that he has overlooked until the moment he almost loses it forever. Jay Green, a talented musician and ladies man, hides himself in a life of homelessness, promiscuity, and self-denial in efforts to avoid making the wrong decisions. While he fights against his passion to play the guitar, he puts his heart on the line, only to find that maturity may be his link to his happiness. Film buff Mickey Cancoon, and the quirky Ethan Willard opt for graduate school as Mickey struggles to mend his broken heart and Ethan searches for the nerve to play his hand at love. Finally, Rebecca Moskowitz is the magnetic force, whose strength holds the group together. She is an aspiring actress whose revolutionary spirit comes up against cattle calls, misogynist directors, and a love that she has buried for too long.