Wednesday, September 15, 2010


This weekend is the Black Box Comedy Festival/Black Box Improv Festival/AWESOMENESS!!

It's where we as MTS get to go geek-out at our favorite semi-famous semi-professional improv crushes. We also get to see other troupes and improvisers our own age, older, and much older.

People from all across the country flock to festivals like this one because it's awesome to see someone play with a totally different style, like Johnstone's Who, What, Where vs. Del Close's "The Rules" vs. San Francisco's "Play it slow" vs. Canada's "Play it really slow" vs. DSI's "Play it as fast and ballsy as possible."

Then, on top of that, we get to take workshops with these crazy peeps and get inside their heads and stuff. (Awesome!).

So that, in a nutshell, is BBIF/BBCF, and it is so good.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sketch Show 2010 this Friday

So, I don't think anybody reads this blog, since we rarely update it, but just to document this, the sketch show for this year is this Friday and I'm so freakin excited.

We've titled it "Humon Nature", and it's gonna be off the chain.

The format will be a little different than years past, we actually have a show order and junk rather than the numbers on the screen.

Oh, did I mention it was going to be awesome?

The sketch show will be held in Lee shortly after the main stage show this Friday

Saturday, November 14, 2009

CIT Regionals Today

Me, Jeremiah, Lena, Raymond and Alex are packing into the car and driving down to Atlanta for the Chicago Improv Tournament-Southern Regionals. It's all at the Relapse theater, which I need to go print directions to get to... anyway.

Our set is on at Noonish, then if we make it to the finals for the region, we perform AGAIN at 11pm. That would be exciting, but it would also mean a super late car-ride home for your turtles. Give and take, give and take.

Gotta finish getting ready, but I'll make sure to post something about how it goes, you know, for the 4 people that know about this blog.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Show this Friday!!!

So, I don't know who reads this, but for anyone who does, we have a show THIS FRIDAY at Lee Hall 111. 8pm, 5 dollars at the door (but there are dollar off coupons all over campus and our website, plus if you go to the show before a show it's 2 dollars off).

The first half (Short-form, the stuff that looks like Who's Line is it Anyway) is looking really good. Some games we haven't played in a long time, some favorites, and one or two brand new games. That's really all I'm at liberty to say right now.

The Second Half (long-form, about as long as an episode of a t.v. show, all improvised from one suggestion) is a LaRonde. For anyone not up on their improv Jargon, a Laronde goes through an entire chain of characters discovering their lives and unseen connections.

Finally, in Nocturnal Soup (an extra dollar, but we just saved you one so you owe us) we're going to show off our versatility with some wildly different forms. There's music, there's pictures, there's other stuff, come out and see it.

Last but not least,
Mock Turtle!


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Blackbox Improv Festival

We just got back Sunday from one of my favorite events all year, the Blackbox Improv Festival in Atlanta.

It was as crazy as ever, filled with some of the best shows and workshops you can get. We performed a Flashbacks set on Friday night (right after we got there) then had the rest of the weekend to take it all in. There was a lot to take in.

The rest of Friday's shows were awesome, and actually included a Chicago sketch troupe called One, Two, Three (so it's not all made up on the spot) and Sideshow (an idea just crazy enough to work).

Saturday had 3 2-hour workshops a piece, subjects ranging from Death in a Scene, to Solo Improv, a few of us even (accidentally) took the Musical workshop. So good.

The troupe that ran the Musical workshop (Recapitulation) had a show at one of the venues so some of us saw that while others saw another musical from Girls, Girls, Girls. At the end of the night two of the venues shut down and everyone tried to get in to Dramatech to see The Naked Stage and The UCB Touring Co, both of which I would love to see again and again.

Overall, a pretty kick-awesome way to spend a weekend.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

This School-Year has already been Crazy

For starters, we had our first year of 100% retention, so all your favorite turtles are back for another year of face-melting comedy. Then we had a show of face-melting comedy.

So much fun, from Shakespeare's Nightmare and Elimination to the Flashbacks longform.

Then in Nocturnal Soup, another month of stand-up from Ben, as well as a new game called "S#@% on Rush's hopes and dreams." Then Jeremiah and Tyler performed as "Emotional Ineptitude" as members of some kind of crazy carnival. The end of the night saw a bold and different show from Alums Jason and Meg (as Micha and Mira in "Kinda like Jesus").

And if that wasn't enough, we just finished Auditions (a 4 day process) and now have four new members: Larissa, Lena, Alex, and Raymond.

Yep, another year of Mock Turtle Soup is definitely underway, and I can't wait. Is it the October show yet?

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Pretty sure all 2 people will read this at some point, but auditions this year are hella fun.