INTERVIEWING THE AUDIENCE with ZACH HELM
Exclusive Limited Engagement
Interviewing The Audience is an opportunity to expand the perception of theater and narrative with a simple, human approach. Specifically, members of each evenings audience will be asked to sit with Mr. Helm and allow themselves to be interviewed without any pre-conception or structure. The result is a series of stories so personal, so real, so emotionally deep, so strange that they often surpass our expectations more than any typical piece. Mr. Helm saw the late great Spaulding Gray perform the piece in Chicago and became immediately enamored with it. After a 5 night successful run in 2007, Teatro de Facto & Bootleg are bringing it back for a 2 Night Limited Engagement.
Mr. Helm is pleased to have another opportunity to curate and lead such a spontaneous and magical affair in Los Angeles, one of the unique convergences of people in the country. Mr. Gray was one of the premiere theater performers of American history. His 1st person monologues were widely performed and hugely popular. Interviewing The Audience was his attempt to create theater with the thrill of the unexpected in an atmosphere simple and approachable. It is also an opportunity to put the theater back in the hands of the audience, while underlining the theme that everyone has a story, everyone is a character, everyone writes their own life.
Mr. Helm is an Ovid Fellow, a PEN USA award winner, and a National Board of Review award recipient. His work includes the films Stranger Than Fiction and Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, as well as the plays Last Chance For A Slow Dance and Good Canary (which is currently having its World Premiere in Paris, France). This will mark his first performance piece since discontinuing his work as a spoken word performer and monologuist over 10 years ago. Mr. Helm is the Artistic Director of Teatro de Facto, founded in 2008.
Friday and Saturday December 4th and 5th