The Helix

fall shows and classes copy 2 The Helix, one of Big Blue Door‘s winter performance runs, is a fascinating improv form in the monoscene family that develops a show from location-based scenes. We played with it in Big Blue Door’s smallprov run last season but now it’s back and it’s better, bigger, and badder than ever! Performers create a series of unwinding scenes and characters based on audience suggestions of a location, an adjacent location, a location nearby, and a location across town. Then the performers follow the characters to discover how their lives intertwine. (For graduates of Big Blue Door’s Improv 1, Improv 2, and Improv 3 only!)

The Helix will dig into scenes and characters using focused workshop sessions and a run of shows. The Preview performance will feature a montage based on audience suggestions of places. The other performances will feature the full Helix form coupled with our other winter form, The Sleepover. Many of the shows will be in our revamped McGuffey studio with sound baffling, curtains, a ‘backstage,’ music, and improved lighting. 6-10 performers.

Sundays, 330-530pm
McGuffey Art Center
1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21,
(Makeup session in case of bad weather 2/28)


Preview: Thursday, 1/21; Cville Coffee; 7pm; $5
Full Form: Friday, 2/5; McGuffey Art Center; 7pm; $5
Thursday, 2/18; Cville Coffee; 7pm; $5
Saturday, 2/20; McGuffey Art Center; 7pm; $5
Saturday, 2/27; McGuffey Art Center; 7pm; $5
Saturday, 3/5; McGuffey Art Center; 7pm; $5

At McGuffey!

Sundays 330pm
6 Sessions + 6 Shows
Starts Jan 17

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(For graduates of BBD improv training only!)

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