Thursday, April 16th was the debut of Big Blue Door’s spring Improv Night slate at Cville Coffee, featuring our latest ensemble, The Placeholders, performing The Monoscene. Larry Goldstein, Nik Hayes, Maya Hislop, Max Hoecker, Kirk Martini, Nauder Namaky, Erik Swanson, and Brian Weisbrod created impromptu characters and storylines out of audience suggestions of places.
On Friday, April 24th the Placeholders brought the Monoscene to Piedmont Virginia Community College’s Maxwell Theatre as part of PVCC’s Fourth Fridays improv series. This was our first time performing up on the hill, and our first time pairing with another improv group! We even got to eat a tray of chocolate! Our next Monoscene shows is May 9th.
We’ll have some photos from our Monoscene run up soon!
Now for the two bits of bad news this month. One minor and one major. The minor bad news was we had to cancel a show. (We originally had an improv show planned for early April.) The bigger badder news was the reason for the minor bad news: the closing of BON. This was very sad news for the community and for Big Blue Door since we had a lot of wonderful times performing improv and true stories at BON. We had shows there every month. We’ll miss it!
By the way, Big Blue Door is always looking for space, so if you or someone you know would like us to bring a true stories or improv show to a venue, or if you have a 650 sq foot room that you’d like to rent to us, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Space. Get it? Ha ha ha!
Meanwhile our friends at WTJU featured recordings of our storytellers on Friday editions of Soundboard (9-10 am 91.1 FM), including stories by Laura Ingles and Ken Jackson!
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