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Mar 6, 1999 15:10 from Avenue Player
oh, man. i thought there was going to be a real post but it was just some
i'll talk about last night for a bit:
it was long, as shows have been lately, but also as shows have been lately, i
thought it was pretty darn good. without an order, i can't comment on
everything i'd like to, but here are some highlights and lowdarks.
HIGHLIGHTS: (i just realized the highlights/lowdarks sounds like it could have
some weird racial connotations, so i'm scrapping the word "lowdarks" at this
Ben's piece...with the intermingled guitar and dialogue, the stick-carving
thing. touching, well-written, well-acted, and not the slightest bit cheesy
like it could have been with the intermingled guitar thingy. i liked the
chicken head blood spain thing especially.
that lovely young woman who did the guitar thing with the bar chords about hot
topic kiddies. cool song, nice voice, nice bar chords (i'm not very good at
bar chords so i'm always impressed when someone does them well). she needed a
little more volume in her voice, since she was getting a little drowned out by
the guitar, but since it was her just her first time doing it i thought she
showed great potential. i hope she comes back...
chris stangl's first foray into something not primarily butt-related...risky
(for him), and very funny. i always thought he was a good writer, so it's nice
to see that he's branching out somewhat. it also seemed like there were enough
butt jokes by other writers to sort of balance the whole thing out. ah, the
cosmic plan is at work again.
dan's hand/flower thing: funny, offensive, heart-stabbing (especially in
context), fresh in both the slang sense and the unexpected sense. i meant
offensive in a good way.
kyle's song...oh my lord. i had no idea he was such a good songwriter and
singer. that was just waaay too adorable. not super-cheesy, either. well, a
little, but it was ok because he doesn't usually do that sort of thing and it
came off as sincere, not schmucky.
james erwin's multiple and widely-varying roles.
ok, now some ANTIHIGHLIGHTS:
technical troubles in that piece we never did get to see. that was
disappointing because i've liked that guy's stuff in the past (his little
cockroach buddy or ant buddy or centipede buddy or whatever, etc). i'm not
sure if that was his fault or the fault of all the staging troubles, but it
definitely dragged the show down.
that stripping/whore thing. i don't know quite where that was going. it made
me feel sort of embarrassed. i think the point could have been better made if
there'd been more point, less gratuitousness. gratuity? no...
hm. that's all i can think of right now that i didn't like. i'm sure i can
think of more great stuff once the order is posted.
mose=the captain of my boat.
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Mar 6, 1999 16:12 from Quicheo
1) Who needs a title with a body like this? By Mike "Whitebread" Cassidy
2) Rain by John Hague
3) 4.5 minutes of copper the big happy dog licking her big happy ass by Michael
4) Archetype: Whore by Sarah A. Conklin
5) Tag Freeze by Black Market Stuff
5.5) Words to Song by Kyle Lange
6) Everybody at no shame farts a lot by Jamal River
7) Planet of the Aprilles or...I promise never to do such a self- absorbed
piece again by Aprille Clarke
8) True Story by Alyssa Bowman
9) Write it down by Ben Schmidt
10) God by Al Angel
11) Self. Help. by Christopher Okiishi
12) It's a bird...it's a plane...sweet bleeding Christ, what the hell is that?
by Aaron Galbraith, Jamed Horak, and Mike Cassady
13) What do you do with a Drunken Sailor? My mom married him. by Danger
14) Skull Fractures, a fun sketch about love and farts byt Chris Stangl
15) It's hard to say goodbye by Bob Alanis
16) Psychobabble, Qu'est-ce que c'est by Mark Hansen
17) Those 15-year old girls with died black hair who hang out at the mall and
shop at Hot Topic and listen to Marylin Manson and Cradle fof Filth are really
much cooler than me, really, and I wich I could be like them by Clare Gerstein
18) We hope people laugh at this by Kehry Lane and Enrique
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Mar 9, 1999 18:31 from Trouble
Never fear, Aprille. I spoke to Clare after the show (as it happens, I met
her at a Halloween party last October) and she assured me that she has lots
more stuff and will return to regale us with some of it.
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Mar 9, 1999 21:37 from Norm
Oaky.. for those of us keeping score at home ..
is there no shame this coming friday? or is it off for breaking of springs?
what about the friday after that?
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Mar 10, 1999 08:14 from Whitewolf
If there's no No Shame, the Shamies might want to amuse themselves by checking
out the anthropology departments study of them ...
Yup, No Shame has achieved the status of a primitive society. We should send
them some artifacts ... maybe a ripped No Shame t-shirt, or a script scrawled
in eyeliner from a skit planned at the last second in the lounge on a slow
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Mar 10, 1999 10:39 from Quicheo
I took a little tour through the cits, and was greatly amused and entertained.
The artifact idea is pretty cool! Release the hounds and let the search
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Mar 10, 1999 14:26 from Prufrock
I say we send them the still-beating hearts of a mainstage cast. And that we
make Mose chief, mainly beacuse he'd look funniest in a fur loincloth covered
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Mar 10, 1999 14:27 from Prufrock
Mose, that is, not the loincloth.
And there will be no No Shame this Friday. Nor the Friday after.
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Mar 26, 1999 18:38 from Norm
Okay, If I am reading my calender correctly.. there is No shame tonight... Is
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Mar 27, 1999 09:51 from Ender
Well, there was supposed to be No Shame. Was there? I heard there was going
to be a serious shortage of board members in attendance...
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Mar 27, 1999 11:44 from Skweetis
no shame is starting into the mid-semester doldrums, me thinks. Although the
show last night had many high points, it also had many low points. low poins
such as "copper wants to lick her ass like an animal." A gag so redundant and
predictable that even Chris Stengl had to comment "there is a point when people
get tired of butt jokes." But, rather than dwell on the many failings of last
night's show, I think that I'll talk about what was good. Mose's peice comes
to mind as one of the best. So many gags that I think I missed some.
Beautiful comic timing, beautiful comic writing. Beautiful. That skit was the
bautiful woman i would like to sexually objectify amongst the many less
attractive women of the night. Speaking of outrageous metaphor, I have to
comment that I really liked Galbraith's peice, even though I was in it. A
delicious send up of the Okiisi-like emotionional bit, with cheesy metaphors so
overt they make your skin crawl. Well, maybe that was just my skin crawling
when he touched my cheek. Ben Schmidt was astonishing as always. Jamal's old
man sketch was funny. Laughed my butt off. Rotschild's Jew sketch was pretty
good. His dying line, "Feeling.......generous..." Made me pee my pants. Oy,
what chutzpah. Aprille's child slave labor bit was great too. Anyway, that's
my thoughts on the night. Hopefully, No Shame will be less of a hit and miss
ordeal next week...
