Improvised song can transform even the most fearless stage veteran to a butt-clenched, jibbering mess. Canadian born New Yorker, Andrew Pifko speaks about his process of setting song free and how that ethos became the popular songprov format, ‘The Boombox Kids.”
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The BoomBox kids is a half hour show of tangent scenes and song. In a city with over 150 improv shows a week, it stands out for simplicity and charm. Strong singing voices combine with thorough knowledge of structure and harmony to provide a show where songs are born from musicality, and not just moxie alone.
This is no accident.
Andrew Pifko speaks about the dedicated audition process he went through to cast Boombox. The weekly training to keep skills sharp and the process of getting players to a place where the impossibility of an improvised song (I mean, think about it?) is the most natural thing in the world…and just where Boombox can go next.
LINKS from the SHOW.
The delightful Ms. Collyer’s blogsite, Between the Cracks.
The BoomBox Kids are:
Matt Foster (Performer)
Zack Colonna (Performer)
Brenda Scott (Performer)
Hannah Corrigan (Performer)
Hillary Boyd (Performer)
Ariana Seigel (Performer)
Andrew Pifko (Performer/Artistic Director)
& David Broome (Musical Director)
Interview recorded at 88 Orchard on Feb 11. Pavlov’s Improv has been edited for effect, but where at all possible, questions and answers are as recorded.