Category Archives: Stage 2 Improv’s Back!!

Kidsprov 123!

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It’s like my son, Casey’s,

Stage 2 Improv…

https://godssceneryandpromises.wordpress.com/2013/05/23/did-you-hear-t…ring-comedians/

https://godssceneryandpromises.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/visiting-naple…prov-hilarious/

https://godssceneryandpromises.wordpress.com/2013/06/14/its-a-hit/

https://godssceneryandpromises.wordpress.com/2013/06/24/stage-2-improv…-of-my-funk-ha/

https://godssceneryandpromises.wordpress.com/2013/07/18/my-sons-funny-…s-in-the-paper/

https://godssceneryandpromises.wordpress.com/2013/07/27/boo-hoo-stage-2/

https://godssceneryandpromises.wordpress.com/2013/11/09/stage-2-improv…back-go-see-it/

https://godssceneryandpromises.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/my-son-gets-funnier-ever-day/‎‎

But for kids!!!!

He’s been working with the Co-Directors,

Mike & Judith Santos

Practicing and video-taping for their shows!!

Check it out!!

And also check out their article in the Oct. issue of

Parent-Child Magazine!!!

http://kidsprov123.com/

http://kidsprov123.com/…/SW-FL-Parent-Child-October-2014000…

“Kids Prov 123© 

is a children’s comedy improv television series

performed in front of live studio audiences.

Skits, songs and games are driven by suggestions from in-studio

and on-line (virtual) audiences.

 The show format includes guest performers,

contests between the performers,

and opportunities for on-line submissions via

YouTube and other social media platforms

which will be judged

with winners being invited to become in-studio audience for future episodes.

Improv may take the form of acting, dancing, singing,

playing musical instruments, creating artwork, miming, poetry, and more.

Improv is sometimes referred to as “on-the-spot”,

“off-the-cuff”,

and “on-the-fly” performing.

It is always unrehearsed.

Kids Prov 123© performers will be spontaneously reacting

to the moment

and responding to their immediate environment

and their inner feelings.

In addition to the entertainment value,

Kids Prov 123©

has strong educational value

for teaching such concepts as multi-lateral and creative thinking,

social skill building,

extemporaneous speaking,

communications and listening skills,

body language,

acting quickly,

team building,

decision making

and non-structured thinking.”

Kids Prov 123©  Concept created by Susan Cunningham  August 1, 2013

I love it!!

My Son Gets Funnier Ever Day!!

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Here’s the link to a great News-Press article and interview about Stage 2 Improv!!

http://www.news-press.com/story/entertainment/2014/06/20/stage-improv-brings-funny-downtown-naples/11000603/

Stage 2 Improv brings the funny to downtown Naples

Charles Runnells, crunnells@news-press.com

“Sometimes you just don’t know,”

says Debrowski, 23, of Punta Gorda.

“And that’s the thing about improv.

You can’t be afraid to fail.

That’s where the funny often comes from:

failing and failing big.

You don’t know what’s going to happen

a second from now,

two seconds from now,”

Debrowski says.

“It could be anything.”

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We’re all having great fun with this thing that he does!!

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The Naples Players are awesome!

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I love Old Naples!  The Sugden Theater is beautiful!

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The Stage 2  Improv cast members are characters!!

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Casey, the comedy wizard!

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Great Friends!

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Me with our good neighbors!

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Hubby took  a nap, so he could come out to see the show!!

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Great show, Casey!!

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Crazy buddies!!

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Stage 2 Improv cast members:  Rosie, Steve, and Synthia cutting up after the show!!

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More crazy, fun friends!!

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Beautiful theater!

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With beautiful orchids!!

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It was a great summer run!!

Hilarious fun!!

I loved it…

And look forward to many more shows!!

“Laughter is like an instant vacation.”

-Joyce Meyer-

Amen!

Stage 2 Improv!! They’re Back!! Go See It!!

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Stage 2 Improv has been so widely popular,
Stage 2 Improv has been so widely popular,
Stage 2 Improv has been so widely popular,

My son’s in the show!!

