Tuesday, March 30, 2010

IC No Shame 3/26/2010

Hey gang we had a show. It was fun even though it was in Mabie. (That place is HAUNTED) Anyway, here is the order. I am putting one in the comments as well. Hope to see you next week. Bring 10 friends. Do it. They'll love it.

The Order:

1) Imagination Vacation -by Luke Christensen
2) The Fifth Dimension -by Spence Abbe
2.5) Point Five -by Asher Stuhlman
3) "Jingle All the HEY" -by Calvin
4) I wrote this Play in Fifteen Minutes When I realized I didn't have a Piece for this Week- by Asher Stuhlman
5) Man and Woman -by Penny
6) Ooh Eee Ooh Ahh Ahh -by Wally Wally Bing Bang
7) Shirt Talk -by James S. Roth
7.5) Davids Wet Butt: Another True Tall from my Workplace -by ? (Davids Wet butt?) (Landuyt?)
8) Mother and Daughter -by Janani Sreenirasan
9) No Idea -by Thresa & Cassi
10) Shallow, Stupid, and Obscene. Just like my Honeymoon -by Chicken and Biscuits
11) Recollections of Loves Past -by Dr. Mondo Buttplug, esq.

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Blogger Eli said...

The Order:

1) Imagination Vacation -by Luke Christensen
2) The Fifth Dimension -by Spence Abbe
2.5) Point Five -by Asher Stuhlman
3) "Jingle All the HEY" -by Calvin
4) I wrote this Play in Fifteen Minutes When I realized I didn't have a Piece for this Week- by Asher Stuhlman
5) Man and Woman -by Penny
6) Ooh Eee Ooh Ahh Ahh -by Wally Wally Bing Bang
7) Shirt Talk -by James S. Roth
7.5) Davids Wet Butt: Another True Tall from my Workplace -by ? (Davids Wet butt?) (Landuyt?)
8) Mother and Daughter -by Janani Sreenirasan
9) No Idea -by Thresa & Cassi
10) Shallow, Stupid, and Obscene. Just like my Honeymoon -by Chicken and Biscuits
11) Recollections of Loves Past -by Dr. Mondo Buttplug, esq.

3/30/2010 8:33 PM  
Blogger LSK said...

1. don't remember
2. I think this is going to have to get a preliminary Best Of nomination. It was amusing.
2.5. "...the play would end."
3. This might've been more endearing if it hadn't been practically right after "The Fifth Dimension."
4. I am amazed at how well this piece went, given that it literally WAS written in 15 minutes, with no editing.
5. Clever. Only now I'm going to imagine that, well,... eww.
6. I like the forced-rhyme scheme.
7. No Shame needs more semi-serious pieces with realistic dialogue.
8. For some reason I expected this to be a continuation of "Man and Woman."
9. I can't remember this piece or the next because of 11.
11. Dr. Mondo Buttplug has gone too far. This piece will forever taint my memories of the night.

3/30/2010 9:11 PM  
Anonymous Jjaro said...

"Well, there was this knife, more aptly described as a broadsword, and I see, well, I was swinging down the street on my way to a movie and this guy, yeah. He was about six foot eight and huge. He was holding this knife, only to me, I would describe it as a broadsword, something from the Knights of the Round. Before he can even open his mouth, he collapses. Meanwhile, I can barely lift a finger to put the toupee back on his glossy head because I'm shaking so much.

He was vomiting and I knew that he was alive because he kept saying something like 'durability' between convulsions. What happened next was really bizarre. Both ends of the street flood with black-suited men, just like in a movie.

These men look tough and pissed off, the eyes behind their sunglasses are probably cold as my hands are getting. I feel like my heart has stopped, I'm so damn scared. As they start to inundate the street in black, they move with one will.

I figure that I'm dead anyway, so I reach down for the blade. The blade is being covered by his vomit, but the hilt is clean. I can hear the men getting excited, but I can't stop. My fingers slide around the leather hilt which is oddly cold...

3/30/2010 10:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ummm... okay?

3/31/2010 2:02 PM  
Anonymous Jjaro said...

I should stop talking out loud, everyone on the train is looking at me now. I must have gone farther than I wanted because everyone here is different than me. Why should they care that I'm talking, some of them are talking and about fairly irrelevant things. 'The ends justify the means.' 'Where there is
no justification, there is no end. There is only means.' I thought that they were looking mean, but they were only talking.

The noise in the train crescendoes as the train comes into a station, this station is lined with black suited men, and behind them I can see the pantomime of good and evil
continue with the sanitation workers trying to mop the black suits off the sunglassed and toupeed men who are not resisting at all.

Indeed, they have nothing to worry about. They can just cling to the constellations of gum, there is nothing the sanitation workers can do about that.

Its all just human nature, we don't fit onto the curve, either. Simply, there is no curve, our science is approximation, good guessing.

The suits are going to get me this time, but I'm lucky. I have my keys in my pocket now, and I'm opening the other subway door...

3/31/2010 4:31 PM  
Anonymous Eric L said...

1) Imagination Vacation -by Luke Christensen
This was a nice change of pace for Luke. It was more low-key and personal than his clowning pieces but still very funny and relatable.

