Saturday, March 03, 2007

IC Show March 2!

Hey. We had a show. It was fun. If you missed it then you can find out what happened. The order is in the replies!

WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

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Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

The order for March 2nd!

1) A seat at the High Table OR, My Buddy God - by Brad Quinn

1.5) Discommodious Confessions Part 1 - By Chicken & Biscuits and Cold Apple Cider

2)You've heard this before but now I have a guitar! - By Mirri

3) Dr. Adventure and the Board of Inquiry - By Evan Schenck

Pi) A flash in the Pants - By Katy Baggs

3.5) Discommodious Confessions Part 2 - By Chicken & Biscuits and Cold Apple Cider

4) Experiment #385926589311 - B - By Kaie Lawson

5) Toby - Bick by Christina Gulick

6) Skeedles, Skoodles Skuddles - By Timm Sitzmann

6.5) Discommodious Confessions Part 3 - by Chicken & Biscuits and Cold Apple Cider

7) Twin Magnets- by Arlen Lawson

8) Ice storm - by Adam Hahn

8.5) Dis.... you get the picture - by Chicken & Biscuits and Cold Apple Cider

9)2008: Mortimer Snert for President - by Mortimer Snert

10) People are Friends - by Jim Morrison and the rock band "Doors" aranged and narrated by Jim Molla...

11) An Exciting Western Adventure with Festively Colored Hats part 2 - by Eric Landuyt

11.5) Discommodious Confessions Part 5 - by Chicken & Biscuits and Cold Apple Cider

12) Pizza - by Andrew R. Juhl

13) Did he REALLY say Mission Accomplished? - By Jim

14) You should have been @ Village Inn Last Week - by Adam Hahn

AND THATS THE ORDER. Have fun reviewing it or just writing pointless shit... which I guess is
"in" these days.

3/03/2007 4:11 PM  
Blogger timm said...

Apparently someone doesn't check their emails...

Correction:

6) Skeedles, Skoodles Skuddles - an adaptation/collaboration of Timm Sitzmann and Malc and Robert Wingsh

3/03/2007 6:12 PM  
Blogger Katy Baggs said...

Pi) A Flash in the Pants by Katy Baggs

I don't know if I wasn't prepared or what, but I don't think I performed my skit very well. I did my pants after I undid them when I was supposed to keep them undone! Foolish, foolish.


James Dean! That's who Arlen reminds me of.

3/03/2007 7:37 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

Timm, I posted the post before i did anything else on the Internet today.

3/03/2007 8:49 PM  
Blogger timm said...

that's okay eli, i wasn't actually mad. only hypertextually-marked-uppedly implied mad

3/03/2007 8:53 PM  
Blogger Gregory Thomas said...

Hello. I'd first like to clear the air about something. My name is not Gregory Thomas, in fact it is Thomas Gregory. I was a little confused about the process for creating a “blogger” account for this page. I tried to do my post as “anonymous” but it seems this feature has been disabled. I wanted it to display as my real name, “Thomas Gregory” and I thought maybe it was one of those deals where it would display my last name first, so I typed my first name in the last name blank, and my last name in the first name blank! Does anybody know how I can fix this? I don't want people to think my name is Gregory Thomas.

Now that that's out of the way, I would like to say that I have been going to No Shame Theater now for several years but have never gotten into the whole writing process. How exactly does it work? I understand I have to arrive at 10:30 to be in the order? So do we all get together in that room and write the pieces then, because I think I have a great idea for a piece. Here is my idea:

There is a guy who goes into the store to buy a banana, because he's really really hungry for just a banana to eat. He gets all the way home with it (it could be like a really long distance or something to make it even funnier, we'll talk about that when we all write it friday night) and opens it up and takes a bite out of it. Here's the funny funny part: there is a WORM in his BANANA. Who ever heard of a banana worm??! I mean, there are worms in apples... but BANANAS?? Okay, so either the joke of the piece is that there was a worm in a banana and not an apple like you'd expect it to be (again, we'll figure it out on friday when we write it) or maybe the joke could be his adventure back to the store to return the banana.

I'm thinking that maybe the car he drove to the store in to buy the banana might have been a rental car. Here's the kicker: He RETURNS THE CAR ON THE WAY BACK HOME. So he has a banana, and the rental shuttle place drove him home, and now he has no way to get back to the store! So he has to put on his boots and walk ALL the way back to the store. The problem is, the laces for one of his boots are missing, so he has to deal with the boot falling off the whole way there!

