- Jameson Freeman (Photo: Courtesy My First Time)
My First Time, through Sunday at Flashpoint, presents the first sexual experiences of anonymous internet commenters who submitted their stories to the website MyFirstTime.com. But even though the four actors in the show describe in great detail the good, bad and awful sex of others, their own experiences don't have a place in the show. In fact, they had never even discussed it among themselves, until TBD facilitated a telling of first-time stories before Tuesday's show. First up: Jameson Freeman.
Not only had the cast never discussed their first time before, but it hadn't occurred to them to check out the blog and/or submit their stories. It's not impersonal, though, says actor Jameson Freeman.
"The only thing that is our own is that we tell the audience the name of our first at the end," says Freeman. "The script's already prepared, which is why we don't have our own stories in it."
"I don't think my stuff is that interesting," says cast member Nick Hanson. "It never occurred to me [to submit my first-time story to the blog]."
But if they did, no one would know anyway.
"The blog is anonymous so it wouldn't be a big deal if we did," says cast member Azania Dungee. "I'd never heard of the blog before the show. I guess we'd have to have permission from the playwright [to add our own experiences]."
Freeman says that he thinks the show is good at starting conversations about first sexual experiences. As a result of his being cast in this show, he and his friends have shared theirs with each other. But the cast of the show hasn't - until now.
"I think sexuality is really interesting - it's one of the most fascinating things about being human," says Freeman. "That's what really aroused my interest in this. Everyone is so individual in their sexuality. No one is sexual the same way that someone else is sexual."
Jameson's first time:
"When we started rehearsal I was saying a different name [at the end of the show], because the first time I put my penis in a vagina is not what I'd consider my first time. It wasn't sex in the true form. We were really young, and it was on the docks of Annapolis. It doesn't count."
"Just because it's not glamorous doesn't mean it doesn't count," interjects Dungee.
"The one that counts most is with my high school sweetheart. Her parents just bought a new house, and she hadn't yet moved into the house. We decided we were going to go into the house and have sex in it the day before her parents moved in. We went over to the house, which was across the street from her parent's old house … We went in the basement and we had towels and blankets because there was no furniture yet, and we were easing into everything when we heard her mom upstairs coming in the door. So we had to clean up everything - the towels, the condoms - and make it look like we weren't doing what we were doing. And we sit down in the basement, and her mom came in and we were like, "Hey, we were just talking in your new house." We acted like we had been making out. It was awkward because she was like, bleeding, and the whole experience was interrupted. We were like halfway through. That was my first time."