Jeremy J. King

Jeremy J. King

Jeremy grew up on the Jersey Shore and graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a degree in Theatre Arts. He lived an actor’s life for several years before transitioning to writing. As a novelist, Jeremy has released three young adult titles with Bold Strokes Books (In Stone, Night Creatures, and Dark Rites), which have been listed in Advocate’s “Top 10 Books for Young LGBT Folks and Anyone Who Wants to...
Jeremy grew up on the Jersey Shore and graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a degree in Theatre Arts. He lived an actor’s life for several years before transitioning to writing. As a novelist, Jeremy has released three young adult titles with Bold Strokes Books (In Stone, Night Creatures, and Dark Rites), which have been listed in Advocate’s “Top 10 Books for Young LGBT Folks and Anyone Who Wants to Understand Them,” recommended by the American Library Association’s GLBT Round Table, and nominated for the Rainbow Award in fantasy. His dramatic work includes the librettos for Eighty-Sixed and Creature, as well as other works for the stage and screen. Jeremy is a 2018 Dramatist Guild Foundation Fellow, Affiliated Artist with Musical Theatre Factory, and a 2018 Resident at SPACE on Ryder Farm.

Plays

  • Eighty-Sixed
    It's 1986 and BJ Rosenthal swears that everything is fine. He's living his best life in New York City and he knows absolutely no one with AIDS—perhaps because he's keeping the entire gay community at arm's length. But when a chance encounter with an ex-lover brings him face to face with the epidemic, BJ realizes he can only run so far. Memories of men from bygone days are everywhere, and he...
    It's 1986 and BJ Rosenthal swears that everything is fine. He's living his best life in New York City and he knows absolutely no one with AIDS—perhaps because he's keeping the entire gay community at arm's length. But when a chance encounter with an ex-lover brings him face to face with the epidemic, BJ realizes he can only run so far. Memories of men from bygone days are everywhere, and he can no longer ignore the sealed jar of phone numbers beneath his bed. Can he learn how to face his fears and reconnect before he loses his friends, his happiness, and his mind? Inspired by David B. Feinberg's best-selling novel, EIGHTY-SIXED is a new musical about a man confronting his past before his present disappears.

    Book by Jeremy J. King
    Music & Lyrics by Sam Salmond
  • Son of Mourning
    The city is no longer habitable and Christopher isn’t adjusting to his new life in a small town. With the suffocating conservatism, threats from neighbors, and his boyfriend’s recent death, Christopher doesn’t feel safe or sane. It’s up to his twin sister, Becca, to keep her brother from unraveling by throwing an impromptu dinner party. But this get-together couldn’t happen at a worse time, for Christopher has...
    The city is no longer habitable and Christopher isn’t adjusting to his new life in a small town. With the suffocating conservatism, threats from neighbors, and his boyfriend’s recent death, Christopher doesn’t feel safe or sane. It’s up to his twin sister, Becca, to keep her brother from unraveling by throwing an impromptu dinner party. But this get-together couldn’t happen at a worse time, for Christopher has just taken matters into his own hands by turning to some…seriously dark forces to help him find solace. As their home is plagued by mysterious visits, everyone must confront what really scares them—one another. Son of Mourning explores the horrors that lurk in the dark and inside us.
  • The Pentad Or Five Beastly Sodomitical Boys
    In May, 1629, the ship Talbot set sail for the New World with a hundred farming families, thirty marines, six goats, nineteen cannons, and...”five beastly sodomitical boys.” Upon their discovery, the Puritans deemed the boys’ acts so foul they were sent back to England for prosecution. But there are no records of their return. THE PENTAD imagines how these boys met, fought against Puritanical ideas, and left...
    In May, 1629, the ship Talbot set sail for the New World with a hundred farming families, thirty marines, six goats, nineteen cannons, and...”five beastly sodomitical boys.” Upon their discovery, the Puritans deemed the boys’ acts so foul they were sent back to England for prosecution. But there are no records of their return. THE PENTAD imagines how these boys met, fought against Puritanical ideas, and left their mark on history.

    A Ritualistic Reading Inspired By True Events
  • Sum of My Blood
    Thomas Travers is a junior account executive at a luxury real estate firm, and he’s been offered the chance of a lifetime: to sell the architectural masterpiece, “Poehler House.” But this won’t be easy, as Thomas has to deal with the home’s mysterious and boisterous owner, Nicky Rubiano. When a freak accident strands Thomas at the house for longer than anticipated, the two men must engage in ways that people...
    Thomas Travers is a junior account executive at a luxury real estate firm, and he’s been offered the chance of a lifetime: to sell the architectural masterpiece, “Poehler House.” But this won’t be easy, as Thomas has to deal with the home’s mysterious and boisterous owner, Nicky Rubiano. When a freak accident strands Thomas at the house for longer than anticipated, the two men must engage in ways that people from their two generations rarely do. Inspired by the Dracula mythos, SUM OF MY BLOOD explores the divide between gay men of different ages, and the monsters they make of one another.