Mic. is a fictional narrative which features songs by New York City musicians Joe Yoga (Coach and Downward Facing Dog), Brian “Beezy” Douglas (The Beezy Douglas Carnivale), “Killer” Kelly Dwyer (Kill the Band), and Mike Ogletree (a member of the 80’s progressive rock band Simple Minds who composed the hit song Don’t You Forget About Me). It is best seen as a large ensemble-piece but can be performed by as few as eight actors (5 men and 3 women) and has an approximate runtime of two hours.
Mic. is a play about what it’s like to be one of the many undiscovered, underappreciated, artists who dot the streets of New York and comprise the soul of its art scene. Mic. is about the waiter whom you stiff on your way to the next Broadway show, the Busker you see on the subway, the Barrista sketching poems on the backs of napkins between filling orders for Double Mocha Lattés, and the painter you step over on the way to the next Soho chain store, and what they do when you put them all in a room with a stage, a single spotlight, and a taped and dented microphone.
ATTN: The world premier of Mic. Directed by Melinda Prom will be presented by Autonomous Collective and the Present Company as part of the 15th annual NYC international Fringe Festival! See below for details.
For industry comps, please contact Melanie Clark.
For press comps, please contact Press@FringeNYC.org.
All comp requests must be made at least 96 hours before the desired performance.
While Mic. is fiction, Under St. Mark’s theater is very real; and currently threatened with closing, click here to Save Under St. Marks.