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An Original Paper Machete Radio Play by Brett Neveu [PODCAST]

Dan Caffrey, Christopher Piatt, Mierka Girten and Lance Baker perform a Brett Neveu's Radio Play at thr 5/28/11 show. (photo: Evan Hanover)

In a new experiment, we asked playwright Brett Neveu (A Red Orchid Theatre) to write a radio play based on a current event of the week, and we then performed it in the show. Brett chose a New York Times article, “Learning to Let Go of Your Money,” about the outlandish scam of a so-called psychic in Greenwich Village. The play stars A Red Orchid ensemble members Lance Baker and Mierka Girten, with narration by Christopher Piatt and sound effects by Dan Caffrey.

Recorded at Ricochet’s on 5/28/11 by Ali Weiss.

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Christopher Piatt: They Should Call it ‘Wet Panties’ [SFW]

In honor of the 10-year anniversary of the Loop Theater District, Machete creator and host Christopher Piatt reflected on how and why live theater’s served up for the masses. He recalls a trip to see Fuerza Bruta and makes a Mongolian barbecue analogy you really can’t afford to miss.

Recorded at Ricochet’s on 10/9/10 by Kurt Heintz.

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Christopher Piatt: Mayor Daley’s Chicago Theater Legacy

Chicago’s Mayor Richard M. Daley has been called “Shakespearean” in perhaps every sense of the word. At the 9/11/10 show, The Paper Machete host and former Time Out Chicago theater editor Christopher Piatt discussed the outgoing Mayor’s impact on his city’s performing arts scene.

Recorded at The Grafton Pub by Joe Griffin.

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Piatt on the Westboro Baptist Church Part II: Mrs. Piatt and the Man with the Sign

At the 3/13/10 show, as the Supreme Court agreed to hear Snyder v. Phelps, Christopher Piatt reflected on Kansas politics and recounted a favorite family story — his sweet mother’s run in with a Westboro Baptist Church sign-weilding butthole.

Part II:

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Piatt on the Westboro Baptist Church Part I: Kansas

At the 3/13/10 show, as the Supreme Court agreed to hear Snyder v. Phelps, Christopher Piatt reflected on Kansas politics and recounted a favorite family story — his sweet mother’s run in with a Westboro Baptist Church sign-weilding butthole.

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Christopher Piatt on Martha Bayne and the Chicago Reader

At the inaugural show, 1/23/10, Christopher Piatt reacts to the news of NYTimes.com charging for content and recalls the lessons he learned about print journalism from Martha Bayne, his sometime editor at the Chicago Reader.

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Piatt Introduces the First Paper Machete

Here’s how it all began. On 1/23/2010, Christopher Piatt launched The Paper Machete in the back of Ricochet’s to a packed house. This is his show intro.

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Susan Messing Interview

Improv idol Susan Messing stopped by the show for a chat with Piatt. Topics included her hometown, acting, writing, drugs and a little bit of rock ‘n’ roll.

(Recorded on 3/13/10 by Kurt Heintz)

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