Sleep No More Episode of The ScareHouse Podcast
Here is the companion post to the episode of The ScareHouse Podcast in which I interviewed Careena Melia and a panel of Sleep No More “experts.” Click the link to listen, then click around this post for more info.
Please heed the WARNING I make during the introduction about spoilers and the value of first seeing the show knowing NOTHING about it!
The panel members (Kathryn, Allison, and Evan) were among the first people I noticed blogging about Sleep No More last year when I first became interested in the show. After connecting with and following them online for a few months, they all struck me as just the sort of witty, intelligent types you’d want to listen to in a podcast. And I was right! I’m happy to be able to share our discussion with you all.
Careena Melia (above) was incredibly gracious about granting the interview. It took a few volleys between the Punchdrunk media outreach arm and I, and some persistence on my end to schedule it, but I think that’s a good thing. Glad they were doing something to make sure I was serious and not just some hapless dude with a microphone. As far as I know, nobody has done an audio interview at any length with a performer in the show, so I’m very proud to be able to bring this to you.
I recorded all of this in the first week of July 2012, when I visited the show three nights in a row. My conversation with Careena happened a couple hours before the July 3rd performance. The interview with the panel was recorded two days later, which was nice because we could all listen and respond to Careena’s interview.
Your handy guide to the podcast:
Unless it directly relates to sound, I have been posting my Sleep No More experiences on my Tumblr blog of the same name.
Most Sleep No More blogs (and there are many) have gravitated to Tumblr, so a search for “Sleep No More” there will turn up many other sources, voices, and stories all singing the show’s praises.
If you’re looking for a more official introduction, here is the New York Times review that drew a lot of us in.
Studio 360 spoke to the show’s director Felix Barrett early in the show’s run. Worth a listen.
If you see the show, drop me a line somewhere (see below) and let me know what you think!