The 2nd Annual Genrethon | ONLINE | July 10 - July 12, 2020

Join us for Genrethon 2020, an online celebration of nerdom in comedy! A digital reimagining of last year's inaugural geek-comedy festival Festival at Otherworld Theatre, we now go digital to bring some nerdy fun to the masses!

 

Want to geek it up with us? Send your nerd comedy submission to katie@otherworldtheatre.org with either a sample of work and a pitch, or the actual video submission you would like to see in the festival! Slots are limited and must be turned in by July 5th 2020.

 

Be there and be square!

Streaming on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch!

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5 PM • LIVE FROM THE LAUGHING BRICK BY  MIKE HOVER

Comedy and legos combined. 

5:15 PM • THE COURTESEAN & THE CABIN BOY

Musical comedy folk duo exploring fun through music! Any era? Any style? Can do! Renaissance! Steampunk! Modern! Post-Apocalyptic! Utopian Futuristic!

5:30 PM • CONSPIRACHELLA

6 PM • QNA w/IMPROVISED STAR TREK'S NICK WAGNER & MARY CAIT WAITHALL LIVE!

8 PM • IMPROVISED STAR TREK • Lost Episode!

These are the voyages of the USS Sisyphus. Improvised Star Trek explores strange new worlds of comedy within the universe of Star Trek, both as a podcast and on the stage. Winner of the Parsec and Audioverse Awards.

9 PM • GEEKSPEARE'S "THE TRAGEDY OF JOHNNY AND LISA"

The Tragedy of Johnny and Lisa" brings Tommy Weiseau's unintentional masterpiece of awfulness, "The Room," to its full poetically tragic potential, presenting the story in the style of an Elizabethan Verse-Play, accentuating the Shakespearean themes of the film while poking fun at its ineptitude.

PATREON EXCLUSIVE • DORK COURT • THE SIMS VS. ANIMAL CROSSING

11:45 AM • BATSU!

Warriors compete in comedic challenge to avoid hilarious punishments! Eat. Drink. BATSU!

1:10 PM • THE PICARD MANEUVER • INTROVERT'S PARADISE

 

1:15 PM • PROBLEMAGIC
Watch and be amazed, or just watch. What's important is you watch.

1:30 PM • THE UNWRITTEN WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Improvised comedy of Elizabethan proportions. Bringing you the plays that Shakespeare left unwritten.

2 PM • IMPROVISED D&D THE PODCAST

Watch as our heroes endure triumph and tragedy, romance and revenge, all while reckoning with the whims of the almighty D20!

3:30 PM • GEEKTASTIC CAGE MATCH

The Geektastic Cage Match pits geek touchstones against each other in front of a live audience. Picard v The Mandalorian, The Boys v The Avengers, Bruce Campbell v Nathan Fillion, Lord of the Rings v Game of Thrones, and more!

5 PM • THEATRE OF TED

The basic premise? DARE TO SUCK! This open mic is open to all! Space is limited, so apply now! Pieces are 3-5 minutes. All videos must be an mp4 format, email james@otherworldtheatre.org on Friday 7/10 by 5 PM to be included!

6 PM • THE DANDIES PRESENT • HOLODECK FOLLIES LIVE!

Toronto-based comedy troupe. Creators of Holodeck Follies, the spontaneous Star Trek show. We've opened for Shatner.

7:30 PM • THE QUEENS OF ADVENTURE

Dungeons & Dragons & Drag Queens come together in a comedic storytelling podcast beyond your wildest fantasies.

9 PM • CARE FOR A CORPSE • A PROPER BRITISH MURDER MYSTERY

In the year of 1950, a large mansion sits in rural England, surrounded by the beautiful countryside and undeniable privilege. The wealthy spend their days in dull routine, as their servants help keep their lives as monotonous as possible. But today is different, because today...someone has been MURDERED! How completely dreadful...oh look, time for tea!

PATREON EXCLUSIVE • LOCKE & KEY & KIDS

1 PM • TIME TRAVELER'S SOIREE

 

1:30 PM • NON-EQUITY RICK

2 PM • MAGIC WITH JONATHAN KOLLER
Improvised comedy of Elizabethan proportions. Bringing you the plays that Shakespeare left unwritten.

3 PM • NERDOUTCAST PODCAST • FUTURAMA

Every week or so a group of Nerds assemble to discuss topics that range from video games and comic books to movies and tv!

4:30 PM • IMPROVISED JANE AUSTEN

With independent heroines, misunderstood suitors, meddling mothers, and charming cads, Improvised Jane Austen creates a Regency love story on the spot throughout Chicago, IL. The company takes an audience suggestion and crafts a story the most prominent female author of the 19th century may have written and carry it through misadventures and misunderstandings to its proper British conclusion.

5 PM • IMPROVISED RIVERDALE

Sex, lies, hot tubs & improv! Everything you got from the television show, and MORE!

6 PM • THE SHOW THAT MUST NOT BE NAMED

This show is a wizarding themed improv comedy troop from Los Angeles. Formed in 2014, by the legendary Gian Molina, TSTSNBN has thrown and performed at huge sold out events at The Last Bookstore, The Perky Nerd, Barnes & Noble at The Grove, Whismic Alley, and Bad Owl Coffee (Las Vegas). In addition they have performed at many Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Comic Book conventions including Stan Lee’s Comikaze, Leviosa Con, Strategicon, and more. They have also been seen at top comedy venues such as iO West, UCB, The Nerdist, and have even performed live on Geek & Sundry.

7 PM • IMPROVISED DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS LIVE!

Out On A Whim brings classic table top RPGs to life in this long running epic 2-act improvised show! Each week, the audience selects a core cast of adventurers to embark on an epic quest guided by a guest Dungeon Master! Watch as our heroes endure triumph and tragedy, romance and revenge, all while reckoning with the whims of the almighty D20!

9 PM • VENETIAN BLINDS

Prepare yourself to be thrown into an evening of sleazy crime, dangerous dames, and dirt deeds. Two sets of booze and cigarettes. This show takes you into the gritty cinematic world filled with hard-boiled private eyes, dangerous women, and a seedy underworld of criminals and crooked cops.

PATREON EXCLUSIVE • STUPID SHAKESPEARE'S - TWO GENTLEMEN OF BIKINI BOTTOM

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