The Fourth Wall Presents...
Since its founding in 2010, The Fourth Wall has toured extensively across North America, garnering praise from critics and audiences alike for its performances that blend music, dance, and theatre into a signature hybrid art form. The Fourth Wall Presents… is a new performance series which pairs the trio’s unique interdisciplinary approach with the work of other touring artists, many of whom will make their Boston debut. The Fourth Wall aims to deepen its connection to its home community and import amazing work discovered on its travels. With a range of performances including circus acts, Moth-style storytelling, and original one-act plays, The Fourth Wall Presents… will showcase works that defy description and transcend genre.
Next up in the series...
January - SHOW UP!
January 26th & 27th at 8:00 pm
1353 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
★★★★★ “A spot on piece of ‘let’s have fun’ that works on so many levels. Marino takes the old saw of using our suggestions to plot out an improvised story. But that’s just the icing on the cake. Prior to that, he ushers us down an autobiographical lane that is both hilarious and sincere. He is the cowardly lion – but he’s the one who has his courage back because he’s up there on the stage about to fly without a net. ”
- Front Row Center
Peter Michael Marino has been writing, performing & producing solo shows for a long time. He wanted to see what would happen if he showed up at a theater and created a solo show on the spot. The result is Show Up - a semi-improvised, socially anxious comedy that's based on the audience's wonderful and tragic life experiences. And, there's a party. Since May 2017, Show Up has played NYC's Under St. Mark's, The Pit Loft, The Tank, Ryan's Daughter, Orlando Fringe, and Edinburge Fringe, with shows coming to Toronto and Massachusetts in the coming months.
Peter Michael Marino is an award-winning solo show teacher, director, producer and performer. He’s the creator and co-producer of SOLOCOM, which has launched over 400 world-premiere, international solo comedies at The People’s Improv Theater. His long-running 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 NYC, London, Buffalo, Orlando, Hollywood and the Edinburgh Fringe. Pete’s production company PM2 Entertainment recently presented the NYC debut of Joe's NYC Bar, two encore performances of David Mills: Shame! at Pangea, LA comedy duo Moby Alpha, and the acclaimed solo show hit David Carl's Celebrity One-Man Hamlet in NYC, Edinburgh and Chicago. Peter is an adjunct professor in sketch comedy at Pace University.
Show Up is generously sponsored with fine products from Post-It ® Notes. Pete uses them in the show. And you should use them at home and at works you remember to show up for things.
Tickets available at tfwpresentsshowup.eventbrite.com/
February - Delirium
February 16th & 17th at 8:00 pm
1353 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
“★★★★★ Hilarious and harrowing… Dockery is a verbal magician.”
-NOW Magazine, Toronto.
“★★★★★ Delirium is fast-paced, energetic, and hilarious.”
-Theatre in London
In a retracing of his grandfather’s book on butterflies, Dockery tells the true story of looking for meaning in the mysterious connection between love and death. Equally comical and heartbreaking, Delirium takes us from a Toronto airport to the Nevada desert, and from a Brooklyn apartment to the Mexican redoubt of the Monarch butterfly, telling a story of both falling in love and falling apart.
Brooklyn-based Martin Dockery spends the majority of the year touring his eight one-person shows through Canada, Australia, the UK, and the US. Six of them are autobiographical (Wanderlust, The Surprise, the Bike Trip, The Holy Land Experience,The Exclusion Zone, and Delirium) and two are fictional (Bursting Into Flames and The Dark Fantastic). He has won "Best of Fest" awards at theater festivals in Vancouver, Ottawa, New York, Orlando, London, Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Victoria, San Francisco, and Adelaide. He's performed at The Melbourne Comedy Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe, the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, and twice headlined the London Storytelling Festival in England. Dockery has also written and performed with his theater company Concrete Drops. He has toured with Vanessa Quesnelle across North America in his original two-person plays Oh, That Wily Snake!, The Pit, Moonlight After Midnight, Love Is A Battlefield, and with Jon Paterson in Inescapable. He has a BA in English from Kenyon College (where he won the Paul Newman Award for acting) and an MFA in playwriting from Columbia University.
March & April Shows TBA
May - FALLEN FROM THE TOY BOX!
Fallen from the Toy Box - a new show designed for the fringe theatre touring circuit by The Fourth Wall.
Dates, times, and venue TBA