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Illustration by Eric Moore

Written by Chris Harcum, based on interviews

with Martin Denton 

and other voices from the indie theater territory

Directed by Aimee Todoroff

Performed by Chris Harcum* and Marisol Rosa-Shapiro

Sound and lighting by Matthew Fischer

Stage Manager: Manny Rivera

Costumes by Barbara Davidson

Press rep: Emily Owens


An accountant in D.C. falls in love with theater in New York. After suddenly losing his father, he impulsively creates He gives up his comfortable life, spending thousands of nights in the audience and even more days at his computer bringing attention to notable, but often under-recognized artists. Working with his mother over two decades, he writes and edits thousands of reviews, publishes hundreds of plays, and posts scores of blog pieces, interviews, and podcasts. In doing so, he revolutionizes how the arts are covered and helps to usher in the indie theater movement. When the city fundamentally changes with soaring rents and shuttering spaces, plus the disruption of social media coverage, the sustained intensity of his schedule takes its toll. If you created or saw NYC indie theater during the last 20 years, chances are you’ve been impacted by his work. Now see his untold story move from his desk chair and the aisle seat, to the stage.


The Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street

July 6 to 23, 2017

Thursdays through Saturdays at 7 p.m.

Sundays at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $20 and $25

Purchase tickets here


Read Martin Denton’s blog piece on having a play made about him.

Read Chris’s interview with Adam Szymkowicz about creating this play. 


*Equity Approved Showcase. Actor is appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.