Debuting our new podcast series where we have in-depth post-show discussions in the time in takes to eat a piece of cheesecake. Only on Crazytown.
By Kimberly Lew (Playwright/Blogger)
My friend Erin and I used to work in theatre together, and whenever we saw a show, we would find ourselves having detailed, in-depth conversations on street corners. One night, we took our usual post-show discussion to Junior's and joked over coffee and cheesecake that we could make a podcast out of our conversations. As much as we made fun of the idea at the time, it's always been a lingering thought, and about a month ago, we decided that we would work to try to bring the project to fruition.
Our first episode talking about Deanna Jent's FALLING. (Warning: this podcast will contain spoilers.)
Kim & Erin Eat Cheesecake (And Talk About That Show They Just Saw) is a conversation between two writers/avid theatre goers about new and exciting works of theatre. Every episode is a dialogue about the construction and themes of ambitious, unique theatrical experiences. Through this podcast, we hope to offer an interesting analysis of contemporary plays and to begin a conversation about how current theatre-makers are approaching new material. Also? These discussions take place in the amount of time that it takes to eat a piece of cheesecake.
In our inaugural show, we eat Pumpkin Cognac Cheesecake at La Lanterna di Vittorio and discuss Falling, a new play by Deanna Jent that explores the complex dynamic of a family with a son who has severe autism. When a relative comes to visit, the sudden imbalance throws the family into chaos, and each family member in turn is forced to confront the discontents and frustrations of their daily lives.
If you like what you hear, feel free to subscribe to the podcast here. In the meantime, we'll be posting new episodes exclusively here on Crazytown, so feel free to tune in on Wednesdays and join us for dramatically good cheesecake and cheese-free theatre talk.
KIMBERLY LEW is a playwright with two published one-act plays for high schools, as well as full-length Searching for Candi (co-written with Gabriella Miyares), which debuted at Mt. Holyoke college. Her latest play, Other People's Children, was recently featured as a part of The Beautiful Soup Theater Collective's new works reading series and was a semi-finalist for the 2012 O'Neill Playwrights Conference. She also created/manages the Emerging Musical Theatre blog. www.kimberlylew.com
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ERIN SALVI is a Brooklyn-based writer who enjoys theater, drinking
copious amounts of coffee, rocking out to David Bowie, and thinking
about the space-time continuum. Her writing has been featured in The
Expeditioner and My Dog Ate My Blog.
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