When we left Toronto last year for sunnier climes to pursue our dreams of “making it” in Hollywood, you’d be hard pressed to find the word ‘theatre’ in the word cloud posted on our shared dream board hanging above our bathroom mirror. But here we are a year later celebrating the first live Script Tease Project produced in La La Land. And you know, it kinda feels right.
The Script Tease TM is a format that NTOW developed along with genius-joker Ron Pederson 9 years ago. The concept is we ask a playwright to write us two pages of a play for our cast and we read the pages for the first time in front of the audience, throw the pages down and improvise the rest of the play. It’s opening and closing night all at once!
Justin Tanner (20 produced plays, Gilmore Girls) penned the two pages we read and set us up beautifully with colourful characters and high stakes plot ideas.
Our sold out audience went home with ideas of Tobacco Road, hair lips and love in a non-profit theatre company.
Thank you so much to Justin Tanner for inspiring us to create this play-we could not have done any of this without you!
Thank you to Dan, Matthew, Paul, Helen, Jackie, Madi, Emily, Amos and all the folks at Impro Theatre LA that made us feel so welcome and helped us put on a professional and solid show. What a treat it is to have found a place that respects and is excited about long form improvised plays. Everything from box office to Madie on tech made us feel so well looked after and set us up to do the best one hour improvised Tanner-NTOW-play ever!
Thank you to the crowd that got out of their homes, got babysitters, missed the Grammys and filled the audience and made us feel like we should do this kind of thing again!
As always, thanks to our team of firecrackers: Jen and Deanna. You may not see them at shows but they are always in our hearts and you are seeing our shows because of their efforts and support. We loves ya!
Looking forward to bringing you more improvised Script Tease TM plays in April – 915pm every Saturday.
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