THE BED SHOW is an on-going immersive site-specific talk show that covers all things "bed culture" the history of beds, bed horror stories, the mattress industry to personal relationships to beds, sleep, love, sexuality, and intimacy. Did we mention its performed in an actual bed in someone's apartment? Think of it as the sleepover party you never had. An unforgettable night of intimate storytelling that brings the audience into the experience through a series of different games. Trust us, this is not your mother's talk show.
First premiered the summer of 2018 in New York City with Sean Pollock and Jon Schuta, directed by Hana Mastrogiacmo, produced by Alyssa Berdie and Unattended Baggage. In 2019, another rendition of The Bed Show was a part of Title:Point's SalON!: I Am A Beast With Eyes On All Four Sides with Pollock and Emma Howard in Brooklyn, NY. An excerpt was recently performed in August 2021 at the Friday The 13th Comedy Show, and prior to that, in Philly Theatre Week in February 2020 (both featured Nuria Hunter).
“We all sleep. We all have lifelong relationships with our beds or where we rest. This is an immersive storytelling sleepover party--part storytelling show, part sleepover, part fun, part serious. Our show is an intimate, one of a kind experience with small audiences packed in a bedroom with a powerful lens into how we see our experiences and relationship to beds, sleep, and intimacy. After a short run in NYC in 2018, I’m psyched to bring this show to Philly and with the help of Nuria, help re-sculpt it and bring it back specifically for theatre week--and hopefully beyond!”
-Creator, Sean Pollock
As of Dec. 2021, we still plan to bring TBS back to live audiences as soon as we can - stay tuned :]
Recommended for ages 16+.
Conceived by Sean Pollock
featuring contributing material by Nuria Hunter (2020), Emma Howard (2019), and Jon Schuta (2018)
Originally Directed by
Hana Mastrogiacomo (2018)
Originally Produced by
Alyssa Berdie (2018)
Excerpt performed in Spooky Friday The 13th Comedy Show (2021)
Philly Theatre Week (2020)
Excerpt performed in SalON!: I Am A Beast With Eyes On All Four Sides at JACK in Brooklyn, NY (2019)
New York, NY (2018)