What is an indie team? They’re performers who – as an independent group – aren’t connected to a theater. It could even be you!!
You get to take the initiative to pick the players you want to play with. Sometimes when your team or project ends a run of shows – or as a students, you end a session of classes – you want to stick together.
Sometimes your practice group or improv jam's great dynamic makes you want to keep playing. Other times, you have an idea for a type of show. You ask around and find a team who wants to try it.
Sometimes the stars align. You don’t even know how it happened.
You get to decide on your own priorities. You don’t have to follow any rules! You can make big comedy choices. Play for drama, genre, or tragedy. You can be a solo act, two people, or bring way too many people on stage to see what happens.
Brian Shea produces The BIG Indie Showcase that helps you put your ideas in front of a crowd. Read the transcript below to find out more.
Some might easily argue that improv classes with Baltimore Improv Group completely replace a standard college education regardless of your desired career path.
Still, improviser Julia Gerhardt found a way to support those who choose a more traditional university based path.
Scholars Among Men is that way.
In the below transcript, find out more about this comedy show and about the person behind it.
Jen Diamond and Pam Hugi – also known as Baltimore-based indie comedy duo OLGA – formed in 2014. OLGA performs must see long-form improv, original sketches, and duo-stand up. They do a very good job.
Both are members of Surprise Party and helped create BIG's weekly bring-your-own team show, Impropourri. They happen to host a night of improv with teams of two at Baltimore Improv Group called The BIG Duo Feature.
When I was a child and teenager, teachers and adults told me I acted too curious and asked too many questions. That may have turned out to be true in the below transcript. And it was worth it and delightful.
Various BIG members and friends contribute to the blog. Enjoy!