Saturday, February 09, 2008

Iowa City February 8

We had a show! The order is after the bump.

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Blogger evan schenck said...

1. Janani Story
by Janani

2. Waste My Day
by the Pope's Penis

3. Top Gun
by Ryan Kasak

4. Don't Count Your Gregs Before They're Hatched
by Jake Gontero

5. The Doors of Justice
by John Bates

6. 3 Men and a Baby Minus the Baby
by Alex, Brad, and David

7. The End of a Partnership
by Eli Wilkinson

8. Greg Story
by Greg Machlin

9. Amazing Things
by Katy Baggs

10. Lost and Found
by Nick Beatty

I may have forgotten a piece, because the actual physical order was lost and I just assembled it from the scripts.

2/09/2008 3:01 PM  
Blogger Katy Baggs said...

I overall enjoyed this night. And more people write, please.

Will the pile of No Shame shirts be back next week? I didn't have ten dollars on me last night.

2/09/2008 4:08 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

The T-shirts will be back, mainly because they didn't leave the building. They are all in my locker. Next week I will sort them out by size, color, and design.

2/09/2008 5:15 PM  
Blogger Nicholas said...

Would it be wrong if I said it felt like "Story Night"?


1. Janani Story
by Janani

It was a good story. And I really loved the way she told it, and the visuals. Mainly the one of him eating the sweet tarts

2. Waste My Day
by the Pope's Penis

Based on a true story

3. Top Gun
by Ryan Kasak

Ohhhh the wonders of dorm life.
I liked it.

4. Don't Count Your Gregs Before They're Hatched
by Jake Gontero

Favorite image: The chickens being squeezed on that weird milking machine.

"A mixture of eggs and chicken shit..."

I wonder who would buy it..

5. The Doors of Justice
by John Bates

I love it when people explain the rationle behind a really bad trip.

I remeber laughing loudly at "the person with #9....has to die"

6. 3 Men and a Baby Minus the Baby
by Alex, Brad, and David

Improv is hard. Especially sit, stand, lay down. I'd like to see them again, but with a different game. Like "freeze"

7. The End of a Partnership
by Eli Wilkinson

Totally saw flecks of lukes spit going all over the place. And possible Evans face.

8. Greg Story
by Greg Machlin

Yay stories!

9. Amazing Things
by Katy Baggs

My favorite of the night!

10. Lost and Found
by Nick Beatty

this was mine, and anything I have to say about it is pretty much moot. I liked watching it though. Thanks again Katy and Evan.

2/10/2008 5:07 PM  
Blogger Katy Baggs said...

Thanks, Nick! And a lot of us called that show Story Night.

Lost and Found: The last line I had was "COME ON, WE'VE GOT WORK TO DO" and I remember making Luke get up (and I remember slapping his butt) but I know I set my script down and said some stuff but I can't remember if I said this line specifically. Help me remember, Nick, I want to know if I did your piece justice.

2/10/2008 5:22 PM  
Blogger luke said...

I liked the stories a lot. In fact, some of my favorite no shame pieces have been stories.

My butt got slapped, and that was fine.
I feel bad about spitting in Evan's face.
And I agree with Katy. I hope more people write.

2/10/2008 8:18 PM  
Blogger evan schenck said...

Yes, spit got on my face. But I didn't have a problem with it, because it wasn't insult spit. It was performance spit. These things happen when you are shouting and grimacing in that way.

2/10/2008 9:44 PM  
Blogger Nicholas said...

Katy,

you did my piece justice.

The serious reading, and focused charater was exactly what I was looking for.

And Evan thanks for the adlibs to make my piece seem less repetitive.

usally I catch it, but this time i didn't



in other words maybe we should institute "Drag a new writer to no shame night"?

2/11/2008 12:45 PM  
Blogger Nicholas said...

I ment "in other news"

not "other words"

2/11/2008 12:46 PM  
Blogger ERIC L. said...