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Mar 27, 1999 14:17 from Amaranth
Actually it was not a bad night except for the severe low points, which were
the wporst of the night (I thought Chris Stengl comenting on butt jokes was one
of the best parts). The radio skit was among the best and had some grea
wordplay we have not seen to much of this year.
Ben Schmidt was Ben Schmidt -- what more need be said.
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Mar 27, 1999 15:52 from Carolyn
Could someone feed my fix and tell me what Ben did?
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Mar 27, 1999 17:49 from Ender
And who announced, anyway?
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Mar 27, 1999 22:25 from Norm
okay.. I actually liked Copper.
I admit that it was about two minutes to long, and It would have been better to
not have waited like three weeks to see it...
however, It was still something taht was thought out.. and, he didn't have to
look once at a script during the song.
( and I'm going to kill thifur for having a bad keyboard.)
I msut point out that any skit where people have actually memorized lines scors
( shit, Can anyone actually read this post with me not hitting any keys in the
correct order? )
where was I .. Oh yeah, any skit where people actualy take time to learn lines
scores extra points in my book... ( I was greatly amused by the fact taht
singers last night forgot lines... and didn't cover it by not announcing " Hey,
I forgot the verse." )
secondly.. Copper used " special effects" I like special effects. That is why I
liked the opening bit whit the van( is it j or g here ? ) gjellis song.
also, before people sit around going damm, It was only one joke, and it went on
too long, and the set up was lame, and why did they even bother to get up on
stage and waste my life with this .. REmember.. This is No Shame.
If people don't actually try stuff.. and if people cant offer constructive
critisim or suggestions to help performers.. My god.. they will not get
( humm, acording to everything I've learned about ISCA.. I should stop this
post and Double post since users don't actually read posts that are longer than
a page... of course, If you are reading this.. then, you have already broken
the basic premis of Isca which is we all learned a long time ago that this is
here to allow us to toot our own horns like I am doing right now... ( and, I
mihgt add, with some very anoying Typoes for you englishy ypes.. and run on
scentences, and stuff like that.. but, what the hell, It is Saturday Night, and
I'm being too bored to go out.. ) )
So, Let me continue.
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Mar 27, 1999 22:36 from Norm
So, I says to Myself.. I says... Norm.. ( I never actually use My first Name
when speaking to Myself.. I tmakes it more interesting that way.. Makes it seem
like I am having a real conversation you know... )
I says Norm.... you just sat thru yet another No Shame.. how does it compare to
say five years ago? and what stuff did you notice about sketches, and Music,
and stuf since, this is supposed to be like Works in Progress and stuff like
that... and that would mean that offering up ideas, and obervations might be
oh, hell, I don't know.. perhaps usefull to the peoplewho actually had the
audacity to try to get you your dollars worth...
andI answered Myself.. ( Having the common decency not to give Myself the
silent treatment when talking to myself.. )
lets see... things I noticed...
Umm, Juggeling is cool.. by far and away the most rehersed bit of the night,
and the one that ( shit, I typoed Juggeleelinging.. ) .... One that definately
should be in best of.. hell, If this guy gets better.. he can work at REn Fests
and stuff... actually.. he could do that now, but, a patter of some sort is
needed.. a partner perhaps to talk during the stuff.. Music kinda worked.. but,
It was too soft.. dialoge, or an accomplise ( where the hell is my spell
checker tonight.. ) ( don't answer.. ) would make it like a billoin stars..
opening bit with slow moving Necrophilliac gun weilding loony, and his equally
slow moving Corpse in training ...
Cute.. edited.. stayed off the carpet... got cheap groaning laughs early ...
could have actually not had the ending and been just as funny...
the joke here is the Gunshot... not the fucking of the corpse.
Jewish Mafia Bankers who are out to rule the world.
Umm, This offended me more than Copper the ass licking dog, or any Piss fart
shit toe-jam lesbian tampon eating anal rape skit could ever offend me.
( that is to say, I do not like ethnic or religious humor that is done jsut to
get a laugh from the fact that the people doing it can get away with it.)
as example.. If I had a group of Arab students doing the Arab terrorist skit..
would this still be funny, or would it offend peiople... if I had a bunch of
homosexuals doing Gay jokes.. does this make them okay? would other people have
... this was another skit that could have been edited by a minute or so..
that being said.. characterization was done well for what you wre trying to
do.. the actual body posturing was done fine.. ( I did like the cross pose
power bit.) If you really want to take it all the way.. Make REligious Zealot
Man have a southern Babtist Drawl...
the its time skit... ( I don't have an Order her.. I'm working from the inside
of My brain.. and well, It's old.) ( her is short for here... I whish I had a
her to order.. but, that is of course.. not on topic here.. )
WAY TO GO LIGHTING BOOTH ON THIS ONE!!!!!!!
Now, given that there were supposed to be a couple of other wahtchmacallits (
Go ahead drama folks.. ) where you are supposed to very quicly go to Black
and here I am thinking about the thats all fro this week.... tune in next time
bit where they had to look up at you and be like ... umm... that was the cue...
WAHT DID THEY USE TO LET YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHEN TO HAVE THE LIGHTS
IF YOU COULD LET PEOPLE KNOW, THEN OTHER STUFF WOULD HAVE THE
ON THE SCRIPTS THAT ARE TURNED IN TO YOU AND THINGS WOULD GO
( By the way, If anyone is actually reading this still.. congratulations..
there are Girl Scout cookies in the living room... the Dorr to the place is
opes, and the Playboy Channel is 143.. feel free to stop in anytime.. the door
is as I said, Open.. )
every singing bit of the night...
good.. not great.. but good...
mostly people had voices that carried out to the audience...
MSM Girl was actually verry verrry funny... Except that the audience didn't
seem to really want to sing along with the proper amount of respect that such a
touching chorus deserved...
Ben stuff.. umm, I guess the idea here is buy the CD..
( I'm buying the CD.. It will go well with the T-Bone Tapes...)
