“What They Said About Love”
“A hilarious take on how people fall in love.” East Bay Express
"'What They Said about Love' sparkles with manic and irrepressible charm." Theatrius
“…theater at its best. Funny, poignant, thoughtful, and revealing about the search for love.” Talkin’ Broadway
“Real love stories forged into a stage hit.” Mercury News
“… a charming and clever mashup of personal storytelling and verbatim theatre. A heartfelt, crowd-pleasing gem.” The Visitorium
“Truly a jaw-dropping audience experience.” Joint Forces Journal
“Smart stuff…delivered with an irrepressible charm. Budd is a confident performer, switching between characters…with ease.” Boyz Magazine (U.K.)
Standup meets storytelling
In his documentary theater pieces, edutainer Steve Budd captures the physical and vocal nuances of dozens of characters, using their own words taken from hours of interviews, and weaves in his own personal stories.
His poignant and funny shows will get people talking.
Steve is always happy to follow his performances with Q&A’s, Talkbacks, and Workshops.
What They Said About Love
Steve wonders why other people can and he can’t—tie the knot, that is. So he asked a bunch of couples what brought them together and keeps them from pulling apart. Meet a New Age couple who swears they met before they met, a pair of Metal Heads who thought it would be a hoot to get married on 6-6-06, a couple who met on Craigslist, and more. Audiences hear their stories—along with Steve’s relentless and hilarious search for “The One.”
Best of the 2016 San Francisco Fringe and a Theatre Bay Area Top 5 Solo Show of 2018. Budd’s show has delighted audiences in LA, New York, San Francisco, Boston, Ottawa, and London. Critics hail the show as “Funny, poignant, thoughtful, and revealing” (Talkin’ Broadway) and “A hilarious take on how people fall in love” (East Bay Express). Find out how others look for love and, sometimes, find it. 60 minutes.
What They Said About Sex
Wondering what other people know about sex that you don’t? Find out in What They Said About Sex. Meet a gay man, a tantric sex practitioner, a trans man, and a sex positive octogenarian. Take a wild ride through their stories and secrets—and Steve’s. Discover what other people do between the sheets. Check out the newest 60 minutes.
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"What They Said About Love"
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Praise from Professionals!
“Truly in the same vein as Anna Deavere Smith, Steve was both captivating and enlightening in his documentary style solo show. The characters were varied, dynamic and distinct. Thought provoking and endearing.”
Jessica Lynn Johnson, Solo Performer/Director:
"A funny, touching, very smart show. With sharply shifting accents, vocal rhythms, and body language, Steve Budd evokes a colorful kaleidoscope of couples and singles—discussing how they got together, stay together, or can’t pull it together.”
David J., Actor
“Steve’s specificity with each character he plays is amazing. Very sweet, touching and also quite funny! This is a great show to see with your significant other. A great celebration of love in all its forms!”
Megan B., Actor
“Steve Budd creates characters that are crystal clear and so distinct from each other, he is an absolute joy to watch. Warm, funny, and insightful…a rich and very entertaining look at what we experience when we fall in love!”
Laura Lundy, Producer/Actor/Director