Saturday, November 10, 2007

IC No Shame 11/9/07

Hey all. We had a show in theatre A. It was dandy...ish. Order in the replies.

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Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

No Shame Order 11/9/2007

1) Remember Remember the Sixth of November - Eric Jesteadt

2) Fuck you and that skinny whore you came out of! - Eli Wilkinson

3) The Desert - Nick Beatty

4) The Men on Stage Shaking Hands - Cool Jesse

5) Jake's Stigmata - Evan Schenck

5.5) A Joke - Eric Landuyt

6) The No Shame History Series Presents: Ludwig van Beethoven's Final Concert - A Tone Deaf Musician, arranged by John Froehlig Jr.

7) Bedroom Fever (Riddle's Lost Monologue) - Patrick Ashcraft

8) Greg Reads the Daily Iowan with Audience Participation - Greg Machlin

9) Interview with a Poopula (A brief history of the Poopula Subculture in America, but not Bruce Springsteen's America) by Sam Fuller and Clay Howard

9.5) Eli Does His Best Impression of the No Shame Audience- Eli Wilkinson

10) Alfredo and Daughers: Part of a Telanovella -Mose Hayward / Translation by Google

11) Umm, Yeah -Eric Landuyt

12) Greasy Bob at the Debutante Ball - Greasy Bob

11/10/2007 9:00 PM  
Blogger Katy Baggs said...

Eh, I wasn't that much into this show, but some things I enjoyed:

1) Remember Remember the Sixth of November - Eric Jesteadt

Kind of lengthy but I liked the headpiece and that voice he was putting on.

2) Fuck you and that skinny whore you came out of! - Eli Wilkinson

I whispered to Brian that the deal with Eli's character was that he athropomorphized his diary to such a degree that he believed it actually had autonomy, which was why Eli was telling it to fuck itself.

3) The Desert - Nick Beatty

I'm sorry Nick, I just can't remember how this went. Brian and I were playing Super Mario 64 before we came to the theater, so I'll say this piece was probably about Beatty running around the sand pits to get the wingcap on the pyramid and the flying to catch the red coins, avoiding the vulture that steals his hat.

4) The Men on Stage Shaking Hands - Cool Jesse

I remember laughing at this.

5) Jake's Stigmata - Evan Schenck

I was bemused and taken in by this.

5.5) A Joke - Eric Landuyt

I got it! I see what you did there!

6) The No Shame History Series Presents: Ludwig van Beethoven's Final Concert - A Tone Deaf Musician, arranged by John Froehlig Jr.

I preferred the physical comedy to the dialogue, I think this piece could have ended halfway through, because we all know Bay-toe-vin was deaf, and seeing Jesteadt wave his hands around not to the music was just enough and not too much.

7) Bedroom Fever (Riddle's Lost Monologue) - Patrick Ashcraft

I'm rarely in the mood for serious pieces, but the memorization and rehearsal classes things up a bit and I still paid attention to this the whole way through.

8) Greg Reads the Daily Iowan with Audience Participation - Greg Machlin

Liked the interplay between Greg and Evan here. For a second I wondered if any of that was preplanned, but I think that was just Evan dominating conversation again, as he can.

9) Interview with a Poopula (A brief history of the Poopula Subculture in America, but not Bruce Springsteen's America) by Sam Fuller and Clay Howard

HAHA! I liked most of this, especially the "sense of community" joke. This was the real reason I'm writing this review, because I hope those guys come back with another piece.

9.5) Eli Does His Best Impression of the No Shame Audience- Eli Wilkinson

It was what it promised.

10) Alfredo and Daughers: Part of a Telanovella -Mose Hayward / Translation by Google

This felt quite long, and the bad translation made it more confusing of course, and I liked the physical acting and everyone having different accents, and as I said it was too long for me, but eventually the surreality of the piece drugged me into another state where everything was just okay.

11) Umm, Yeah -Eric Landuyt

I was amused by this and the gradual reveal of Evan's illegal tomfoolery was good.

12) Greasy Bob at the Debutante Ball - Greasy Bob

HAHAHAHAHAH LOLZ!!!

11/10/2007 9:38 PM  
Blogger Nicholas said...

1) Remember Remember the Sixth of November - Eric Jesteadt

I would have liked it better if it was memorized. And if the 1812 ovature was playing.

2) Fuck you and that skinny whore you came out of! - Eli Wilkinson

This was funny. I like how the character addressed his failings as a normal sociopath by pouring out his feelings to a book. The matches were a nice touch.

3) The Desert - Nick Beatty

This was the first time I've ever played guitar for more than 2 people. I rushed someparts but it happens. Thanks for the positive comments after the show! I'm going to do something on my electric once I find a way to get my amplifier in.

