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Feb 5, 1999 12:58 from Patrick
dancers at the dance dept. can be for the most part a bunch of chickenshits.
The grads are usually better. This comes from my own experience of trying to
recruit them while i was there. But like i said, among undergrads it's the
case; among grads the chances dramatically improve.
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Feb 5, 1999 23:18 from Norm
where the fuck was everyone ?
I was going to preform this rendition of Romeo and Juliette with Myself and
Wacked Dan as the Stars....
But, nobody was fucking there....
Is this just a joke on me ?
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Feb 5, 1999 23:28 from Morgaine
I think they moved it. Scroll back a ways.
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Feb 6, 1999 02:30 from Fanky Maloon
Um. Did you fail to notice the signs posted on every door to the theatre which
read "NO SHAME has moved...blah blah blah"??
Perhaps there was a door left without sign, and you got in through it, ufda.
But anyhoo, I thought that the show tonight (held at Space Place) was mighty
fine, if on the long side for what it was worth. It would have been nice to
have seen some new blood, but at the same time all performers were confident,
competent and everything was well done.
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Feb 6, 1999 09:18 from Skweetis
Last night's show was the best dollar I've ever not spent. Beats 99 cents
worth of toast any day. However, I really do NOT like performing or watching
No Shame in the new venue. What's with the lighting and the lack of seating
close to the stage? Do you have to be a claustrophobic vampire to be a dance
major at the U of I? The night, although packed with good work from perennial
contributers, seemed to have a really weird vibe to it. I attribute it to the
presence of Mutant Claustrophobic Vampire Ballerinas (tm). Well, i guess
beggars can't be choosers, and Space Place is hella lot better than the theater
Anywho...on the show...loved James Erwin's Islam piece. Gotta love mockery of
religious pretense and scapegoating. The checkers peice was pretty fly
too. Shit, it was all pretty good. I can't really remember a weak piece.
Good night. Hope the rest of the year goes as well.
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Feb 6, 1999 09:53 from Ender
Ever the gracious host, I am obliged to inform you all that there is another No
Shame discussion venue out there that seems to be shifting into gear. Go to
http://www.noshame.org/iowacity/ and click on the Boardroom link. Web-based =
good. Which is not to say every discussion forum serves the same function;
perhaps that place will have a different "personality." Or perhaps not. We'll
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Feb 6, 1999 12:46 from Fanky Maloon
[Personally, I find the web-based chat room to be much more cumbersome than our
little forum right here. But perhaps it's just me? I know for sure that it's
probably not very good to have discussions branching off in both areas, so if
that one's more popular I guess I needs to git on the bus.}
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Feb 6, 1999 17:49 from Dan
On that note, the order for the evening has been dutifully posted to the Web
discussion. Head for wwww.noshame.org, choose the Iowa City option, and aim for
the cool "board room" (nothing to do with the No Shame board) graphic.
Welcome to the late 1980s.
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Feb 7, 1999 09:05 from Carolyn
But for those of us who like ISCA:
1.Kyle Lange, Mike Rothschild and Danger Brooks - What is Truth or A Fart That
Makes a Sketch Come Out of Chris Stangl's Butt
2.Mose Hayward - Exposition Exercise #1
3.Bradley Harris - Talk to Me, Summer
4.Danger Brooks - The Most Momentous Thing or A Midnight Serenade to Megan
5.Jamal River - A Brand New Sketch about Pee For a Brand New No Shame Season of
6.Dan Brooks - A Story and Two Love Poems
7.Aprille Clarke - All I Wanna Do Is Zoom Zoom Zoom
8.Stephen Howard - A Fairy Tale of Aspen or a Valet Named Mitch
9.Brad Quinn - Several Lies and a Truth
10.Mike Rothschild - The Entertainer: An Introduction
11.Chris Okiishi - After Bar
12.Brad Smith - If Only This Piece Could Be Done in Black and White
13.Bradley Harris and Brian Dailey - Give Me Some Lovin'
14.Chris Stangl - Poops and Farts and Pees! Poops and Farts and Pees! All I
Like is Pooping Farting Pees! The Funniest Sketch of the Night!
15.James Erwin - It Happened One Night or There's a Crawdad in My Urethra and
He's Pointing His Claws at You
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Feb 7, 1999 10:08 from Celidhes
Oh give ISCA to mikey, he hates anything...
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Feb 7, 1999 10:33 from Prufrock
Carolyn, that's last week's order.
Ha! Your ISCA-liking schemes are stymied again!
