Tongue in Cheek is beyond delighted to be working with Caralie Chrisco for the third time.
On November 1 and 2, she will be performing her new solo show, Are You My Father... Shaquille O'Neal? in TIC's Fall 2019 Plus 1 Solo Show Festival. Tickets are $20 at www.tictheater.com
A few years back, Caralie premiered another solo show in Plus 1, and in 2018, helped devise a new work that became Relentlessly Pleasant.
We asked the talented writer-performer a few questions about her latest project.
What's your solo show about?
My show is about my younger self, self-assigning a fabulous father figure to an empty space.
Who inspires you to write and perform?
My mother. She's been writing her whole life but without the intention to be published or performed.
What's the hardest part of doing a solo show?
Realizing you're asking your friends and coworkers to hear a very personal story they probably wouldn't know otherwise.
What's the best thing about doing your piece?
It's a cathartic experience. It's not something I could have ever performed in my younger years in Louisiana. I feel free of judgment and just open for understanding in New York. With a solo piece, you own the narrative and the execution, and that's a powerful thing.
Indeed! Catch Caralie onstage for 2 performances of the Fall 2019 Plus 1 Solo Show Festival, November 1 and 2 at 8 pm at Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor. One ticket gains entry to see 4 great solo works.