Thursday, April 26, 2007

Dead Week 4/27

We had a show!

A pretty long one, but you still want to talk about it!

Order is in the comments

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17 Comments:

Blogger AdamEggHahn said...

Why no Truck Shame?
Because most of the feedback we received on the idea was negative.
Also, it's been raining this week.

Does this mean we'll NEVER have Truck Shame?
No. If people want to do a Truck Shame in the fall, we'll plan ahead and do one then.

4/26/2007 6:12 PM  
Blogger Snotnosed said...

You're all just too affraid of a little fresh air. Especailly Jml and Eli. Skinny kids like them might get hurt if I see them in the parking lot.

4/26/2007 8:53 PM  
Blogger Evan said...

Hey everybody,

I think I lost my little toy cap gun that I overused earlier in the semester. I can't find it anywheres. If anybody has any information, that would be awesome. Failing that, if somebody like Shelton who has a little toy capgun could please bring it to the show (if Shelton doesn't read this, Eli tell him) that would be sweet. Otherwise I will have to improvise and this will make me sad.

Evan

4/26/2007 11:36 PM  
Blogger AdamEggHahn said...

See Jesse Blaine's "Super Here, And She Comes Again" tonight (Friday) or tomorrow at 8 PM. Directed by Patrick Ashcraft. Starring Chris LaVoie and Leslie Koppenhaver. Tickets $2. Basement of the Wesley Center, 120 N. Dubuque.

4/27/2007 4:43 PM  
Blogger Anal Blow Hole said...

Hey! I have a truck we can use for tomight's show! It's BACK ON! We can do it after all, everybody! Show up to my truck and we'll do a show! Tonight! YAY!

4/27/2007 5:00 PM  
Blogger AdamEggHahn said...

I realized during the show that I had accidentally submitted a shorter title for my .5 than I had intended. The mistake has been corrected below.

1. Fuck Timm by Patrick Ashcraft (stealing Timm's writing, cock)
2. Fancy Feast by Jake Gontero (eating and discussing things Hedgie finds fancy)
3. Knot by Anne Sullivan (loving the peg-legged captain)
3.5 Seriously, Timm, I've Always Respected You as a Fearless Writer and Performer. Since I Returned to No Shame in 2004, You Have Been a Charismatic and Welcoming Presence. Your Work on the Stage and as a Board Member Have Made the Last Four Years Better for All of Us. Remember Your Goodbye Piece for Paul Rust, When You Made Us All Think You'd Knocked Out a Tooth Onstage? Remember King Buffalo? Remember When You Made That Coat Out of Hy-Vee Bags? There Is Love in Your Work, Timm. You Will be Missed by Adam Hahn (tiny acknowledgment)
4. Worst Day by Andy Lisle (radio man left by wife)
5. It's True, They Really Don't by Katy Baggs (mother struggles with newly robot son)
6. *Spits* Mike Hayden Sent Me by Luke Christensen (escaping conversation on plane with two fantasy conversations)
6.5 Seashells & Daisies by That Girl (Stephanie Dell) ("I heart Tim")
7. The Killer by Chris LaVoie (Jesse sick, with girl's head(?) in a bag)
8. Viva Soñando: A Meeting of True Minds by Janani (magic, dance, Rubik's cube with Timm)
9. Angsar's Monologue from "Iron Hymen" The Musical by Karl Gronwall (vomit/love monologue)
10. Doctor Adventure and the Severe Emotional Distress by Evan Schenck (negotiation with supervillain, attorneys)
11. Timm Tribute by Mirri (improvised testimonial)
12. Jon Shelton Gets Completely Naked on Stage, and You Know He's Totally Serious Because He's Done it Before and Is Crazy Enough to Do it Again, Because There Was No Nudity Last Week at No Shame by Jonathan "Smooth, Smooth Jazz" Shelton (Jon does solo performance of the next piece in the order)
13. We Do Not Rent Pets! by Alan Strait (animal shelter guy is a prick to student)
14. Red Hot Romance by Eric Landuyt (real romance novel prose)
15. All Your Rights Reserved by Jacy Jo (Emma resents offstage describer getting her name wrong)
16. My Personally Sincere Apology to My Actors by Eric Jesteadt (apology rejected, Eric killed)
16.5 The Untitled Monologue of Alex Crumbwell by Tim Sitzmann (beady eyes, vaginal strangulation, beady asshole made Alex queer)
17. 100 Words Elliptical by Arlen Lawson (an old friend, car wreck memory)
17.5 What Else Can I Say? by the Famous Sean Carter & His Rapping Voice (Timm does dumb things for Patrick)
18. A History of the Last 60 Years by Eli Wilkinson (modern US history = two guys shooting each other)
18.5 I Want to Be by Eric Landuyt (tampon song)
19. Dinosaurs? by King Sophie (what the museum of natural history lacks)
20. God's Plan by Elder Benyo and Elder Ashcraft (Mormons fall into pedophile trap)
21. My Brief and Wild Affair with Suzy, Part Three: In Which Suzy Departs by Adam Hahn (wedding, broken foot, lost love)
21.5 Summer Fever, Can You Feel It? by Mirri (they need to stop having sex on the floor)
22. Patrick Performs the Best of No Shame Order! by Patrick Ashcraft
23. Bear Sitcom! An Ursine Sonata by Timm Sitzmann (bear sitcom, baseball monologue, we get candy)