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Feb 7, 1999 10:42 from Ender
Well, let's try that again then. :) The order for 2/5/99:
1) First Date by Chris Okiishi
2) Spectrum by Mike Rothschild
3) A Dedication to Kyle Lange and His Great White Ass, Ass
4) Matt Goolsby Finds His Voice or Yet Another Damn "I Am" Bit by
5) Welcome Fence-Mart Shoppers by Sarah Greer
6) An Artistic Message So Damn Overt It Will Make Your Gonads
White by James Horak
7) The Style Section or Eladio Fuentes Has a Dream by Danger
8) If Your Pants Fell Off Last Week You'd Do A Serious Piece the
Next Week, Too by Kyle Lange
9) Growing Up by James Horak
10) This Scene Has Nothing to Do With Chuck Berry or I'm In Love
With Mary Stuart Masterson by Al Angel
11) Parody #3 or Why We Fight by James Erwin
12) Before I Read #12, I Want to Tell You I Have to Crap. #12 is
by Chris Stangl by Chris Stangl
13) Is That Your Penis Making That Unmistakable Bulge in Your
Pants Or Are You Just Happy to See Me?
14) Love Letter from Las Vegas by Danger Brooks
15) The Sum of Her Parts by Mike Rothschild
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Feb 7, 1999 15:38 from Skweetis
Just for the record, #13 was by Aaron Galbraith, not Dan Brooks or James Horak.
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Feb 7, 1999 16:06 from Ender
Thanks for the info--sorry 'bout the oversight.
I thought that was a pretty fine show last night. The Horak/Cassady thing with
the cue cards was really funny. One of their best pieces ever, I think. And
good for them that the lights were too dim; the shouting match really worked.
James Horak's song also kicked butt. And of course Aaron wasn't so bad either.
Also, the jock strap/Spaulding Gray piece was surprising, but in a surprisingly
respectable way. What began as simply startling turned out to be completely
serious, memorized, and pregnant with meaning. Which is not to say I
understood it, but I was won over into believing that there were things to be
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Feb 8, 1999 05:06 from Amaranth
I thought the show had it's good points, and a lot fo us in the back agreed w/
Ender's insight: the artistic message piece worked better as a shouting match
-- maybe because of the energy they had to bring to it?
But I had heard that joke before -- old joke. ;-)
Dan's pieces were possibly the best -- Iliked the insight of "Rolling Stone"
praising "outlaw" pop stars who would never survive a real city scenario. It
was very nicely done and obviously well thought out. So when's the one-man
The big problem I had was the length of some of the pieces. What happened to
dimming the lights after 5 minutes? I wouldn't have minded if there weren't so
many pieces or if they had a reason for being o long, but some seemed to be too
drawn out without any kind of payoff -- or not enough. And this is coming from
Anyhow, we'll see what my pieces are like this week. Hey, this is a valentine
show, isn't it?
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Feb 8, 1999 09:00 from Thufir
OK. Since you got all smarmy on Rob for asking the question, I'll be rude
There were no signs that said "No Shame had moved" next to the Theater B
entrance or anywhere close. None. Nada. Zippo. I was there, I should know.
I went with a couple of my friends. None of them saw any signs. There was a
small but definite knot of people that I did not know wandering around looking
for No Shame who were also incredibly frickin' clueless. Why were they
clueless? Why shouldn't they be? How the fuck were they supposed to know that
No Shame had moved? They probably didn't read ISCABBS. Heck, I didn't. So:
I didn't fucking know.
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Feb 8, 1999 10:08 from Ender
Yeah, I generally count on a sign to last 2 days, maybe 3 before being removed.
Anything longer than that is the exception. There WERE signs up last week, but
I don't know if anyone reposted (or if perhaps some mean soul removed 'em for a
lark). (Disclaimer: I ain't on the board, so I'm allowed to be ignernt. :)
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Feb 9, 1999 00:40 from Fanky Maloon
Uh. Well, here's my experience for the evening -
I knew No Shame had moved, bu had no clue how to get to North Hall or Space
Place. I showed up at the theater around oh, 10:15 hoping that someone had the
foresight to put directions or something somewhere that I could find.
And...there was a sign on no fewer than four doors of the theater, including,
unsurprisingly, the front door. So...
It sux if someone removed the sign or all the signs, but I thought they were
fairly omnipresent, and I was impressed.
I especially liked the banner beneath the No Shame insignia, certifying it as
"The Tyrant's Foe, the People's Friend" 8)
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Feb 9, 1999 09:10 from Thufir
Yep, it sucks that the signs got taken down.
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Feb 9, 1999 11:47 from Quicheo
Sorry for the lack of permanent signs. We will try to keep them up and visible
as much as possible for this week... sorry if any were lost
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Feb 9, 1999 13:33 from Patrick
Please keep that ISCABBS posting of show going here. Telnet is so much faster
than Web. And i like it's reliability (telnet has _never_ crashed on me!
Do the shows at Space Place have light-dimming capabilities? As i recall, when
ever we -rehearsed there without Gary's set up, the lights were either all on
or all off. And yes, the lights did illuminate with that sickly green hue.