So now he has to go to the shoe store to buy a lace for his boot (which is in the OPPOSITE direction of the store where he first bought the banana. Okay, so he gets to the boot store, but he forgot his wallet at home! He can't buy the lace now? See, it's funny because of the banana, and because all of these things are happening to him.

So after like THREE HOURS, he finally gets to the store and goes inside, and he's out of breath, and he's really tired, and it turns out the store won't return a partially eaten banana (because the worm ate like, most of the banana while he was on his way to the store). He figured he'd just buy a new banana, but they were out of bananas this time. So he's sad, and all he has is a worm and a half eaten banana. I think maybe the lights will go out after it is revealed that the store is out of bananas. Here's the really great part: It's a fake lights out! After the applause, the lights come back up, and the story continues. He walks out into the street to walk home, and then a car hits him and kills him, and he dies. Then the lights go out for real.

I think it's good because the audience has so much invested in this character at that point, like they are rooting for him and they really feel bad for him that he's having so much trouble, and then he dies. It's a really really shocking thing to have happen. I don't know what the dialog will be like, but again we'll work that out on Friday. Does someone have a printer there to print it out, or will we read it off of the laptop, I think I saw a guy do that once. I had one other idea though. If the guy doesn't die at the end, maybe the piece goes on and on, but the actors all have the rest of the script memorized, so even if the lights go out at 5 minutes, the actors can do the rest of the script in the dark. It's sort of pushing the limits of what is possible at No Shame Theater. I'm into sort of edgy stuff like that. Yeah, so anyway, what do you think of my idea, and what time do we write it on Friday? Okay, I'll go ahead and review the last show now.

1) A seat at the High Table OR, My Buddy God - by Brad Quinn

This piece was great. I liked all the God stuff.

1.5) Discommodious Confessions Part 1 - By Chicken & Biscuits and Cold Apple Cider

This was okay, but I think it would have worked better with more than one character.

2)You've heard this before but now I have a guitar! - By Mirri

I hadn't heard it before? It was good though.

3) Dr. Adventure and the Board of Inquiry - By Evan Schenck

I liked this humor. I like the idea of a board with members on it that talk about things.

Pi) A flash in the Pants - By Katy Baggs

Wait, so this is piece 3.14? I'm not sure I remember this one Sorry.

3.5) Discommodious Confessions Part 2 - By Chicken & Biscuits and Cold Apple Cider

Was this related to number 1.5? It seemed like that girl might have been talking about that other piece.

4) Experiment #385926589311 - B - By Kaie Lawson

This doesn't ring a bell.

5) Toby - Bick by Christina Gulick

It seems like you might have taken elements from Moby Dick. Does this break one of the No Shame Rules?

6) Skeedles, Skoodles Skuddles - By Timm Sitzmann

This was great! I remember that guy talking about this piece on the web board.

6.5) Discommodious Confessions Part 3 - by Chicken & Biscuits and Cold Apple Cider

Again, I'm not sure if this was supposed to be related to the other two pieces or not. Maybe make that clearer?

7) Twin Magnets- by Arlen Lawson

I don't remember what magnets had to do with this.

8) Ice storm - by Adam Hahn

I remember that ice storm. Were you talking about the one from last week?

8.5) Dis.... you get the picture - by Chicken & Biscuits and Cold Apple Cider

I'm starting to believe at this point that they are related.

9)2008: Mortimer Snert for President - by Mortimer Snert

I think he was talking about a TV show, which again brings up the originality rule.

10) People are Friends - by Jim Morrison and the rock band "Doors" aranged and narrated by Jim Molla...

There's a lot of originality breaking rule pieces at this show to night.

11) An Exciting Western Adventure with Festively Colored Hats part 2 - by Eric Landuyt

I liked the one with the hook.

11.5) Discommodious Confessions Part 5 - by Chicken & Biscuits and Cold Apple Cider

Okay, we've seen this piece like a billion times tonight.

12) Pizza - by Andrew R. Juhl

Okay, was it just me, or were they talking about maybe having a baby? If so, this was really clever. I liked how they made it seem like they were talking about pizza, but they might not have been. Can anyone back me up on this? Best piece of the nighty.

13) Did he REALLY say Mission Accomplished? - By Jim

It was kind of short.

14) You should have been @ Village Inn Last Week - by Adam Hahn

I liked it. I felt like I was there.

I hope you guys can help me with my piece on Friday. I really do think it will be a hit.

3/04/2007 4:02 AM  
Blogger rapper jazzie said...

'James Dean! That's who Arlen reminds me of.'

