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 nytheatre.com. 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
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.