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In the Blue Hour

"There is too much. Too much that makes a life."

Concept, idea and text: Martina Potratz
Directed by: Melissa Crespo
Featuring: Kathryn Rossetter, Spencer Scott Barros, Rosie Sowa, Brittany Bellizeare, John Stewart and Herbert Sigmund Go


What are we supposed to make of a life? Vanessa, the perfect hostess, invites her friends to attend one last party. Facing a severe illness, she struggles with the abyss that has opened underneath the normality of her life. As the evening unfolds, visitors from the past arrive, memories and dreams begin to oscillate with the present, and we begin to understand the beautiful imperfection of it all.

 

In the Blue Hour takes the concept of audience interaction to a new level by gently embedding audience members into the story line. Invited as guests to Vanessa’s dinner party, they are required to fill out a questionnaire prior to their arrival. The answers provided in advance feed directly and seamlessly into the play. 

World Premier in NYC: June 14 - June 17, 2018!! Tickets coming soon...

A Sitcom for the Apocalypse

The world just ended. You look like you could use a shower. Invitation only.​

Concept, idea and text: Martina Potratz
Directed by: Melissa Crespo
Featuring: Sara Gozalo, Dana Leigh Snyder, Martina Potratz, Tommy McGinn. With Herbert Sigmund Go and Melissa Chambers.
Developed by the ensemble.



Three people living together in Brooklyn. An overly-present neighbor. A disheveled sub-letter who shows up unexpectedly. An apartment in Park Slope and the apocalypse at their doorsteps... And the struggle to survive can begin....

“A Sitcom for the Apocalypse” is a site-specific theater event in several episodes, performing in an apartment in Brooklyn with one exclusive performance at Space on White. The first episode – “How did we get here?” – went live in October 2012. The audience was invited into a private (and crowded!) apartment in Park Slope as the story unfolded around and with them. In the second episode – performed at the Snowballs Theatre Festival 2013 – the room mates have lost electricity and are forced to make the trek into the city to find supplies and maybe even a new home. Things go south from there… A third episode is planned for Spring 2013 in an apartment in Bushwick.

“A Sitcom for the Apocalypse” is loosely and wildly inspired by “Twin Peaks”, “Friends”, “Fascht e Familie” (a cult Swiss Sitcom!) and – why, yes!- “Jurassic Park”…. And while the looming apocalypse outside is always the backdrop, the story focuses on characters and their relationships. And dance numbers. And fast forward scenes. And dream sequences. And….



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