Not This American Life

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Not This American Life

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Theater The Institution Theater
Directed by
Cast
Initial Run May/Jun 2012
Subsequent Run(s)
  • Nov/Dec 2012
  • Nov 2013

Not This American Life (original title: This American Live) was a variety show that explores a topic via scripted and improvised material. It was inspired by the NPR program This American Life.

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[edit] Summary

[edit] History

[edit] Name Change

The show was originally called This American Live, but in 2013, it received a cease-and-desist letter from NPR, which apologized for the 'hassle' but pointed out that at least one theatergoer had contacted NPR asking for ticket information. Host Michael Ferstenfeld wrote back with a set of suggested alternate titles. This American Life host Ira Glass favored "Not This American Life", and the name change followed.

[edit] Casts

[edit] Topics

[edit] First Run

  • 5/18/12 - Episode 1 - "A Map of the World" (produced by Gene Zhou)
  • 5/19/12 - Episode 2 - "Co-existence" (produced by Ruby Willmann & Lisa Jackson)
  • 5/25/12 - Episode 3 - "Physics as a Metaphor" (produced by Luis Salinas)
  • 5/26/12 - Episode 4 - "Cinematic Reality" (produced by Heidi Rogers)
  • 6/1/12 - Episode 5 - "What a Coincidence" (produced by Teresa York)
  • 6/2/12 - Episode 6 - "Haunted." (produced by Kevin Miller)
  • 6/8/12 - Episode 7 - "Food Glorious Food" (produced by Andy Buck)
  • 6/9/12 - Episode 8 - "Beginnings and Endings" (produced by Emma Holder & Asaf Ronen)

[edit] Second Run

  • 11/2/12 - Episode 9 - "Body Image & Body Commerce"
  • 11/9/12 - Episode 10 - "TechnEcology"
  • 11/16/12 - Episode 11 - "Secret Identity"
  • 11/23/12 - Episode 12 - "Sense(Less)"
  • 11/30/12 - Episode 13 - "The Line in the Sand"
  • 12/7/12 - Episode 14 - "Life of Privilege"
  • 12/14/12 - Episode 15 - "My Strange Habit"
  • 12/21/12 - Episode 16 - "Insufficient Data"
  • 12/28/12 - Episode 17 - "24 Hours"

[edit] Third Run

[edit] Media

[edit] Videos

  • Video of the 5/18/12 premiere ("A Map of the World").
  • Video of the 5/19/12 show ("Co-Existence").
  • Video of the 5/25/12 show ("Physics as a Metaphor").
  • Video of the 5/26/12 show ("Cinematic Reality").
  • Video of the 6/1/12 show ("What a Coincidence").

[edit] Photos

[edit] Other

  • Audio from the "House of the Future" sketch from the 11/9/12 show ("TechnEcology")

[edit] More Information

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