Playwright and filmmaker Helm — author of the plays Last Chance for a Slow Dance and Good Canary, and the films "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium" and "Stranger than Fiction" — performs his new work.
According to Vineyard, "Mr. Helm uses a method originally created by the late, pioneering author, actor and storyteller Spalding Gray: from the belief that everyone writes their own life and is a character in their own story, Mr. Helm invites theatregoers on stage for unscripted interviews from which emerges a surprisingly compelling and intimate theatrical journey for the entire audience."
Prior to his work as a playwright and screenwriter, Helm was himself a spoken word performer and monologist. He previously performed Interviewing the Audience at New York Stage & Film in Poughkeepsie, NY, as well as in Los Angeles during two engagements at the Bootleg Theatre and Teatro de Facto. Helm is an Ovid Fellow, a PEN USA award winner, and a National Board of Review award recipient.
Performances play to Feb. 27.
For more information about Vineyard Theatre, at 108 E. 15th Street, visit www.vineyardtheatre.org or call (212) 353-0303.