The Prize, a twisted horror play in four acts Louis DeVaughn Nelson & Hokum Arts

About This Show

Inspired by the classic short story The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell, this black satirical horror comedy tells the story of two powerful corporate couples from the LGBT community vying for a most heinous albeit coveted prize. Markus and Holger versus Susan and Marla. All members of a secret society of formidable gays, these two teams have a longstanding camaraderie and rivalry based on capitalistic greed. Constantly wagering their minions against each other (in the arena of the arts of all places), their covert attempts to win it all backfire in the end.

Featuring: Christin Eve Cato, Vince Chang, Taylor Harlow, Stephanie Israelson, Phillip Pineno, Jamie Ragusa, Caity Urquhart

about the artist

Louis DeVaughn Nelson is a multidisciplinary artist and founder of Hokum Arts. He studied dance and playwriting at DeSales University and Drexel University. Nelson was named Best New Choreographer by Philadelphia City Paper and has been recognized internationally for his theatre, dance and video work that delves into cultural and movement research. Credits Include : The Peekaboo Revue, English Theatre Berlin, The Berlin Music Video Awards, Tanzbad 4,  CTM – Festival for Adventurous Music and Related Arts, CIANT Festival for Film and New Media, Dark Matter Productions NYC, Exquisite Corpse Company NYC. More info : Facebook : Hokum Arts

Thursday, July 20 at 10pm

General Admission

$15 in advance

$18 at the door



Estimated Runtime
75 minutes

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Written and Directed by

Louis DeVaughn Nelson

Assistant Director

Maren Woodward

Script Supervisor

Carlos E. Rojas

Stage Manager

Jeffery Buck Wright Jr.

Photography by

Ben Riley

Graphic Design

Melissa Lindsay Pond-Exner

Photo credit:

Ben Riley