Posts Tagged ‘jon bolden’

43 Hour Improv Marathon

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

In 2012, I have decided to go insane and participate in an improv marathon that happens each summer at The Hideout Theatre. It’s coming up this weekend and I have been getting in shape, quitting caffeine, and trying to stay healthy to prepare. To spell it out simply, here’s what it entails:

  • 7 improvisers and myself will do 43 hours of improv in a row. We will do 43 different shows.
  • The theme or style of the show will change every hour. It might be a musical, improv games, a blank stage, a show in the dark, a show with puppets, or Charles Dickens, etc…
  • I will get 10 minutes of downtime between each show to eat, recharge, whatever
  • I have to be on the stage for all 43 hours, even if it’s asleep
  • I am crazy

I’m worried about my voice holding up since I had two vocal surgeries back in 2006. Read more about that on a Hideout Theatre blog post I wrote last week.

If you want to check it out, read the official schedule! Tickets are $5 each show. Please come out and support me as I will need encouragement and good vibes. Oh! It’s also a fundraiser, so come support the youth programs at The Hideout by buying a ticket.

Music Video

Monday, February 9th, 2009

When you are constantly creating things, you will eventually make something and forget about it for weeks, months, or even years.

I completely forgot about the music video for “Trying to Define It” made back in 2005 / 2006 by Joe Hannon and myself. I am pretty proud of how well it holds together for being made on a $300 camera and using only flood lights & sheets. Joe had some really awesome ideas and we jointly discovered some cool things along the way. I wish the fidelity was a little higher, but I think the spirit of the song and video shine through.