Are dancers vampires? Only in the most Banicula sort of way: they are for the
most part, stringent vegetarians and anorexics. But i have seen them
voraciously suck the color from baby carrots. It was like watching how a fur
plant strips furs from small cute mammalia.
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Feb 9, 1999 15:40 from Ender
The stage at Space Place this past week varied between dim and not-so-dim. At
dim ("blackout") there were some footlights in the wings that glowed a bit, and
at not-so-dim, there was a bright circle abouthalfway back in the cavernous maw
of the performance space (further back than many peformers ventured, already
being distant from the audience at the very front of the stage), and warm
sidelighting at the front that created some serious shadows and half-lit,
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Feb 9, 1999 15:50 from Patrick
perhaps one should advertise advice on bringing binoculars or opera glasses?
You should hang a disco ball from the catwalk; then afterwards you could have
the NS disco-thon. And then all of the goth-vamp dancers would show up! ;)
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Feb 9, 1999 17:27 from Carolyn
Has anyone seen "Accidental Death of an Anarchist" at Riverside? I've never
seen anything written by Dario Fo, who won the Nobel prize in literature, an
so I was curious about this.
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Feb 10, 1999 02:01 from Amaranth
I plan to see the Dario Fo play this weekend. Since it is only Wednesday, I am
optimistic about possibly finding a date, too, but that will change in a few
I will let you know how it is.
BTW, in addition to the signs, has anyone sent out press releases to the local
media to let them know that NS has temporarily moved? That would probably help,
as well as scare up some new audience. "There is no such thing as bad
publicity as long as they spell your name right." MAybe some take-along maps at
Mabie would help, too.
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Feb 10, 1999 11:42 from Quicheo
Yep, Icon and DI have been notified and are running a bit in the "what's up in
theater" sections. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Feb 10, 1999 23:18 from Amaranth
Have you notified The Press-Citizen, Gazette (both of weekend sections), and
The North Liberty Leader/Solon Economist? I think Lone Tree has a paper, too.
That would expand the audience.
Just my two-cents worth -- inflation not withstanding.
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Feb 11, 1999 08:24 from Quicheo
Thanks for the tip. I'm on it. (If you like, we can knock that 2 cents off
your admission this week... ;) )
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Feb 11, 1999 14:22 from Patrick
and don't forget market expansion into West Branch, Swisher, and Shaorn Center;
all of which might be harboring the next Nobel Laureat.
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Feb 13, 1999 22:24 from Lear
so, tell me, is No Shame theatre now No Shame T.V? If i were in the theatre,
i'd be absolutely insulted that someone produced a damn TV show, and brought it
into the theatre. Or is No Shame updating to the 21st century now? Welcome to
No Shame Mass Media!!
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Feb 14, 1999 00:08 from Wilsobn
Hello everyone! I was just wondering how much longer No Shame will be at Space
Place. Is it just during the run of Picasso? When is the next date it will be
back in Theatre B? Thanks! :)]
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Feb 14, 1999 11:33 from Ender
It's my understanding that the 19th of February is the last Space Place No
Shame. (If anyone knows otherwise, please correct me.)
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Feb 14, 1999 13:23 from Dan
No Shame will be in Space Place next week, and with any luck it will never be
Actually, SP ain't so bad, but it's a far cry from Theatre B. That being said,
for those of you who know Tina Shackleford, it'd be pretty good form to thank
her for getting us Space Place if you happen to run into her any time soon.
She's the one who saved us from having four weeks of outdoor No Shame, or four
weeks of No No Shame at all.
But after the 19th we are, reeat, ARE back in Theatre B. And we're going to
have a big party. A surprise party. With a cake. And maybe some paper hats.
Everyone will have a good time, and you'll be the most popular seven-year old
on the block, just you wait and see.
Whoah. Time to eat something.
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Feb 14, 1999 20:56 from Amaranth
When Dan said, "reeat, we ARE back. .." I thought it was atypo. After reading
the whole message, I now see it was Freudian (When you say one thing but mean
I think that the only real problem with Space/Place is that none of the pieces
being done are appropriate for it. The stage is very wide open. A possibility
for it (since the logistics of producing a Busby Berkley-type extravaganza are
staggering for a 5-minute piece) is to do a piece that'd benefit from the open
sense (Guess what I'm going to try and do next week?).
That said, I think the big problem with this week was not the TV (Actually, I
like the attempt to add something *NEW* to the stage). THe biggest problem was
the skits that ran over five minutes. Although I don't mind this occaisionally
when it is a good script, the ones doing it seem to be the same people each
week, and the scripts are only harmed by it all.
I think whomever introduces it all this week should announce that if anyone
goes over 5 minutes, the lights will be flickered, then cut at 5 min, 30 sec.
