S. Asher Gelman

Director - Writer - Choreographer - Producer

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S. Asher Gelman is a director, choreographer, actor, dancer, playwright, and producer. Through his production company, Midnight Theatricals, he produced and directed his first original play, Afterglow, which ran for 14 months Off Broadway at the Davenport Theater.  He is currently producing the Off Broadway musical, We Are The Tigers by Preston Max Allen.  Gelman’s second play, safeword., opens Off Broadway in April. Originally from Chevy Chase, MD, Asher received his Bachelors Degree in Dance and Theater from Bard College in New York in 2006 and his Masters in Fine Arts in Dance from The George Washington University in Washington DC in 2012. From 2006 to 2016, Asher lived in Tel Aviv, Israel, where he became one of the founders of The Stage, Tel Aviv’s premier English language performing arts organization, serving as its first Artistic Director from 2013 to 2016. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College.  Asher lives in New York City with his husband, Mati.

We Are The Tigers

Open Off-Broadway

After a successful Los Angeles run, WE ARE THE TIGERS will return to the stage, making it’s Off-Broadway debut in February 2019! The Off-Broadway run is presented by S. Asher Gelman and Midnight Theatricals.

“We Are The Tigers will have you cheering & dancing in your seats!​”​
The Examiner
A fresh, often hilarious, and sometimes moving tale of trying to survive high school.​”​
The Advocate
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Opens Off-Broadway April 2019

safeword, Asher's second play, has recently finished up industry readings in NYC and will have its New York premiere this fall.

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Closed Off-Broadway August 12, 2018

Asher's first play, Afterglow, became a runaway Off-Broadway Hit and the longest running play in the Davenport Theatre's history. Productions around the world are currently in development

“Hit of the Off-Broadway Season​”​
Penetrates the psyche in a way that many gay men will find relatable. A gritty tale of commitment on the cusp of questioning its boundaries, the incredible acting and intense writing propels the audience’s minds and hearts into their emotional plights.​”​
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The Afterglow of ‘Afterglow’

When I told my husband I was writing my first play about the extramarital relationship I’d had a couple of years prior, he said, “On the one hand, I hope this play finds stunning success. On the other hand, I hope it never sees the light of day.”

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I Stopped Being Ashamed Of Sex, And Opened My Relationship

Playwright S. Asher Gelman writes about the time he and his husband discovered the merits of an open relationship, and how it affected his ground-breaking play, Afterglow.

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Afterglow – THE PLAY

Three years ago, I fell in love; it nearly destroyed my marriage. Last year, that experience, which caused me and my husband a great deal of pain, inspired me to write my first play, Afterglow, which opened off-Broadway at the beginning of summer.

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In the great minefield of difficult conversations to have with your partner, this one is probably right up there. How do you even start to talk to the person you love about possibly … maybe … I don’t know … sharing your bed with other people?

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