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Listen to conversations with New York's most exciting indie theater artists. It all comes from The Tank - a home for New York’s emerging artists and experimental work across many disciplines.


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Listen to conversations with New York's most exciting indie theater artists. It all comes from The Tank - a home for New York’s emerging artists and experimental work across many disciplines.




Tanked! 46 - Gi60: The International One Minute Theatre Festival

Guests Steve Ansell and Rose Burnett Bonczek have a conversation with MF about the history of Gi60: The International One Minute Theatre Festival before a touching tribute to Gi60 almuni Christopher Thomasson and Mike Flanagan; as well as a special announcement. This episode also includes recordings of Gi60 plays "Hide and Seek" by Jonathan Hadley, with Helen Huff and Vincent Ingrisano; "Top Story" by Tom Misuraca, with Yuliya Orkis and Mickey Ryan; and "Ebb and Flow" by Ted Wenskus with Jay Nickerson and Sabra Shelly.


45- Welcome to Clowntown

Catch the final performances of Welcome to Clowntown this weekend!


44 Rough Trade

Kev Berry and Alex Tobey join MF and JL to talk about the newsest Tank Core Production - Rough Trade. Final Performances this weekend!


43 Song Of Joy

Carol Mazhuvancheril and Nick J. Browne join Johnny G. Lloyd to talk about the new Tank Core Production - Song Of Joy! Catch the final performances this weekend!


42 Vatican Falls

This month MF and JL speak with Frank J. Avellla and Ace Young, the playwright/director and the star behind Vatican Falls. Based on factual accounts, spanning decades and set against the backdrop of the continuously-swelling Catholic sex abuse scandal, VATICAN FALLS is a sweeping multi-genre work that follows survivor journeys examining the feelings of shame and confusion that ultimately turn to anger and revenge. This fast-paced, non-linear suspense-thriller jets from Boston to Rome to New York to Los Angeles as our radicalized protagonist falls in love with a Vatican operative and, along with his Fellowship, plots vengeance on the institutional power players that allowed the rape and torture of countless children and young adults.


41 Simon and His Shoes

JL returns to Tanked! to join MF in a conversation with Stephanie Singer and Laurel Haines, the duo behind the new "shoesical" Simon and His Shoes. They're also joined by Mery Cheung, a member of The Ladies of Mischief- the team behind designing the original puppets - who also appear in the show as puppeteers! Simon and His Shoes is running every Saturday and Sunday at The Tank in October. Can't get these tunes out of your head? The Simon Original Cast Recording is out on Spotify now!


40 Body Through Which the Dream Flows

MF talks with Soomi Kim - the co-director and choreogrpaher of Body Through Which the Dream Flows, the first show of the Tank's 2022/2023 season. Body Through Which the Dream Flows is running now through 10/16.


39 - Don't Do This to Us

Tanked is back! MF is joined by playwright Stephanie Swirsky and director Tasha Gordon-Solmon to discuss the new Tank Co-Production, "Don't Do This To Us". Catch "Don't Do This to Us" at the Tank now through Aug 28.


38 Homecoming Gala

MF talks to two 2022 gala honorees: Tank co-founder and board member Mike Rosenthal and A Simple Herstory's Jocelyn Kuritsky


37 War Stories

Playwright Marthe Rachel Gold and director Christina Roussos join Johnny to discuss WAR STORIES, the final show of the Homecoming season.


35 Homecoming: Dance

Johnny and MF speak with directors and choreographers Marc Nuñez and Candace Brown about Homecoming: Dance, part of The Tank's 2022 Homecoming season!



Johnny and MF speak with co-writer Aris Asproulis and co-writer/director Ioli Andreadi about the international presentation FILIKI ETERIA: THE BROTHERHOOD BEHIND THE REVOLUTION, part of The Tank's 2022 Homecoming season!



Johnny and MF speak with co-creators Christina Tang, Anna Jastrzembski, and Carsen Joenk about their exciting interactive digital experience FEAST., part of The Tank's 2022 Homecoming season!


32 Glass Town

Johnny and MF speak with Miriam Pultro, composer and performer from the Homecoming season opener GLASS TOWN.


31 Prometheus Bound

Johnny, Dani and MF interview the creative team behind The Tank's world premiere film of Prometheus Bound -adapted from Aeschylus by Howard Rubenstein and coproduced with Iris Media Works.


30 A Simple Herstory

Hear from many members from the team of The Tank's new podcast A Simple Herstory, a show that goes into the stories of all the women who have run for president of the United States. Hear details about these fascinating figures they are examining and the brilliant way they have brought all these ideas together


29 Kev Berry and Alex Tobey: Harsh Cacophonies

Kev Berry is often referred to as the ghost that roams the halls of the Tank. Well, he's back in the theater with his new one-person show Harsh Cacophonies, and he took some time to talk with us about how the show came to be, what its been like adapting for the live-stream audience, and his dreams of floating soda streams. For more information, visit: thetanknyc.org/harshcacophonies


28 Puppet Playlist

Can you believe it's been 11 years already? 11 years of Puppet Playlist, that is. The beloved Puppet and Music show is back, and virtual for the first time in its history. We talk with long time collaborators and tank puppet curators, Josh Luxenberg and Jon Levin, about the show's history, changes, and triumphs.


27 The Ladies of Mischief: Puppet Spread

Julia Darden, Christina Rodriguez, and Mery Cheung join us to talk about their new Puppet talk show / variety show / extravaganza. We hear what fun puppetry they have in store as well as how puppetry is adapting and changing in this time.


26 Andrea Coleman: Tank 2020 Gala

Andrea Coleman is the host of the Wack or Woke at The Tank, where she an a group of comedians dig into different laws. Why? because in addition to being a comedian with The Armory Andrea is a lawyer! Hear her path to comedy and the law as well as some exciting news about The Tank's upcoming virtual gala