Just three more chances to see Beta Blockers / Reverse Gossip before this prescription runs out: Saturday November 9 at Crucible (3116 Commercial Ave., Madison)Friday November 15 super show (more scenes and monologues!) at Arts + Literature Laboratory (2021 Winnebago St., Madison)Saturday November 16 at Crucible (3116 Commercial Ave., Madison)Read more "Beta Blockers/Reverse Gossip: Final Three Performances"
Left of Left Center announces the cast for Beta Blockers / Reverse Gossip, featuring new comic shorts by Ned O’Reilly and monologues by Chicago playwright Barrie Cole. Five shows at Crucible in Madison from October 31st to November 16th, plus one bonus “super show” at Arts + Literature Laboratory on November 15. Jacob LangeAnnie JayJason ComptonLaura […]Read more "Beta Blockers/Reverse Gossip Cast Announced"
It probably means we’ll be back before you’ve had time to miss us.Read more "THIS MEANS SOMETHING"
GOOD WORk. opens May 4 with performances through May 12 at Broom Street Theater. Tickets available now, and check out the trailer below. Shot by Jason Compton, cut by Benjamin Barlow.Read more "GOOD WORk. and a Good Trailer"
GOOD WORk. has the song of the summer and you can hear it now! This SMASH HIT SINGLE is Massive Crush by The Devil’s Toupée! See the play that inspired it May 4-12 at Broom Street Theater. https://goodwork.brownpapertickets.com for tickets. Music composed and performed by Britton Rea Melissa Minkoff and Britton on vocals Lyrics by Ned O’ReillyRead more "Massive Crush, the song of the summer, and GOOD WORk."
Tight pants. GOOD WORk. Tickets available now for May 4-12 performances at Broom Street Theater.Read more "GOOD WORk., a workplace dramedy that has serious moves"
Left of Left Center is putting on our first variety show, a production called CRAVING. It’s an evening of short plays, music, and dance. Performances from November 24 through December 1. We’re looking for actors and dancers ready to take on fresh, funny, challenging original scenes written by Ned O’Reilly and Ben Seidensticker. Director Ned […]Read more "Auditions for Craving, a Variety Show"
By special arrangement, Jason Compton will reprise his performance of Mike Daisey’s The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs at the classic computer VCF Midwest 12 / ECCC 2017 Chicago Commodore Expo events on Saturday September 9, at 9 PM. Performance at the Holiday Inn Elk Grove Village 1000 Busse Rd, Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007 It’s the story of Steve […]Read more "TATESJ Remount #1: Saturday 9 PM in Chicagoland"
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs (TATESJ) has now closed, but performer Jason Compton is still writing about it… “ALL STORIES ARE FICTION.” In her article about TATESJ, Lindsay Christians of The Capital Times called that statement on Mike Daisey’s website a “disclaimer.” But it’s not a disclaimer. It’s his personal brand, the […]Read more "TATESJ: Jake Penner Lies To a Lot of People"
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs (TATESJ) has aggravate a rare genetic condition Jason Compton suffers from: that of Michael Keaton Overdrive. It took over twenty years, but working on The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs means that I’ve finally caught up with my brother, Keith. Not necessarily as an actor, mind […]Read more "TATESJ: Michael Keaton Overdrive"
LOLC’s production of The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs is front-page news in today’s issue of the Wisconsin State Journal. Also available online at madison.com.Read more "TATESJ: Front Page News"
Benjamin “Frederick ‘Leland’” Barlow has come through for us once again with an in-theater preview video for The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, opening August 31.Read more "TATESJ: Preview video!"
Bedford Level Experiment has dropped the album for Left of Left Center’s production of The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, which they claim is based on lost tapes from the Apple garage band. Listen for yourself. The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs: A Soundtrack by Bedford Level ExperimentRead more "TATESJ: A Soundtrack"
Jonathan Zarov of WORT 89.9 FM hosted The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs director Jake Penner and performer Jason Compton on this morning’s Friday Eight O’Clock Buzz. Full playback is below.Read more "TATESJ on WORT FM"
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs (TATESJ) features a lot of Steves, as Jason Compton explains when he should be rehearsing… Of course I play Steve Jobs. And Steve Wozniak. And a power-mad Apple employee who is probably named Steve. And a couple of Apple board members who if you like can be named […]Read more "TATESJ: All the Steves"
Steve Jobs designed the world we live in. And Foxconn builds it. The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs premieres August 31. Tickets available now. Directed by Jake Penner Based on the monologue by Mike Daisey Performed by Jason Compton Music by Bedford Level Experiment Video by Benjamin BarlowRead more "Trailer for The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs"
Preparing to perform The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs (TATESJ) has given Jason Compton a lot to think about. He shares his thoughts here, when he should be rehearsing… The Agony and the Ecstasy is a tale of unintended consequences. In one of the most moving sections of the performance, Mike speaks with Steve Wozniak […]Read more "TATESJ: Unintended Consequences"
Preparing to perform The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs (TATESJ) has given Jason Compton a lot to think about. He shares his thoughts here, when he should be rehearsing… When we started working on The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs (TATESJ), I knew there were a lot of layers. I knew […]Read more "TATESJ: The Story of the Personal Computer Generation"