( T-Bone is Jackson Galaxy... :)
Burn Down Mondos... Great set up to a fine punch line. Feel free to sing other
topical for Iowa City stuff... remember.. the bicyclists are soon going to be
out in force.. as will ped Mall cool people.. and other things that you can
sing about... ( Do not do this song in other venues away from here .. It
willnot go over as well )
Random Song of words on a detuned G-Tar. I got it.. I liked it, Editing is a
shit, I'm forgettingsongs...
the old man stuff...
this is waht sardonic humor is .. not jokes about how old people use depends..
or old people shout " Hey you Kids.. Get off of My Lawn." jsut plain and simple
observations about how weird stuff occurs as you go about daily life...
however, you did not need to try to make it funny by having the WE are all
switching places, and not playing ourselves stuff... the writing was solid
enough to stand on it's own...
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Mar 28, 1999 04:15 from Trouble
Is it just me, or has Jamal done the "crazy old man bothering me at the
library" format before? I could swear I recognized the line "I will be playing
the old man and Chris will be playing me." or whatever form thereof the line
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Mar 29, 1999 10:43 from Ender
I for one am very curious as to how the responsibilities played out. Who took
pieces? Who announced? Who took money, who ran lights? I'm sure some people
were asked in advance if they would help out, but I expect others just jumped
in when they saw a need for assistance. I guess I'm looking at it from a
sociological angle. I've just never heard of No Shame with no board, and would
love to know how it coalesced. Clue me in!
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Mar 30, 1999 03:00 from Fanky Maloon
Boardless No Shame:
Kyle was actually there to take pieces, and do the order if I remember
correctly. Anyone know who was doing lights, who locked the building
afterward, etc? I got the impression that Mike Rothschild, Brad Smith and
Sarah Greer were functioning as the board - they seemed to have instructions
and to have been assigned on what was to be done, from what I could tell.
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Mar 30, 1999 14:00 from Prufrock
Well, Sarah's actually on the board, so that's not terribly surprising.
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Mar 30, 1999 17:38 from Amaranth
I though it all went pretty well, and neither Kyle nor Sarah stole anybody
else's style in introductions. IF this is an indication of next year, things
will go smoothly.
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Mar 31, 1999 11:14 from The New Mexican
Hello all! I'm finally on! (to anyone who cares- which should be all of you
because if not, I'll have Dan drop kick yo ass using one of the 23 Martial Arts
he currantly knows.) Also, if anyone cares, the reason why we have no order,
is because I stupidly thought getting on ISCA was a one day prosses. I've read
novels by tolstoy in less time than it took to get on this thing. So, sorry.
It's my bad.
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Mar 31, 1999 14:42 from Skweetis
so give us the order, kyle. and welcome to hell.
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Apr 1, 1999 20:39 from Aggressive Gambler
I'll take care of it for Kyle - twas a shortish show due to the lack of board
1. The Joys of an Upskirt Fetish, or Yet Another Attempt to Foist Nudity on
the Masses and Generate This Ridiculously Long Title by Seymour Butts
2. We're Too Fucking Sleepy by the Too Late For No Shame Players
2.5 Gangsta Interlude by Ice Cold
3. Why Iowa Needs a Women's Hockey Team by the Jockettes
4. Why Don't We Get Drunk and Puke by Al Coholic
5. I Need....by Amanda Huginkiss
6. Crunchy Sardines, or Why Theatre B Reminds Me of Cameron Indoor Stadium by
7. Why I Love Mardi Gras by Lear
8. Ode to Dr. Tom by The Choke Artist
8.5 Rhapsody in the Snow by Ice Cold
9. Where Have All The Board Members Gone? by Herb Kohl
10. Puke, Belch and Cheer by Alka Seltzer and His Orchestra
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Apr 3, 1999 06:11 from Trouble
Ahem. Yes. Well.
Anyway, just thought I'd give my opinion on last night's show. I thought it
was, overall, pretty good. I thought that the sequel Mose did to last weeks
script was weaker than the original, but that is normal. Of course, the
character I played in last week's script wasn't in it, and neither was I, so
that obviously could have played a part in it. I'm not biased or nothin, so
Also, as much as I love Aprille, I have to say that it's time for a few more
women to get up there and show their stuff (and I mean that in a general way,
not they way that I know some dirty minded little fiends will interpet it).
Come on girls/women/ladies/chicks/babes/womyn/whateverthehellwillgetyouonthes
tage!!! If you are 50% of the population, you should have theoretically been
50% of the the participants. The stats didn't look so good tonight.
And 75% of all the female roles are played by Aprille. She is every woman.
So here's to more female participation. Huzzah!
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Apr 3, 1999 06:57 from Carolyn
I'm all in favor of the general sentiment expressed by Trouble, but want to add
one thing. In addition to exhorting women to get up and do their thing,
current performers can help get women hooked on NS by asking women to perform
in their pieces. These don't have to be parts written for women specifically.
But usually there are tons of small parts that could be people of either sex,
and it's often much easier to go with what performers are hanging around before
the show. And if mostly men are performing, that means that it's mostly men
filling in those small parts. I first got on stage at NS b/c John Smick asked
me to read part of a poem he had written, and then John Luxton and Dan Cahoy
asked me to play a bit role in one of their Pieces. I'm not sure if I would
have just started writing and performing without being eased in that way.
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Apr 3, 1999 17:29 from Avenue Player
and i'm not going to be there next week anyway...and sarah has promised to do
some stuff, so there you go.
i think mary fons is wondeful and hilarious as an actress, but i do wish she'd
write stuff more. same goes for kelli and lori, who have been notably absent
i thought last night was great fun. there was only one i hated. i think we
all know which one that was.
i'm starting to miss the butt jokes, though. i mean, i think it's great that
chris and jamal are trying new angles, but i thought last night was a little
LOW on butt jokes. sure, they got a little coarse at times, but pretty often
they were funny.
hooray for the mysterious alyssa bowman.
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Apr 3, 1999 19:21 from Ender
I don't miss the butt jokes. Maybe in a few weeks. I'm happy to see them
doing other stuff. Heh. Gay retarded smelly Asian eleven-year-old sexpots of
the world unite? And Stangl's performance was interesting. Most people don't
have the guts to learn guitar-playing in public; they wait till they know how
before they show it off. It's a new take, eh?
Yes, let's hear it for Alyssa!
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Apr 3, 1999 23:33 from Nerd Bowl God
at the risk of sounding like a gushing fan, i'd just like to say that last
night was the first no shame i've ever attended, and i loved it! i don't have
the guts or creativity to do what you guys do, and i have nothing but respect
for all the performers involved. that was the most fun i've had for a dollar
since, um... nevermind, but it was a dollar well spent.