That performer(s) will also not be allowed to appear the next week (or two).
Repeat offenders will have to be locked in a room with me while I whine about
my lack of a love life. . .
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Feb 14, 1999 21:05 from Amaranth
a few ramblings about the acts: I liked the musical acts, but all needed
stronger voices because of the venue. Chris was fighting his piano.
And Chris Stengel certainly did it again! That same piece on gratuitous poo-poo
and pee-pee references? Well, he did it again!
In all fairness, the first one he was in was nice.
The bit with the commercials was a breath of fresh air in the midst of too many
drawn out, meandering and just plain DULL pieces. Someone said it was the best
of the night. Aprille was good, too.
I liked Sarah Greer's piece -- very gutsy. Unfortunately, the logistics in
Space/Place were a bit much, and I understand she also had a cold, diminishing
her voice. Hopefully, this didn't discourage her. I'd like to see more from her
and more different material.
Besides, sexist pig that I am, I prefer seeing women on stage. . .
The piano piece was good, just too quiet. Someone noted that the best pieces
were at the start of the show, which is generally true.
Waas there anything else?
"Oh yes, God bless nanny. I quite forgot." (name that quote)
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Feb 14, 1999 21:17 from Dan
For those of us who were delirious in Des Moines (starring Tom Hanks and Meg
Ryan as the couple that makes you want to dig out your eye sockets with William
Burrough's vibrator!) what the hell happened with a TV?
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Feb 14, 1999 22:27 from Fanky Maloon
The TV incident:
One of the "sketches" involved two guys setting up a TV and a VCR on a table,
requesting that everyone who could move forward to watch the tape. Some of us
did as told, and were treated to a 7 or so minute film that was sub-PATV done
by junior high school students quality. It basically had cool music playing,
no or very few words, and a bunch of scenes involving guys hopping into cars,
looking tough, beating people up and Santa clause being mugged and kidnapped
then saved for the big finale. There was some remote "Reservoir Dogs" thing
going on (characters were named by on screen titles with names of Res Dogs
people). And that was their theatrical performance for the evening.
I was not amused, to put it mildly.
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Feb 14, 1999 23:49 from John Boy
CALLING ALL ACTORS CALLING ALL ACTORS CALLING ALL ACTORS
Are you an individual interested in theatre?
Are you that same individual that was interested in theatre, interested in
Can you Sing?
Can you Act?
Well, if any of these ring a bell...please ring my bell!
We are in search of one actor/actress to be in an original musical
THE SARSAPARILLA SHOWDOWN
The first person to contact me and to fulfill a few silly requirments gets teh
1--Must be able to sing--slighly
2--Must be able to act--again, slighly
3--Must have FRIDAY morning free from 8-10:30AM
4--Must have Thursday evenings free from 7-9:30PM
5--Would like either SUnday afternoon OR Tuesday evenings as well
This is a Musical intended for children of all ages--We will perform at various
The part is for GILL/GILLERINA the Fish. (a.k.a.--The Magical Fish)
If you are interested, contact John Olson either in mail> as John Boy OR call
him at 466-9148
also, mail> or call with ANY questions....He (I) am willing to answer all
questions or concerns.
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Feb 15, 1999 16:58 from Prufrock
Order to posted very soon. I'm having an attack of stupid about bringing the
order to somewhere near a computer. poo.
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Feb 17, 1999 22:13 from Katya
Hello. This has little to do with NS except that AFTER it, you may want to
consider going to the Airliner because it's Swinger's Club's fifth birthday and
we're throwing a party for the public. Swinger's Club is the disco show on KRUI
that Mary Fons and myself (Katharine) do. I know the cast of God's Mother will
be there, and we have sexy new t-shirts. It's also free. So just thought I'd
let you know!
Carry on. :)
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Feb 18, 1999 23:11 from Amaranth
I remember when disco records were blown up in Comiskey park by two-bit DJs.
Now disco is camp nostalgia. >shudder<
Someday New Kids on the Block, Hanson and Brittany Spears will be nostalgia. He
he he he. It will be the height of hip to listen to them, too. . .
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Feb 19, 1999 10:40 from Katya
Well, no one asked you to go if you don't like disco, Amaranth. There are peole
in this town who really enjoy the show precisely for it's campy-ness. But I
digress from the topic of No Shame (though campy disco could be a skit idea?!
Anyone?...) And yes, there is an 80s show on KRUI too with NKOTB!!! The horror.
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Feb 19, 1999 10:52 from Patrick
Personally, i always thought it would be a great idea to hang a disco ball and
have a post-NS disco (as the last skit, where everybody gets up and shakes
About campy: we don't even need to go back past last month for an overdose of
campy: Celion Dion, Brandy, Redman, Dave Mathews. Of course, as you can see, i
confuse tolerable campy with intolerable campy. My apologies to any and all
future campy radio station hosts (like, ten years from now when it's officially
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Feb 19, 1999 15:49 from Quicheo
LAST NIGHT IN SPACE PLACE--any comment??