4/28/2007 2:29 PM  
Blogger Evan said...

I'm going to be putting "don't remember" for a fair few of these, because the show was sooo long.

1. Fuck Timm by Patrick Ashcraft

These were all true feelings that I think everybody has felt towards Tim at one time or another. Really, who doesn't want to cut off his dick?

2. Fancy Feast by Jake Gontero

Was this Jake's first full piece? If so, I mark it an auspicious debut. The script could have been trimmed a bit for length, as it dragged a little in places, but overall it was quite good.

3. Knot by Anne Sullivan

Good monologue.

3.5 ADAM HAHN'S TITLE IS TOO LONG

The title was too long, but I thought the piece itself was pretty clever.

4. Worst Day by Andy Lisle

Don't remember.

5. It's True, They Really Don't by Katy Baggs

WOW. It was short and simple but the concept and the acting were absolutely perfect. I loved this piece.

6. *Spits* Mike Hayden Sent Me by Luke Christensen

Good, very original concept.

6.5 Seashells & Daisies by That Girl (Stephanie Dell)

Don't remember.

7. The Killer by Chris LaVoie

This was really good.

8. Viva Soñando: A Meeting of True Minds by Janani

Nice one, J.

9. Angsar's Monologue from "Iron Hymen" The Musical by Karl Gronwall

Pretty profoundly disturbing imagery.

10. Doctor Adventure and the Severe Emotional Distress by Evan Schenck

I thought this was kind of blah at best. Not my best work.

11. Timm Tribute by Mirri

Meh.

12. Jon Shelton Gets Completely Naked on Stage, and You Know He's Totally Serious Because He's Done it Before and Is Crazy Enough to Do it Again, Because There Was No Nudity Last Week at No Shame by Jonathan "Smooth, Smooth Jazz" Shelton

lolercaust.

13. We Do Not Rent Pets! by Alan Strait

I liked it better the first time.

14. Red Hot Romance by Eric Landuyt

I would never have thought to do this, and it was absolutely splendid. I don't think there needed to be any punchline, as the excerpts spoke for themselves.

I think if I had written it, I would have just had the actors exchange withering, hateful stares at the end.


15. All Your Rights Reserved by Jacy Jo

Whee, fun.

16. My Personally Sincere Apology to My Actors by Eric Jesteadt

I sort of wanted to go on stage and kick him as well.

16.5 The Untitled Monologue of Alex Crumbwell by Tim Sitzmann

Wow, really good. The imagery of labia locking down on his throat and choking the life from him was especially horrific.

17. 100 Words Elliptical by Arlen Lawson

I was thinking last week, about whether there was anybody at No-Shame whose pieces I enjoyed without reservation, for which I couldn't think of anything to add or take away. Arlen was the only person to make that cut. This piece is one of the reasons, truly a 100 word wonder.

17.5 What Else Can I Say? by the Famous Sean Carter & His Rapping Voice

Fun.

18. A History of the Last 60 Years by Eli Wilkinson

Hmm.

18.5 I Want to Be by Eric Landuyt

A little jarring, a little grating, a little funny. I got the joke and I enjoyed it, but I'd rate it as pretty average.

19. Dinosaurs? by King Sophie

Good.

20. God's Plan by Elder Benyo and Elder Ashcraft

Hahaha.

21. My Brief and Wild Affair with Suzy, Part Three: In Which Suzy Departs by Adam Hahn

I found the fact that Suzy was what, 15 years old?, more than a little disgusting. Illegal activities took place in the fictional world of this skit, and I think the narrator deserved to be jilted.

21.5 Summer Fever, Can You Feel It? by Mirri

These two do nothing but fuck and complain.

