New York, NY – August 30, 2011
UPSTAIRS LANDING PRODUCTIONS is excited to announce the new web series, Fat Guy, premiering September 8th, 2011 on www.fatguyshow.com. Season One will consist of 9 episodes airing every Thursday this fall.
Meet Caskey, a 20-something, gay midwestern transplant as he navigates New York City, love and his acting career. Fat Guy Season One finds Caskey at the center of a national public relations disaster for a pharmaceutical company while he deals with a new romantic interest with some unusual baggage.
Caskey Hunsader (Creator & Writer) wrote Fat Guy based on his personal experience as an actor in New York after moving to the city from Wisconsin several years ago. Fat Guy explores the trials and tribulations of making his way in the business as well as weaving in stories about love and life.
â€œI was getting tired of only seeing one of two types in all the casting notices. They were either looking for beautiful Gossip Girl types or morbidly obese men. I kept wondering, â€˜Where are all the notices for just your typical, middle-of-the-road, fat guy?â€™ This series looks at that type, my type, just trying to make it with all the othersâ€ says Hunsader. â€œI also wanted to represent a segment of the gay population that I donâ€™t think is as visible in the media.â€
Joining Hunsader in the series are a handful of several familiar New York faces. Playing the role of â€œSusanâ€, Caskeyâ€™s slightly off-kilter agent is Kristin Maloney. Maloney lead the cast of NYMFâ€™s Whatever Man and appeared in last years entry The Great Unknown. She is also a regular face at Gateway Playhouse playing the title role in Thoroughly Modern Millie. She was last seen at Donâ€™t Tell Mamaâ€™s in the cabaret, Hot Mamas. The cast also includes: Eva Shure (Love, Janis natl. tour), Marissa Rosen (My Big Gay Italian Wedding), Kelly Shoemaker (Surflight Theatreâ€™s White Christmas), Andrew Wehling (TheatreworksUSA), and Lauren Kadel (Young Frankenstein,Â Wizard of Oz, Producers natl. tours).
Episodes of Fat Guy can be seen beginning September 8 on the showâ€™s official website, www.fatguyshow.com
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