Name: Joe Kelly
What is your current project? Aliens Coming
Where are you performing your show and why is it a good fit for your production?
Aliens Coming is returning to the PIT’s Striker Mainstage Theater, where we held our premier back in April. The PIT has produced a lot of talented performers like Ellie Kemper, Kristen Schaal, and Hannibal Buress. We’re extremely excited to call the PIT our home and to share a common starting place with these talented performers. The PIT is known for it’s hilarious improv and is a perfect fit for our fast-paced, campy show.
What’s next for you?
I’m currently developing a new play that revolves around a very bloody week leading up to the Westminster dog show.
What is the name of the last show you saw?
James, Jonathan, and I all went to see the Play That Goes Wrong together. We’ve been knocking on wood ever since.
Any advice for your peers?
I would say that if you’re someone who’s aspiring to produce a play in New York then the first step is to surround yourself with motivated and like-minded people. Theater is an intensely collaborative art, and you’d be surprised what you can will into existence with a good group of creative and dedicated people.
Joe Kelly is a New York based playwright who wrote the book and lyrics for ‘Aliens Coming’. Joe is a senior at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU where he is majoring in Dramatic Writing and studying playwriting. Joe’s previous credits include writing ‘She’s Totally Dead’ and appearing in a radio commercial for Tyson chicken when he was thirteen.
WHERE: The People’s Improv Theater’s Striker Mainstage – 123 E. 24th St. NY, NY
TICKETS: Tickets can be purchased here for only $10
- Thursday, 8/17 at 8pm
- Friday, 8/18 at 9:30pm
- Saturday, 8/19 at 9:30pm
- Thursday, 8/24 at 8:00pm
- Saturday, 8/26 at 9:30pm
- Thursday, 8/31 at 9:30pm
- Tuesday, 9/5 at 8pm
- Saturday, 9/9 at 9:30pm
- Tuesday, 9/12 at 8pm
- Monday, 9/18 at 8pm