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Blogologues: The Internet Is Stranger Than Fiction

Matthew Cox and Jen Jamula.

Gianna Palmer is a guest blogger for Betabeat.

The digital and the theatrical got cozy with one another on Monday night at Blogologues: Come Here Often?, a comedy show about new media at Under St. Marks. The program brought to life assorted Internet relics related to dating, the theme for the evening. For the duration of the hour-long show, a cast of five kept the audience laughing at the sorts of cultural relics typically enjoyed while sitting alone at a laptop: Craigslist’s Missed Connections, personal blog entries, Texts from Last Night, etc.

Blogologues co-creators Allison Goldberg, 27, and Jen Jamula, 28, who met as undergrads in Yale’s theater department, told Beatabeat that Blogologues feeds into their interest in what the new media world means for theater and storytelling. The idea for the show came one day while the two were reading “It’s Decorative Gourd Season, Motherfuckers” on McSweeney’s. Read More