Skype calls have never been so rock and roll.
Based on true events, Greencard Wedding is a new indie rock musical that is part live rock concert, part live Skype call.
Musicians Joy Fine and Connel Byrne meet by chance in a Brooklyn subway and decide to form a band- Greencard Wedding. When Connel's visa runs out and he must move back to Ireland the duo discovers they can't make music via Skype. But perhaps they can get an artist visa, or find a way to create their own. A bittersweet rockin' love story of artistic triumph via technology and music.
Greencard Wedding (formerly titled The Skype Show) has had workshop productions in the 17th annual New York International Fringe Festival , The Brick Theater, Filmgate Miami and Carrie Morris Performing Arts in Detroit, MI. Cake served at every show. Inspired by a true story and Skype calls between 2012-2013. (Performed in English.)
Written by: Jody Christopherson
Music by: Greencard Wedding, Supermajor and David Anzuelo
Directed by: Morgan Zipf-Meister
Produced by Martha Goode/Goode Productions
Sound Design: Natalie Johnsonius Neubert
Featuring: Jody Christopherson*, Ryan McCurdy* Morgan Zipf-Meister and David Anzuelo* (on video)
Developement with : Sherri Kronfeld, Natalie Johnsonius Neubert, Pirronne Yousefzadeh, Aaron Simms, Michael de Roos, Ian Edward Smith, Berit Johnson, Adam Samtur, Emma Went, Hannah Kallenbach, Michael Niederman, Dana Berger, Erika Robel and Aniela McGuinness
*member Actor Equity Association
Critics Pick: Time Out New York Gives the Skype Show 4 Stars!
" The unfolding story of their efforts to get him back to the States keeps you on the edge of your seat, and yields a poignant statement about government support for artists in America. With not much more than a desk and a few scattered props—and highly original music from their band, Greencard Wedding, that blends dubstep beat-boxing with folk guitar and vocals—The Skype Show provides just the kind of experience you hope for at the Fringe. Christopherson and De Roos are talents to watch, not to mention a pleasure to hear."
"...a unique piece based on actual experiences. . . . The “Skype calls” work quite smoothly and believably. . . The audience is on their side rooting for them from the start . . David Anzuelo does a scene stealing turn as Unka Dave"- Lynne Marie Macy
" Jody . . . is the antithesis of the much criticized “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” that often pops up in angsty romcoms . . . when she sings, she transforms right before your eyes, acquiring a soulful kind of boldness. It’s like seeing a fish released into water.
The show definitely has legs and I have no doubt it will continue to charm audiences in the future."
". . .Christopherson’s presence is grounding. Her vulnerability brings an intimacy to the setting . . .Michael de Roos is lively, spontaneous, zany and looks great on camera. . . I also wouldn’t miss the chance to see the miraculous David Anzuelo. . . a one-of-a-kind, 1000-watt light bulb aiming straight for your heart. I am still laughing with him as I write this. " - Kimberly Pau