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Apr 4, 1999 17:01 from Ender
Anyone got the order?
re: the show, it was indeed one of those nights where the stars aligned to
provide a collection of pieces that were generally a lot of fun. I think,
though, that having fifteen (exactly, I think) pieces, as opposed to a lot
more, allowed us to enjoy them all that much more. If we had tacked another
20-30 minutes of material ranging from not-so-bad to good onto the order for
the evening, by the end no one would have appreciated it as much. Or at least
that's my theory. It's kind of like a well-edited, efficient piece, vs. one
that goes on a minute or two past the perfect ending--even if there's good
material, rambling kills it.
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Apr 4, 1999 23:09 from Dan
Okay, so if I'm the guy who had the order, I lost it. I could try to
reconstitute it from memory, but if anyone else happened to pick up the sheet
at the end of the night, their help would be greatly appreciated.
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Apr 4, 1999 23:50 from Avenue Player
hm...well, i can only remember the first four pieces. i mean, i remember more
than that, but i can only remember the first four in order.
1) that nice bradley boy throwing things around and doing that cute seal-thing
with his head to indicate that more rings should be thrown in his direction
2) part one of kyle's sorority girl thingie
3) mike rothschild's monologue
4) my venderella thing
other ones i remember, in no specific order:
chris okiishi's monologue about the phone not ringing
chris and adam's gay/lesbian sex thingie
chris stangl's song with words that didn't go together (and he's getting good
at those bar chords)
the second part of kyle's sorority girl thingie
jamal singing the very catchy "gay and retarded...smelly and asian...good in
bed and eleven" song (which is not about chris o. because he's not 11)
the masculinity thing with sommer austin and eric curtis
eric's "blue balls and ham" thing
eric's beanie babies thing
dan's monologue about conditioned responses
the sequel to the mose hayward loss of virginity piece
oh my gosh, is that a total of 15 pieces? did i just reconstruct the night
entirely out of memory? if so...wow for me.
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Apr 5, 1999 12:51 from Ender
Just because nobody's mentioned it yet, I have to say that Dan's piece about
conditioning was truly masterful. That bit when the lights came back up and he
said "oh yeah! Conditioning!" was just TOO MUCH! In the best way possible.
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Apr 5, 1999 13:24 from Quicheo
Okay, so I've got the scripts at home, and will post the order tonight as soon
as I can get to a terminal. Sorry for the delay....
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Apr 5, 1999 13:25 from Quicheo
Also, just as an editorial, i really enjoyed last Friday's show. Strong, new
bod work from everyone. I also echo the call for more diversity of thought,
and diversity of gender, and I still can't get the "gay-retarded-smelly-asian"
song out of my head, although, until Jamal got to the part about being eleven,
I was sure they were writing about me...
Best piece of the night for me was Mose's--surrealism with some sense of
meaning is pretty hard to achieve, and he and his cast (especially the
dazzeling aforementioned Ms. Fons) pulled it off brilliantly. Dan's piece and
Aprille's were close seconds. Kyle's was really cute, and could easily be cut
down to a single Best Of piece. Mike's monologue was nice, I always like to
see the juggle guy. As Adam mentioned, Chris was very brave to perform, and I
really dug the song, and his take-no-prisioners attack at it. The second piece
Eric Curtis was in was some of his strongest acting, and his co-lead,
presumably the author, had a plucky charm about her, and a devestating line
reading. (More, more) (FYI--note to no shame actors--READ the ENTIRE script
of someone's piece before agreeing to be in it. I speak from experience,
although I was flattered that Mr. Curtis asked me to be in his bit...)
One more thought--after seeing the "10-minute play-writter's showcase" I was
again impressed at how much talent exists in the No Shame community (come home,
Mandi) and how much is out there, just waiting to be co-opted. (Note: the
VAST majority of this year's selections had significant No Shame connections,
with Mose, Dan, Mark H, and Mandi either writing or directing, and
a host of frequent No Shame actors filling staring roles (Sarah Greer and Brad
Smith and Chris Stangl in particular).) My litte shameless heart just swelled
with pride, although it pissed me off that they disqualified Aprille's piece
because she isn't a student this semester (although she was last sem when
scripts were submitted...). Ah, burrocracy, or however you spell it.
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Apr 5, 1999 14:27 from Patrick
Someone got disqualified because they weren't a student? Is that right? Or is
this only inrefernce to the "10 minute" thing. Yes, yes, it must be that.
Who is this Alyssa character which has been mentioned, though i did not find a
matching piece with her name attcahed to it?
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Apr 5, 1999 16:04 from Avenue Player
that's just the 10 Min Play fest. They wouldn't let me submit because I'm a
grad student as of this semester. anybody, student or otherwise, can be
involved in all apsects of No Shame.
alyssa is a very suspicious character.
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Apr 5, 1999 17:42 from Patrick
Yes, yes, that's what i thought. I couldn't think of NS any other way.
So, uh, did Alyssa perform something; or is this a cryptic symbol for the
chuthulian revolt occuring in theater?
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Apr 5, 1999 19:10 from Ender
Alyssa has authored a few pieces over the course of this semester, but oddly
her work tends to bear a remarkably strong resemblance to that of other,
somewhat more established authors. It's a real mystery.
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Apr 6, 1999 12:39 from Quicheo
the order, at long last, from 4/2/99
1) Ring by Bradley
2) Super Human Sorority Girl "Saves" Iowa City by Kyle Lange
3) Chronicle of a Cheap Bastard by Mike Rothschild
4) The Adventures of Venderella, Time-Traveling Super Fashion Model by Aprille
5) Call Waiting by Christopher Okiishi
6) No Blue Balls and Ham by Eric Curtis
7) Will the Last One Out of My Subconscious Please Turn Off the Lights? by Dan
8) Is the Bigggest Piece of Shit I've Ever Read and I Mean That From the
Bottom of My Shit-Loving Heart--Night Raid on the Planet of the 8ft.