Saturdays @ 8 pm and Sundays @ 2pm

January 4th/5th, 11th/12th, 18th/19th, 25th/26th

Because they’re “so widely popular.”

http://www.naplesillustrated.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=events.details&content_id=2214

“Laugh until you cry with Stage 2 Improv.”

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students under 18.

Call 239-263-7990

Or purchase online at www.naplesplayers.org.

Sugden Community Theatre
701 5th Ave. S.
Naples, FL 34102
http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2013/jul/23/curtain-up-stage-2-improv-troupe-keep-the-laughs/

“For 20 dollars you can go downtown

and see a group of personable,

quick-witted young (or at least young-ish)

performers play the improv game…

If you have been to improv,

you know the drill.

Audience members contribute ideas —

celebrity names, vegetables, places —

and then the cast has to do something with them…

So go…and have some goofy fun.”

Mike Santos, Kat Ebaugh, and Meg Pryor

Meg and Judith talk about the benefits of Leg Hair Removal

Brad Goetz, Bukki Sittler, and Guy Glover

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Improvisational_theatre

“Improvisational theatre…

often allows an interactive relationship with the audience.

Improv groups frequently solicit suggestions from the audience as a source of inspiration,

a way of getting the audience involved, and as a means of proving that the performance is not scripted.

That charge is sometimes aimed at the masters of the art,

whose performances can seem so detailed that viewers may suspect the scenes are planned.

In order for an improvised scene to be successful,

the improvisers involved must work together responsively to define the parameters and action of the scene,

in a process of co-creation.

With each spoken word or action in the scene, an improviser makes an offer,

meaning that he or she defines some element of the reality of the scene.

This might include giving another character a name, identifying a relationship, location,

or using mine to define the physical environment.

These activities are also known as endowment.

It is the responsibility of the other improvisers to accept the offers that their fellow performers make;

to not do so is known as blocking, negation, or denial,

which usually prevents the scene from developing.

Some performers may deliberately block (or otherwise break out of character) for comedic effect—

this is known as gagging

but this generally prevents the scene from advancing and is frowned upon by many improvisers.

Accepting an offer is usually accompanied by adding a new offer, often building on the earlier one;

this is a process improvisers refer to as “Yes, And…”

and is considered the cornerstone of improvisational technique.

Every new piece of information added helps the improvisers to refine their characters and progress the action of the scene.

The unscripted nature of improv also implies no predetermined knowledge about the props that might be useful in a scene.

Improv companies may have at their disposal some number of readily accessible props that can be called upon at a moment’s notice,

but many improvisers eschew props in favor of the infinite possibilities available through mime.

In improv,

this is more commonly known as ‘space object work’ or ‘space work’, not ‘mime’,

and the props and locations created by this technique, as ‘space objects’.

As with all improv offers,

improvisers are encouraged to respect the validity and continuity of the imaginary environment

defined by themselves and their fellow performers;

this means, for example, taking care not to walk through the table

or “miraculously” survive multiple bullet wounds from another improviser’s gun.

Because improvisers may be required to play a variety of roles without preparation,

they need to be able to construct characters quickly with physicality, gesture, accents, voice changes,

or other techniques as demanded by the situation.

The improviser may be called upon to play a character of a different age or sex.

Character motivations are an important part of successful improv scenes,

and improvisers

must therefore attempt to act according to the objectives that they believe their character seeks.”

Hey, this is hard work…

But soooo much fun!!

And for more laughs…

Follow them to…

Marco Island!

http://islandtheatercompany.com/stage2improv/

February 14 & 15 and March 21 & 22
Evening Shows 7:30 p.m.

Island Theater Company

Marco Island’s Community Theater

info@theateronmarco.com or 239-394-0080

LOL

You will not be disappointed!!

Really…

You’ll be…

Laughing Out Loud!!

Isaiah 61:10

“I delight greatly in the Lord;   

my soul rejoices in my God.”

 Ecclesiastes 3:4

“…a time to laugh…”

Amen!