I’m all about the growth mindset: the idea that you can always improve yourself and your work, and to me, nothing embodies that more than Jim Robbie and the Wanderers, a constantly-evolving production that puts fun, ingenuity, and optimism where you’d never expect it: the apocalypse.
The world is different, scorched, sunk, and changed, but that doesn’t really seem to bother our heroes, a wacky traveling band composed of two humans and a tin-can robot. Their off-kilter adventures take them through an America full of fairy queens, giant bees, and explosion-sports, and through it all, the show’s commitment to surfacing minority perspectives, queer identities, and a cheerful attitude shine through.
Stick around after I play the revised first episode of Jim Robbie and the Wanderers, and you’ll get to hear an interview with Iri and Laura, two members of the creative team behind the show. Then, I’ve got a Special Holidaytime Message for y’all.
See you in the New Year! Happy holidays!