I mean, even James Dean couldn't escape the allure of dying young, leaving a good looking corpse; of course...

3/04/2007 4:05 PM  
Blogger Snotnosed said...

All of this week's pieces sucked! Especially that one that was like the same shit five times in a row. Do better people. Or else you wont get my dollar. Won't get my dollar at all. No sir. And no Mr. Michael TabOR, this is not Evan. Actually come to think of Evan, his piece was the ONLY good one this week. Come on. You were all beaten by EVAN... Tsk tsk.

3/05/2007 11:05 AM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

Then I suppose that congratulations go to Evan for not being a dummy!

3/05/2007 11:22 AM  
Blogger can said...

I KNOW the rapper you refer to, philistine!!! Save your sophmoric indulgences for your oncoming, sooner-than-you-think senility! That goes for the rest of you as well! Do you have any idea what your little "club" or "orginization" has put me through? Do you even know WHO I AM??!! I am CAN GENC (I INVENT THINGS!), father of MALC GENC: _RECENTLY DECEASED_!!! Yes, you read me correct: my boy is DEAD!!!

Apparently, he and some of his few (and presumably brand new?) "friends" wrote a skit to be performed at your show. Or they were working on one? ..I'm not clear on the details (honestly, I don't know why he kept wasting his time going to --and constantly obsessing over-- your ridiculous "sketch comedy" troupe.) Anyway, long story short, some twerp gets a wild hair and goes and plagiarizes my boy. (Or at least, this is what I was told, before he strangled his spindly-ass, damn-fool body right in front of my disappointed, bitter, bitter old eyes.)

Now, why ANYBODY would want to plagiarize my boy is worthy of all the analysis you want to give it, but, regretably, is not really the most pressing issue at hand right now. Point is, for whatever unfarthomable reason, one of you found my decent-Mediacom-employee but irrefutably-quite-less-than-clever son to be worthy of ripping off. My son, having just begun to feel accepted for the 1st time in his stale, trite existence, and being the idiot that he is, takes this as such a blow to his already barely-existent pride (the destruction of "evveything I have worked prettyu hasrdfor!!, SO long and hard, daDDY! IT's so =LONG & HaRDF!!"" [...His words, not mine... He wants it on his tombstone. Fuckin' retared little bohemian troglodyte. Anyway, I'm off subject again...]) He takes it as such a LIFE SHATTERING PERSONAL AFFRONT that it forces him to TAKE HIS OWN LIFE!!! And it took FOREVER!! For one, you DO NOT commit suicide by stranging yourself! For two, the boy was WEAK! It TOOK - for FUCKING - EVER!!! Watching my idiot offspring slowly asphyxiate is not how I'd planned to spend my Sunday evening! I know that legally there's nothing to be done here, but I'm sure you'll agree that the least you owe me (and my dead son!) is a public apology, and some sort of memorial service, and perhaps a memorial trust fund or rec room or the like. Draw something up and post it here or send it to my office.

Seeking retribution,

Can Genc
Inventor PHD!

P.S. I hear this whole "story" that Malc helped with was originally conceived by a Mr. Eric Jestidt (sp?), so really it sounds like HE'S the one your Fringe-Reject Society Social Club owes an apology to! Now if you'll excuse me, I was supposed to have had something invented 30 minutes ago!

3/05/2007 11:32 AM  
Blogger Robert Wingsh said...

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3/05/2007 11:44 AM  
Blogger Robert Wingsh said...

There was an actual skit in the works to be performed this friday called "Rubix Phone" that was going to be written by myself, Malc, and Eric and to be performed by Eric and his friends, but we were shocked and angered when we saw it performed already!

What kind of a hostile community is this No Shame Theatre, if my friends and I can not ask for input on our ideas without having our ideas STOLEN?! We are shattered/dead!

How can this be allowed?

What is more, the man who stole this idea wrote me this letter before he did it:

Robert -
I wouldn't be afraid of people thinking it was magic and panicking. (or picnicking for that matter)Instead, I would fear that unveiling that the Rubik's cube IS solvable would result in the audience's disbelief in all things magical. They may lose their innocence.

Please Robert, DON'T DO THIS PIECE. I want to believe, let me believe.


What kind of dirty trickery is it to discourage somebody from using their idea just so it can be stolen? This is not a good man. Something must be done.

And what's this I hear? My new friend has been so hurt that he commited suicide? The show must go on!

3/05/2007 12:13 PM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

For one, you DO NOT commit suicide by stranging yourself! For two, the boy was WEAK! It TOOK - for FUCKING - EVER!!!

