If your last six apartment moves have depleted the goodwill of friends and family, here’s a novel way to haul your crap that doesn’t involve Moishe: let a theater troupe do it for you. The Brooklyn-based actors of Rudy’s Meritocracy came up with this tasty little media biscuit of an idea when they realized they couldn’t afford to rent an actual stage somewhere.
So they thought, what clever gimmick will get us coverage in blogs and newspapers as well as a place to put on our play? Or maybe they had the idea to do a show in empty living rooms first and then wrote the play.
THISISMYREALLIFE is a very meta 40-minute show about “the agony and ecstacy of moving.” According to a NYTimes stat we didn’t doublecheck, a third of 20somethings move once a year. (Granny moment: what is with you kids?)
Given that so many NYC moves involve vacating one place and moving into another on the same day that someone else is leaving your new apartment, the window to put on a play would seem to be very short, especially if there are cleaning people involved. (We know that Brokesters are by definition cheap, but please don’t be that cheap.)
Nevertheless, Rudys’ enterprising trio (O’Hagan Blades, Charles Gariepy and Cordelia Istel) has come up with empty apartments in which to host two performances for press and friends on Sunday (March 25) in Prospect Park Southwest and Friday (April 6) in Bushwick. Email Rudy’s Meritocracy to see if you qualify as a friend, or if you want them to move your couch. They can provide character references, but they cannot guarantee your landlord and new neighbors will love you for putting on a play on your first night.