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October 30, 2009

Transactors Improv with Killer Filler

Filed under: Music, Theater — Tags: , , , , , , — Lisa Pepin @ 10:41 pm

Transactors Improv put on a spooky Halloween-themed show tonight, with Killer Filler providing some eerie tunes. Lots of stabbing, lots of fun. I’m trying something new… more photos after the page break (on the bottom left at the end of the post)!

Happy Halloween!

–Lisa

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Transactors improv company members playing evil child spirits surround and torment a company member playing a child.

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October 11, 2009

PlaySlam!

Filed under: Theater — Tags: , , , — Lisa Pepin @ 5:27 pm

The 7th annual PlaySlam! short play competition was tonight. Nineteen short plays less than three minutes long were performed, and the audience voted for its favorites. The audience picked A Commitment in Ink” as its winner, and its playwright won $100!

Below are shots of the shows and performers–I was at work and missed the first couple plays, so they start with “Hey, Audition!” if you’re following along at home.

–Lisa

"Hey, Audition!"

"Hey, Audition!"

"The Puzzle," about a man who uses a crossword puzzle to tell his wife he wants a divorce--right before she does the same thing with the front page of the newspaper.

"The Puzzle," about a man who uses a crossword puzzle to tell his wife he wants a divorce--right before she does the same thing with the front page of the newspaper.

"Undying Love," about a man whose wife annoys him even after death!

"Undying Love," about a man whose wife annoys him even after death!

"Of Hides and Hair," about a woman and her cats.

"Of Hides and Hair," about a woman and her cats.

"Kleptomania," about a woman who discovers her husband is a kleptomaniac.

"Kleptomania," about a woman who discovers her husband is a kleptomaniac.

"A Tisket/A Casket" about guilt at a funeral.

"A Tisket/A Casket" about guilt at a funeral.

"Enhance Now--Pay Later," about a woman cheering up her friend, whose daughter is having a boob job.

"Enhance Now--Pay Later," about a woman cheering up her friend, whose daughter is having a boob job.

"Bartering--The New Economy," about the "new" system of paying for things in the future, by bartering things like toasters, tennis rackets and stuffed roosters.

"Bartering--The New Economy," about the "new" system of paying for things in the future, by bartering things like toasters, tennis rackets and stuffed roosters.

"Girl's Night," about women at a restaurant talking about sex.

"Girl's Night," about women at a restaurant talking about sex.

"Late Show with Brashko Vedev," about an eastern European edition of the Late Show.

"Late Show with Brashko Vedev," about an eastern European edition of the Late Show.

"Flying the Junkyard." I forget what this one was about!

"Flying the Junkyard." I forget what this one was about!

"Conversation," about the last human conversation on Earth between two gas station workers after a nuclear bomb destroys the world.

"Conversation," about the last human conversation on Earth between two gas station workers after a nuclear bomb destroys the world.

"A Commitment in Ink," the winning play, about a tattoo artist questioning a man's decision to get a tattoo of his girlfriend's name because of his own experience.

"A Commitment in Ink," the winning play, about a tattoo artist questioning a man's decision to get a tattoo of his girlfriend's name because of his own experience.

"The Funny-izer," about a woman's obsession with her iPhone application that can make anything funny.

"The Funny-izer," about a woman's obsession with her iPhone application that can make anything funny.

"R-E-S-P-E-C-T." I don't remember what this one was about either.

"R-E-S-P-E-C-T." I don't remember what this one was about either.

"Beauty Pageant," about two strange beauty pageant contestants.

"Beauty Pageant," about two strange beauty pageant contestants.

The playwrights answer audience questions after the performances.

The playwrights answer audience questions after the performances.

Emily Ranii, artistic director of the ArtsCenter stage, presents the winning playwright with the $100 prize.

Emily Ranii, artistic director of the ArtsCenter stage, presents the winning playwright with the $100 prize.

The winning playwright reacts to being picked as the audience's favorite.

The winning playwright reacts to being picked as the audience's favorite.

September 20, 2009

The Season Opening of the Monti

Filed under: Theater — Tags: , , , — Lyndsay Booth @ 12:31 am

The Monti opened its season with both some laughs and some tender moments. Five storytellers captivated a sizeable crowd at the ArtsCenter with their own unique take on the theme of heroism. For those unfamiliar with it, The Monti is a storytelling show. Five performers each tell a story about 12 minutes centered around a central theme.  The Monti is held once a month. Look for more photos from the next show in October.

The stage is set simply for the season opener of the Monti.

The stage is set simply for the season opener of the Monti.

Jeff Polish, founder and director of The Monti, starts the show.

Jeff Polish, founder and director of The Monti, starts the show.

Sophie Naima Caird tells a story about an aunt.

Sophie Naima Caird tells a story about an aunt.

Django Haskins makes the audience laugh.

Django Haskins makes the audience laugh.

Louis Bayard imitates his father singing in church.

Louis Bayard imitates his father singing in church.

Justin Catanoso tells the audience to ignore the hippo sound ushering him offstage.

Justin Catanoso tells the audience to ignore the hippo sound ushering him offstage.

Michael Malone talks about the female heroes in his life.

Michael Malone talks about the female heroes in his life.

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