Saturday, October 01, 2005

Official Roanoke NS Order for 9.30.05

ANNOUNCEMENTS
-BONS OCT. 7TH AND 8TH!! TICKETS ARE $8!! OFFICIAL NO SHAME "BRING A BUDDY" NIGHT!!

ORDER
1) Kristi Emmons, WALKING OUT, song with guitar, performed by the author (NEWBIE Kristi sings and plays indie-rock style about not falling into complacency)

2) Tilly, THE SOUP KITCHEN, scene performed by the author with John Bryant and Mike Allen (Nobody knows who former FEMA director Michael Brown is)

3) Mike Allen, THE EYEWISH STATION, poem, performed by the author (Mike wants to sell us a different point of view)

4) Dwayne Yancey, SHINER, performed by Chad Snyder, Todd Ristau and John Bryant (Chad is faced with a moral dilemma)

5) Kurt Kandy, CHAPSTICK, poem, performed by the author (Kurt finally finishes a tube of chapstick)

6) Elliot Martin, QUEEN ANNE’S REVENGE, instrumental piece with guitar, performed by the author (Elliot plays tribute to Edward "Blackbeard" Teach)

7) Adrien Monti, THE DAY I DIDN’T FALL IN LOVE, memoir, performed by the author (Adrien doesn't fall in love with a bounty hunter or a mechanic)

8) Blue, MY LIFE: THE PIZZA HUT CHRONICLES/BUFFET NIGHT, scene, performed by John Bryant and Chad Snyder (Chad wants to know on which night the "Tuesday Night Buffet" happens. John loses it.)

9) Brill, L-SPACE 004, scene performed by the author, Vickie Holt, Kurt Kandy and Mike Allen (Vickie beats the crap out of some pirates, then lands "kersplash" in the ocean.)

10)Catchword, HAUNTINGLY REAL, song with guitar, performed by the author (NEWBIE Catchword sings of "hauntingly real" dreams of someone unattainable)

11)Tamathy Christensen, A PRAYER BEFORE DRIVING, memoir, performed by the author (Tamathy recalls the evolution of her family's prayers in the car over the years)


12)Connie Sellers, IF YOU ARE ME, poem, performed by the author (Connie recounts "The Greatest Generation" and urges us all to vote)

13)Chad Snyder, A TRUCK DRIVER’S FAIRY TALE, story, told by the author ("You ain't gonna believe this shit." Chad gets out of a ticket with "word vomit.")

STAFF
DIRECTOR/HOST: TODD RISTAU
BOARD OP: BLUE
HOUSE MANAGER/CONCESSIONS: JOHN BRYANT
BOX OFFICE: MMT VOLUNTEER ?
PRODUCER: DARYN WARNER

SPECIAL THANKS TO UNDERGROUND ROANOKE WITH MILL MOUNTAIN THEATRE, ROANOKE.COM AND THE ROANOKE TIMES!!

10 Comments:

Blogger Amy said...

1) Kristi Emmons, WALKING OUT, song with guitar, performed by the author (NEWBIE Kristi sings and plays indie-rock style about not falling into complacency)

Welcome to No Shame, Kristi! Beautiful song! Had a little trouble hearing you during parts of it, but a microphone or a bit more vocal projection (which I'm certain you have in you) will clear that right up!

2) Tilly, THE SOUP KITCHEN, scene performed by the author with John Bryant and Mike Allen (Nobody knows who former FEMA director Michael Brown is)

I really like political humor that is short and to the point! Traditionally, No Shame pieces are without introductions, however. So, next week, try your piece sans announcement of title. I think it will give you more time to hit that punchline!

3) Mike Allen, THE EYEWISH STATION, poem, performed by the author (Mike wants to sell us a different point of view)

The spoken parts of the piece were absolutely fantastic! Love the light effects with the glass balls! I would have liked to have seen the head light on a little earlier in the piece, however, instead of you giving the opening in complete darkness.

4) Dwayne Yancey, SHINER, performed by Chad Snyder, Todd Ristau and John Bryant (Chad is faced with a moral dilemma)

I don't know a thing about baseball, so I was a little lost in all the jargon throughout the dialogue. I decided it was a morality piece simply because I got the idea that a "shiner" was something that dirty baseball players threw. The structure of the mini-play was great, though. It took me right into a ballpark! Todd, does it hurt to stick your stomach out so far? I agree that the Yankees hat looked really cool. I believed you were a genuine coach. John, why haven't you gone on to become a professional sports announcer? Chad, good look of indecision!

5) Kurt Kandy, CHAPSTICK, poem, performed by the author (Kurt finally finishes a tube of chapstick)

Quite the funny bit! Build up was a little longer than I feel it needed to be, but the audience was definitely feeling the punchline. One question, what was the reason behind the occasional transition into and almost Shakespearean style soliloquy? Kurt, are you secretly British? Good show, ol' boy!