I'm sorry I missed this show. I love stories. I think it would be cool if stories performed at No Shame were compiled into a book; it would make for good reading.

2/11/2008 10:06 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

1. Janani Story--
Oh, Janani. Why can't we bottle you and sell you to the world?

2. I don't remember this. My bad.

3. Top Gun--very entertaining. Well done, Ryan.

4. I enjoyed, as always, performing this, but my performance on this one was the weakest of Jake's Greg trilogy because I was doing stuff in a rehearsal for 10:30-11 and so didn't have my usual preptime. I'll do better next time.

5. The Doors of Justice
BEST OF. BEST OF. BEST OF. Hysterically funny, and I'm not the only person who thought so.

6. This was very enjoyable, and, again, it's great to get theatre people back into NoShame. Improv is tough; I thought they did well.

7. The End of a Partnership--this was cool. It had a wonderfully surreal quality, and was just the right length.

10. Lost and Found--funny.

I can't remember #9. How can I have forgotten a Katy Baggs piece? Losing my mind in my old age.

Speaking of absolutely nothing, there's a nice sheet posted on the theatre bulletin board; a two-page anonymous manifesto from someone trying to get more people to come to NoShame. I myself don't know why attendance is down; I feel like the overall quality of pieces has improved from this year to the last. But then, maybe I'm just a freakin' pollyanna.

2/12/2008 3:34 AM  
Blogger evan schenck said...

"I can't remember #9. How can I have forgotten a Katy Baggs piece? Losing my mind in my old age."

Best piece of the night and that's the one you forget.

2/12/2008 10:30 AM  
Blogger janani said...

I agree, and I think it's probably the best thing Katy's written.

A giant sphere just rolled up my driveway! I think I'll go have breakfast before it crushes the house.

2/12/2008 10:38 AM  
Blogger janani said...

Could we get v. short summaries of the pieces when the order is posted? That would be cool.

2/12/2008 10:42 AM  
Blogger Katy Baggs said...

aw shucks u guise aw shucks

gee whiz h. christ

aw shucks


Also, yeah, short summaries? 'Cause some of these pieces I don't remember very well and I wish I did, and people might write more reviews with a memory jog.

2/12/2008 11:53 AM  
Blogger evan schenck said...

Okay, fine, here

1. Janani Story
by Janani


Janani tells a story about her childhood and some friends of hers named Ben I think but I had to leave halfway through to help people who came to the show 10 minutes late, some of whom claimed it wasn't even 11 yet so they were actually early. So I missed a lot of it. I bet it was good, though.

2. Waste my Day
by the Pope's Penis


Man reads slash fanfiction all day, other man writes it. Perfect roommates.

3. Top Gun
by Ryan Kasak


Evan tells a story he heard from a friend about Top Gun and Greeks and violence.

4. Don't Count Your Gregs Before They're Hatched
by Jake Gonterp


Greg's Dad tries to a chicken milking scheme.

5. The Doors of Justice
by John Bates


Large quantities of Mescaline are consumed by a man, and interaction with the White Album leads to ...? To be continued.

6. 3 Men and a Baby Minus the Baby
by Alex, Brad, and David


Old fashioned improvisation comedy. The scheme: Sit-Lie-Stand. The Location: CANCER.

7. The End of a Partnership
by Eli Wilkinson


Man yells at bad friend.

8. Greg Story
by Greg Machlin


Greg tells a story about his childhood concerning block towers and sibling hatred.

9. Amazing Things
by Katy Baggs


Turn of the century Italian super-science breakfast Orbs end in tragedy.

10. Lost and Found
by Nick Beatty


lost: VIRGINITY
found: NADA
result: HUMOR

That's as good as it's going to get.

2/12/2008 1:23 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Oh yeah. The giant Italian orb. Best of!
Maybe if the'd order been posted, Saturday, instead of, I don't know, later, I could have remembered it!

2/26/2008 11:36 PM  

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