Sunday 4/21 10:00 am

90 min


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.




Kevin Karpinski/ A Fairy Tale Historian’s Cinderella
A Historian of Fairy Tales tells the story of Cinderella, the french version and/or compares it to the older version, Ashenputel, the German version, acting out all the parts themself in 25 min or less.


Lisa Winters/ Franklin, Lincoln, and Me
What do Benjamin Franklin and Abraham Lincoln have in common? Historians believe they had a diagnosis of ADHD and there are many signs of it. They also have “me” (Lisa) in common – their cousin who received an ADHD diagnosis via a genetic test in her twenties. You are guaranteed to laugh while learning history in a new light.
This show is based on my journey of accepting my ADHD diagnosis and how it may have affected my ancestors years before. I think people tend to hold Benjamin Franklin and Abraham Lincoln on pedestals and that they are like stoic ideals, when really they were people who struggled quite a bit outside of what people learned in history class. This attempts to humanize them and also provide catharsis to me that neurodivergent people aren’t alone.


Will Alderson/ Crowdpleaser
Has someone in your family ever had a hex put on them? Would you believe them if they told you? Does the hex get passed down between generations? Why don’t they ask that on medical forms? When I was 10, a psychic told my father that a hex was put on him. Now, I go through life people pleasing everyone I meet out of fear that someone will put a hex on me. But is there a better way? (Obviously yes there is). 

Calendar for SOLOCOM NYC 2024: Karpinski/Winters/Alderson


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