4) The Men on Stage Shaking Hands - Cool Jesse

I loved the way the que cards were done and how sometimes you had to move closer to see the lines. The prancing made me giggle.

5) Jake's Stigmata - Evan Schenck

My favorite of the evening

5.5) A Joke - Eric Landuyt

I love a good point 5.

6) The No Shame History Series Presents: Ludwig van Beethoven's Final Concert - A Tone Deaf Musician, arranged by John Froehlig Jr.

It's been done...

7) Bedroom Fever (Riddle's Lost Monologue) - Patrick Ashcraft

I always think its cool when a piece is memorized. And I was impressed how the lines and music had to be timed.

8) Greg Reads the Daily Iowan with Audience Participation - Greg Machlin

Planned or Evan dominates conversation... you decide.

p.s. im so going to be a bartender and make 300$ a night!

9) Interview with a Poopula (A brief history of the Poopula Subculture in America, but not Bruce Springsteen's America) by Sam Fuller and Clay Howard

I almost pee'd at the "sense of community" joke

Keep writing and come back next week!!!

9.5) Eli Does His Best Impression of the No Shame Audience- Eli Wilkinson

I found this awkward....

10) Alfredo and Daughers: Part of a Telanovella -Mose Hayward / Translation by Google

Ten points if you can figure out my accent. It was hard for me not to laugh at everything eric was doing. Mirri im sorry for chin ramming you...

This one was fun.

11) Umm, Yeah -Eric Landuyt

I wouldn't be supprised if this wasn't a no shame piece but actually a recounting of something that really happened.

12) Greasy Bob at the Debutante Ball - Greasy Bob

The frown Jesse had was adorable.

11/11/2007 2:12 PM  
Blogger Jake Gontero said...

Well it sounds like I missed a DOOZY! Is that even how you spell that? You know what I mean though.

Evan, was your piece referencing ME, or was it just a name you chose to use? I mean, it's not a big deal, but I just want to make sure I didn't ruin anyone's piece by not being there that night.

11/11/2007 4:14 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Yeah, there was a weird energy to this show, partially due to the low lighting in A, partially due to low audience attendance--I can only attribute the audience attendance to cold weather, because it's harder to walk to the theatre building when it's cold? Hopefully people will be back for lip synch night.

1) Remember, Remember--sometimes I complain about rhymes, but this piece needed more of them. Either that or it was just too long.
2) Fuck you & that skinny whore--Not bad.
3) The Desert--I *LOVED* this piece. Incredible musicality. Nominatin' this for best of.
4) Men on Stage Shaking Hands--the cue cards were kind of genius.
5) Jake's Stigmata--I'm glad Evan's doing serious pieces… parts of this I liked.
5.5) A Joke--It was a bad joke, but I laughed anyway.
6) NoShame History Series Presents--needed to be shorter, and needed a twist (oh boy! A new group of people to harangue about how NoShame pieces need a mysterious third thing as id'ed by Megan Gogerty!)
7) Bedroom Fever--this was really good… it is apparently a cut monologue from "Orson Welles Is Dead," which I very much liked.
8) Greg reads the DI--I was hoping the audience would join in. That stuff with Evan was not preplanned--he just brought a lot of good stuff. Luke wanted to join in to, so, damnit, Christensen, join in next time!
9) Interview with a Poopula--very nicely done, guys. Come back!
9.5) As it turned out, this piece was not necessary to the order. It also had no reason to exist.
10) Alfredo and Daughters--I liked it. The crazed, surreal gestures suited it well.
11) Umm, Yeah--Moderately amusing.
12) Greasy Bob--I laughed. Does that make me a bad person?

11/12/2007 2:03 AM  
Blogger Katy Baggs said...

Oh whoops, Nick's piece was the guitar playing, now I remember.


HA at first I typed "guitar laying," ouch u guise!

11/12/2007 2:14 AM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

Greg- I feel I have to explain something. Number 9.5 was actually what I would call a 'misfire'. There was a joke there but between me and Evan one of us forgot the cue line. So the ACTUAL piece never occured. So I did my best to make some people laugh. I was going to tease the fact that our audience coincidentally has seemed to have left with Adam Hahn to California and that he was really more of a Charles Manson like figure... without the murdering and all... so far.

11/12/2007 10:55 AM  
Blogger evan schenck said...

"One of us" forgot the cue line, Eli? Don't use weasel words, just say "Evan fucked up the piece by forgetting the cue line". I'll cop to it. It was me.

Generally I thought this wasn't a very good show. I didn't like my piece and I thought a lot of them didn't quite come off.

However, I really enjoyed Nick's piece, the Poopula Piece, and Mose Hayward's piece.

11/12/2007 1:03 PM  
Blogger ERIC L. said...

1) Remember Remember the Sixth of November - Eric Jesteadt
Interesting, and nice construction of the helmet/mask. A little too long, though.

