How high can audience heat go before the improv breaks? Would you get naked in an improv show? What about play in one that promised it? This was the challenge and charter for the cast of Live Nude Improv and here, director Andy Crouch speaks of some of the surprising consequences for troupe and audience alike.
Seeing Dionysus in ’69 got Andy Crouch thinking. Could improv, a form not famed for its body intimacy, explore the same themes with more intensity? Can spontaneity, in fact, heighten the charge created by improv’s foggy fourth wall ? And what of a title that doesn’t infer nudity with an asterisk, but blazes a promise to public and performer alike….
Body consciousness, the need for narrative skills, eliciting honesty from an audience and how a naked body can help pull a great story from any origin point. LNI!
Andy Crouch teaches and performs with The Hideout Theatre in Austin, Texas.
The cast for “Live Nude Improv” was…Marc Majcher, Ruby York, Jessica Arjet, Brett Tribe, Peter Rogers, Jordan T. Maxwell and more to come…
Hideout listing for the show.
An article on Dionysus in 69 from the Austin Chronicle.
Hello Sattelites on Myspace.
Em’s online writings.