Saturday 4/20 12:00 pm

The Peoples Improv Theater proudly announces the 10TH ANNUAL SOLOCOM!
SOLOCOM NYC has launched over 400 new solo comedies that have gone on to longer runs, tours and festivals around the world (including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.) 
SOLOCOM NYC is a festival of new solo work. All shows presented are 75% – 100% new material, and are created specifically for the festival. SOLOCOM’s goal is to push artists to create a show that is meaningful, personal and to follow the fear.


Michelle Rodino-Colocino/ This Time with Feeling
Ever didn’t feel a feeling and wonder what it would have been like if you had fully felt it in the moment? Want to connect with yourself? With others? Let it go? Let it in? Want to heal? This Time with Feeling takes the audience on a journey to fully feel the feelings with Michelle, who explores moments in her life that stand out for not standing out, when maybe they should have.


Becky Abrams/ Madame Ruby 
As an actor/writer/babysitter/etc, I have a duty to say yes to any interesting side gig that comes my way. So when I was asked to play a fortune teller at a company’s holiday party, I didn’t hesitate. “I have just the caftan,” I said. My job was to give drunk commercial producers lame fortunes like “you will be hungover at your morning meeting tomorrow,” but people were unimpressed, so I ended up asking what else they wanted to know. “Madame Ruby sees all,” I told them. And then each and every visitor proceeded to ask (a) if they’d ever get married or (b) if they should move across the country for their career. I had a big task ahead of me: how to maintain the illusion of Madame Ruby while giving fortunes that made no promises yet made everyone feel hopeful. I ended up using a lot of Disney/Looney Tunes imagery in my crystal ball visions, and not until the end of the night did anyone question it.


Peter Liu/ Enough Already 
“Whether it’s ordering a cold brew at Starbucks or dancing at a 90s hip-hop party, Peter Liu often finds himself the only straight, Chinese-American man in the room. After spending a weekend at an adult grief summer camp in the same position, Peter was asked by an employee, who knew nothing about him, to write them an essay on Asian-American mental health and how amazing it was to speak openly about grief, despite years of being in therapy and leading a grief group. He never wrote that essay, but in “Enough Already,” Peter shares his honest takes on just how absurd relationships, masculinity, success, and taking care of your mental health can be through a fusion of stand-up comedy and storytelling. Join Peter as he recounts moments like buying his first motorcycle, bleaching his hair, and ultimately, talking about his feelings.”


Allison Hout/ Allison Wonderland
Allison, a mature girl raised in a sheltered world, grows curiouser and curiouser about her body and how it works. In an effort to save her from the Red Queen (Ron Desantis) her familiar friend Cheshire Cat transports her to Wonderland. There, she is equipped with information and imagery to save her world.