2) Fuck you and that skinny whore you came out of! - Eli Wilkinson
I enjoy a well-written insult piece, especially when the target of the insults is an inanimate object.

3) The Desert - Nick Beatty
Haunting and evocative. I liked it a lot.

4) The Men on Stage Shaking Hands - Cool Jesse
These piece would have been great just because of Patrick's and Jesse's performances, but the cue cards made it awesome.

5) Jake's Stigmata - Evan Schenck
I thought this was a very creative idea. I think a lot of the audience weren't sure if it was meant to be serious or funny. I thought it was darkly humorous.

5.5) A Joke - Eric Landuyt
I like the fact no one got the joke until just as the lights were going down.

6) The No Shame History Series Presents: Ludwig van Beethoven's Final Concert - A Tone Deaf Musician, arranged by John Froehlig Jr.
I agree with other comments that this was a concept that's been done to death. I wasn't too impressed.

7) Bedroom Fever (Riddle's Lost Monologue) - Patrick Ashcraft
I liked this one. The timing and delivery were very good; rehearsal pays off.

8) Greg Reads the Daily Iowan with Audience Participation - Greg Machlin
I liked the banter with the audience. I'm glad this piece didn't come off like Greg was trying to annoy us or do a self-consciously Andy Kaufman-esqe piece.

9) Interview with a Poopula (A brief history of the Poopula Subculture in America, but not Bruce Springsteen's America) by Sam Fuller and Clay Howard
I normally don't like strings of poop jokes, but this piece took a creative angle on it. SENSE OF COMMUNITY!

9.5) Eli Does His Best Impression of the No Shame Audience- Eli Wilkinson
Yeah, this one didn't work. I tried to help, but to no avail.

10) Alfredo and Daughers: Part of a Telanovella -Mose Hayward / Translation by Google
I discovered that my attempt at a Spanish accent came out sounding half Italian, half Jewish, so I gave up and just yelled everything.

11) Umm, Yeah -Eric Landuyt
This went better than I expected.

12) Greasy Bob at the Debutante Ball - Greasy Bob
Jesse's performance was very funny.

11/12/2007 2:32 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

Eli's review. hur rah...

1) Remember Remember the Sixth of November - Eric Jesteadt

-Wow. Ummm as much as I like using current events in sketches. This didn't come off to well.

2) Fuck you and that skinny whore you came out of! - Eli Wilkinson

-That diary pissed me off. I caught him in bed with my girlfriend! GRRR!!! THAT MAKES ME SO STEAMED!!! THERE IS STEAM COMING OUT OF MY POOP HOLE!!!

3) The Desert - Nick Beatty

-Very good. Well played and not the same thing over and over which I enjoyed.

4) The Men on Stage Shaking Hands - Cool Jesse

-Tee hee. The use of cue cards was great. Made it feel like a sketch at the oscars or something.

5) Jake's Stigmata - Evan Schenck

-I generally liked it.

5.5) A Joke - Eric Landuyt

-I told you Eric, that the joke was terrible. That's why I was glad you shared it with us.

6) The No Shame History Series Presents: Ludwig van Beethoven's Final Concert - A Tone Deaf Musician, arranged by John Froehlig Jr.

-Needed to be half as long. And maybe a surprise ending. Like it was Beethoven's last show because you beat him to death with your instrument or something.

7) Bedroom Fever (Riddle's Lost Monologue) - Patrick Ashcraft

-Very good. The music was perfect. I really enjoyed it.

8) Greg Reads the Daily Iowan with Audience Participation - Greg Machlin

-Greg I hate to say this but I have to reflect a comment back at you. I didn't see a reason for this piece to exist. It relied solely on audience reaction. Which may not have come.

9) Interview with a Poopula (A brief history of the Poopula Subculture in America, but not Bruce Springsteen's America) by Sam Fuller and Clay Howard

-Very funny. I liked how they asked if it looked like a bathroom before they started. Please come back guys.

9.5) Eli Does His Best Impression of the No Shame Audience- Eli Wilkinson

-Pointless misfire. Supposed to be a three line point five stretched out to a couple of minutes. Such is life.

10) Alfredo and Daughers: Part of a Telanovella -Mose Hayward / Translation by Google

-This lasted a looooonnnnngggg time. We really should enforce the 5 minute rule. Other than that. Some of it was hilarious. Eric storming around was great.

11) Umm, Yeah -Eric Landuyt

-Umm... what did Evan do that was so wrong? And was this piece in any way a reflection of mine and Eric's apartment? Who knows?

12) Greasy Bob at the Debutante Ball - Greasy Bob

-Poor Bob. Everyone laughed at him. He probably isn't coming back now. Thanks jerks.

11/12/2007 3:48 PM  
Blogger ERIC L. said...

