Mike Inwood, lighting designer of “The Essential Straight & Narrow”

The Mad Ones present The Essential Straight and NarrowSo this is one of those episodes that got recorded when the show was (first) presented, but I missed my window to get the podcast up before closing.

Thankfully, though, it was a show in development by The Mad Ones, and the full production is set to open this weekend at The New Ohio.

When lighting designer Mike Inwood & I first chatted during its workshop run in The Ice Factory last summer, it was called the Untitled Biopic Project, a show that crosses the genres of film, theatre, and music — in this interview, we talk a bit about the development process that went into the project, which is now called The Essential Straight & Narrow.

Listen in as Mike and I discuss how a lighting designer can inform the development of work with a group like The Mad Ones, writing & working in layers, and how to properly pronounce the word “biopic.”

The Mad Ones present

The Essential Straight & Narrow

Created by The Mad Ones
Directed by Lila Neugebauer
Set Design by Laura Jellinek
Lighting Design by Mike Inwood
Sound Design by Stowe Nelson
Music Direction by Michael Dalto
Costume Design by Asta Hostetter

May 22–June 14
Wednesdays–Saturdays @8PM

The New Ohio
154 Christopher Street
Manhattan

tickets: $18, available via Vendini

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