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Edward Gorey Inspired Portraits

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Black and White photograph of improvisers dressed as Edward Gorey charactersBlack and White photograph of improvisers dressed as Edward Gorey charactersBlack and White photograph of improvisers dressed as Edward Gorey charactersBlack and White photograph of improvisers dressed as Edward Gorey characters

In November & December of 2013, The Hideout Theatre put up a production entitled  A Bedtime Gorey,  improvised bedtime stories inspired by the works of macabre illustrator, Edward Gorey. I was struck by the set design, costuming, and makeup of the improvisers so I decided to setup a few lights and capture it.

Theatresports!

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

theatresports
So, I perform in a lot of  improv shows. In fact, it’s rare for me not to perform twice a week. This makes it progressively more difficult to get friends and people out to see you perform. It’s also usually during a prime fun time for most people (Saturdays at 8pm).

All of that, the show I’m currently involved in is NOT to be missed. It’s called Theatresports and it was created by Keith Johnstone (the man who created Maestro and several other formats). It pairs up two teams to face-off with improv challenges that can literally be anything (the first week, we had a paper airplane-throwing contest). Like most “competition” shows in improv, it’s not really about winning but getting you amped up and raising the stakes.

This upcoming weekend will be the third week of the run, and my second performance (I missed the second week). The inaugural show was phenomenal. The sold-out audience was booing judges (yes, there are judges), demanding a tie for the exhibition act, and screaming their heads off the entire show. The show feels more like a sporting event than anything I’ve been involved with. So come on out!

Every Saturday in May & June at 8pm. More info & tickets.