Rabid Killer Chickens!!! by Arlen Lawson
9) Brain Fart by Lauren Austin
10) (part 2 of #2) by Kyle Lange
11) The True Story About How Sad Mose Hayward is about "The True Story of How
Mose Hayward Lost his Virginity" by Alyssa Bowman
12) At My Head by Chris Stangl
13) Conspitacy Theory: The Next Beanie Baby Adventure by Eric Curtis and
special guest writer Jeremy Dubin
14)House-guests. by Adam Burton and Christopher Okiishi
15) Ode to Lenny by Mose Hayward
That's the show!! BTW--when I previously mentioned that my favorite was
Mose's, I mistakenly gave the credit to Mose that rightfully belonged to Alyssa
Bowman. Strong work, Alyssa. And I did dig the Mose-credited song.
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Apr 7, 1999 08:27 from Trouble
I wonder if Alyssa sells Florida swampland as well?
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Apr 7, 1999 08:53 from Quicheo
Oh, also there was one more for the order, that "SUCK MY BE JEWISH COCK" one
from the Galbraith-Cassidy-and-friends axis. I don't know its name, and I
don't have a script (and I'm not sure they do either) but I liked it, as a part
of their "heckling" series. Sorry for the omission...
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Apr 7, 1999 11:13 from The New Mexican
As everyone has been saying all week, last week was a very good show (might I
wager in the top 5 of the year) in fact, the only thing I really didn't like
was the blue ball piece. Chris' afforementioned disclaimer is very apra po for
any good No Shamer. I credit to my brother being there and performing with
....let me start over. ahem. I give credit to my brother performing with me,
but then again I'm biased. Many people seen to be exploring many different
tools to add to their work. Songs, non-poop jokes, addition of more poop jokes
(Chris Okishii), braking the fourth wall of the audience. All I can say is
good work to everybody, and remember to invite your female friends to join in
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Apr 7, 1999 13:09 from Quicheo
Okay, so it was not lost on me that I was the only author this week to keep the
No Shame poop joke flame alive. I will suffer both the indignity and the
acclaim... ;) What else can you expect from a gay, retarded, smelly asian??
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Apr 7, 1999 22:39 from Stubble
hey folks, here's to breaking my iscabbs cherry! three cheers for my hymen!
thats it. bye
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Apr 7, 1999 23:29 from Dan
That was so graphic. I can't wait to tell the guys in the locker room.
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Apr 7, 1999 23:54 from John Boy
Just thought I would announce this here:
If you are in the Iowa City/Coralville area there is a FREE Musical performance
WHAT: The Sarsaparilla Showdown
WHO: West Side Players
WHERE: Currier South Dining
WHY: Cuz it will be fun, really it will.
any questions you can mail> John Boy or call JOhn at 466-9148
oh yes, almost forgot
April 9th and 10th (that's a friday and saturday)
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Apr 8, 1999 09:50 from Crotch Monkey
i, mike cassady, have also broken into the mystical land of eye-scabs. please,
allow me to thank quicheo for recalling our unstellar yet still captivating
performance in our heckler piece friday night. if it weren't for my three day
waiting period for this damned hypertext death-trap
(eye-scabs.....ISCABBS.......duh), i would've posted the corection earlier.
please, allow me to stop talking now. well, here's another hymen for the
jar....you want graphic dan?, you got it. tee-hee. (insert farting noise here)
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Apr 8, 1999 10:11 from Quicheo
Welcome Aaron and Mike!!
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Apr 8, 1999 23:43 from Crotch Monkey
thanx chrissss.....nice to know im recognized as an eyescabbs
contributor.....wait....no.....no its not.......im gonna go weep myself to
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Apr 9, 1999 11:19 from The New Mexican
Ah yes, let's all scratch ourselves and think of our first experience with this
BBS, ah yes.. Alright Mike and Aaron, I'm tired of playing your gross
little game- no more on-line hymens, please. And as for Chris' poop joke, I
liked it! and your not smelly and retarted. Oh, and by the way, Dan is the
man. I vote we all write Dan in for pres. of the US because of the lack of a
quality candidate. Dan for pres., and Mike R. for first Jew.
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Apr 9, 1999 14:08 from John Boy
Just wanted to announce:
TOnight and Tomorrow (April 9th adn 10th) there's a FREE performance of a
Musical. THE SARSAPARILLA SHOWDOWN written by three U of Iowa students.
starts at 7PM, perfect time to come to the muiscal and then venture off to No
One of No Shame's regulars (or so I'm told) is acting/singing in this
Come and support the theatre, and just have an old fashion good time!
Oh, wait...did I mention IT'S FREE? Well, If I didn't, It's FREE...and it's in
Currier South Dining. Perfect walking distance to No SHame :)
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Apr 10, 1999 11:23 from Ender
So, how was the show?
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Apr 10, 1999 13:14 from Dan
How was the show? The show was like this!
1) Radish by mose Hayward
1.5) They Gave Me Life, I Gave Them Strife: An Ode to Mom and Dad by Aaron
2) Friends: Who Are They, Really? by Sarah Greer
3) Black Market Stuff: Emotions by Black Market Stuff
4) Fallen by James Wolf
5) The Mind-Numbing Effects of Comedy or Irony Can Kiss My Ass or A Script With
Four Possible Titles by James Horak
6) Son of Sweet Bleeding Christ, Sort Of by Mark Hanson
7) I Pity the Foo' by Bob Alanis
8) Night Raid on the Planet of the Eight Foot -- No, Make That Ten Foot, Yeah,
Ten Foot Killer Chickens
LONG TITLES MUST DIE! DON'T THINK I'M MISSING THE KARMIC IRONY OF THIS!
9) Why I Have Resumes Out by James Erwin
10) Comedy Is Funny: A Five-Minute Tragedy by Chris Stangl
11) This Piece Was Written On a Mac by Mike Rothschild
12) Goin' All the Way: A Metaphor for Taking a Risk by Kyle Lange
13) Lawsuit Theatre by Dan Brooks andJames Erwin
13.5) The Garbage Man, Alvin Marley by Narcissistic No Shame Neophyte Nick
14) One Minute, 45 Seconds by Mike Cassady
15) The Alyssa Bowman Story by Jamalala River
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Apr 10, 1999 15:43 from Stubble
how does one go about attaining videos of previous performances? ive got the
six bucks just burning a hole in my rectum here, but i dont know who to give it
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Apr 10, 1999 16:07 from Crotch Monkey
i also have six dollars waiting in my colon, waiting to be handed over in
exchange for a compilation video. should we go down to student video
productions? i need help...fast.....ouch. the burns gets a little more
uncomfortable everyday, and no amount of sodomy will get rid of it (i read in a
book somewhere.....hehe......of course)ciao ciao
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Apr 10, 1999 21:24 from Dan
The most advisable plan would be to talk to Student Video Productions. Their
number is one of those concepts far beyond my meager understanding of the
universe, but if you dropped by their office in the Student Activities Center
in the basement of the IMU, you'd probably meet with some minimal success.
