Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Thunderdome score card.

Of course, some of you might not feel like two or three improv shows in a weekend. If that's the case, I recommend prioritizing Tantrum on Friday night above all others. We'll even cut you a deal if you visit our website.

On Saturday, I'm playing Red Rubber Ball at the Imp in Bonner Springs, then heading back in town for Thunderdome. Jared's got some facebook talk going about who's voting for which teams.

Hmm. I can't do any handicapping—I missed round 2. It's going to be really, really fun to vote on pure merit. I like people on every team, so it comes down to quality. Here's what will win my vote:
  • Relationship scenes: Oh, sure...find tagouts...pimp gimmicks. NOT ENOUGH. A good, solid relationship scene, with characters who really affect each other, is the sign a player can really improvise.
  • Strong characters: Improv isn't about standing there and saying funny things. I can't wait to see people make big, powerful physical and emotional choices. We'll see enough of these guys being their fabulous selves at McCoy's.
  • Solid teamwork: Jared drew from two bags at the draft, if I heard right—so each team has a mix of experienced players and even more experienced players. The winning team should make that invisible—we should see the trust between them and shouldn't feel like anyone's carrying or being carried.
  • Play: It's been a long week. I want to escape. I don't want to see people thinking, working too hard, fighting for focus, arguing about what the scene is about. I can't wait to see these guys have fun.
In a nutshell: I'm voting for the team that I think is worthy of wearing that belt instead of Team Number Nine. Temporary Sanity won our round, but I'm pretty sure had we been scored as above, we would have beat them out in at least a couple of categories.

What about you guys? Who gets your vote?


  1. You get my vote, Trish. It doesn't matter if you're playing, or if I'm there. I'll write your name on a slip of paper, and put it somewhere.

  2. I thought Team Number Nine had a fabulous set. But if you take a vote, great improv + dick in cup beats great improv every day of the week, and twice on Sundays. :D

  3. "Temporary Sanity won our round, but I'm pretty sure had we been scored as above, we would have beat them out in at least a couple of categories."

    Well then, I guess it's a good thing the audience didn't have score cards then, because simply being the funniest just doesn't cut it.



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