Every week, culture critics Diep Tran and Jose Solís bring a POC perspective to the performing arts with their Token Theatre Friends podcast and video series. The show can be found on Spotify, iTunes, Stitcher, and YouTube. You can listen to episodes from the previous version of the podcast here but to get new episodes, you will need to resubscribe to our new podcast feed (look for the all-red logo). The TTF theme song is composed by Sean Mason (with vocals by Angela Ramos). The video animation is created by Brad Ogden, with logos by Jason Simon.
In this episode Jose talks to Michael Breslin, Patrick Foley and Cat Rodríguez, the creative minds behind Fake Friends, a new theatre/media company where they explore their love for pop culture, theatre and politics, through genre-bending pieces that combine multimedia with “traditional” theater.
Their latest project is Circle Jerk, a hilarious commentary on white gays and cancel culture, which they are streaming live from Oct. 18 through Nov. 7th. Jose talked to Michael, Patrick and Cat about criticism, YouTube influencers, creating theatre during a worldwide pandemic, and Fellini.
Here are links to the things mentioned in this episode:
- The official website for Fake Friends.
- The official website for Circle Jerk, which runs from Oct. 18 – Nov 7th.
- Contrapoints, the YouTuber Michael Breslin describes as “John Waters and a philosophy seminar at a college)
- This American Wife produced by Next Door at New York Theatre Workshop in 2018.
- Federico Fellini’s Satyricon.
An episode transcript will be available at a later date.