Sunday April 22nd
Doors open 415 reception with drinks and food available for purchase in Wits End Saloon
Screening at 5:15-715pm all 8 Episodes back to back
Post reception 715-7:45
Q and A with cast and crew 745-815
WATCH THE TRAILER HERE! www.thespianseries.com
ON HIS FIFTIETH BIRTHDAY, A VETERAN STANDUP COMEDIAN WITH A ONCE PROMISING CAREER DECIDES TO QUIT THE COMEDY BUSINESS AND GO BACK TO HIS ROOTS AS A SERIOUS ACTOR.
Come binge watch the full season of “Thespian” with us! On Sunday, April 22nd we’ll be screening all eight first season episodes back to back. Each episode is a touch under 15 minutes with a total running time of about two hours- the length of a feature film. There’ll be a pre screening reception, a silent auction to help with post production and festival submission costs and, after watching the episodes, Marc and Maria Unger (co creators of Thespian) will be available- along with other cast and crew members- for a Q&A session about their experiences in making the series and what it takes to create something of this scale on a shoe string/no string budget.
Food and booze (or soft drinks if you’re on the wagon or just boring) will be available for purchase in the funky Magoobys bar, Wits End Saloon, and the screening will take place in the showroom, a large, tiered theater setting with great sound and a twelve foot projection screen. Great opportunity to meet your fellow thespians and friends in the DMV film and theater market, laugh for a couple of hours and see some inspired work that’s truly homegrown.
All proceeds from the door (suggested donation $5 but if you’re broke or an Indiegogo contributor, it’s on us) will help cover the costs mentioned above as well as provide the start up cash for season two. We’re so proud of this work and hope you can join us to check out what a year’s worth of long shooting days, rushed bites of pizza between takes, wondering why the sound guy didn’t show up, laughing, yawning, saying “fuck!” because the guy on the obnoxiously noisy scooter decided to do laps on the street in front of you at the exact moment you called “action!” has produced.