Steve: A Docu-Musical OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

Photo: Hunter Canning
  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    August 6, 2015
    Closing:
    August 22, 2015

    Theater: Fourth Street Theatre / 83 E 4th St, New York, New York, 10003

    Synopsis: 

    Steve: A Docu-Musical is a “fascinating, funny, and strangely moving” play that chronicles the true story of Colin Summer’s 8-year online correspondence and artistic collaboration with Steve, a “Gen X” Australian. Together, Steve and Colin have written hundreds of songs. In Colin’s account of their unconventional relationship, Steve’s original songs and emails paint a vivid picture of a fascinating character. A refreshing exploration of the artist within all of us, Steve: A Docu-Musical reveals the potential for human connection sparked by a simple Google search.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Steve: A Docu-Musical

    In ‘Steve: A Docu-Musical,’ Colin Summers Honors an Online Mystery Lyricist

    Laura Collins-Hughes

    August 12, 2015: “Everything I’m about to tell you is true,” Colin Summers says, and he dings a little yellow bell as his tale begins. But truth is an elusive thing when we know someone only online; we fill the giant gaps with guesswork, trying to discern what’s real. “Steve: A Docu-Musical,” presented by the New York Neo-Futurists at the Fourth Street Theater, is Mr. Summers’s cheerful and affecting solo show about an Australian man he’s never met. Which means that Steve might not be Australian. He might not be a man. He might not exist. His digital persona does, however, and it’s maddeningly chatty — 8,000-emails-in-seven-years chatty. He first got in touch back in 2008, asking Mr. Summers and Andrew Eckel to set some of his lyrics to music. The two young musicians had a songwriting business, and the middle-aged Steve quickly became their primary customer, commissioning hundreds of tunes over the years.

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