A Musical in Two Acts
Run time: 130 min
After his twin brother Charlie passes away in a drug related accident, all Evan wants to do is forget their complicated relationship and move on, but the tangled relationships Charlie left behind keep Evan from truly letting go. As he slips into a spiral of self-destruction, Evan must make a stark decision: either accept and forgive his dead twin brother, or become him.
2016: Developmental Artist Retreat at Weston Playhouse, Vermont
2015: Off-Broadway (Theatre 3) with NYMF
2013: First act presentation as part of the FRIGID Festival NYC
2011: Fifteen minute snapshot as part of the West Village Musical Theatre Festival
2015: Outstanding Individual Performance (NYMF)
2013: Best Original Score (FRIGID Festival)
Sizzle reel NYMF 2015:
Headshots represent actors who have previously portrayed the role.
"Wearing Black is a poignant and nuanced rock-inspired musical that explores what's left after death with swagger and grace in equal measure."
-William Barnett, NYMFUnauthorized.com
"Riley Thomas, who wrote the book, music and lyrics, is someone to watch."
-Suzanna Bowling, Times Square Chronicles
"The show is soulful with great magnetic energy."
-Angel Lam, Theatre is Easy (Theasy.com)
"Thomas's lyrics are always elevated by his unique and exciting musical style."
-Zachary Stewart, TheatreMania.com