Saturday 4/20 8:00 pm

90 min

18+

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.
FESTIVAL PASSES ARE AVAILABLE HERE!
Genny Yosco/ Blue, the Bad Mime
In a world where silence speaks louder than words, there exists a peculiar character, whose journey through the art of mime is more of a stumble than a graceful performance. Meet Blue, whose attempts at miming often leave audiences in stitches rather than awe. Born with two left feet and an exaggerated sense of physical expression, Blue stumbled into the world of mime, much to the confusion of traditionalists and the delight of comedy enthusiasts. Armed with an arsenal of over-the-top gestures, exaggerated facial expressions, and a propensity for slapstick, Blue’s performances are less about conveying profound truths and more about creating uproarious laughter.

 

Gillian Gurganus/ And ALL That Jazz!
Ever been walking through Times Square and had a beautiful girl in a Broadway costume desperately try to hand you a flyer? That was probably me! When I moved to the city in 2018 (for my big break, of course) I assumed I needed to have 3 jobs at once to truly “pound the pavement” and make it in the biz. Little did I know that one of those 3 jobs would be the worst job I’ve ever had in my life – here I was, just an NYC newbie with a theatre degree (unheard of) about to learn how just how shitty jobs can be when you’re paid $15 an hour to be constantly dancing outside the Express in Times Square with a pie headband on your head. I found out after a couple months on the job that I was allowed to represent Waitress and Rockettes, but not Chicago because “my body type isn’t in the show” – I KNOW right??? I should have sued them right? (before they fired me of course)
This story has everything – Times Square insider secrets, employers doing scare cam pranks at work, and even justice being served through Bob Fosse’s choreography – what more could you ask for?
I think this story makes for a perfect solo show, it has high stakes and the audience is super rewarded with a short dance (all that jazz!) that I was never given the chance to do on the job because I was fired – so this show is truly justice being served!
Andrea Coleman/ Three White Guys Named John
The fantastical and totally true story of how John Hughes, John Mayer and Jon Bon Jovi inspired a black woman from the south at pivotal moments to go where she felt terrified to go thereby significantly altering the course of her life. The music, words and films of three white guys named John transcended race and lived experience to act as Divine messengers leading Andrea on the path of her destiny dropping lyrical and cinematic breadcrumbs along the way. Without John, John and Jon she surely would’ve taken a different path and would not be where she is today.

 

Allison Villasenor/ Holy Guacamole! 
Not again! Allison is suffering from Catholic guilt, which sends her into a spiral of self-doubt and anxiety. Join her, along with some of her characters, on a guilt trip of very insignificant problems.

 

Julia Schroeder/ Roll Call
Based on an audience suggestion of a location or event, Julia will improvise somewhere between 1 and 100 distinct characters all sharing the same time and space. Wigs included of course. COME SEE WHO SHOWS UP!!!!!

Calendar for SOLOCOM NYC 2024: Yosco/Gurganus/Coleman/Villasenor/Schroeder

Location

The PIT Loft

154 W. 29th St., New York, NY, 10001