Sunday, February 5, 2017

UPCOMING AUDITIONS: Dancing with the Star Stuffs, Season 3

Have you got what it takes to be the ultimate Star Stuffs?

New York’s premier comedic dance competition DANCING WITH THE STAR STUFFS is looking for creative and dynamic duos for its upcoming 3rd season, and auditions are Wednesday, February 15th, 8-11pm.

A show like no other, Dancing with the Star Stuffs features comedic dance routines that are judged on style, creativity, and originality. As if dancing your heart out wasn’t enough, teams are given a challenge or theme to interpret such as the world of Disney, heroes and villains, or moments in time. Our “expert” panel of "judges" will hold no punches or punchlines. And no one is safe from the audience who won’t hesitate to send your team to the showers. At the end of the season, only one team will be left dancing.

See if you can join the ranks of these Star Stuff legends:

Season 1 winners The Symbol Known as Slash (Tom Kelley and Amy Lynne Berger)
Season 2 winners Guilty Subconscious (Noni Culotta and Jack Hollingsworth)

Need more inspiration? Check out this trailer!

Audition Checklist

  • Auditions will be held Wednesday, February 15th, 8-11pm
  • Sign up for audition time via this Doodle link. 
  • Please include your email address and your name or we won't be able to contact you to confirm!
  • You will perform your 2-6 minute comedy movement piece and get feedback on physical commitment and game.
  • Selected performers will use their audition piece adjusted for notes at the first show on Saturday, February 25th @ 10:30.
  • Email any questions to reckless.starstuffs@gmail.com



Friday, December 16, 2016

Stand-by and Standing Room Tix for Christmas Carol


In A RECKLESS CHRISTMAS CAROL, a different improviser - with no script and no rehearsals - takes on the role of Scrooge each night and steps into a fully staged production. While tickets are sold out for all three nights, we will have stand-by tickets and select standing room available on the night. You may sign up for these starting at 6:45 when the box office opens. Pre-sold tickets must be claimed by 7:15pm! At 7:25, we will begin releasing tickets to those on the list, in the order of sign-up. Select standing room may also be available. We will try to accommodate as many guests as possible, but cannot guarantee entry to anyone.

We look forward to seeing you for any of our three shows, featuring our amazing roster of Scrooges:

Friday, December 16th - Natasha Vaynblat
Saturday, December 17th - Frank Garcia-Hejl
Sunday, December 18th - Christian Capozzoli

Saturday, October 22, 2016

NEW CLASSES


NEW ELECTIVE CLASSES - Open to anyone who has taken at least 3 levels at any improv school

An Improv education is a zigzagging march of successes and failures; but it doesn’t need to be a slog through chaos and the dark where we scrap individuality and our sense of humor to survive and come out the other end.


Instructors: Tom Kelley & Anne Veal
Mondays November 14th - December 19th, 7-10

Dive into an acting class focused on the skills most useful for improv: being present in the moment, emotional truthfulness, character development and psychology, vulnerability, and connecting with your partner onstage. Students will tackle monologues and scripted scenes, finally coming back to earnest, grounded, and emotionally vulnerable improvised scenes.

This class is begin-termediate: class will start with the fundamentals and quickly develop into an intermediate class keeping pace with the students' progression. No formalized acting training is required, but individualized feedback will ensure that even those with training will be spurred to growth.

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Instructor: Chris Roberti
Sundays December 4th - 18th, 11am-2pm

This class is focused on breaking out of our improv ruts, saying yes to ourselves, our scene, and our partners. This three week workshop is devised to create a culture of yes, balancing agreement with imagination, placing the same value on acceptance as we would creativity. Yes takes us further faster and gives our scenes thrust and lift and life.

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Improv to Sketch
Instructors: Christian Capozzoli & Andrew Coalson
Mondays November 28th - January 30th, 7-10
(No class December 26th or January 2nd)

The Reckless approach to sketch uses improv to create monstrously funny material that is then packaged into a dynamic/organic piece that is as refreshing and fun as it is theatrical. Create, heighten, refine, tweak, massage, braid, weave, sculpt your ideas into a slick piece of theatre.

The first half of the class will be dedicated to generating material with the holiday break used to memorize our roles, and the last few weeks will be dedicated to staging and refining our pieces.

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NEW CURRICULUM CLASSES - Open to students already within the training system. If you are interested in joining our curriculum, you can get to know us and let us get to know you through our monthly drop-in sessions, participating in Instant Teams, taking an Elective, or working with one of our certified coaches.


R2: Ensemble
Instructor: Christian Capozzoli
Saturdays November 12th - January 21st, 3-6
(No class November 26th, December 24th & 31st)

Celebrate team play, while boosting your confidence as a solo performer. Agreement and attack are essential to the Reckless method. Endorse and cosign each other's moves with immediate attack, be fearless and reactionary. Get on your toes, out of your head and play Reckless. Explore various forms such as the Monoscene, Harold, and Organic Montage. Juggle multiple patterns, while holding true to your point of view, and making rich scenic choices that awaken your sense of play and togetherness.

Pre-requisite: Must have completed the Reckless Intensive.

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Advanced 4Track
Instructor: Christian Capozzoli
Wednesdays November 2nd - December 14th, 7-10
(No class November 23rd)

Explore and perform Reckless Theatre's signature form. Be bold, rush the stage with confidence and connectivity, and match and ratchet your scenes to a frenzy.

This form demands group ownership, bold choices, physicality, split second agreement and attack. Get out of your brain and into your scenes.

All lessons are designed to create an immediate sense of trust, synergy, and agreement. Surprise and shock yourself. There will be 6 classes and 3 shows.

Shows are Wednesdays @ 10pm on November 30th, December 7th & 14th.

Pre-requisites: Reckless Intensive and Ensemble

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