Audience Steers Plot in Socially Anxious Improvised Solo Comedy SHOW UP

In Show Up, award-winning solo show performer, producer and SOLOCOM creator Peter Michael Marino (Desperately Seeking the Exit, Late with Lance!) uses his decades of solo performance expertise to turn the often vilified clichés of the genre on their clichéd heads.

Marino exploits an arsenal of Post-it Notes to compile and transform the challenging and enlightening real-life audience experiences into a single vibrant life-story that is daring and unique each time. Chance elements are increased as audience members are engaged to cue lights, design the set, and direct.

Show Up provides a wild, unpredictable ride for the audience as Marino navigates this high wire, simultaneously commenting on social anxiety, depression and performance challenges. Ultimately, Show Up demonstrates that the value of truth in autobiographical performance is totally subjective.

Peter Michael Marino is the creator/co-producer of SOLOCOM, which has launched over 400 world-premiere comedies at The People's Improv Theater. His internationally acclaimed solo comedy Desperately Seeking the Exit chronicled the unmaking of his West End musical flop Desperately Seeking Susan - receiving 5-star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe and Adelaide Fringe, and a London transfer. His 2015 solo chat show spoof Late with Lance! played everywhere from NYC to London. Directing credits include: Amy Marcs' Nice T!ts, Mark Demayo's 20 & Out, and Mark Giordano's Mad Man. His Production Company credits include David Carl's Celebrity One-Man Hamlet, David Mills: Shame!, Charles' Moby Alpha, and Joe's NYC Bar. More info at:

Show Up
Semi-written & Performed by Peter Michael Marino
Directed by Michole Biancosino & The Audience
5:00 p.m. Sunday, May 77:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 10The PIT Loft, 154 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

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