Collaboration Town returns to the podcast for their third episode (check out the The Deepest Play Ever and All Girls podcasts for interviews with Geoffrey Decas O’Donnell & Lee Sunday Evans, also co-creators on this project), with the workshop production of their new (apropos of their name) collaboratively-created show, Help Me to Make It, part of the 2013 Ice Factory Festival ahead of its full production in April 2014.
Listen in as co-creator & co-playwright Jordan Seavey talks about how to get from 12 hours of written material down to a one-act workshop performance (hint: “killing textual babies”), the relationship between his life as a playwright and his life as a performer, and how Collaboration Town defines their namesake—collaboration.
“We have that kind of tension, as well, that siblings have, and we have that kind of forthrightness…where we can say, ‘this is really what I want,’…we’re very blunt, in a loving way…”
Collaboration Town presents a workshop production of
Help Me to Make It
part of ICE FACTORY 2013
written and created by
Boo Killebrew, Geoffrey Decas O’Donnell, and Jordan Seavey
directed by Lee Sunday Evans
co-created with Lee Sunday Evans and TJ Witham
July 17–20, 2013, 7PM nightly
The New Ohio Theatre
154 Christopher Street, Manhattan
tickets available via The New Ohio website
photos by Lee Sunday Evans