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Michael Feldman's NYC Run of
No, But I’m Definitely In A Better Place
Than I’ve Been In A Long Time

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Michael J. Feldman’s Acclaimed Solo Show Coming to NYC For a Two-Weekend Run at Brick Theater


No, But I’m Definitely In A Better Place Than I’ve Been In A Long Time

May 23-26 & May 30-June 1 - All Shows at 9pm

Ticket Link Here

Logline: A raging narcissist attempts to put up a one-man show about his dog as the world is ending. Our lead, Michael plays the role of his anxious dog in a solo show he puts up during the literal apocalypse.

Following sold-out shows in LA, and at Brooklyn’s Union Hall last October, Michael J. Feldman brings his latest solo show, No, But I’m Definitely In A Better Place Than I’ve Been In A Long Time to the Brick May 23-26 and May 30-June 1! 


The show is a solo comedic play about the utter absurdity and blatant selfishness of trying to do anything creative in a world that is falling apart. As Feldman recounts, he started working on the show during the pandemic when he was in desperate need of some sort of creative outlet and was writing a lot about his experience with anxiety. In an effort to find a cuddly pandemic dog, Michael and his husband Michael ended up with a 75 lb German Shepherd with generalized anxiety disorder. Feldman knew immediately that he wanted the show to be from her perspective.


As Covid and the final months of the Trump Presidency raged on, Michael felt “for lack of a better word: dumb” to be writing and rehearsing as a dog.  “People are dying, everyone’s scared and anxious and depressed… and here I am barking on the floor and eating dog treats. It all just felt so incredibly ridiculous and stupid.” This overwhelming feeling was his cue that the show needed to pivot to capture THAT sentiment: the unknowable need to create and perform paired with anxiety about the reasons and motives to create when everything in the world seems to be going so dark.


The show follows this arc in a self-reflective yet satirical tone: in the first section, you meet Michael, an anxiety-ridden writer/performer who is having an existential crisis – how to express himself and create meaning when the world is literally coming to an end (thanks to an atmospheric phenomenon which has effectively blocked out the sun). He decides the best use of his time is to put up a one-man show about his dog, an anxiety-ridden German Shepherd, who he physically embodies in the second half of the play. The audience then gets to watch the solo show within the solo show, as Michael desperately tries to plow ahead with the performance as all hell is breaking loose outside and inside the theater. It’s about following your dreams, truly at ALL costs. 


Tickets Here:

ABOUT MICHAEL J. FELDMAN (Writer, Performer):

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Michael Feldman attended NYU and now lives in Los Angeles with his husband (also named Michael) and their neurotic German Shepherd. His previous one-man show MUSCLEBOUND, a comedic educational show dealing with the subject of male body image issues, played to over 100 colleges and universities throughout the U.S. He also wrote and starred in FAIRY TALE THEATRE: 18 & OVER, a collection of original fairy tales with morals and lessons for grown-ups, told with a mix of live actors in animal costumes and puppets. The show played to sold out crowds in LA for 10 years, and was subsequently sold to FX as a TV show with Billy Crystal attached to produce. He’s been a TV comedy writer for over ten years. Along with his writing partner, Debbie Jhoon, he’s currently writing on ABC's Not Dead Yet starring Gina Rodriguez. Previous TV writing credits include A.P. Bio (Peacock), The Inbetweeners (MTV), The Neighbors (ABC), Deadbeat (HULU), and Kevin From Work (Freeform). On the feature side, he co-wrote MAFIA MAMMA starring Toni Collette and Monica Bellucci, directed by Catherine Hardwicke, released by Bleeker Street April 2023. He currently has an animated feature in development, slated to come out in 2026. 



Selected Performer Credits 


THEATER: Lottie Plachett Took a Hachett (LGBT Center/Ed Fringe Assembly), The 39 Steps (Drury Lane Theatre), Found (IAMA Theatre Company), I HATE NEW YORK (IAMA Theatre Company/Ed Fringe - Assembly), Die, Mommie, Die! (CTG/Celebration), The SantaLand Diaries (Virginia Stage Company), 30 Minute Musicals (16+ titles), Bright Colors and Bold Patterns (Off Broadway); 


TV: Grey's Anatomy, That 90's Show, Rutherford Falls, 90210, Community; FILM: Squirrel (NHFF Best Narrative Feature), Pretty Problems (SXSW - Audience Award), 12 Hour Shift, Wedding Dance, Adjust-a-Dream; WEB: Finding the Asshole Series (co-creator/producer/actor - Official Selection of Slamdance 2019), Edgar Allen Poe's Murder Mystery Party, Fig and Ford, Headless. IG: detrinis

Selected Director Credits - Happy Birthday Doug by Droege (Off-Broadway), Ravenswood Manor by Justin Sayre (Celebration Theatre), Pancakes From the Edge by Sam Pancake (LA/Palm Springs), No But I'm Definitely... by Michael Feldman (LA/NY), Total Trash Live by Pete Zias (LA), Psycho Beach Party by Charles Busch (LA)


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