22. Patrick Performs the Best of No Shame Order! by Patrick Ashcraft

I was not impressed by this piece. It seemed poorly written and I had heard it all before.

23. Bear Sitcom! An Ursine Sonata by Timm Sitzmann

Whee.

4/29/2007 1:21 AM  
Blogger Katy Baggs said...

Evan said: "I found the fact that Suzy was what, 15 years old?, more than a little disgusting. Illegal activities took place in the fictional world of this skit, and I think the narrator deserved to be jilted."

Well, one of Adam's favorite books IS Lolita. He probably faps to the end of the book, when (spoiler alert) Lolita is both underage AND pregnant.

4/29/2007 1:34 AM  
Blogger Katy Baggs said...

Also, I recently sent Adam pictures I took Friday night, and last week I sent him pictures I took on the 20th. Let's bug him to put them up on the website.

Does anyone else care if there are pictures? I enjoy taking them, but I don't want to be undertaking a pointless effort here. Is anyone else taking pictures?

4/29/2007 6:58 AM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

Does anyone else care if there are pictures? I enjoy taking them, but I don't want to be undertaking a pointless effort here. Is anyone else taking pictures?

I always enjoy seeing pictures of the show.

4/29/2007 9:34 AM  
Blogger Luke said...

I enjoy seeing pictures of the show too.

I didn't say this Friday, but Timm is main reason I continued going to No Shame after I first went in the Fall. Thanks for helping me discover something so great Timm.

4/29/2007 10:17 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

To break up the monotony of my previous reviews, I'll be
separating this pieces into tiers, based on how much I liked them. I haven't covered all the pieces yet, but most of the ones not covered fall into the "good" realm.

I. Likely to be nominated by best
of by me:
5) It's True They Really Don't (Katy Baggs)--see this? This is how you do Megan Gogerty's "third thing."

8) Viva Soñando: A Meeting of True Minds by Janani--This was dazzling & delightful. J & T are both great dancers.

II. Extremely entertaining
7) The Killer by Chris LaVoie--A very creepy serious piece, and creepy is hard to do. Nice change of pace.

17. 100 Words Elliptical by Arlen--I liked this...I'd be interested to see someone else perform an Arlen piece some day, though.

3.5 Seriously, Timm...--Nice.

1. Fuck Timm by Patrick Ashcraft--the cool thing about this piece was the Patrick-meets-Timm feel of the writing.

21. My Brief and Wild Affair with Suzy, Part Three--Adam dancing up on the table was great, as was the "Take everything you can use, burn everything you can't!" line (misquoted by me), as well as the fallout.

6. *Spits* Mike Hayden Sent Me by Luke--far and away Luke's best piece, and he really made the 3-roles-in-one work. Well done, Luke.

3. Knot by Anne Sullivan--very good.

III. Very good
18. A History of the Last 60 Years.

2. Fancy Feast by Jake--nicely done. Shelton has a great comic presence.

15. All Your Rights Reserved by Jacy Jo--I didn't fully get it, but I liked it.

10) Doctor Adventure and the Severe Emotional Distress--I really enjoyed acting in this. I think Dr. Adventure needs his own full-length screenplay.

IV. Decent
20. God's Plan by Elder Benyo and Elder Ashcraft--I guess I had higher expectations for this, given the writers...I'm glad they weren't making fun of Mormons, but I needed more.

18.5 I Want to Be--Ohhhh. We are *so* never getting back to sell-out audiences. That being said, this piece had a demented energy that was all its own.

4. Worst Day by Andy Lisle--Andy's a very strong performer & I enjoyed this...serial stuff is tough to do because you've got to have some sort of ending...

V. Needed work
16. My Personally Sincere Apology to My Actors by Eric Jesteadt
I'm glad Eric's here, but his pieces tend to need more rehearsal, and veer toward the predictable; the actors really needed to *commit* to killing him, among other problems.

13. We Do Not Rent Pets!
This piece was saved by the timely intervention of Shelton, but I'm frightened to think of what might have happened without it--writing *way* too flat, and punchline was pretty much useless.

4/30/2007 12:23 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

II. Extremely entertaining--
22. Patrick Performs the Best of No Shame Order!--okay, I was just happy to be included. But it's a good order.

16.5 The Untitled Monologue of Alex Crumbwell by Timm--so disturbing, and so good.

III. Very good--
12. Jon Shelton--I loved the growing realization of the audience that this piece was actually by someone else--and it wouldn't have worked unless it was the piece right after.