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Feb 19, 1999 15:51 from Lear
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Feb 19, 1999 18:54 from Fanky Maloon
Comment - GO TO IT!
From what I know, lotsa good stuff gonna happen at this show. Including at
least three different songs, one of which'll be with Chris O and Kyle L and
meself and which'll hopefully be a hoot.
Is this gonna be the free CD night, Dan?
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Feb 22, 1999 13:15 from Quicheo
Okay, so no one has a comment about last weeks show??
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Feb 22, 1999 14:03 from Ender
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Feb 22, 1999 14:13 from Ender
Oh, I mean, yeah, last week's show. Did anyone get the hint and smoke up those
unhappily earthbound guys from that one skit?
It was SO good to see Megan on stage. And Ben, as an impromptu pre-show. An'
stuff. My memory fails me for specifics without an order. You know... an
ORDER to refer to for piece titles and such. Akin to the one that used to
magically appear at some ungodly hour of the morning Saturdays following the
performance. Hint, hint. :)
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Feb 22, 1999 14:41 from Patrick
yes yes, an order for the show would be appreciated by all! Get ye off thine
ass and posteth it to the forum-eth, already!
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Feb 22, 1999 19:00 from Dan
All right, all right. Here's the shamefully late order. A list of all the
terrible stuff I had to do this weekend is also available by request via >Mail,
but nobody complains about not seeing that, do they?
1) Dogs Are Stupid by Megan Gogerty(!)
2) Juggling by Bradley Harris
3) Fart Butt Drink Pee by Alyssa Bowman
4) I Miss You by Chris Okiishi
5) Long Ago, it Must Be by James Wolf, Jr.
5.5) Creation of Character Part VI by Mose Hayward
6) Tales of Fraud and Malfeasance in No Shame Board Selection Practices by Mike
7) You're Taking Love for Granted by Kyle Lange
8) When Superman Farts, Does It Blow a Hole Through the Entire Planet or Just
Dirty His Underwear by Chris Stangl
8.5) A Pit Stop in Pinterville by Mark Hansen
9) I'll Suck You Off for $20 or How to Succeed In Business Without Really
Trying by Al Angel
10) Title by Author
10.5) Kugelbrau: Beer of Quality by Danger Brooks
11) A Boom Shakka by Adam Burton
12) Listen and Respond by Brad Smith?
1312.5) Burnin' Hunk of Love by Greg Mitchell
13) Why You Are So Stupid by Jamal River
14) Hey, You. Yeah You. Do You Have Any Marijuana to Sell? by Matt Sacharski
15) Lost And Found in the Park or Sarah Is Still Sick, So This Piece Will Have
No Speaking by Sarah Greer
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Feb 22, 1999 19:22 from Patrick
Yes! And posted here before the website update! Cutting edge of technology
indeed!! Why is my exclamation-point key stuck!
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Feb 22, 1999 20:27 from Ender
Slight correction (and through no fault of yours, Dan)--allow me to amend the
authorship of Boom Shakka. Chris wrote most of it, I merely added a coupla
bits. And acted in it.
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Feb 22, 1999 22:54 from Carolyn
Dan, Dan, he's our man.
If he can't do it, no one can.
Dan, we thank you for all you do for us.
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Feb 23, 1999 00:26 from Amaranth
I liked Sarah Greer's piece -- the best way to mess with the bad accoustics is
I thought the whole show was an improvement over the previous week's, and
hopefully the performances by No Shame alumni will inspire new ideas and
stretching to do different things.
It was a musical evening. I think Kyle had the most impressive guitar playing,
and I hope we see more of him and his instrument (fill in your own nudity joke
Except for the usual clinkers (do we have to acknowledge them even?), it was a
good night. I think it could have easily become a great night.
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Feb 23, 1999 09:24 from Whitewolf
So wait, when is NS back in the Theater Building?
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Feb 23, 1999 12:16 from Ender
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Feb 23, 1999 12:33 from Carolyn
Will there be any sort of cleansing ritual?
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Feb 23, 1999 13:13 from Quicheo
I, for my part, thought it was a great evening. I had perhaps
the best time of my brief NS career singing Greg's song. Really
fun. And I thought Dan's piece was painfully brutal, in a good
way. And I really like the Sarah "Break-a My Heart" Greer mime
thing. And nearly everything was MUCH shorter than last week,
and consequently MUCH better, and everything that was less than
spectacular would have benefited from some judicious editing.
And seeing Megan "Goddess" Gogerty, and hearing her dead-on
fantastic-ness. Way cool. Way.
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Feb 23, 1999 15:52 from Amaranth
I plan to shower beforehand. Does that count as a cleansing ritual?
