This summer, “The Awesome Theatre Hour” RETURNS with six brand spanking new episodes, featuring ALL NEW CONTENT! Starting in June, on the second and fourth Thursday of every month at 8 PM, tune in to Facebook for a wonderfully weird time. Hosted by Awesome Theatre’s Artistic Director, Colin Johnson.
AUGUST 27- YOUR NEW FAVORITE MUSICAL: PART 3
On our penultimate episode of Your New Favorite Musical you’re going to want to grab a drink because our musical contestants will have you sipping your cocktail and downing shots all on the same night (please drink responsibly). “SINergy” by Liz Baker, Mike Osgood, and Sang S. Kim walks us through the dangers and hilarity of working for a demonic corporation, literally. On the flip side, “Yer Darn Tootin” by 2018 SF Fringe Festival winners, Johny Blood and Dennis Finnegan will take us on a soothing cruise sipping our martini’s, while we listen to the jazzy tunes inspired by the musical stylings of the 1930s. Tune in at 8 pm, August 27nd to find out who will join the ranks of our fabulous finalists.
EPISODE 9- YOUR NEW FAVORITE MUSICAL: PART 2
Next up on Your New Favorite Musical is an episode filled with mothers, babies, and…weasels? OH YEAH! See the musical comedy/ drama MOMMALIA by Jennifer Gallagher take on the delightfully absurd Weasels! by David G. Smith for a chance to compete for a full production at our finale. Hosted by the hilarious duo of Wonder Dave and Tirumari Jothi. With Celebrity Judges Nikki Meñez, Dave Möeschler, Leslie Wagonner
EPISODE 8- YOUR NEW FAVORITE MUSICAL: PART 1
A new competition hosted by Wonder Dave and Tirumari Jothi in which two writing teams pitch their original musical to a panel of three judges. The winner goes on to fight for a chance to get their show produced. A three-part series, part 1 features “Color Your World” by Terry Amara Boero & Christian Cantrell VS. “Pinball the Musical” by Derek Lipkin.
EPISODE 7- THE FIGHTING HISTORY OF SF CHINATOWN: Stunning Stories of Audacious Resilience.
Local writer and lecturer Marc Pomerleau takes you back to the birth of the first and largest Chinatown in the United States and tours you through stories of brutality, beauty, resilience, and sheer audacity and creativity that have enabled the Chinese to survive and thrive against the odds.
EPISODE 6- COFFEE LADY (PT. 2)
The exciting conclusion of COFFEE LADY. Featuring an interview with playwright Bridgette Dutta Portman and “Drunkaturgy” with local comedian Alexandria Love
EPISODE 5- COFFEE LADY (PT. 1)
A two-part spotlight on COFFEE LADY, a new comedy by Bridgette Dutta Portman, featuring a reading by the cast, and interviews with the creative team exploring the development of this world premiere play.
EPISODE 4- CHANNEL SURFING!
We raid our video vaults for never before seen footage, special interviews, shorts, fake trailers and god knows what else.
EPISODE 3- The KAYLABRATION!
An episode dedicated to 2019’s Artist-in-Residence Kaylamay Paz Suarez. Featuring footage from her workshop of THE KAYLAMAY PROJECT, her webseries EXPRESSIVE AF, interviews andspecial performance by Jason Bayani.
EPISODE 2- IN SPOOKY-VISION!
A tribute to all things spoopy, featuring footage from HOLY SH*T THAT WAS SCARY PT 2.: The City, scary shorts, fake trailers, and a special interview with horror-host SINDIE CHOPPER!
EPISODE 1: MERCY KILLING
The authorized unauthorized bootleg of 2018’s MERCY KILLING by Alandra Hileman. Featuring interviews with the cast and artistic staff.