23. Bear Sitcom!--I love the experimental "involve the audience" stuff.

The Timm pieces: 6.5 Stephanie, 11 Mirri, & 17.5 Patrick: What was great about these is that you could feel the love for Timm.

14. Red Hot Romance by Eric Landuyt--fun, with excellent selections, but could have been shorter.

21.5 Summer Fever, Can You Feel It?--a good 0.5, but not as good as the Eargasms or Adam's 0.5 earlier tonight.

19. Dinosaurs by King Sophie--this was good. I think this is where the length of the evening hit me a bit.

9. Angsar's Monologue--Gross but good.

4/30/2007 12:56 AM  
Blogger Anal Blow Hole said...

Wow, there were a lot of different pieces going on that Friday night! One thing I noticed was that some of the pieces I thought were quite good, but still others I did not really enjoy at all. Is this the plan? Was this part of an intelligent design, or was it a random evolution? This is what I think people should like about intelligent design, though: I mean, why not have a show where you make ALL the pieces that are good?? Use DESIGN INTELLIGENTLY to make a show that is GOOD all THROUGH. Imean, 4. Worst Day by Andy Lisle (radio man left by wife)
5. It's True, They Really Don't by Katy Baggs (mother struggles with newly robot son)
6. *Spits* Mike Hayden Sent Me by Luke Christensen (escaping conversation on plane with two fantasy conversations)
6.5 Seashells & Daisies by That Girl (Stephanie Dell) ("I heart Tim")
7. The Killer by Chris LaVoie =NICE!!!
19. Dinosaurs? by King Sophie (what the museum of natural history lacks)
20. God's Plan by Elder Benyo and Elder Ashcraft (Mormons fall into pedophile trap)
21. My Brief and Wild Affair with Suzy=VERY NICE!
2. Fancy Feast by Jake Gontero (eating and discussing things Hedgie finds fancy)
3. Knot by Anne Sullivan (loving the peg-legged captain)
=OK
3.5 Seriously, Timm, I've Always Respected You as a Fearless Writer and Performer. Since I Returned to No Shame in 2004, You Have Been a Charismatic and Welcoming Presence. Your Work on the Stage and as a Board Member Have Made the Last Four Years Better for All of Us. Remember Your Goodbye Piece for Paul Rust, When You Made Us All Think You'd Knocked Out a Tooth Onstage? Remember King Buffalo? Remember When You Made That Coat Out of Hy-Vee Bags? There Is Love in Your Work, Timm. You Will be Missed by Adam Hahn (tiny acknowledgment)
4. Worst Day by Andy Lisle (radio man left by wife)
5. It's True, They Really Don't by Katy Baggs (mother struggles with newly robot son)
6. *Spits* Mike Hayden Sent Me by Luke Christensen (escaping conversation on plane with two fantasy conversations)
6.5 Seashells & Daisies by That Girl (Stephanie Dell) ("I heart Tim")= Needds work, people!
11. Timm Tribute by Mirri (improvised testimonial)
=A little lackluster!
12. Jon Shelton Gets Completely Naked on Stage, and You Know He's Totally Serious Because He's Done it Before and Is Crazy Enough to Do it Again, Because There Was No Nudity Last Week at No Shame by Jonathan "Smooth, Smooth Jazz" Shelton (Jon does solo performance of the next piece in the order)
13. We Do Not Rent Pets! by Alan Strait (animal shelter guy is a prick to student)
=Great fun!
14. Red Hot Romance by Eric Landuyt (real romance novel prose)
15. All Your Rights Reserved by Jacy Jo (Emma resents offstage describer getting her name wrong)
16. My Personally Sincere Apology to My Actors by Eric Jesteadt (apology rejected, Eric killed)
16.5 The Untitled Monologue of Alex Crumbwell by Tim Sitzmann (beady eyes, vaginal strangulation, beady asshole made Alex queer)
17. 100 Words Elliptical by Arlen Lawson (an old friend, car wreck memory)
17.5 What Else Can I Say? by the Famous Sean Carter & His Rapping Voice (Timm does dumb things for Patrick)
=Unnacceptable!
10. Doctor Adventure and the Severe Emotional Distress by Evan Schenck (negotiation with supervillain, attorneys)
11. Timm Tribute by Mirri (improvised testimonial)=I think I missed these ones!
2. Fancy Feast by Jake Gontero (eating and discussing things Hedgie finds fancy)=Nice one!
13. We Do Not Rent Pets! by Alan Strait (animal shelter guy is a prick to student)
14. Red Hot Romance by Eric Landuyt (real romance novel prose)
15. All Your Rights Reserved by Jacy Jo (Emma resents offstage describer getting her name wrong)
16. My Personally Sincere Apology to My Actors by Eric Jesteadt (apology rejected, Eric killed)
=TMI, people!
12. Jon Shelton Gets Completely Naked on Stage, and You Know He's Totally Serious Because He's Done it Before and Is Crazy Enough to Do it Again, Because There Was No Nudity Last Week at No Shame by Jonathan "Smooth, Smooth Jazz" Shelton (Jon does solo performance of the next piece in the order)
13. We Do Not Rent Pets! by Alan Strait (animal shelter guy is a prick to student)
14. Red Hot Romance by Eric Landuyt (real romance novel prose)
15. All Your Rights Reserved by Jacy Jo (Emma resents offstage describer getting her name wrong)
16. My Personally Sincere Apology to My Actors by Eric Jesteadt (apology rejected, Eric killed)
16.5 The Untitled Monologue of Alex Crumbwell by Tim Sitzmann (beady eyes, vaginal strangulation, beady asshole made Alex queer)
17. 100 Words Elliptical by Arlen Lawson (an old friend, car wreck memory)
17.5 What Else Can I Say? by the Famous Sean Carter & His Rapping Voice (Timm does dumb things for Patrick)
18. A History of the Last 60 Years by Eli Wilkinson (modern US history = two guys shooting each other)
18.5 I Want to Be by Eric Landuyt (tampon song)
19. Dinosaurs? by King Sophie (what the museum of natural history lacks)
=A lot of fun that night! Nice on!

