This episode’s going up on a Saturday, which is a little weird, I know, but it’s Fringe-time, y’all, and I wanted to be sure you had a couple chances to catch this lovely show.
Jason Sofge, last heard on the podcast while performing in the excellent Fatty Fatty No Friends, presents his first full-length play, Anonymous, Anonymous, which he wrote, co-directed, and produced. Time in the play shifts a lot, and the structure is unusual (the playwright himself describes it as “metaphysical”), but as the story unfolds and reveals itself, there’s a ton of humor, heart, and truth to the piece.
Listen in as Jason and several members of the cast—Dustin Charles, Kristin Wetherington, Dereks Thomas, and Tony Del Bono—discuss developing your first play, “the one that got away,” breaking the rules to “defy the commercial construct of the modern theatre,” surprising your audience, and why we do this crazy theatre thing at all.
“…I think, as artists, when we have to deal with something that’s really painful, we have to use it, we have to make something productive out of it…”
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Pogue Mahone Productions presents
written by Jason Sofge
directed by Jason Sofge and Michael Melkovic
part of FringeNYC 2016
Sunday, August 14 @ 2:15
Tuesday, August 16 @ 4:45
Friday, August 19 @ 2
Sunday, August 21 @ 7
Thursday, August 25 @ 9:15
The Kraine Theater
85 E. 4th Street
tickets: $13-$18, available via the FringeNYC site