Can, I am confused...if your son was so weak, why did you not simply pry his hands apart and force him to stop? Surely, you could have overpowered him?

3/05/2007 2:10 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Hey--I heard that someone from the old days of No Shame (like the early 1990s) was at the show this week. Anyone know who he was?

Carolyn

3/05/2007 9:52 PM  
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3/06/2007 12:09 AM  
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3/06/2007 12:36 AM  
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3/06/2007 12:57 AM  
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3/06/2007 1:01 AM  
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3/06/2007 7:20 AM  
Blogger Robert Wingsh said...

remember that movie that came out sometime in the last few years where it was a lot of comedians telling the same joke over and over but each comedian brought something new to it? Well, that is how I envisioned the rubiks' phone sketch!

The rubiks' phone sketch is NOT YOURS! YOU SHOULD HAVE NO VISION FOR IT!!

Just because you saw some idea does not mean that you can just take it and it is yours to do with what you want. You could have asked us if it was OK, if you were afraid that it would never be done, but why did you not? Even an ultimatum! "Robert and Malc, if you don't do that piece, I'm going to!" You didn't even wait! You just dove right in right away! It's shady and dishonest business and you can try to justify it all you want, but you still took an idea that wasn't yours and performed it without permission before the people who came up with the idea got a chance to do it, which they WERE.

Where is it that you get the idea that it is OK for you to do this? This is NOT your idea and you should NOT be making decisions on what can be done with it!

3/06/2007 7:26 AM  
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3/06/2007 8:15 AM  
Blogger Robert Wingsh said...

I am glad that Timm stole your idea.

I, obviously, am not.

Face it, you suck. you're worthless, and you should just do you what Malc did to him. (not kill himself, but run and cry to you)

I don't suck.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

hehe...he.

What do you even do with your life?

I am a student at the university.

Do you have a job?

Yes, I work at the library.

Are you an inventor?

No.

Or you some big shot movie producer? I bet that's what you are. You have probably made lots and lots of movies. Really good movies, like Fast and the Furious, Tokyo Drift and Battlfield Earth, and Gigli.

Why would you even think that? Oh my god! That is so funny and random! Do you want to write skit with me?!

Do you have kids? Are you 60 years old? Are you in a home for old people? I think you might be.

No. I'm 19.

3/06/2007 9:23 AM  
Blogger AdamEggHahn said...

I don't have time for a full review, but:

-Overall, good show.

-Eli, do remember LAST WEEK when YOU pointed out that Eric's pieces were really too long to be considered .5s?

-My second least favorite part of Timm's piece was the Rubik's Cube apparently taking significantly longer to solve than Timm intended it to. My least favorite part was its participation in/encouragement of the continuing arguments between personae cluttering this blog. If your idea of a good time is sitting in front of a computer pretending to be angry at people, is it necessary to tell us about it?

3/06/2007 9:50 AM  
Blogger Robert Wingsh said...

If your idea of a good time is sitting in front of a computer pretending to be angry at people, is it necessary to tell us about it?

I'm really mad over here! I'm fumming! Malc and Eric and I worked like hard and got ripped off! I'm shocked that your least favorite part of the piece isn't that it was STOLEN!

3/06/2007 9:57 AM  
Blogger Robert Wingsh said...

Oh, man! You don't want to see me when I fumm! I'll fumm all over the place! I'm so mad!

3/06/2007 10:35 AM  
Blogger timm said...

" [what Adam said]"

It did take longer than expected. The piece went longer than 5 minutes - the cube took about 3, but I had planned for it take about 1:30.

There is a lot of clutter in this blog and I have added to it with my responses to Robert Wingsh but now they are gone. I felt it necessary to respond to accusations of plagiary and "stealing," even from a fake person. But I don't think it's necessary anymore.

And I appreciate your support Brad, but I also suspect you of being fake and you are a jerk. If I could, I would delete the Wingsh comments too, but he is already angry with me. (and if you're mad, well, your comments are still available for reading in Wingsh's response)

3/06/2007 11:11 AM  
Blogger can said...

For what it's worth, Timothy Hay: I really, really, really couldn't care much less that my fuck-ass son helped inspire your performance, which in turn helped to inspire his murderous strangle-of-his-body-to-death episode/s. My only lingering regret: I have this... uncanny little... murmer of a premonotions... the ghost of a past that never was... The... .ghost ....of a. EricJ...este.assdts's ... ""Robix Phone"" original work of comedyc entertainmrents!!!!!!!!! I think of it, and I miss it. Silly, I know, Tim! Missing a lil fella who... never even was! But I does... ...I tells ya...
...I does.

