Thursday, July 20, 2006

This American Life TV Show Taping

So This American Life has a TV show coming to Showtime in 2007. And they will be taping part of our July 26 Mortified NYC show. The segment will feature Mortified's favorite former debaucherer Sascha Rothchild reading the same super-slutty journals that appeared on their NPR radio show a few years ago. In fact, this same exact journal (plus lots more) will be featured in our upcoming book, Mortified: Real Words Real People Real Pathetic. True tales. Ripped from the pages of real life.

As usual, the event already sold out however there will likely be space for those who want to take their chances @ the door. As addeded incentive, we will have 3 performers from our LA show performing in NYC this month. Beyond Sascha, there's David Nadelberg reading a poem that recently won the coveted title during Mortified's popular Bad Teen Poetry Slam segment in San Fan, where the audience votes for the very worst. But much much better is the holy-shit-hilarious camping journals of Masha Tivyan. Her piece is among our all time favorites. A truly fascinating piece.

Speaking of the west coast, THIS SUNDAY we will doing a FREE (and somewhat more family friendly) mini version of Mortifed at the San Fran Theater Festival. Our first ever outdoor show.

On the Chicago front, we're quietly venue shopping. Any takers? We've found some amazingly strong cast members with some wonderfully lame material for our midwest debut. Very excited to finally share their stuff.

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