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UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS:

 

IF YOU DO THIS RIGHT YOU'LL PROBABLY BREAK THEIR CHEST

We're thrilled to announce that our newest collaborative creation, If You Do This Right You'll Probably Break Their Chest, will be featured at Ars Nova's ANT Fest on June 6th! Click the poster below for tickets and more information.

 

RECENT PRODUCTIONS:

UNPACKING: A GHOST STORY TOLD IN THE DARK AT HERE ARTS CENTER

After a successful run at The Peoples Improv Theater, Unpacking: A Ghost Story Told in the Dark had a successful 3-week run at HERE Arts Center as part of their SubletSeries.

  Directed by Niccolo Aeed Written and created by Marina & Nicco   Produced by Michelle Francesca Thomas   Starring: SJ Son, Temesgen Tocruray, Odera Adimorah, Monique Moses, Emily Mathwich, Jeff Solomon, Sarah Heveron-Smith    SYNOPSIS:    A happy couple has just moved into their new home. But the novelty of homeownership quickly fades as they face a sea of boxes, a major blackout, and, shortly thereafter, the ghosts of all their past relationships.     The newest play from comedians Marina & Nicco combine two of your biggest fears: the dark and commitment. The audience lends a hand by lighting the stage for a couple that is literally, and figuratively, feeling their way through the dark.     Flashlights will be provided.

Directed by Niccolo Aeed
Written and created by Marina & Nicco

Produced by Michelle Francesca Thomas
Starring: SJ Son, Temesgen Tocruray, Odera Adimorah, Monique Moses, Emily Mathwich, Jeff Solomon, Sarah Heveron-Smith

SYNOPSIS:

A happy couple has just moved into their new home. But the novelty of homeownership quickly fades as they face a sea of boxes, a major blackout, and, shortly thereafter, the ghosts of all their past relationships. 

The newest play from comedians Marina & Nicco combine two of your biggest fears: the dark and commitment. The audience lends a hand by lighting the stage for a couple that is literally, and figuratively, feeling their way through the dark. 

Flashlights will be provided.

 

 

ROOM 4

After a successful workshop production, Room 4 returned to The PIT for a 4-month run, during which it was celebrated as a New York Times critic's pick.

  Directed by Niccolo Aeed Written and created by Marina & Nicco   Starring: Eric Lockley, Ryan Johnson, Tristan Griffin, Anthony, Franqui Temesgen Tocruray, Rich "Big Rich" Armstead, Tom Powers, Alejandro Kolleeny    SYNOPSIS:    The Academy Awards has a race problem. It’s big. But the four black actors in Room 4 aren’t particularly concerned with that, because they have a much bigger problem at hand. They’ve just realized they’re stuck in a time loop, auditioning for the same “Drug Dealer #2” role over and over. What once felt like a messed-up metaphor has become a literal existential nightmare. Get them out of there.  Marina & Nicco’s new play, Room 4, is like “Waiting for Godot” meets “A Chorus Line” meets “Groundhog’s Day” meets “the real-life experience of virtually every black actor in America.”  It’s funny, but a little angry, but mostly funny.

Directed by Niccolo Aeed
Written and created by Marina & Nicco

Starring: Eric Lockley, Ryan Johnson, Tristan Griffin, Anthony, Franqui Temesgen Tocruray, Rich "Big Rich" Armstead, Tom Powers, Alejandro Kolleeny

SYNOPSIS:

The Academy Awards has a race problem. It’s big. But the four black actors in Room 4 aren’t particularly concerned with that, because they have a much bigger problem at hand. They’ve just realized they’re stuck in a time loop, auditioning for the same “Drug Dealer #2” role over and over. What once felt like a messed-up metaphor has become a literal existential nightmare. Get them out of there.

Marina & Nicco’s new play, Room 4, is like “Waiting for Godot” meets “A Chorus Line” meets “Groundhog’s Day” meets “the real-life experience of virtually every black actor in America.”

