The best Internet writing establishes a defined relationship between the writer and the reader… And over the course of an hour or so, Blogologues does the same thing between the actors and the audience — with the added challenge of breathing life into words intended to be read on a screen. The five charming actors who make up the cast each take on roles as monologists, Greek chorus members, stage pieces and any other role informed by the pieces adapted… [A]nd each is performed with gusto and respect that attempts to stay true to the original.
The show, the brainchild of actor/curators Allison Goldberg and Jen Jamula … creatively showcases Internet writing, which they rightfully assert is some of the most clever and thoughtful work currently being produced.
The show was conceptualized by two Yale graduates, Allison Goldberg and Jen Jamula, who have also starred in eight versions of this hit sensation… Goldberg, Jamula, and the rest of the creative team are capitalizing on this 21st-century reality, and quite successfully.
Allison Goldberg, performer and co-creator, absolutely shines in this production. Her transformation from one interesting character to another is flawless and fluid. Goldberg’s acting chops and contagious energy also do not go unnoticed.
Blogologues is one of those shows where, no matter if you would rather seek out indie theater or troll Reddit, you will find at least one piece that speaks to you. The cast is just as smart and talented as the bloggers who create this content, and together they make a truly unique piece of interactive theater.
And, although the original posts may have been serious, we promise this hour long JK-ing show will have you LOLing or ROFLing instead of just chuckling anonymously behind your computer.
Blogologues: Younger than Springtime, now at the Players Theater, is a surprisingly carefree romp through the world of the Internet.
The show’s co-creators, Jen Jamula and Allison Goldberg, give the evening’s stand-out performances: Jamula is hysterical as a newsletter-penning, enema-promoting Gwyneth Paltrow, while Goldberg brings a unique voice and physicality to every role she assumes.
THE OBSERVER: BETABEAT
The digital and the theatrical got cozy with one another on Monday night at Blogologues: Come Here Often?… For the duration of the hour-long show, a cast of five kept the audience laughing at the sorts of cultural relics typically enjoyed while sitting alone at a laptop: Craigslist’s Missed Connections, personal blog entries, Texts from Last Night, etc.
For those who think that the Internet and theater can never co-exist, you need to get your asses down to New York City’s East Village and check out Blogologues, the hilarious monthly theater show where a troupe of actors reenacts posts from your favorite blogs.
For an affordable, lighthearted evening of comedy, check out ‘Blogologues’ at Under St. Marks in the East Village.
These days, it can seem nearly impossible to put down your Blackberry or iPhone. But two playwrights are using this media fascination to their advantage. “As a theater artist, there’s always been an issue of how to get your audience involved,” said co-creator Allison Goldberg. “I think there’s a way we can take this addiction and obsession with new media and use it to bring people back into live theater.
Blogologues, an upcoming show at Under St. Marks, will turn the spigot and let Internet culture gush out at full flow…Last night, Ms. Goldberg and Ms. Jamula held auditions for the show with director Megan Loughran and stage manager Jim Armstrong. Even in the bare rehearsal room at Shetler Studios with its harsh lighting and rattling air conditioner, the comic potential of online postings from sites like Damn You Autocorrect was clear.
“Where could they possibly be going?” Armed with just a FlipCam, Jen Jamula and Alli Goldberg, the creators of the blog Why Are You on My Train? have dared ask the question of multiple New Yorkers and shared some of the best responses…”
Traveling the various lines of New York’s subway system, you see all kinds of people… But rarely do you ever take a moment out to figure out who they are. Alli Goldberg and Jen Jamula, however, have taken that moment…and launched Why Are You On My Train? a vlog that reveals the fascinating stories and personalities of the folks quietly (or not so quietly) sitting across from you on the subway. Turns out, they have a lot to say.
In an effort to expose what is often left unsaid, two Yale grads who act and run a small theater company created WhyAreYouonMyTrain.com…With Flipcam in hand, they hope New Yorkers will spill on what they love about the subway, what they may hate, and, maybe, something about their hopes and dreams.
It is a mystery left unsolved every day: who are these people in my subway car? …The fun of these weekly video posts, which began in late August, is hearing people speak on the subway, a space of studied silence.
Director Gaye Taylor Upchurch and her terrific cast play up the strengths of the script very well…and Goldberg gives the most interesting performance of the night as the ambitiously cunning woman on the rise who is inexperienced enough to make rookie mistakes.
Well written, acted, and directed, Paper Dolls doesn’t feel like a Fringe offering at all.
Reported to be one of the best selling tickets of this year’s Fringe Festival, Paper Dolls lived up to the advance notice…Claire’s former assistant and current nemesis Tammy is deliciously portrayed by Allison Goldberg as a former ingenue who becomes sneaky and double-crossing in her rise as a competitor.