On to the show:
My pick for the night is Stangl's Comedy is Funny: A Five Minute Tragedy. It
had some pacing issues, and it was a fuck of a lot longer than five minutes,
but it also took some very good risks. That being said, my pick for the piece I
most enjoyed seeing is Aaron's Life/Strife parents tribute. The awkward "All
right" after every vignette made it for me, I think.
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Apr 10, 1999 23:14 from Ender
I think you'll have better luck getting SVP to tape entire nights for you than
to go in and pick out individual skits from various nights. Or at least that's
what Iheard maybe a year and a half ago; not sure if that's still true or not.
Also, not just every Student Video Productions person will have the requisite
clues. I believe No Shame is a project to which Mike Schmidt, our faithful
camera operator, is personally dedicated (made possible with SVP equipment, but
not particularly due to SVP commandment or anything). So he'll know best.
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Apr 11, 1999 14:33 from Fishcult
You know what I thought was interesting? That delightful rabid chicken sketch
by that Arlen fellow who, as circumstances have it, shares my full name and
social security number. Hoo boy! Talk about talent!
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Apr 11, 1999 23:35 from Crotch Monkey
of course..kudos to stubbel for his my family sucks...oh wait, they're here...i
love my family sketch......also, stangls "hurt inside" line gave me the gigels
andi enjoyed hearing lang getting fucked in the ass by a white trash disney
character behind me onstage for dans lawsuit theatre....so...as the best of
approaches.......anybody remember any dynamite performances? "no, the part
where you hurt inside"......now that ladies and gentiles, is quality material.
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Apr 12, 1999 10:22 from Quicheo
As crotch monkey so, um, eloquently alluded, it is again fast approaching Best
of time--in fact, this week's show will be the last to be considered for this
semester's best of...so get your masterpieces out, folks. Also, start coming
up with your nominations for this semesters praiseworthy stuff. Should be
interesting, considering all that time in Space Place. Good year, if you ask
Also, I echo Dan's comments--Chris Stangl's piece was edgy, risky, and pretty
much brilliant, in a well-constructed, increasingly frenetic way. I thought
about this all the way home. Also, I really like the Galbraith Family expose'.
More balls than I, has Aaron, to slam his parents, then go sit down by them
anyway. Really clever.
Otherwise, it was Sarah Greer's night, for better or for worse. Her own
sketch was really cool (the friends piece) and her efforts in her other acting
pieces were quite admirable, especially in that difticult fallen angel
piece--which I was both intigued and confused by. Interesting idea, a little
monothematic, and finally just a little too dense to really make the point, but
a daring try (who else is writting serious religious commentary at No Shame
these days?) On the downside, despite Sarah's best attempts, her angel
character was pretty much unplayable, and seemed there only to receive the
author's monologue. Pity. She is such a stellar presence when properly
engaged. Perhaps if she had been more hardline or more evenly handed, or some
reversal?? I'm not sure... Anyway, a good night, and OH! So good to see Lori
Keefer back in a clever short skit at the begining!!
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Apr 12, 1999 23:49 from Skweetis
I wish I knew jack about theater. I can only say what I like or don't like,
but I can't say why. I liked Stengl's bit. I also concur with the popular
acclaim of galbraith's piece.
James Erwin's piece was nice too. I mean his skit. Not his...well, it was
nice, but you know...i mean...heh...yeah.......
And Lawsuit theatre blew my noodle. Anything with that much offensive
material...well, it even pushed the boundaries of offensive for No Shame...I
like being offended. Someone write a skit about fat czech kids who aren't
funny when they try to be. (to those who don't know, James Horak, aka me, is a
fat czech kid)
Enough of this. To bed I say.
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Apr 13, 1999 01:17 from Subotai
Hey all, Mike ROthschild here. I finally figured this bastard out. So how does
one get picked up around here like Kyle says? Kidding, kidding..or am I? :-)
Sarah Greer wrote me a message on the Wb Board, so I'm happy. ANyway, just
saying hi , I;ll write more later. S. I ar working on my return to sketch
comedy, and I don't want to say too much, but I think it might be a great
piece...we shall see...anyway...
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Apr 13, 1999 01:54 from Amaranth
Thanks, Quicheo, for the Praise (?) of my piece. I think the problem was that I
tried to put too much in to it and had to edit too much too quickly. I
originally conceived of the piece two years ago with our beloved Carolyn in
mind, and I tihnk I tried/expected Sarah to act as she would have. Did anyone
make sense of the angels?
I thought Stengl did the best piece of his life -- so far. I hope we see more
of him going in this direction. And It has been a long time since Dan has been
this offensive. Welcome back, I think.
I am curious, AAron -- what did your parents think of the night?
Sarah, last week's superwoman/I am every woman, had what I thought was the most
consistently funny piece, but she did get a bit redundant. IF she had edited it
a bit, it would have gotten my vote for "best of."
Horak's piece was excellent
Irony - ha ha ha ha
I certainly would have enjoyed Arlen's piece much more if that'd been real
whipped cream instead of shaving cream -- a towel would've been nice, too.
And we did have a newcomer -- the garbage man. AN excellent first showing. I
would not nominate it for BONS, but I hope we see more.
I also agree with last week's discussion of getting more women in. The best way
to get anyone in is to start giving them small parts. No offense to Sarah, but
if she plays in (was it?) five pieces, maybe people need to go outside to the
line and ask a few people. I am sure Carolyn rememebrs me finally getting
Madoka into a piece (as a dead body).
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Apr 13, 1999 02:08 from Amaranth
To keep these messages short, I am going to post a challenge here: there are
two more shows left this semester (I think). For the person who can bring in
the most newcomers to their pieces, I'll buy some cheese bread (or something
similar) afterwards. One disclaimer: no crowd scenes over three people. You
have to make the new people feel part of it.
Any takers? Anyone want to add to my challenge?
Wait -- also cheese bread for the person who brings the most women into skits.
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Apr 13, 1999 09:54 from Quicheo
Oh boy! As is I'm sure obvious, I've never been one to turn donw a food
incentive!! Lovely gesture, Amaranth. Thanks!
