OTL: Episode #292- Dmitry Samarov’s Hack: The Sequel, Hardcore Star Trek music video, My Asian Mom

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “mom is my #1 fan” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen talks to a local cabbie about his new literary project, gets the lowdown on a locally produced hardcore Star Trek music video, and learns about the new stage play, My Asian Mom.   Dmitry Samarov– Chicago cabbie, artist, and author of Hack: Stories from a Chicago Cab This local cabbie wrote about some of his great experiences while on duty.  He’s ready for a sequel and he tells us all about it this week. Dmitry Samarov in his cab.   T.J. and Collin of TNG – Have you ever seen a Star Trek hardcore music video?  You’re about to when you click below.  We find out why these local visionaries decided to embark on this trek of awesomeness.   Click above to “make it so.” Miss Mia Park– Creator and producer of My Asian Mom Since this is the Mother’s Day season, we get the lowdown on a stage play that’s all about the mom-child relationship.  You can catch the show every Friday and Saturday in May at Stage 773.   OTL #292 local music provided by The Future Laureates…  

OTL: Episode #251- The Paper Machete Show, TIF Talk, a NY Director on Chicago’s Theatre Scene

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “paper machete” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen chats with the host of a weekly salon in a saloon, does some TIF Talk, and discusses Chicago theatre with a New Yorker.   Christopher Piatt— Host and Curator of The Paper Machete Show We learn about this free weekly live magazine and podcast the covers pop culture, current events, and American manners at The Horseshoe on Lincoln every Saturday at 3 p.m.   TIF Talk– A new OTL segment TIF Districts are pretty controversial in Chicago.  This occasional segment looks at TIFs from different angles.  This week, we hear a listener’s reaction to a TIF discussion on a past show with Ald. James Cappleman (46th). What we imagine exists inside a TIF fund. Wes Grantom— Director of The Steadfast We hear about the development of this new play and get Wes’ reflections on the Chicago theatre scene as a director in New York.  His show is based off of a painting (pictured below) by artist Steve Alpert.   OTL #251 local music provided by Black Bear Combo…

OTL: Episode #250- The Homosexuals, Ultra-Violet Petting Zoo Preview, A Sustainable Reality Documentary

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “ultra-violet” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen talks to the author of the new play The Homosexuals, previews a Chicago Mixtape music event this weekend, and learns about a new documentary about local efforts to create a more sustainable society.   Philip Dawkins— Chicago playwright and author of The Homosexuals This new play is a celebration of friendship, getting great reviews, and is playing at the Victory Gardens Theater.  We hear more about this show from Phil.   Casey Meehan– Founder of the Chicago Mixtape The Chicago Mixtape will be providing the awesome bands for this Sunday’s Ultra-Violet Petting Zoo in Paul Revere Park.  We get a preview of the event as well as an update on the Mixtape. Casey Meehan and musician Tom Schraeder at a petting zoo. Mike Silberman— Director of A Sustainable Reality: Redefining Roots Mike and his team have set out to create a documentary about the great work being done to make this planet more sustainable for the future.  We find out more about this ambitious project this week.   OTL #250 local music provided by Jesse Johnson…

OTL: Episode #241- SlutWalk Chicago, Neo-Futurists Need Local Art, Creator Camp Chicago

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “creative” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen talks to the organizers of a march against intolerance called SlutWalk Chicago, learns about the Neo-Futurists call for local art, and discusses creativity with the co-organizer of Creator Camp Chicago.   Jessica Skolnik and Jamie Keiles– Co-Organizers of SlutWalk Chicago We hear from the organizers of this local event that is a march against intolerance and takes place in Daley Plaza on June 4th. Megan Mercier– Neo-Futurist Ensemble Member The Neo-Futurists are putting out the call for local art to be displayed at their theater.  We learn more this week.   Mare Swallow— Co-organizer of Creator Camp Chicago We get the scoop on this upcoming half-day event that’s open to the public and brings together creative people so they can share their advice and knowledge in an intimate setting. OTL #241 local music provided by The Father Costume…