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Feb 23, 1999 20:09 from Dan
Actually, now that you mention it, I will be excoriating myself with a wire
tire brush and untreated lye in the lobby around 10:15. I will also be rending
my garments and pulling out hanks of hair, and if possible I will eat ashes and
scrape at my (and others') bleeding sores with a shard of pottery. This
has nothing to do with the return to Theater B, but it will hopefully end
the wanton and unjust persecution of a certain Judeo-Christian god who
will remain anonymous. I'm looking pointedly at you, here, Yahweh.
And by the way, I thought it was a solid show. Highlight of the evening was
definitely Megan. Chris and Jamal, while I congratulate them on moving ever so
slowly into the realm of postmodernism, were not particularly strong. I also
thought we got very, very nice musical offerings. But, doesn't everybody?
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Feb 24, 1999 08:49 from Ender
I couldn't hear Jim Wolf, except for the occasional reference to "old man." I
was able to gather he was addressing someone no longer living.
I thought this particular Creation of a Character wasn't as strong as the
others, but it had it's moments.
And yes, Megan rocks. :)
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Feb 24, 1999 09:15 from Thufir
Go ahead, rub it in that I missed Megan Gogerty.
G'wan. I dare you.
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Feb 24, 1999 09:55 from Carolyn
By way of rubbing it in, although I missed her, too, Thufir, let me quote from
Megan's recent request for help moving:
"While everyone is helping me move furniture, you can hear
my new one-woman show entitled, "Jesus, this is heavy! Somebody get
this side, will ya? I'm gonna drop it! Help! I crushed myself!""
Good lord, she is funny.
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Feb 24, 1999 10:21 from Thufir
And cute and charming and etc etc blah.
I hate you all.
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Feb 24, 1999 14:37 from Ender
Just so's y'all know, Scott Smith is in town, and said he might drop by No
Shame. He said he wasn't expecting to perform, but of course that doesn't mean
inspiration won't strike between now and then...
Another note: Rent is in town. Rent, the musical that makes a reference to No
Shame Theatre (or to the now-defunct New York chapter that apparently caught
the author's attention at some point). And of course no one except you, me,
and a few straggling veterans of NS have any idea what the line is about. But
it's pretty cool.
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Feb 24, 1999 23:18 from Norm
I thought that the I want to buy your pot piece was the best of the night...
Of course, had I had some of my stash on me ( assuming that I had a stash,
which, I DO NOT HAVE OF COURSE) I would have thrown them some at that very
other than that.. I will again make the suggestion that the next time you are
in a space that size... put the stage in the middle of the audience.. whatever
the theatre term for that might be...
by the way.. the whistling and moaning heating pipes actually worked well in a
couple of the bits.. congrats to the hard working authors who thought to
include them in the skits...
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Feb 26, 1999 13:06 from Dan
Just for any of you who don't yet know (and missed the lovely posters that
Chris put up when the rest of us were busy forgetting to do that), we are back
in Theatre B as of tonight. That's Back with a capital B, and with a vengeance.
See you there.
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Feb 26, 1999 15:41 from Amaranth
I have got to find people to do my skits for me. . .
Believe it or not, Adam, I was actually speaking louder than I usually do. But
you were not the only one to comment on that. Just out of curiosity, if I
write/direct, do I still get in free?
I have got to find a real job one of these days.
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Feb 27, 1999 10:04 from Quicheo
So, I was tragically on call at the hospital. How was the show?????
So sad I missed...
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Feb 27, 1999 11:47 from Avenue Player
i missed you, chris...
but actually the show was pretty decent. it was long, hours-wise, but there
were very few long, bad pieces. all around, i was quite entertained. it was
also probably the No Shame event with the widest ranging ages of audience
a really cute 8-year-old boy reading an original story about being stinky on
the bus (his 10-year-old sister did a less-inspired, but also cute, original
story involving the spice girls)
that horak kid's very catchy song about being addicted to computer solitaire
a very scandalous striptease by a guy i didn't know, wiggling his butt and
crotch flossing with his shirt, wearing pasties...and his parents were even in
dave smith's presence and sexypoem. ahem.
there was lots of other good stuff too, but i'll need to see an order to
remember it all. there was only one really big stinker that i remember, and
that was that first piece, the long boring amish thing.
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Feb 28, 1999 02:07 from Fanky Maloon
Everyone at No Shame can lick my butt.
I was going to tell you earlier, but I thought you'd beat me up.
Everyone in the whole world...sucks.
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Feb 28, 1999 07:35 from Quicheo
Help. I don't understand your references, Fanky.
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Feb 28, 1999 09:46 from Ender
Such is our fate, Chris. We missed out...
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Feb 28, 1999 19:38 from Fanky Maloon
Mine was reference to Jamal River song, yesssss.
