The Inconvenience & The New Colony’s World Premiere B-SIDE STUDIO Released on DVD
It’s the perfect holiday gift or stocking stuffer! The Inconvenience and The New Colony’s world premiere, ‘70s-style sitcom B-SIDE STUDIO is now available on DVD at Amazon.com ($19.99). The original four episodes, filmed in front of a live studio audience at Chicago’s The Logan Center for the Arts in the fall of 2013, have been edited and remastered into eight shorter episodes.
B-SIDE STUDIO is co-written by Inconvenience Resident Writer Ike Holter and New Colony Co-Artistic Director Evan Linder and directed by Nicholas J. Carroll, Andrew Hobgood and Gus Menary. The original production was initially developed in residency with Chicago Performance Lab at the University of Chicago.
B-SIDE STUDIO stars Daeshawna Cook, Missi Davis, Mikey Harnichar, Wes Needham, Brad Smith and Kevin Stangler. Special guest stars include Mary Williamson, Kate Carson-Groner, Chris Fowler, Ike Holter, Evan Linder, Thea Lux, Shannon Matesky, Ian Smith, Sasha Smith, Austin Talley, Gary Tiedemann and John Wilson.
The episodic story of B-SIDE STUDIO focuses on Gary and Felix McNamara and their failing Chicago recording studio. Despite Felix’s get-rich-quick schemes, it seems that B-Side is never going to reach the heights of success that the once-promising McNamara brothers always dreamed of. When Felix decides to use the studio to record “Song Poems” with the help of their assistant Janice and in-house musicians Butch and Marvin, there might be hope yet to save the studio. They just have to convince Lady, the overbearing trophy wife of their absentee landlord. Tune in to find out what happens next at B-Side Studio.
If you’re on a tight budget – fear not! The new episodes of B-SIDE STUDIO are also available for viewing on YouTube free of charge.
The B-SIDE STUDIO production team includes: John Wilson (scenic designer), Nathan R. Rohrer (costume designer), Jeffrey Glass (lighting designer), Jenny Pinson (props designer), John Cicora (music director), Kaylie Honkala (production stage manager), Laura Scales Ashlock (unit production manager), Bobby Huggins (first assistant director), Cole Simon (director of photography/camera operator), Adam Bialy and Sarah Giroux (camera operators), Adam Goron (sound editor) and Wes Lambert (music recording engineer).
The Inconvenience, is a community of interdisciplinary artists who seek to create a new way of experiencing art through a collaboration of music, theatre, dance, fine art and celebration. We create, produce and curate work that challenges audience and artist perspectives and ignites social dialogue.
The New Colony, the 2011 recipient of the Broadway In Chicago Emerging Theater Award, strives to contribute original material to the American artistic canon and develop a new kind of theater going audience. Through collaboration with emerging artists of all disciplines, The New Colony continually develops new work and fresh perspectives. With the goal of exploring enticing subject matter and the common language of experience, The New Colony will cultivate the next generation of arts supporters.