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Apr 14, 1999 11:04 from The New Mexican
It's aabout that time, yes you all know what I mean... It's time to start
posting your favorite pieces of the year so you can make my job a hell of a lot
easier- and no, we cannot pick every one of Dan's pieces. Although, those of
you who want to see him perform his selection naked- let me know. (I know we
have some takers out there....) As has been said before, don't forget to
consider the stuff that was performed as Space Place, er, I mean the pit of
sound swallowing hell. Or if you see me, just tell me then, although I wont
garantee that I'll remember- I am doing 20 things right now. Also don't
forget that this week is the last week considered and bring your performance
and literary minded female friends! Just so you all know, if this is a
competition, I have single handedly gotten five women to at least strongly
consider comming. I will win all forms of food! ( I need it anyway seeing as
I am Damn near to the skinniest performer on stage.) So your sugestions,
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Apr 14, 1999 11:49 from Ender
To make the job easier, you can peruse the list from the semester at
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Apr 14, 1999 13:52 from Quicheo
Ender is so cool... ;)
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Apr 14, 1999 14:55 from Dan
I want to see suggestions, dammit!
Seriously, we do consider these heavily when we're making our selections.
Sometimes our opinions are not the majority sentiment, so start zapping them
And I'll match Kyle dollars for doughnuts on which one of us is the most
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Apr 14, 1999 15:52 from Ender
My attendance this semester has been remarkably spotty, but of what I saw, a
few things occur to me right off:
Gary's Rage (from Dead Week last semester) kicked ass.
Ben Schmidt--need I say more? Pick a song. (Actually, though, I'd still like
to see his monologue from last semester that he wasn't able to do last Best
Of since he couldn't make it to the show, as I recall... If he did pre-show
music too, no loss.)
A pared-down version of SuperHuman Sorority Girl
I drive on... (Galbraith with backup by Horak)
...and quite a few more, I'm sure, where titles don't evoke which piece is
which as I quickly scan the list. Oh, and Dan's "conditioning" piece! And
others as I think of them. Like the sell-us-some-pot piece, if it were cut
down to about 90 seconds, was really funny. But if it were going to be three
minutes too long again, nevermind.
Anyone else have any favorites? I want to see the best of all the weeks I
missed!! So if you went, speak up!
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Apr 14, 1999 22:10 from Kaysa
A contest to see who is the most emaciated? *smiles* I think that i would
probably win that, hands down. If you dont believe me, just ask Rob. *laffs*
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Apr 15, 1999 00:00 from Amaranth
I thought Ben SChmidt's artist piece was better than any of his songs this
semester (not that he wasn't good there. Perhaps we could use him for an
opening act again?).
I thought Danger Brook's best piece was the one where he played a Puerto Rican
(I think) carping about rap stars, Robert DeNiro and other stars pretending to
be street heavies. I like the juggler, and the piece he did with a partner in
Space Place stands out (although the name does not). A shorter version of
Stengl's last piece would be nice.
I think we can all agree that the video from Space Place will not make the
list. My best piece this semester was "Long Ago, it Must Be," although I think
my best pieces were done years ago. So much for making BONS before I leave.
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Apr 15, 1999 08:39 from Mose
Well, I have to say that whoever keeps up the No Shame site (Adam?) is an
absolute angel, but then I have to say that I went there this morning to look
over the orders and make recommendations for Bons and it was in Russian or
something. Totally weird.
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Apr 15, 1999 08:45 from Trouble
Goddammit, I am so pissed off right now. I have been hounding Dan for, well,
years actually, to perform "Law Suit Theater" and the one damn week that I
can't make it to the show, he goes and does it. Oooooooooh!!!!!
It better make Best Of, you sonsabitches.
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Apr 15, 1999 08:45 from Mose
Oh yeah? And what's with all the girl craving? Is NST becoming some kind of
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Apr 15, 1999 08:50 from Trouble
What do you mean "becoming"? *heh*
No, seriously, many of my most favoritist of all No Shame performers of all
time have been women. Caroline, in fact, is my all time favorite...I liken her
unto a goddess who blessed us with her stage presence...
Theres always been a poor female to male ratio...but it seems even worse now.
Of course, to be fair, some of my LEAST favorite No Shame performers have
been female as well. Go figure.
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Apr 15, 1999 08:49 from Mose
While I'm feeling talkative, did you know some weirdo just tried to have a
discussion with me on this computer thingy? He was like "Hey, what's up?" Or
maybe it was a she. Anyway it then tried to tell me about its divorce. That's
totally weird. LIke I didn't even know they tired to pick people up here until
Kyle talked about it last week, but if "it"s come-on lines are about its
divorce I guess you know why it, they, she, him, those whatevers do the
flirting on line.
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Apr 15, 1999 08:56 from Mose
1.5 Aaron's piece was thoroughly amusing. Why do No Shamers seem to have so
much parent angst anyway? Would be a good subject for another sociology
Black Market Stuff: Not as amusing tonight as they have been before but still
fun. I guess you can't know what to expect. Everyone should be looking forward
to their show at the Greenroom, Sunday I believe. What's very nice about this
group is that amid their random sputterings they are totally cohesive and
focused, which seems to be a big challenge for improv groups..
The Stangl piece was funny, and he let us see how he hurts inside, and laugh at
him for it, which is really rather daring I think.
The other big highlight of the evening for me was Lawsuit Theatre, mostly for
its didactic but much needed truths on No Shame content. I proposed to Dan that
this list be posted somewhere (like on the webpage?) so performers can go
through the checklist every night to ensure they're not clicheing. (dude, shut
up, I so totally know that's not a word and don't give a fuck.)
one more thing: I think that last peice of Dan's, about conditioned responses,
was the only peice I can remmeber not liking. I didn't like it because even
though it was intended to be one of those "fucking with the audience" things I
was the audience. And Dan was messing with me. It made me feel bad. Thought I
should speak up since everyone else seemed to love it and I thought Dan's had
much cooler stuff for Best of.
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Apr 15, 1999 09:15 from Thufir
I miss Carolyn, too. Although I might miss her more if I actually went and
realized she wasn't there no mo'.
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Apr 15, 1999 09:28 from Trouble
I didn't care that much about the conditioning piece one way or the other. I
did not respond as expected to any of the cues, and so felt only kinship with
Dan's cold disdain of his audience.
