On Tuesday, May 15th, 2012, around 150 theatres across the US will present encore screenings of the stage show that we performed on Thursday May 10th in New York City, and beamed live via satellite to more than 600 screens in US and Canada. Hopefully there's a location near you!
There are also upcoming screenings on various dates at independent venues in the US, and screenings across Australia on May 26th and 27th.
The show features stories by Ira Glass, writers David Sedaris and David Rakoff, comic Tig Notaro and Snap Judgment host Glynn Washington, plus live music by OK Go. It'll also include things you could never do on the radio, like a new short film by Mike Birbiglia, dance by Monica Bill Barnes & Company, original animation, projected illustration and more. Plus special surprise guests (who may not be a surprise anymore but are still great!).
If you'll be attending and have a smartphone, we highly recommend you download our live show app!
I saw this amazing dance performance by Monica Bill Barnes' company, and I thought - that is totally in the style of our radio show. But obviously you can't have dance on the radio. Then I realized, we have to do another cinema event! We've built this lineup of stories mixed with super visual things, including the dancers I saw, so it's going to feel like the radio show but also totally unlike anything we've done before. I really can't wait to see how it turns out.(UPDATE: we think it turned out pretty great!)