2) The Fifth Dimension -by Spence Abbe
Hilarious! I can't remember the pantsless guy's name, but his energy was excellent. I loved that he involved the audience.

2.5) Point Five -by Asher Stuhlman
Amusing in a silly way.

3) "Jingle All the HEY" -by Calvin
I commend the actors for committing to this piece, and again, Pantsless Guy's energy was great. I do think the tension would have been stronger if he'd been singing over the top of the adults' conversation rather than in between so the mom's outburst would have been more justified. The actors also kind of ended up in a dark corner rather than front and center, but the sight of them all in a pile at the end made me laugh until I cried.

4) I wrote this Play in Fifteen Minutes When I realized I didn't have a Piece for this Week- by Asher Stuhlman
Not bad for fifteen minutes' worth of work. Sometimes pressure brings different things out of the metaphorical stew (but too much pressure ruins a literal dinner and causes literal messes and trips to the emergency room).

5) Man and Woman -by Penny
Flipping the gender roles added a different level of humor to this piece. It made the relations (diplomatic and otherwise) between men and women seem all the more absurd, which I think is what the piece was about to begin with.

6) Ooh Eee Ooh Ahh Ahh -by Wally Wally Bing Bang
A fun little poem that I originally intended to do myself but gave to Colin because he had nothing to perform. I think more encouragement should be given to people who just want to act at No Shame, but performers should also remember to arrive early when there are still have roles to cast.

7) Shirt Talk -by James S. Roth
I agree that more semi-serious pieces are good for No Shame. Nice writing by James and good performances by the actors. The idea of planning a surprise party years in advance was very funny.

7.5) Davids Wet Butt: Another True Tail from my Workplace -by Eric Landuyt
This was a virtually word-for-word reenactment of a conversation I actually had with a coworker. This was the same guy who had the "chewing in the men's room" debate with me; he's "interesting."

8) Mother and Daughter -by Janani Sreenirasan
An evocative piece with a serious theme. I liked the re-imagining of this Bible story because it made me think about certain aspects of the original in a different way. Switching gender roles once again emphasized different points in the story.

9) No Idea -by Thresa & Cassi
The things we do to pass the time...

10) Shallow, Stupid, and Obscene. Just like my Honeymoon -by Chicken and Biscuits
Luke's energy was very good, and I think we played off each other pretty well. (Eli, if this is what your honeymoon was really like, I feel kind of sorry for you. But would you have been in Luke's role or mine? Makes me wonder about Alyssa too.)

11) Recollections of Loves Past -by Dr. Mondo Buttplug, esq.
I'm going to assume this was meant as a satire of gay erotica (or erotica in general) since the scenarios and descriptions were so ridiculous. It was hard to read this with a straight face, partly because of how absurd it was and partly because I felt a little dirty reading it out loud. Hats off to anyone willing to perform Dr. Mondo pieces because of the level of obscenity involved. On one hand, I appreciate that he/she is willing to push the boundaries, but on the other hand, I feel like you shouldn't ask anyone to do something you wouldn't do yourself. But maybe Dr. Mondo would do the stuff he writes and just enjoys seeing what he can get other people to do.

3/31/2010 4:57 PM  
Anonymous renaldo.luigi.fxo.1 said...

Find the right way down through the maze, to the food, then find the exit. Push the exit button. If the food tastes awful, don't eat it, go back and try another way.

They want the same thing that you do, really: they want a path, just like you. You are in a maze in a maze, but which one counts? Your maze, their maze, my maze. Or are the mazes all the same, defined by the limits of their paths?

Existence is simple: find the food, push the button, hit the treadmill.

But sometimes it gets much harder. Sometimes the food makes you sick, or you can hear nearby feet racing you, urging you on. Sometimes the button only gets you landed right back in the beginning of the maze again, and the food won't satisfy.

There is only one path, and that is the path that you take, but you can take more than one path.

Cross over the cell bars, find a new maze, make the maze from its path, find the cell bars, cross over the bars, find a maze, make the maze from its path, eat the food, eat the path.

3/31/2010 9:43 PM  
Anonymous Random No Shame Viewer said...

Jjaro,
The stuff you're writing here is interesting, so why not compile it and do it at the show? I for one would like to know what happens when you get off the subway. The maze thing works as a stand-alone piece too. Maybe acting them out isn't practical, but just reading them would be cool to listen to.

4/01/2010 12:40 PM  
Anonymous Snot Nosed said...

Well isn't that just so interesting?... ... ...

SO, about the SHOW now...

4/01/2010 1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Snot-Nosed said: "SO, about the SHOW now..."

Yeah, what about that show, Snot-Nosed? Anything? Anything to add?

4/01/2010 2:43 PM  
Anonymous Eric L said...

It is kind of disappointing that half the posts on the blog aren't really show-related and/or are delivered anonymously. I don't mind anonymous posts if they're relevant to the show, but I like it when everyone can openly express their opinions.

4/01/2010 2:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SMELL MY POOPY BUTT!!!!!

4/01/2010 3:19 PM  

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