Name: Lucie Pohl
What is your current project? Lucie Pohl: Apohlcalypse Now!
Where are you performing your show and why is it a good fit for your production?
Under St. Mark’s Theater at 94 St. Mark’s Place NYC. Apohlcalypse Now! is a show I wrote after an avalanche of disasters exploded into my life over the course of about 2 years and what I tried to do is grab the audience and throw hurl them onto a roller coaster ride with me. Under St. Mark’s is the perfect space to do that; the moment the audience climbs down those stairs and steps through the door they are already on a journey with you. Under St. Mark’s is not only as intimate as my show but also as gritty, real and unmistakably New York. I cherish this theater since it is one of the last of its kind in the city and hearkens back to a time where you could fall down a manhole on Bowery and land in the most amazing performance you have ever seen.
What’s next for you?
In late May I will be brining a show to the Cherry Lane Studio which I am very excited about, I’m working on a film script and am doing lots of stand up all over town.
What is the name of the last show you saw?
Latin History for Morons at the Public
Any advice for your peers?
Work hard. Be nice.
Lucie Pohl is a German born NYC raised actor, comedian, writer, solo performer, producer and proud immigrant. Her autobiographical storytelling comedy debut HI, HITLER was nominated for the 2015 New York Innovative Theater Award (Outstanding Solo Performance), garnered 5 and 4 star reviews and played to sold out houses at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, on London’s West End, 59E59 Theatres NY, Los Angeles, The Baltimore Fringe, Dixon Place, Emerging Artist Theatre, across Germany, in Bucharest, Romania and went on to have a full run at IRT Theatre (resident artist) in New York. In 2015, Pohl created her second play, CRY ME A LIVER which debuted at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, has been given a run at London’s Vault Festival in early March ‘16 and OFF-OFF Broadway in New York. Her third stand up hour APOHLCALYPSE NOW! played a sold out run at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, at the Culture Project in New York and has toured internationally. Lucie Pohl is a regular performer at Dixon Place, UCB, the PIT, IRT and can be seen doing character, storytelling and stand up work at various venues around the city.
Theatre credits include: Three Graces (Immigrant’s Theater Project/3-LD), Alma Mahler: Widow of the 4 Arts (The Los Angeles Theatre), Vocal Migrations (LaMaMa ETC), Flowers in the Snow (Roy Arias), a.o. TV/FILM: FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM (Warner Bros.), RED DWARFD XI (Baby Cow/Amazon), HOMELAND (Showtime), THE ODD COUPLE (Margarethe v. Trotta) lead role in the film ‘Magi’ directed by Hasan Karacadag, also starring Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill), NOT FADE AWAY (Paramount Vantage), EL CIELO ES AZUL (Vox3 Films) a.o.. Lucie is the voice of MERCY on BLIZZARD’S OVERWATCH. Creator of the female sketch comedy duo RICH AND FAMOUS (on the in$ide).
MFA in Acting from the University of the Arts in Berlin.
Lucie Pohl is also an op-ed comedy contributor at The Guardian, writes for HuffPost Online, as well as Chortle a.o.
When: March 20-28
Where: UNDER St. Marks Place
Address: 94 St. Marks Place
Website/Ticketing URL: www.horseTRADE.info