The “Go See a Show!” podcast is the only podcast dedicated to the independent, off-off-Broadway theatre scene in New York City. Episodes feature interviews with artists making theatre in NYC, discussing the ideas and process behind their work.
Aimee Todoroff & Guy Yedwab of The League of Independent Theater (LIT)
Listen in as League of Independent Theater Managing Director Aimee Todoroff, and President of their Board of Directors Guy Yedwab, discuss the recently passed Open Culture program, what can be done, what the process looks like to do it, how to get your work out on the streets (safely), and LIT’s further efforts to sustain and promote indie theatre in NYC.
“…we’re all dying to re-open, and first, to really, truly re-open, we have to beat this coronavirus thing…putting it into structures where there’s safety in these performances is going to not only allow us to perform now, but build that world where we can go back to more performance, more normally in the future…”
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Genny Yosco of “im ur hamlet.”
Listen in as Genny Yosco, the writer & director of (and an actor in!) im ur hamlet., discusses writing through food poisoning, creating for the Zoom medium, knowing who it is your parodying, creating a Shakespeare festival from afar, making community during a pandemic, and what happens when everyone wants to be the star.
“One of the things about this cast is…they all love each other, and I love all of them, so even though we were all playing at odds with each other, there still was this overlying, person-to-person silent communication that we all did really enjoy each other, which was perfect…”
FRIGID New York’s So Many Shakespeares 2020 presents
im ur hamlet.
written & directed by Genny Yosco
thru August 1, 2020
on your device
tickets: pay-what-you-can, available via FRIGID.NYC
Mark Blankenship of THE FLASHPAPER
Listen in as Mark Blankenship, editor and founder of The Flashpaper, discusses finding a way to let artists both share ideas and get paid, creating “a collective experience of good in a time of great crisis,” the power of a physical manifestation of our indie theatre world while our spaces are indefinitely shuttered, and the importance of community in theatre.
“…it’s a real treat for me, as someone who loves to get my hands as deep into the dirt of theatrical ideas as I can, to be able to support so much thinking about the theatre, but also theatre’s relationship to the rest of the world…”
Theatre’s Thoughts on Right Now
published bi-annually, paper-only
price: $27.50 (Silver or Gold donation levels available to provide additional funds for contributing artists!)
Erin B. Mee of “Play In Your Bathtub”
Listen in as Erin B. Mee, conceiver & director of Play In Your Bathtub: An Immersive Audio Spa for Physical Distancing, discusses why we should call it “physical” distancing as opposed to “social” distancing, getting inspiration from quarantine, engaging all five senses, inviting the audience to be creative themselves, putting everyone on the same time-line from their respective locations, and the importance of giving us a sense that we’re going to an “event” in these strange days.
“A lot of our work is really co-created with the audience, in the sense that we have all kinds of ‘invitations’ …and I think this play is almost all invitation…because that’s where we are at this moment…”
This is Not a Theatre Company presents
Play In Your Bathtub:
An Immersive Audio Spa for Physical Distancing
conceived & directed by Erin B. Mee
thru Sunday, April 19, 2020
tickets: FREE (but donations encouraged), reserved via Artful.ly
Nick Mecikalski of “Really Really Gorgeous”
Listen in as Really Really Gorgeous playwright Nick Mecikalski discusses what happens when the media is filtered through only one lens, trust in personal relationships, the journey from digging a script out of a drawer to getting on the stage, the power of celebrity, and “what happens when climate change gets personal.”
“We know this is already happening for people around the world…the really scary questions that I think creep in the back of our minds…will it change whether I can follow my dreams? Will it change my career? Will it change where I have to live? Will it change my relationships?…”
The Tank in association with Lucy Powis and The Hodgepodge Group presents
Really Really Gorgeous
written by Nick Mecikalski
directed by Miranda Haymon
thru February 9, 2020
312 W. 36th Street, 1st Floor
tickets: $20, $30 premium, available via Vendini
photos by Mari Uchida
Johnny G. Lloyd & William Steinberger of “Or, An Astronaut Play”
Listen in as playwright Johnny G. Lloyd and director William Steinberger of Or, An Astronaut Play discuss capitalism, Emerson, childlike wonder, designing to your space, stealing kids’ artwork, and why the play goes to space school (as well as literal space).
“…it’s a play about race, and privilege, and access, but also, still, about finding access to that inner child, and finding a way to negotiate that…”
InVersion Theatre presents
Or, An Astronaut Play
written by Johnny G. Lloyd
directed by William Steinberger
thru January 26, 2020
312 W. 36th Street, Floor 1
tickets: $20 ($30 premium), available via Vendini
photos by Skye Morse-Hodgson
I’m working in NY for a month and a half this summer and I really hope a few episodes of Go See a Show drop while I’m there. I study theater, and would love to support some independent theatre while I’m there!
Great podcast, great listening all around
Really appreciate this podcast and Robert’s focus on supporting the off off Broadway community. I’m slightly biased, but I think some of the best work in NYC comes from OOB theater and it is refreshing that Robert and Go See a Show are highlighting these inventive artists and collaborators.