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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.

Go See a Show‪!‬ Robert A. K. Gonyo

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    • 5.0 • 33 Ratings

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.

    Blake Habermann & Jae Woo of “Take Shape”

    Blake Habermann & Jae Woo of “Take Shape”

    Listen in as Blake Habermann & Jae Woo, performers in Broken Box Mime Theater‘s newest show Take Shape, discuss being prepared, music for mime, outbursts from toddlers, the benefits and difficulties of being a mime when masked, making some last-minute adjustments pre-show, breaking through language barriers, and making theatre accessible to as many people as possible.

    “…we’ve been working on accessibility as part of our approach for all of our productions…being more inviting to different kinds of populations, people with different kinds of needs to come into the theater…”



    Broken Box Mime Theater presents

    Take Shape

    performed and created by Nick Abeel, Becky Baumwoll, Ismael Castillo, Julia Cavagna, Géraldine Dulex, Blake Habermann, David Jenkins, Marissa Molnar, Kristin McCarthy Parker, Tasha Milkman, Regan Sims, Jae Woo, & Josh Wynter

    thru May 1, 2022

    Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre

    A.R.T./NY Theatres

    502 West 53rd St.

    Manhattan

    tickets: $25, available via BrownPaperTickets

    photos by Bjorn Bolinder

    • 18 min
    Kirk Gostkowski & Deven Anderson of “Garbageman”

    Kirk Gostkowski & Deven Anderson of “Garbageman”

    Listen in as Garbageman performers Kirk Gostkowski and Deven Anderson discuss seeing the familiar onstage, truth in absurdity, the benefits of repartee, how the audience interacts with juxtaposed seriousness and silliness, how a difficult piece morphs and changes over time, and searching for the American dream.

    “…the bottom line with this piece is, I feel like this topic needs to be discussed. And people are afraid to discuss it. Because what does it mean? What does it mean about our humanity, what does it mean about our families, and our neighbors, and people that we know in our society…and we can’t just sweep it under the rug. The only way things gets better is if we discuss it…It’s about humanity, ultimately…”



    The Chain Theatre presents

    Garbageman

    written by Keith Huff

    directed by Greg Cicchino

    thru April 16, 2022

    The Chain

    312 W. 36th Street, 4th Floor

    Manhattan

    tickets: $25, available via Eventive



    photos by David Zayas, Jr.

    • 19 min
    Sara Fellini, Jillian Cicalese, & Caitlin Dullahan-Bates of “Ectoplasm”

    Sara Fellini, Jillian Cicalese, & Caitlin Dullahan-Bates of “Ectoplasm”

    Listen in as Ectoplasm playwright & director Sara Fellini, along with cast members Jillian Cicalese and Caitlin Dullahan-Bates, discuss “life and death and lust and love,” the stories we tell ourselves as we try to determine the truth, navigating society’s return to live in-person theatre while COVID is still a thing, layers of artifice and reality, and what it means to be making work together again.

    “Right now, we don’t need tv. We don’t need movies. We have SO MANY SCREENS…you need a human being in front of you, who might make a mistake…who might do something brilliant and amazing that you would never see, you’d never feel the energy in the room…”



    Spit & Vigor presents

    Ectoplasm

    written & directed by Sara Fellini

    thru February 6, 2022

    The Players Theatre

    115 MacDougal Street

    Manhattan

    tickets available via OvationTix



    photos by Caitlin Ochs

    • 25 min
    John Bell, of Bread & Puppet Theater

    John Bell, of Bread & Puppet Theater

    Listen in as longtime Bread & Puppet Theater collaborator John Bell discusses the history and activism of the company, bringing together collaborators from disparate locations, an “accessible and unpretentious” style of theater,” the use and meaning of different kinds of chairs, survival & mutual support, and the magical precarity of live performance.

    “…it’s a different type of theater work than what I think of as ‘straight theater’…it’s different, it’s looking around and making due with what’s there…creating from your own experience, using what you’ve got, not being hampered or set back by the challenges, but just sort of making it happen with whatever you have with you…”



    Bread & Puppet Theater presents

    The Persians

    written by Aeschylus

    directed by Peter Schumann

    and

    Our Domestic Resurrection Circus

    directed by Peter Schumann

    thru December 19, 2021

    Theater for the New City

    155 First Avenue

    Manhattan

    tickets: $18, or $12 for students, seniors, and children

    photo by Joseph Gresser

    • 21 min
    Andy Boyd, Katie Palmer, and Paul Bedard of “Occupy Prescott”

    Andy Boyd, Katie Palmer, and Paul Bedard of “Occupy Prescott”

    Listen in as playwright Andy Boyd, along with Theatre in Asylum co-Artistic Directors (and the play’s co-directors) Katie Palmer and Paul Bedard, discuss how it feels to watch a history play about something we all lived through, doing the thing, the value of gathering together, how Occupy issues are still a part of the zeitgeist, producing in a pandemic, finding the corners, and what happens when five very different people get together to try to change the world.

    “…one of the things I love about the piece is that it shows the value of gathering together, and it shows the value of trying to do something whether or not you succeed…”



    Theatre in Asylum presents

    Occupy Prescott

    written by Andy Boyd

    directed by Paul Bedard & Katie Palmer

    thru October 31, 2021

    Jalopy Tavern

    317 Columbia Street

    Brooklyn

    tickets: sliding scale, from $30 “Hero Admission” to “pay-what-you-can”

    photos by Shubhra Mishra

    • 17 min
    Sean Williams, Jordana Williams, & Mac Rogers of Gideon Media

    Sean Williams, Jordana Williams, & Mac Rogers of Gideon Media

    Listen in as producer/actor Sean Williams, director Jordana Williams, and playwright/actor Mac Rogers of Gideon Media/Gideon Productions discuss how they connected with legendary playwright Wallace Shawn to bring two of his stage plays to the radio drama realm, the outgrowth of Gideon Media from Gideon Productions, adapting Mac’s indie plays for audio podcasts, using short-hand with your long-time collaborators, getting through (and out of) the pandemic, how to get that “indie theatre” feel on the mic, the benefits of creating in a new medium, and why, come what may, we’ll all be back in those tiny dark spaces telling stories together, soon.

    “…at any second, the whole thing might fall apart, and at any second, something magical might happen…”



    Gideon Media presents

    The Designated Mourner

    written by Wallace Shawn

    directed by Andre Gregory

    begins June 25, 2021

     

     

    Grasses of a Thousand Colors

    written by Wallace Shawn

    directed by Andre Gregory

    premieres July 9, 2021

     

     

    Give Me Away

    written by Mac Rogers

    directed by Jordana Williams

    premieres July 16, 2021

     

     

    The Earth Moves

    written by Mac Rogers

    directed by Jordana Williams

    premieres August 13, 2021

     

     

    God of Obsidian

    written by Mac Rogers

    directed by Jordana Williams

    premieres August 27, 2021

     

     

    All are FREE via podcast at gideon-media.com, or your podcatcher of choice

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

matthewhedrick ,

So Excited

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!

MikeAgar ,

Agar

Great podcast, great listening all around

sarahnorris002 ,

#supportindietheater

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.

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