Date: Sunday, August 10
Price: Pay-What-You-Wish show
50% of all proceeds will benefit the Houston Area Women's Center
Location: Frenetic Theater
No More Words -
Inspired by silent movies and the grand soundtracks of modern entertainment, No More Words takes its inspiration from music – creating silent improvised tales using only body language and emotion.
Cast: Jessica Brown and Micah Stinson
This Infinite Closet presents: The Crash (B)Atlas -
This Infinite Closet temporarily emerges the dark to present a mash-up of two unique improv forms - The Crash Atlas and The Bat. The Crash Atlas is an original form inspired by David Mitchell's novel Cloud Atlas, Paul Haggis' film Crash and Joseph Campbell's The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Through several interconnected stories, performers explore the ways in which the metamorphosis of one person can indirectly impact others. Within The Crash Atlas, performers will turn off the lights and further explore the worlds they've created through a Bat - and auditory form of improv done in total darkness that uses sound effects, tones and sounds to create rich characters and unique worlds. The result is sure to be unlike any improv set you've experienced.
This Infinite Closet is a melange of Station Theater alumni, students & instructors came together over their shared love of absurd storylines, entertaining characters and experimental sound. The troupe consists of Roger Anderson, Jessica Brown, Matt Graham, Laura Helmers, Monica Marcha, Nicholas Martinez, Steven M. Saltsman and Antoine W.B. This Infinite Closet was awarded Best Original Comedy of the 2013 Houston Fringe Festival.
About the cast:
Antoine W.B. graduated from Station Theater's Comedy Conservatory in 2012 and has since performed in various Station house troupes as well as in several festivals.
Jessica Brown is a destination marketer by day and Station Theater improv performer, instructor & coach by night. She also oversees marketing for Station and a couple of bad ass comedy festivals. Jess is a graduate of ComedySportz Houston and The New Movement training programs and a 2014 Frenetic Theater Artist Board member.
Laura Helmers has been performing improv for six years. She is a faculty member at Station Theater and enjoys teaching young improvisers the joys of comedy!
Matt Graham is a member of the teaching faculty and performs improvisational comedy at Houston’s Station Theater.
Monica Marcha has been doing improv for about a year and she truly loves all the different things that it can be. She's so happy to have found a family in her Bat-mates.
Improv has been doing Nicholas Martinez for the past 2 years. Since his first class on that one fateful day, he has become very serious about becoming silly. Yes, he is louder than you. And no, that's just an old wine stain on his blazer and/or bandanna.
Roger Anderson is a Houston area improv performer, teacher and coach. He's an improv program graduate of both The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater LA and Austin's The New Movement Theater, as well as being a trained vocalist.
Steven Saltsman is a pretty cool dude. Among other things, he has 8 years of experience performing and teaching improv, a degree in chemical engineering, and a hand puppet in his own likeness.
This event is presented as a part of the Frenetic Theater Artist Board Program. To learn more visit www.freneticore.net.