This show is based on what radio host Ira Glass called “a completely ridiculous premise: radio stories… plus dance,” and it has toured widely since its inception in 2013. Glass’s award-winning public radio program, This American Life, is heard on more than 500 radio stations each week, while Monica Bill Barnes leads a company whose mission is to celebrate individuality, humor, and the innate theatricality of daily life. Born and raised in Berkeley, California, Barnes moved to New York in 1995 after receiving her B.A. in Philosophy from the University of California at San Diego. Her company first performed at the Pillow on Inside/Out in 2005, then returned for a Creative Development Residency in 2009 and their Doris Duke Theatre debut in 2010 (when they performed Another Parade). Most recently, the company presented Happy Hour in 2018.
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