-Pwee Wee Hemren!!!@!@!@QWAS

3/06/2007 4:44 PM  
Blogger arlen said...

As long as we're pushing 30 comments and still off topic, I thought it would be fun to remind you all that every moment past and future has its share of being the present, which is to say that it was now when you were born in the agony of your mother, it will be now when you are attacked by the pain and humiliation of age, and it will be now when you spit blood on a pillow and die.

Nice talking with you.

3/06/2007 4:59 PM  
Blogger timm said...

Here is a selected review:

1) 1) A seat at the High Table OR, My Buddy God - by Brad Quinn

You know - I go to theatre productions and I "like" them, I enjoy them. I don't laugh out loud or anything, but I enjoy it. I "liked" this piece. Things that keep me from getting into pieces are: scripts set at tables where characters hardly leave the table. the lack of movement bores me.

3) Dr. Adventure and the Board of Inquiry - By Evan Schenck

Hmm.. Okay so the same critique should apply - not enough movement. But this piece didn't leave me as "isolated" (might be the right word) as the other. I felt like I was witnessing an inquisition, not a conversation. YES! That's what bothers me, slow, static, and not too energetic conversations.

Discommodious Confessions: (the series)

The recurring point 5 serial is awesome, such a good entertaining format because it forces you to be short and too the point. However, I was unsure of what each piece's purpose was. A few in the middle didn't seem to be there for any particular reason.

9)2008: Mortimer Snert for President - by Mortimer Snert

The acting was great, energetic vocalizations and movement. I feel that most pieces at no shame (especially my acting) lacks well developed characters and a connection between the actor and the character. (not that we and I are bad, we're very good actually! it is a symptom of the format of no shame - quick writing, little preparation) But Benyo nailed the persuasion tactics, the "i care" emotions, and the general feel of politicians. Har Har!

10) People are Friends - by Jim Morrison and the rock band "Doors" aranged and narrated by Jim Molla...

I watched this from the back, but I really loved Jake's repetitions and also Jamal and Jake's use of their bodies, good music and entertaining physical comedy!

3/06/2007 7:19 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

Quoting Adam Hahn:

-Eli, do remember LAST WEEK when YOU pointed out that Eric's pieces were really too long to be considered .5s?

I do Adam and most of the scripts (Minus #4) were less than a paragraph and could be done in under 30 seconds. But Shelton did take much longer than that. I can't control that. i also didn't write them all. I only wrote numbers 1,2, and 5. Shelton wrote 3 and 4. Improvasation occured as we felt the audiences reactions were not quite what we expected and casting changed from the ideal with the use of Chistina as the victim.

Timm, the point was to show a progression of this character. First he was shy and full guilt. Then he couldn't take it anymore and confessed what he did. Then he felt like he was being judged wrongly by everyone, then he broke down crying begging for forgiveness from his victim. Then he was full of guilt again when he confessed it was all a story he made up so he could look cool. Each one offered a point of progression although I can see how those points could be missed if you were to miss or tune out any one of them.

3/06/2007 7:30 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

Oh and by the way lets try to stop cluttering up this blog with posts that are both hurtful and on the attack. If you have a problem with someone or if they 'stole your peice' could you please argue with them in private either in person or on their blog. It is not constructive to this artists community and is forcing those on neutral sides to read biased opinions and stories of which we can not properly adress and come to judgement on the argument. This is MY opinion and NOT of the No Shame Board.

Oh and you can't strangle yourself to death unless you were to have something such as a rope or tie that would not allow expansion. Truth is that eventually your body will pass out from a lack of air intake and your body will go limp. In this time the body involuntarily breaths like it always does. So if Malc is dead due to stranglation he would either have to hang himself the wrong way (No knot to the side of the head) or he would have to be murdered.

3/06/2007 7:41 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

I know because I tried it once. Strangling myself that is.

3/06/2007 7:45 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

There's a confession for you all to chew on.

3/06/2007 7:45 PM  
Blogger timm said...

Thanks Arlen! I think that was an excellent public service announcement.


Here's another:

DON'T FORGET THAT THERE IS NO SHAME THIS FRIDAY!!!


YES, YOU HEARD RIGHT THERE IS no shame THIS friday. 11 PM, theatre B!!!!

3/07/2007 11:50 AM  
Blogger anal cat said...

i said "1 anal cat!"

3/09/2007 11:45 AM  

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