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Apr 15, 1999 09:42 from Carolyn
It's nice to be missed! If I ever finish my dissertation, and if I ever get
into the Non-fiction MFA program, I'll come back and do NS every week. I
My recent good news is that I read an edited NS piece on a spoken word show on
a Philly radio station on Monday, and the radio folks say they want me to write
spots for the station. I'm not sure about details, but I'm hoping this will
provide some deadlines, which I always need, to write some stuff which I can
send next year to have people perform for me.
Eventually a version of this broadcast will be available online, and I'll let
folks know the URL once it's up.
I was trying to describe Clint Corley's piece about "MAN!" yesterday. (It was
the closer at Best-of-the-best-of-No-Shame, and features four men in matching
underwear.) MAN!, it's funny.
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Apr 15, 1999 09:51 from Trouble
Ah, Four Tall Men...now that is my favorite actual No Shame piece of all
Carolyn: While it will be nice to have some of your pieces at No Shame, I do
hope you realize that they just are not as good without you to perform them?
Your actual stage presence is phenomenal enough to double the effectiveness of
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Apr 15, 1999 09:56 from Carolyn
Hmmm. Well, maybe if there was some way that NS could pay my airfare every
week, I could be there more often. :)
(THanks for remembering the title. I was blanking.)
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Apr 15, 1999 09:58 from Trouble
Well, time to dip into that No Shame fund I know is sitting out there...
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Apr 15, 1999 12:34 from The New Mexican
I was going to make a comment on ....something, but after those last four
exchanges I was so overwhelmed by the intoxicatingly flirtatious nature, and
lost my train of thought. Second of all, even though we all love carolyn,
NObody, and I do mean nobody, is going to put their hands on the No Shame Money
unless they go through me. And I can kick some serious ass. Anyone seen the
movie "The Matrix" where they upload fighting programs into your brain- I
,along with bad ass danger brooks, created that program- so don't even think
about it. I was the king of the street fight where I come from.
Oh yeah, I remember what I was going to say, More people write in and tell us
what you want on best of. I bet Dan that he had to perform naked if we sold
out- so lets get the word out so we can get some butts in the seats.
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Apr 15, 1999 13:46 from Whitewolf
So wait, what week is Best Of?
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Apr 15, 1999 15:21 from Dan
Best of will be Friday, April 30th, in Mabie Theater in the UI theatre
building. Admission will be two dollars. We will sell out, but I will remain
fully clothed. I have this theory that your quality of life can be gauged by
the number of times your genitals have been exposed to light created by an
Ellipsoidal Radial Spotlight, and I inted to stay around zero.
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Apr 15, 1999 15:25 from Subotai
Kyle, did you just say something about Dan "performing naked"? No, no, a
thousand times no. What I mean is that I ain't sharing him with any of you, and
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Apr 15, 1999 15:26 from Dan
And while we're on the whole "Where are the women?" tack, I'd like to point out
that when I started doing No Shame (a time I will affectionately refer to as
"two years ago," which pretty much dates me in an embarassingly diminuitizing
manner) it was a fairly female-dominated forum. The aforementioned object of
adoration Carolyn, Megan Gogerty, Cadry Nelson, Mandi, Veronica Villa -- all
significant NS presences, compared with the Y chromosal Adam, Rob Frisch and, I
guess, me. So those who say No Shame is an inherently masculine forum can go
choke on their own overcompensation.
I'm not sure where I was going with all this, but I think it was something to
the effect of needing more female performers. That's usually what I'm getting
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Apr 15, 1999 16:22 from Crotch Monkey
allright, those soft musky nights we spent in the space place all those weeks
ago are slowly coming back to me, and the highlights, as i recall, included.
1:James Erwin's Islam piece
2:James Horaks's notecard/screaming piece(hopefully he still has those pads, i
dont want to write that whole fucking thing out again, or even for the first
time, for that matter....well, maybe it was all worth it......or not)
3:sarah greers losing my heart mime
3: Rocky's (James Horak) geeks in college always get laid song (such a vicious
, terrible lie)
neverming my spelliung erros..or my obsession with the number three. theres
something so graceful about the three..the smooth curves, the authoritative
points....i was just telling this story to someone the other day.....but thats
when i felt the straight-jacket slip on....mayhaps more BONS nominations will
come to mind later...but as for now....ill see you all in fiery hell. have a
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Apr 15, 1999 17:42 from Aggressive Gambler
Question for the benefit of those coming in for the IscaNic next weekend:
Will next week's 'dead week' NST be performed in Theatre B or in Mabie?
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Apr 15, 1999 19:36 from Stubble
im no board member or anything, but im about 100.5% positive itll be in B. the
best of will be in mabie on the 30th though
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Apr 15, 1999 20:32 from Ender
Actually, the Board often tries to accommodate the extra ISCAnic influx of
audience members by moving to Mabie on those weeks, but other factors (advance
notice, availability of the theatre, etc.) definitely come into play.
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Apr 15, 1999 22:08 from Norm
Best of nominations?
Dan's audience conditioning piece willnot work as much the second time around..
thus, I don't think it should hapen at best of, since people will sit there
going man, this was so funny last time...
however, Gay and retarded and smelly and asian should be nominated.. It was
short, sweet, to the point, nad well, Funny...
Some form of juggling...
there should be jugling...
the bit that I forget the title to , but Brad gets nekkid while Tasha, having
come in from Chicago drips hot wax on him and we all sing gospel songs.... that
bit should be nominated...
( oh, wait, that was in the best of things that happened AFTER No shame .. )
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Apr 16, 1999 00:30 from Amaranth
Dan, I am sorrowed that you forgot to mention myself and R. Skye Palakowitz as
being around when you first started.
I think most of the women are a bit young for me to be picking up, so my
reasonings are different, Mose. No Shame does tend to get into patterns, so a
little diversity means new ideas and directions. We do tend to feed off of
each other, whether or not we want to admit it. Since I have been doing No
Shame (back in the days when, yes, there were not enough pieces every night),
there has always been a fair amount of women (does anyone remember Rebecca and
Sarah?). There have been musicians, magicians, dancers, grad students and so
Carolyn was on of the writers who showed what could be done more through the
written word than the actors' craft. I think a lot of people reached for a
higher standard because of her, and she improved the general quality (was it
me, or did people try and outdo each other for a while?).
Congratulations on the radio piece, Carolyn. I really hope you finally give up
goofing around with that PhD (which stands for permanent Head Damage, I hear)
and become a professional writer. Let us know if you get anything published,
And I look forward to seeing who tries to meet my challenges.
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