Fireside Mystery Theatre: Fund and FAN THE FLAMES!
Fireside Mystery Theatre is one of New York City’s most unique events and experiences. What is it? Well, it’s a popular monthly live show and podcast performed in the style of programs from the golden age of radio–but with a modern twist. Each month we present original material that is performed by a troupe of ace actors, musicians and technicians to create a one of a kind evening of deliciously dark entertainment. The show is recorded live before an audience. That recording is then podcasted for the world to hear!
Think “A Prairie Home Companion” meets “The Twilight Zone” and you’ll get the idea…
Since our founding in 2011 the show has gone from just two people staging shows before a fireplace in the back of the LIC Bar in Queens to performing in front of larger and larger audiences mainly at our current venue, the gorgeous Slipper Room in Manhattan. Our podcast, since debuting last year has already gained thousands of listeners and subscribers. We’ve received some wonderful reviews and press from The Daily News, Untapped Cities and The Clyde Fitch Report–all without the services of a PR agent!
As rosy as all of this sounds we feel our show has reached a tipping point of sorts, and since Fireside is still a labor of love, it’s getting harder and harder to meet the demands of consistently producing a show of this quality using the limited means and resources we have at our disposal. That’s why RocketHub and Ovation’s Creative Studio couldn’t have crossed our path at a better time. When we were selected we were over the moon and are relishing this opportunity to grow and take this show to some new places.
This is our first adventure into the world of crowdfunding and an amount of $4000 would go a very long way toward making this show even better and smoother to produce: through publicity to help expand our reach beyond New York City, technical improvements that would benefit the live show as well as our podcast, and best of all—taking the show on the road for hopefully a few dates. In exchange for your support we have some really fun and spicy rewards that FMT fans will be thrilled about!
We’re hoping you can help be a part of this exciting new chapter in the life of Fireside Mystery Theatre. Support us and “fan the flames” today—and always be sure to mind the shadows!
FIRESIDE MYSTERY THEATRE IS:
Ali Silva: co-creator, host, lead actor and co-producer/director
Gustavo Rodriguez: co-creator, head writer, co-producer/director
Daniel Graves: co-producer and podcast czar
Rebecca Graves: co-producer and writer
James Rieser, Courtenay Cholovich, Allison Guinn, Michael Pate, Annabelle Rollison, Eirik Davey-Gislason, Lauren Elder, Bill Heidrich, Pete MacNamara, Brian Wallace, Alain LaForest, Kacie LaForest, Stephanie McElroy, Cate Bottiglione, Rebecca Kopec
Vocalist: Martina Da Silva
Sound Production Designer: Greg Russ
Sound Engineer: Andrew Hammond
Musical Director: Steve Blanco
Production Coordinator: Dalia Mazal
Our logo was created by Gabriella Miyares
Our theme music was composed by Jason Graves
For all things Fireside including news, updates and links to our podcast simply go to http://www.firesidemysterytheatre.com/