The BRIC Stoop presents American Candy on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at 7pm.
AMERICAN CANDY celebrates the deliciousness and diversity of American pop culture by combining the sass and edge of In Living Color and the intelligence and heart of The Carol Burnett Show. The vision of Hollie Harper and Michael Pauley, and created with a team of 10 writer-directors and a rotating cast of 40 actors, the show combines smart humor with cheeky songs and dance routines, to hone in on the pulse of American idiosyncrasies and wring humor form the most unlikely situations.
AMERICAN CANDY was founded as the vision of Creative Director Hollie Harper and Michael Pauley, Artistic Director of the Hyperion Theatre Project. Both of these comedy lovers had considerable experience with improvisation and sketch comedy and thought it would be great to funnel their passion for comedy and theater into a brand new venture. Thus, AMERICAN CANDY was born.
Combining smart humor with cheeky songs and dance routines, the show's writers use themes like Welcome to the 80s, Asalaam A Christmas and Politics as Usual to hone in on the pulse of American idiosyncrasies to wring humor form the most unlikely situations.
Hollie Harper exec produces the show with a troupe comprised of forty actors and ten writer-directors. With many sold-out shows, AMERICAN CANDY enjoys a dedicated and diverse fan base. The troupe has been invited to perform for The Soul Glo Project at Upright Citizens Brigade, the IFNY Monologue Slam at Long Island University's Kumble Theater and works with Nia Productions to bring comedy to underserved communities.
This spring the Stoop Series includes a special mini-series of How To evenings speaking directly to BRIC’s artist community. These panel discussions bring artists and cultural workers together to share stories about exciting successes and instructive failures in the process of finding resources, collaborating and engaging community around their work.