Peter Michael Marino has been writing, performing & producing solo shows for a long time. He wanted to see what would happen if he showed up at a theater and created a solo show on the spot. The result is Show Up - a semi-improvised, socially anxious comedy that's based on the audience's Wonderful and Tragic life experiences. And, there's a party.
Since May 2017, SHOW UP has played NYC's Under St. Marks, The PIT Loft, The Tank, Ryan's Daughter, Orlando Fringe, and Edinburgh Fringe, with shows coming to toronto and boston in the coming months.
WHO IS SHOW UP?
peter michael marino (performer)
Peter Michael Marino is an award-winning solo show teacher, director, producer and performer. He’s the creator and co-producer of SOLOCOM, which has launched over 400 world-premiere, international solo comedies at The People’s Improv Theater. His long-running solo comedy Desperately Seeking the Exit chronicled the unmaking of his West End musical flop Desperately Seeking Susan; receiving 5-star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe and Adelaide Fringe, and a London transfer. His 2015 solo chat show spoof, Late with Lance! played NYC, London, Buffalo, Orlando, Hollywood and the Edinburgh Fringe. Pete’s production company PM2 Entertainment recently presented the NYC debut of Joe's NYC Bar, two encore performances of David Mills: Shame! at Pangea, LA comedy duo Moby Alpha, and the acclaimed solo show hit David Carl's Celebrity One-Man Hamlet in NYC, Edinburgh and Chicago. Peter is an adjunct professor in sketch comedy at Pace University. www.petermmarino.com
michole biancosino (director)
Michole Biancosino is the Co-Founding Artistic Director of the award-winning Project Y Theatre Company, where she has developed and directed new work in Washington, D.C. and New York City over the past 17 years. She is also the Founder and producer of NY’s Women in Theatre Festival at the brand new ART/NY Theatres.
Directing work includes: Connected (NYIT Award winner), LoveSick or THINGS THAT DON’T HAPPEN (NYIT Award winner), The Revival (NYIT Award winner), A User’s Guide to Hell featuring Bernard Madoff, Derby Day (Papermag #2 Show of the Year), Goodness, and Gidion’s Knot in NYC, and many others in NYC, Edinburgh, New Orleans, and Washington, DC. Producing: The Religion Thing (TimeOutNY Critics Pick), FUBAR, 3 years of New York New Playwright Festivals and NY’s Women in Theatre Festival (#WITFestival).
Michole has developed new work with playwrights at United Solo Festival (Award-winner, Best Variety Show), Underbelly, Urban Stages, Abingdon Theater, Ensemble Studio Theater, Luna Stage, CrossRoads Theatre, 59E59 Theaters, Theatre Row, Atlantic Stage 2, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Charter Theatre, Brooklyn Generator, SOLOCOM, New Orleans Theatre Experiment, Rorhshach Theatre, Milesquare Theatre, Kennedy Center New Play Festival, Potomac Theatre Project, and Ars Nova. www.micholebiancosino.com
the audience (co-director)
The audience hails from all over the world and have collectively attended millions of shows. They have been known to laugh and cry during performances, arrive late, make and receive phone calls during performances, and open candy wrappers during the quietest moments.
CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE (CO-PRODUCER UK)
Civil Disobedience is run by live arts producers Barry and Josef Church-Woods, based in Edinburgh. With a passion for managing great shows and helping talented performers reach new audiences, Barry and Joe especially enjoy work that flirts with equality/social justice issues, and anything LGBTQI-related. In addition to co-producing Show Up at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Civil Disobedience is supporting a host of other incredible shows and artists this year including Courtney Act (RuPaul's Drag Race, Australian Idol), Roddy Bottum's (Faith No More, Imperial Teen) Sasquatch: The Opera, Michelle Shocked, Joe's NYC Bar, and Carla Lippis. www.wearecivildisobedience.com