Skype calls have never been so rock and roll.
Musicians Joy (an American) and Connel (a European) meet a concert and decide to form a band- Greencard Wedding. When Connel's visa runs out and he moves back to Europe the duo discovers they can't harmonize via Skype. But they can write a play with music. . . and possibly get an artist visa. A story of artistic triumph via technology and music. The Skype Show received its world premiere in the 17th annual New York International Fringe Festival – FringeNYC this past August to sold out houses and critical acclaim. It has also been presented by The Brick Theater and also by Filmgate Miami Cake served at every show. Inspired by a true story and Skype calls between 2012-2013. (Performed in English.)
Jody interviewed by playwright Charlotte Miler on NYTR
THE SKYPE SHOW or SEE YOU IN AUGUST- a new transmedia play with music performed live and over Skype by two artists torn apart by visa regulations. In November of 2010, Joy Fine and Connel Byrne formed the indie-folk-rock band Greencard Wedding in Crown Height Brooklyn. In December of 2012, Connel's visa ran out and Joy and Connel discovered they couldn't harmonize over Skype. But they could write a play. And music. . . and maybe get an artist visa. The Skype Show is an exploration of the ways technology can enable us to transcend boundaries, uniting artists with each other and their audience. The Skype Show received its world premiere in the 17th annual New York International Fringe Festival – FringeNYC this past August to sold out houses and critical acclaim. Cake served at every show. Inspired by a true story, based on Skype calls 2013-2014. (Performed in English.)
Written by: Jody Christopherson
Music by: Greencard Wedding, Supermajor and David Anzuelo
Directed by: Sherri Kronfeld
Lighting Design: Derek Wright
Featuring: Jody Christopherson, Ryan McCurdy and David Anzuelo (on video)
Sound Design: Natalie Johnsonius Neubert
this show has been developement with : Natalie Johnsonius Neubert,, Michael Niederman, Pirronne Yousefzadeh, Nick Nace, Aaron Simms, Emily Schuman, Michael de Roos, Ian Edward Smith, Berit Johnson, Adam Samtur.