It’s funny, but a little angry, but mostly funny.

 

 

STANDING BY

Standing By was the final play in Marina & Nicco's six-month writing residency at The Peoples Improv Theater, in which they wrote and produced a new play every month for six months.

  Directed by Nevada Caldwell Starring Nevada Caldwell, Jeff Solomon, and Max Brand    SYNOPSIS:    This is Jane. Jane is a good person. Jane is so good she takes a date she didn’t even like to the emergency room. Now Jane waits. Wait, Jane, wait. This is Oliver. Oliver just failed his life’s mission and is now also in this hospital waiting room. Fail, Oliver, fail.  This is 3am. See what happens. “Standing By” is Marina and Nicco’s final play in their six-month residency at The PIT. It all ends here.

Directed by Nevada Caldwell
Starring Nevada Caldwell, Jeff Solomon, and Max Brand

SYNOPSIS:

This is Jane. Jane is a good person. Jane is so good she takes a date she didn’t even like to the emergency room. Now Jane waits. Wait, Jane, wait.
This is Oliver. Oliver just failed his life’s mission and is now also in this hospital waiting room. Fail, Oliver, fail. 
This is 3am. See what happens.
“Standing By” is Marina and Nicco’s final play in their six-month residency at The PIT. It all ends here.


 

ROOM 4 -- Workshop Production

Room 4 was originally performed as part of Marina & Nicco's six-month writing residency at The Peoples Improv Theater. Click the image before for more information on the workshop production.

  Directed by Niccolo Aeed Written and created by Marina & Nicco   Starring: Odera Adimorah, John King, Tristan Griffin, Anthony, Franqui Temesgen Tocruray, Rich "Big Rich" Armstead, Tom Powers, Alejandro Kolleeny    SYNOPSIS:    The Academy Awards has a race problem. It’s big. But the four black actors in Room 4 aren’t particularly concerned with that, because they have a much bigger problem at hand. They’ve just realized they’re stuck in a time loop, auditioning for the same “Drug Dealer #2” role over and over. What once felt like a messed-up metaphor has become a literal existential nightmare. Get them out of there.  Marina & Nicco’s new play, Room 4, is like “Waiting for Godot” meets “A Chorus Line” meets “Groundhog’s Day” meets “the real-life experience of virtually every black actor in America.”  It’s funny, but a little angry, but mostly funny.

Directed by Niccolo Aeed
Written and created by Marina & Nicco

Starring: Odera Adimorah, John King, Tristan Griffin, Anthony, Franqui Temesgen Tocruray, Rich "Big Rich" Armstead, Tom Powers, Alejandro Kolleeny

SYNOPSIS:

The Academy Awards has a race problem. It’s big. But the four black actors in Room 4 aren’t particularly concerned with that, because they have a much bigger problem at hand. They’ve just realized they’re stuck in a time loop, auditioning for the same “Drug Dealer #2” role over and over. What once felt like a messed-up metaphor has become a literal existential nightmare. Get them out of there.

Marina & Nicco’s new play, Room 4, is like “Waiting for Godot” meets “A Chorus Line” meets “Groundhog’s Day” meets “the real-life experience of virtually every black actor in America.”

It’s funny, but a little angry, but mostly funny.

 

 

THE NIGHT CLUB

The Night Club, which was part 3 of Marina & Nicco's six-month writing residency at The Peoples Improv Theater, was a 360-degree, immersive theater experience. 

  Directed by Niccolo Aeed   Written and created by Marina & Nicco Starring: Alex Ramsey, Gabriel Laks, Joe Cilio, Amber Williams, Temesgen Tocruray, Emily Mathwich, Priya Patel, Vincent Moore, Michael Delisle, Tom Powers, Christopher Compton, Max Brand, Anthony Franqui    SYNOPSIS:    Scavenge for ideas, forge a script, hunt for a stage, get the audience in, realize you spent more than you made. Repeat. After the long, brutal hunt for a venue, the comedians who get stage time at The Night Club are so thankful they don’t even mind not getting paid. At least the younger ones don’t. The older comedians are at the end of their rope -- and they’re going to make things change.

