Listen in as the co-creators of Providence, RI,Skylar Fox (who directs) and Simon Henriques (who performs in the show) discuss their company Nightdrive‘s process, why they used Providence as their subject (and what it was like to explain the place to someone who’s never been there), misdirecting your audience, and where their piece fits in the world in January 2017.
“…we’re actually trying to do new things to communicate in uniquely effective ways with an audience…”
You might have heard of Andrew Schneider‘s YOUARENOWHERE if you listen to theatre podcasts that aren’t this one (thanks for the recommendation, Maxamoo!), because the Obie-award winning piece has been on the lips of anyone who’s seen it.
But if you have heard the title, I hope you haven’t heard much else, other than, “go see this.” Because that’s how I experienced it, and I must say, it made for an incredible theatrical experience. So that’s all I’m going to give you: go see this show.
…but first, listen in to this (spoiler-free!) episode, as Andrew and I discuss the performer/audience contract, regional theatre gigs, frames, frustration with the traditional infrastructure, and destroying expectations.
“…what I wanted to do was just communicate in a room with a person […] what I’m fascinated by is moments, and experience, and curating emotion without narrative. So we’re all experiencing the same thing at the same time…”
On today’s episode of Go See a Show!, an interview with playwright Brett Epstein, author of I Loved Sam Stone; Brett is currently playing the role of “Ben” in the run of his award-winning show at The Tank.
You’ve still got two chances to catch I Loved Sam Stone:
Saturday, October 22 @ 9:30PM
Sunday, Octoberg 23 @ 7PM
151 W 46th Street, 8th Floor Tickets