4/30/2007 3:56 PM  
Blogger timm said...

I thought this was a great show. And not just because I was in several pieces or being talked about.

I don't have time to write a review (not yet anyway) but i'll just say good show, thanks to everyone for making it a long and great night. I'll see you next week at BONS and Pie

5/01/2007 2:59 PM  
Blogger AdamEggHahn said...

Do pictures help you remember?
http://www.noshame.org/iowacity/pix/070427/index.htm

5/03/2007 12:05 PM  
Blogger AdamEggHahn said...

The show was long, but generally high quality and a good mix of the kinds of things you expect from No Shame and a few unexpected treasures.

1. Fuck Timm by Patrick Ashcraft

Yes. Cruel and loving.

2. Fancy Feast by Jake Gontero

I remember laughing but not being crazy about the ending.

3. Knot by Anne Sullivan

Really good.

5. It's True, They Really Don't by Katy Baggs

Good, and Timm committed to eating those batteries.

6. *Spits* Mike Hayden Sent Me by Luke Christensen

My favorite Luke piece yet. Quite a performance.

9. Angsar's Monologue from "Iron Hymen" The Musical by Karl Gronwall

That's love.

10. Doctor Adventure and the Severe Emotional Distress by Evan Schenck

Oh, Dr. Adventure . . .

12. Jon Shelton Gets Completely Naked . . .

What a prick thing to do to another writer. Alan seemed to take it pretty well.

14. Red Hot Romance by Eric Landuyt

Fun at first, but we would have gotten just as much out of five passages as we did from ten. I liked Katy's stiff reading voice.

15. All Your Rights Reserved by Jacy Jo

I liked not quite getting it.

16. My Personally Sincere Apology to My Actors by Eric Jesteadt

I liked Theresa joining in to kick Eric, even though she wasn't mad.

16.5 The Untitled Monologue of Alex Crumbwell by Tim Sitzmann

Hearing about this piece ahead of time made it a lot less fun.

17.5 What Else Can I Say? by the Famous Sean Carter & His Rapping Voice

Great physical work, but why?

18. A History of the Last 60 Years by Eli Wilkinson

Fun to die in.

19. Dinosaurs? by King Sophie

That girl really likes dinosaurs.

20. God's Plan by Elder Benyo and Elder Ashcraft

I like that it was involving enough that I forgot all those guys where in the hallway before they stormed in at the end.

21. My Brief and Wild Affair with Suzy, Part Three: In Which Suzy Departs by Adam Hahn

It was a mistake to perform this thinking I had to get through it as quickly as possible.

21.5 Summer Fever, Can You Feel It? by Mirri

I didn't get why they have sex on the floor three seasons of the year.

23. Bear Sitcom! An Ursine Sonata by Timm Sitzmann

Timm, we let you do two pieces. Why a third? (or fourth, if you were Sean Carter) I enjoyed hearing the baseball monologue again a lot more than the bear sitcom section. I was glad Timm didn't pull an Eric Landuyt when he jumped over Benyo.

5/04/2007 11:28 AM  

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