When I was doing my research on this year's Capital Fringe, I stumbled across one theater company in particular that got my attention: Naked Theatre Company. I was absolutely fascinated by their desire to create a 21st century theatre company that understood the open source community and that wanted to bring people into the company, not just to see the shows, but to be a part of the devising process and to give them some stake in those shows. On top of that, they wanted to organize as an LLC rather than register as a non-profit, which comes with a whole host of expectations and obligations for a theatre company. I was fortunate enough that Rachael Murray, one of the co-founders and a co-director, had some energy left after her Fringe tech rehearsal for Clickb@it, a devised show featuring live, in-person, recreation of Internet memes, to chat about the company, the show, and what it's like to be on the cutting edge of dreaming up what theatre could be.
I hope you enjoy our conversation and I hope you support Naked theatre by checking out Clickba@it: it premieres on July 11 at 7:00 PM in the Sprenger at the Atlas Performing Arts Center (ticket info). Check it out!