Directed by Niccolo Aeed
Written and created by Marina & Nicco
Starring: Alex Ramsey, Gabriel Laks, Joe Cilio, Amber Williams, Temesgen Tocruray, Emily Mathwich, Priya Patel, Vincent Moore, Michael Delisle, Tom Powers, Christopher Compton, Max Brand, Anthony Franqui

SYNOPSIS:

Scavenge for ideas, forge a script, hunt for a stage, get the audience in, realize you spent more than you made. Repeat. After the long, brutal hunt for a venue, the comedians who get stage time at The Night Club are so thankful they don’t even mind not getting paid. At least the younger ones don’t. The older comedians are at the end of their rope -- and they’re going to make things change.

 

ROLE PLAY: A STORY IN PARTS

This was the second production in our 6-month playwriting residency at The Peoples Improv Theater.

  Directed by Kevin Laibson Written and created by Marina & Nicco Starring: Tessa Hersh, Max Brand    SYNOPSIS:    Ally falls in love quickly.  First she falls in love with a charming actor named Chris she meets at an office party; then she falls in love with the charming part he plays on a hit TV show.      But when his character is killed off, she and Chris are forced to re-assess the roles they play for each other -- and if they want to keep performing after all.      Most TV shows only last five seasons. Should their relationship be the same?

Directed by Kevin Laibson
Written and created by Marina & Nicco
Starring: Tessa Hersh, Max Brand

SYNOPSIS:

Ally falls in love quickly.  First she falls in love with a charming actor named Chris she meets at an office party; then she falls in love with the charming part he plays on a hit TV show.  

But when his character is killed off, she and Chris are forced to re-assess the roles they play for each other -- and if they want to keep performing after all.  

Most TV shows only last five seasons. Should their relationship be the same?

 Art by Chris Kalb   Directed by Niccolo Aeed Written and created by Marina & Nicco   Starring: Priya Patel, Temesgen Tocruray, Odera Adimorah, Rasheda Crockett, Emily Mathwich, Jeff Solomon, Sarah Heveron-Smith    SYNOPSIS:    A happy couple has just moved into their new home. But the novelty of homeownership quickly fades as they face a sea of boxes, a major blackout, and, shortly thereafter, the ghosts of all their past relationships.     The newest play from comedians Marina & Nicco combine two of your biggest fears: the dark and commitment. The audience lends a hand by lighting the stage for a couple that is literally, and figuratively, feeling their way through the dark.     Flashlights will be provided.

Art by Chris Kalb

Directed by Niccolo Aeed
Written and created by Marina & Nicco

Starring: Priya Patel, Temesgen Tocruray, Odera Adimorah, Rasheda Crockett, Emily Mathwich, Jeff Solomon, Sarah Heveron-Smith

SYNOPSIS:

A happy couple has just moved into their new home. But the novelty of homeownership quickly fades as they face a sea of boxes, a major blackout, and, shortly thereafter, the ghosts of all their past relationships. 

The newest play from comedians Marina & Nicco combine two of your biggest fears: the dark and commitment. The audience lends a hand by lighting the stage for a couple that is literally, and figuratively, feeling their way through the dark. 

Flashlights will be provided.

 

 

MURDER!

MURDER! was our eight-part murder-mystery-comedy radio play. It was performed at The Peoples Improv Theater with live music and Foley.

 Art by Chris Kalb   Directed by Niccolo Aeed Written and created by Marina & Nicco   

Art by Chris Kalb

Directed by Niccolo Aeed
Written and created by Marina & Nicco

 

 

MARINA & NICCO & GRIFFIN ON MARS

This zany play was about three astronauts desperately trying to get NASA to repair their wifi.