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.