6) Elliot Martin, QUEEN ANNE’S REVENGE, instrumental piece with guitar, performed by the author (Elliot plays tribute to Edward "Blackbeard" Teach)

It's always good to hear some fun metal guitar, especially when we get to see your growth as a guitarist! Will you please let us hear these lyrics you've been talking about that you're so proud of, though?? Good job, Elliot!

7) Adrien Monti, THE DAY I DIDN’T FALL IN LOVE, memoir, performed by the author (Adrien doesn't fall in love with a bounty hunter or a mechanic)

Excellent story, Adrien! I don't think there was a person in the audience who didn't identify with the loveless crushes from your misadventure. Have you entertained the idea of possibly memorizing one of these pieces? I love at the end of the pieces of yours I've seen, when you look directly at the audience and deliver the last line with such added strength. I think an entire piece delivered with that particular "and that's the way it is," type stance would be all the more enjoyable! UNSTOPPABLE!!

8) Blue, MY LIFE: THE PIZZA HUT CHRONICLES/BUFFET NIGHT, scene, performed by John Bryant and Chad Snyder (Chad wants to know when the "Tuesday Night Buffet" happens. John loses it.)

Short, to the point and freaking hilarious!! Good job acting annoyed, John...and good job acting stupid, Chad (are we sure that was acting? hehe j/k).

9) Brill, L-SPACE 004, scene performed by the author, Vickie Holt, Kurt Kandy and Mike Allen (Vickie beats the crap out of some pirates, then lands "kersplash" in the ocean.)

I loved the Scottish Pirates as much as the next NSer. But, Brill, it's time to let them rest. L-Space is better without the sad, sad memory of our favorite kilt-wearing pillagers. Bring back the more thought-provoking L-Space chronicles! Long live strange library humor!

10)Catchword, HAUNTINGLY REAL, song with guitar, performed by the author (NEWBIE Catchword sings of "hauntingly real" dreams of someone unattainable)

Haunting song and even more haunting voice. Great night for music at No Shame!
(I must have heard, "Where can I get his/her CD?" at least 5 times from different people in the audience)

11)Tamathy Christensen, A PRAYER BEFORE DRIVING, memoir, performed by the author (Tamathy recalls the evolution of her family's prayers in the car over the years)

Welcome back, Tamathy! Super memoir! I especially like the flow of the piece focusing only on the changing prayers througout the years when your HUGE family (Mom, Dad and 21 kids) would venture out into the world via automobile.

12)Connie Sellers, IF YOU ARE ME, poem, performed by the author (Connie recounts "The Greatest Generation" and urges us all to vote)

Excellent message, Connie!

13)Chad Snyder, A TRUCK DRIVER’S FAIRY TALE, story, told by the author ("You ain't gonna believe this shit." Chad gets out of a ticket with "word vomit.")

Okay, this one is my favorite. It was a little slow in some parts, but that's to be expected when you accomplish the great feat of memorizing your pieces (which is extremely commendable in your particular case, since I feel your stories are more powerful offbook).

Overall, there was a good mix of newbies and old hats conspiring to make a strong, diverse and consistently entertaining show! Everybody come back next week and, seriously, let's fill up the order!!

10/01/2005 8:36 PM  
Blogger Chad said...

Actually Amy I was not playing stupid in the BLUE piece. I was playing a friend of mine from back in WV.
but he was kinda stupid.

10/02/2005 2:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok, what is no shame?

10/02/2005 9:20 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

No Shame is a venue for the creation and performance of original theatre by anyone about anything. For more information and a brief history, go to www.noshame.org and see if there's a No Shame near you! If there isn't one, you can always read "How To No Shame" by Todd Wm. Ristau and Jeff Goode!

10/02/2005 10:19 AM  
Anonymous Kurt said...

Oh bugger.. did I bollox it up with the old english blend, I have tried to keep the southern lilt going for as long as I could. How many did I hoodwink.

I think that I just couldn't decide on how to deliver... MORE PRACTICE is demanded I suppose.

hmmm I loved the music of the night, incredible and inspiring.

Mike Allen, that was wonderful. I love the way you create a scene or nonscene and make people feel how you wish them too. Blinding us then giving us unique sight.

Wonderful stories, all in all a very strong night. A lot of new people in the crowd. Yet fewer old timers it seemed.

Is it me or does MV giggle too much in the audience , just giggle giggle. hehe hehe. hmmmm
Stop tickling him people.

I think we could easily do vocal power chords to most of the intros to ACDC Chad, if you want that kinda feel.

ramble

10/03/2005 5:31 PM  
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Anonymous Bev Bishop said...

To all of you that was involved with No Shame on the 7th I want to thank you for a great evening of entertainment. I plan to come quite often to watch some of the most talented people Roanoke has to offer. Kudos to each of you. Bev Bishop Blacksburg, Va

10/08/2005 3:10 AM  
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11/06/2005 1:11 AM  

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