Current Projects


We've got lots of good things up our sleeves for 2018.



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A party-theatre, interactive experience featuring original comedic plays on the topic of BEDLAM. Shiyr Shorts has made a name for itself presenting truly unique-to-New York experiences by performing in exclusive, unconventional New York spaces. This year's Bedlam invites you into an exclusive rooftop bar in the heart of Times Square, the citizenM Cloud Bar.


Company Members: Tamra Paselk*, Kelsey Claire, Douglas Rizzo Johnson

Guest Artists: Raquel Valiente, Conor McGee, Jose Duran

Playwrights: Jennifer Downes, John Griswold, Jamie Buxton, Tamra Paselk, Emily McKay & Nicholas Smithson

Direction By: Quincy Beard

SUNDAYS Oct 14, 21, 28 - Doors Open 4pm, Show at 5pm
TUESDAYS Oct 16, 23, 30 - Doors Open 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm

Shiyr approaches the world through a comedic lens but chooses not to avoid its realities. Thus the theme leans in to the Bedlam in and around all of us. Whether it tell a story of robbers who really should quit their day jobs, a tinder date gone right between King Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, or a meeting amongst some gender swapping founding fathers, Bedlam promises to deliver laughter and the cathartic release that typically ensues.

Come for a laugh. Stay for a themed drink and leave feeling lighter than you came.


*These actors are appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association
Equity Approved Showcase

Shiyr in partnership with company member, Tamra Paselk, is producing an original comedic web series. Episode 1 has just completed post and is making the Festival rounds now! Follow The BLEEP Year Old on FACEBOOK or learn more at


Company member Kelsey Claire will be producing a web series:

Getting to Jeff and Lisa's Party

Remember how you used to get to places before smart phones? Right. We don't either.

Mixin' It Up.

ARtist Mixers

That's right. We're doing what we do best. Laughter + Conversation + Nachos + Support = Joy Bloating (We promise it's a good thing.) Next one is September 9, 6pm @ Jack Demsey's. Join us!



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scholarship partay

We love where we grew from (hint: The William Esper Studio), so let's make it possible for more people to join our garden! Coming Spring 2018.