I elected to leave Evan's transgressions ambiguous because when I tried to specify them early in the writing stage, the things I came up with seemed forced and generic. Sometimes the best way to say something is to not say anything.
And no, this piece was not based on us, although I almost included an argument about doing the dishes.

11/12/2007 5:00 PM  
Blogger jamal said...

So, Iowa City No Shame's going to die, right? Is that right, board members? Is it time to file bankruptness yet? I mean, how much money is even left in the NS bank account anymore? Like a dollar? Rent is MORE than one dollar!
At $100 per show, with a crowd of approximately twenty people paying one dollar each... my math skills foresee troubles on THESE horizons. I guess I will miss some of you when we no longer have a weekly event in common. And I KNOW I'll miss some of the hilarity you rocked and socked me with on a most unpredictably irregular basis. (Some of you I won't miss even a little tiny bit, but that's good, too, because it's less for us to feel so sad about!)

WOAH. Who knew?-- the guy who represents Mac in the Mac vs. PC ads is the kid from Jeepers Creepers! And it only took me a year to notice! Way to go, kid from Jeepers Creepers -- I like your movie! (I like your computers OK, too. Better than John Hodgman's, anyway.)

11/12/2007 6:39 PM  
Blogger Mose said...

Hey lovelies, THANKS so much for the warm welcome and fun times, especially to you who committed so impromptuitously vigorously to acting my thing. It was weird to see no shame after so many years. I agree with those of you who were griping about the lack of theatre dept people around; ten years ago there were a lot more of them and it helped for getting a variety of styles, audiences and even, sometimes, for quality work. I don't know if you guys have tried this, but I used to bring some in simply by asking them early in the week to do my sketch--appeals to actors' egos are a great way to make them show up. Also got to use some cool actors this way.
The sketch done off cue cards (#4) was by far my favorite of the evening 'cause you guys have got some classy stage presence.
See you all, sometime...
--Mose Hayward

11/12/2007 9:20 PM  
Blogger brian said...

I myself prefer John Hodgman brand vomputers, but don't let's get into a big ol' kerfluffle about it, J-Haul! Diffrent storks for diffrent forlks and all that!

11/12/2007 10:22 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

Actually we have our rent money for next semester already with shows left to go. So no we're not dieing.

11/13/2007 3:50 PM  
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11/13/2007 5:38 PM  
Blogger jamal said...

"Actually we have our rent money for next semester already with shows left to go. So no we're not dieing."

Hoorah! Glad to hear it. (We're all dieing [sic] though, Ely. It's just a question of how fast. SWAAGWAAWK!!!!!!!!!DID I SPOOK YOU OOT??????????????????!!! SGHAAAAWDSKKKK@@@@!!!!!!!!!)

11/13/2007 5:42 PM  
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11/14/2007 8:21 PM  
Blogger Katy Baggs said...

Wow, how did this happen?
http://www.uiowa.edu/~events/11-14-07-noshame

11/15/2007 2:48 AM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

I don't know. Evan, Benyo, Alyssa? Did any of you have a hand in this cause no one contacted me about it. Huh. Maybe its the department trying to help us or apologize for the lack of a lighting board in theatre A last week.

11/15/2007 10:29 AM  
Blogger ERIC L. said...

Speaking of Theatre A, are we in there or in B this Friday?

11/15/2007 11:23 AM  
Blogger evan schenck said...

No, I don't know what might of caused that, except that it appears that anybody can suggest a feature to UI This Week and maybe get it displayed on that page. So some fan or other NSer could have done that and got some coverage out.

11/15/2007 1:37 PM  
Blogger Jake Gontero said...

Well this show better be good then!

11/15/2007 1:49 PM  
Blogger evan schenck said...

I'll do my best if you will, Jake.

11/15/2007 1:54 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

I believe, since I havent been told otherwise, that we will be in theatre B on friday.

ALSO. I made a new No Shame Group on facebook. Join it! It is just called "No Shame Theatre!". Invite all your friends. I loaded some pics and videos. I, or another board member will be using it to send out weekly reminders of the show. You name it.

11/15/2007 3:55 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Jamal--even better, the guy who's a PC in the ads, John Hodgman, wrote a book called "The Areas of My Expertise." It's a fake history of the homeless. It's apparently

Eli--Damn. Are you always so cranky when people don't like your piece? My piece got laughs, thereby justifying its existence. Next time, figure out a way to improv around the dropped cue line.

11/16/2007 12:33 AM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

Greg- my piece got some laughs. Like when I said "What? This is all it is people."

11/16/2007 10:52 AM  
Blogger Adam;s Taintws. said...

Hey guys! My piece got some laughs tro and I don;t appreciate having people rag on me and not really appreciate my own work thast I performed!

11/16/2007 1:44 PM  

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