Saturday, January 29, 2011

No Shame Iowa City 1-28-11

So, our first show of the new season was last night! Relive those cherished memories with the order, in the comments.

Remember to tell everyone to come to the show! Now that you've seen us.



Blogger Katy Baggs said...

1. A Love Letter to No Shame Theatre by James S. Roth

James loves us.

2. Spencer Doesn't Understand Football by Spencer Abbe

A Viking riding a bear sounds about right, I think.

3. Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Marek, Olivia, and Deidra

There's a giant snail in the kitchen!

4. Well, This is Awkward by Kohlstoppers

They're wearing the same shirt, then they're wearing the same shirt again, then Morgan turns into a man. (MorMan!)

5. Meeting Garrison by Crow

Lydia meets Garrison Keillor and it turns out he's kind of a dick.

6. A Song by Taylor Cook

He never saw a full episode of Pokemon because that's when the bus would come.

7. Why I am Not Coming to Your Party by Evn Sknk

Evan is NOT coming to your party if your poseur baby is going to be there, because fuck that baby.

8. Meeting Garrison by Fangus McGee

Fangus meets Garrison Keillor who turns out to be an awesome guy! Adventureland!

9. Interview with a Southern Belle by Eric Jesteadt and Molly Van Schroeder

What it sounds like. Molly talks about Jesus and her favorite foods. Mighty fine choice.

10. The Call of the Opossumu by D.T. Humdum

A story of the greatest horror a person could ever witness. A horror with the body of an opossum, the legs of a vulture, and the wings of a butterfly.

11. The Exciting Tale of Qqqqqqqqqqqq... by Dr. Jenkins

A student is having problems in class because she FOREIGN! From a country and language that is very real.

12. You Put the Evan by Katy Baggs

I sing a song for Evan. You put the Evan in the whole wide world, and you put the Evan in me.

13. Black Swan 2 by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon

Thissa my hand! Thissa my hand! Thissa my hand! No! I don't believe you! Convince me!

14. Photographers by Alaynna + Zach

Alaynna's having a baby and Zach needs to get a good picture. Oop, we didn't get that shot...we gotta put it back in.

1/29/2011 3:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey everyone. I'm thinking about starting to perform at No Shame, but I'm not sure my stuff is up to snuff. Do any performers ever get together to brainstorm and rehearse before the show, or does everyone just prefer to work by themselves and wing it? I'm just a little unsure about how to proceed. I really don't want to be the one person who gets up there and sucks.

2/03/2011 1:13 PM  
Blogger evan schenck said...

Someone from the board will almost always be at the theater building by 10 PM before the show, and they are duty-bound to give some form of constructive criticism if you want it. Look for somebody you recognize in the lounge, or if the lounge is full of theater people, the lobby.

As to worrying about being the only one who sucks, several tips. First, maybe you'll surprise yourself and you actually don't suck. Second, even if you do suck you won't be the only one. It's just in the nature of the format to have at least a couple crap pieces a night. Third, with some activities you have to start out sucking to later become awesome. Writing can be one such activity.

Good luck,
Evan R. Schenck

2/03/2011 7:50 PM  
Anonymous Morgan Miller said...

Yeah Anonymous, anything goes, as long as it doesn't break the three rules.

Most pieces are gone through once at most, but some are memorized and choreographed. Lots of pieces have been written at 10:30 or made up on the spot. I've written and acted in pieces I didn't think were great. There's always someone willing to read a piece if you bring it in, or you can bring your own friends (please do!) to perform it.

The key is in the title, "No Shame." If you do something sucky one week, you can redeem yourself the next. If it does suck, we'll forget it once the next piece starts, if it's good, we'll quote it for weeks. Pretty safe gamble.

And you can even submit it anonymously, just in case. There's a mailbox slot in the theater building (Ask Hillary in the office where the TA mailboxes are if you don't know). if it ends up being received well, you can stand up after it's over and claim credit if you want.

If you've got anymore questions, find a board member before the show (we usually meet in the green room) and we'll help you out.

Though I won't be there tonight, I hope to see your stuff in the coming weeks! :D

2/04/2011 1:16 AM  

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