Was excellent treat in quite non-intellectual fashion.
Also, we hates those Baginses, Gollum.
Oh, and my post was nearly the entirety of the lyrics to said song by Jamal, he
just repeated them quite a few times. Me dig!
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Mar 1, 1999 02:40 from Trouble
I thought that song was written by Alyssa, not Jamal??
He performed it, of course, but wasn't it credited to her?
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Mar 1, 1999 12:56 from Dan
All right. The order, late again.
1) The Decadence of the Amish by Hans "Walt Stein With a Beard" Yodeler
1.5) Deja Vu by Bob Alanis
2) The Big Concert and the Smelly Bus by Chris and Megan Hill
2.5) What Are You Looking At? by Ben Schmidt
3) The Elitist French: A Political Sketch by Mose Hayward
4) The I Shake My Stanking Ass Song by Alyssa Bowman
5) Mexican Lady Mistress by Dave Smith
5.5) Deja Vu by Bob Alanis
6) Black Market Stuff -- Improv by Wes and Jeff
7) Open Letter, Re: Six Minute Romance by Danger Brooks
8) You Rememberr Last Week's Sketch About Wanting Pot? Well, This Is a Sequel
by Matt Sucharski
9) Based on a True Story (for Chris Kruckeberg) by James Wolf Jr.
10) The Courtship Dance by Kehry Lane
11) Why I Don't Watch Porn Anymore by Al Angel
11.5) Deja Vu by Bob Alanis
12) Children's Time Sing-Along with Chris Stangl
13) A Future Interpretation of Myself if I Kept My Medical Records Job by Kyle
14) Misinterpretations of Religious Symbolism or Am I Ever Going to Get Out of
This Homoerotic Phase? by aprille Clarke
15) Cirrus, Get It? Instead of Serious. Cirrus, You Know, Like the Cl...(Emit a
Resigned Sigh) or This Title Has Stage Directions by Brad Smith
16) The Trailer by Mark Hanson
17) Bill Gates Must Be Behind This by James Horak
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Mar 1, 1999 15:07 from Ender
From the perspective of not having seen it, 21 pieces sounds like a lot. Some
of the best shows I've ever seen were maybe 12 pieces long, though 15 sounds
like a better limit. It's kind of like a wearying run-on piece that contains a
smaller, better-edited piece within it. I would rather see a variety of pieces
by different authors totaling 15 or less than the same show with extra stuff by
repeat authors (even if its good stuff).
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Mar 1, 1999 15:38 from Avenue Player
actually, though, despite being long, i really enjoyed the evening. there was
a lot of good-quality stuff going on, and the pieces by repeat authors (Bob
Alanis comes to mind) were short and didn't drag the evening out.
by the way, Dan, why was i the only author in the order not deserving of
capital letters in my name? hm? is this some sort of comment on my massive
ego? just wait till my piece this week...
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Mar 1, 1999 15:41 from Thufir
I imagine it was a typo.
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Mar 1, 1999 17:28 from Carolyn
Typo, my aass!
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Mar 1, 1999 20:42 from Ender
May I, Carolyn?
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Mar 1, 1999 20:41 from Dan
Actually, I was encouraging you to do a sort of aggressively modernist ee
cummings thing, aprille. Or should I say, avril. Or should I say,
The night was a lot longer on paper than it was in reality. Bob's multiples
were actually a one and a half minute piece split into three sections. That
being said, it was a pretty hefty evening; however, I think the material was
strong enough to carry it.
My complaint: Piece number one. While it was definitely more tolerable (whcih
is to say, less homophobic) than Walt's earlier work, it was still pretty weak.
Mostly I have a personal problem with the repeated use of the phrase "Dead Dork
Dan." I've had "dork" attached to my name plenty, but the "dead" thing is a
little unsettling coming from a man with a pitchfork. On the other hand, maybe
an actual death threat toward someone in the audience would make for good
Kudos fto Al for trying out the short form, and my massive appreciation to
Brad for his odd, comic, oddly comic scene. I'm all for breaking out of the
sketch format (as well as the monologue format, although I'm working with some
serious hypocrisy there) and he did it magnificently. Says I says I.
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Mar 1, 1999 22:27 from Kaysa
Hi, I am an IC native and am going to be coming home for my Spring Break (March
19-28th), i just wondered whether No Shame was going to be going those weekends
or not... it has been a while since i have been able to go- being far away and
all.... Anyway, if someone could let me know whether it would be going and
such, it would be greatly appreciated.
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Mar 1, 1999 22:57 from Avenue Player
an educated guess:
no show Friday the 19th.
yes show Friday the 26th.
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Mar 1, 1999 23:05 from Ender
I'm not sure when Spring Break is exactly, but the rule generally is no show
the Friday before or the Friday during Spring Break.
