Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The final likewise - really!

Likewise is finishing up on 9 March 2016, with an international inter-city cast. Anna Renzenbrink from Melbourne will be playing, along with Caspar Schjelbred from Paris/Denmark, Linda Calgaro, me, Dave Tieck, John Knowles and maybe a few more.
In the 3 years since Likewise began, monthly in 2013 at the Roxbury Hotel, and then weekly in 2014, 2015 and 2016, lots has changed in the Sydney improvisation landscape.
In 2013 there were maybe 3 active long form troupes in town. Full Body Contact No Love Tennis was the only long form show in town and it had a limited cast and a particular young demographic.
In November 2015 Likewise hosted 8 active long form troupes (and had applications from 4 more: all different form the original 3 troupes).
I wanted with Likewise to make improvised comedy for "grown ups" - people over 30. I wanted to make cultural allusions that others understood. And to understand the ones my fellow players made.
I wanted to improvise scenes that were true to life from people who had experienced it: marriages, weddings, funerals, baptisms, death and grief and love.
I think we did that.
Who knows that the next incarnation will be?
Until we meet again. Keep improvising.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Stuff and nonsense

So far in the 3 years likewise has been around it has been a carefully curated show. I've chosen players with various biases.
Make way for Stuff and Nonsense!
Stuff and nonsense has two components. Firstly a curated section of people who i love to see play.  Then open jams on stage. This means players of any experience can join in. You'll see super expertise and you'll see people who have never stepped on stage before.
You can just watch (we always love audience) or you can put your name into the hat to try it too.
To watch turn up at 730 for the show. You'll see the new talent do their level best. It will be funny because by its nature improvisation is unexpected. And that makes you laugh. And some of it will be great!
To play register at 7:20.
There'll be a short show first then the jam will begin!
Here's the new poster for the season.
Look forward to seeing you then.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Final likewise tonight

Final likewise pairs

Photos from the last likewise pairs show.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

A flash of gold

The cast played around with the curtain and the set last week...
here's some highlights from before the show.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Sketch and pairs

Some highlights of the 27 jan show which included sketch, pairs and ensemble improv.