Co-written with Ike Holter
Premiered in Chicago in September 2013
Coproduced by The New Colony, The Inconvenience and the University of Chicago
B-Side Studio was Filmed before a Live Studio Audience at the University of Chicago
Watch the Entire Series of B-Side Studio HERE
An episodic play, webseries and sitcom all at once, “B-Side Studio” was filmed before a live studio audience in Chicago over four weeks in September 2013. The classic American sitcom is reimagined as Gary and Felix McNamara come to realize that their Chicago recording studio is never going to reach the heights of success that they always dreamed of. When Felix decides to use the studio to record “Song Poems” with the help of their assistant Janice and in-house musicians Butch and Marvin, there might be hope yet to save the studio. They just have to convince Lady, the overbearing trophy wife of their absentee landlord. Will this group of failures turn their fortunes around?
★★★★ (out of five) “B-Side Studio captures the rhythm of sitcom dialogue, the color of the costumes, and that particular mixture of sincerity and sarcasm…And it’s hilarious.” – Time Out Chicago
Photos by Ryan Bourque