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Mar 1, 1999 23:27 from Avenue Player
yup...spring break for the U of I is the week of March 15-19.
go ahead. do the math. i dare you.
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Mar 2, 1999 02:32 from Amaranth
I thought the evening was one of the overall better ones. The first piece could
have been salvagable, I thought, if it had been better read (faster) and better
edited (less repetitious).
Since I am one of the first to bitch, I should also be the first to retract,
too. I was very pleasantly surprised by Chris Stengel's piece (although I
noticed he relied too much on swearing, to me always a sign of no faith in the
material). The reversion to type (poop-pee jokes) at the end almost could have
been funny if he had not based way too much of his previous skits on it (and
badly, at that). Hopefully, we'll see more of this new direction from him.
The kids that Ben Zolno brought in (typical of his guerilla-style theatre) were
great. However, if it gets done again without a decent waiting period (say a
year?), the whole thing will become hokey. It was good to see Ben back.
Bob Alanis' bits, I thought, counted as one skit, and I have always liked
broken up bits like that.
Incidentally, Horak has suggested a No Shame jam some night when everyone
brings instruments. I don't think we need a house band, but that would be fun
afterwards sometime (is it possible to get kicked out of the Mill?)
I am surprised no one mentioned my piece as a clunker. I can't say I was happy
about it. It was an old idea a friend and I were supposed to do a few years
ago, and I think it seemed dated and lacked energy (except when there was the
entrance/exit mix up). I have not done one that bad in a long time.
BTW, when is Carolyn coming home for spring break? Can we expect another
stellar performance from the Master of the Monologue (is that a sexist term?)
-- no offense, Dan. I like your stuff, too.
Geez, I did ramble tonight, didn't I? Sorry -- I am excited. I have my first
real date since July or August coming up. She is bright, attractive and witty
and yet still is willing to go out with me. Anyone want to get up a pool on
how many times she actually goes out with me?
She also wants to check out No Shame. . .
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Mar 2, 1999 10:49 from FerrisBueller
I thought this show was a great way to kick off No Shame's return to Theater B.
The variety of the show was a nice touch. I agree that the first piece was
salvageable, but other than that I have no complaints. I particularly liked
Ben Schmidt's piece. There was a personal interest in it for me because I keep
thinking about transferring to an Art School and drinking lots of funny named
exotic coffees. But then I would miss No Shame, so forget it. Aprille's piece
was unexpected (I was waiting for more Gaydar glitches), and I liked that.
Kyle's Medical Records piece was nicely done. The squeaky wheels were genius.
All in all I thought it was an exceptional evening. We had songs, drama,
comedy, dance, improv, and small children. Whew! No wonder it was 21 pieces.
I'm glad the message of shorter pieces got across to everyone. The only one I
squirmed through was the first one, but that was mostly because of the
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Mar 2, 1999 11:02 from FerrisBueller
oh yeah, does anyone have any info on the new improv group that has started up
? I was wondering when they hold auditions?
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Mar 3, 1999 02:44 from Amaranth
Isn't it redundant to say that Ben Schmidt had a good piece? I think he is the
only one I've never seen do anything that did more than falter. Even the great
Megan had a few clunkers. . .
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Mar 5, 1999 00:45 from Evil Chick
Not only Ben also Chris O. he is always excellent and Dan wow, he totally rules
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Mar 5, 1999 08:03 from Carolyn
Maybe they should do battle at an upcoming NS.
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Mar 5, 1999 08:32 from Quicheo
Evil chick--can I have your baby?? How sweet of you...
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Mar 5, 1999 10:51 from Dan
Ignore Chris! Give your baby to me. And stop trying to say my name backwards.
This brief moment of stupidity is brought to you by the People for the
Preservation of Traditional Demonicism.
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Mar 5, 1999 22:04 from Lord Stave
No Shame Deathmatch, an intereting concept...
Of course, the participants would get the traditional pro wrestling
intimidating shouting match-
"Okiishi, you're goin' down! This is the big one, there's nowhere to run,
nowhere to hide... Whatchoo gonna do, when Danger Brooks comes for you?!?!?"
And then while Dan and Chris are beating on each other, James Erwin comes from
behind the stage and smacks them both with a folding chair. And, OOH! OOH!
Mexican Wrestler masks!
Or do I go too far?
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Mar 6, 1999 07:39 from Trouble
Chris Okiishi vs Danger Brooks...
Content vs. form
Pop culture base vs. New Romantic...
History will decide
Just when you think it's finished...
With Danger Brooks on top
Okiishi skits like a Phoenix...
Climbs back up the charts
Chris Okiishi vs. Danger Brooks...
Only one will survive
Even the singer of "Love for Granted"
Can't make up his mind...
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Mar 6, 1999 12:43 from The Tick (Sysop)
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