I’m fully obsessed with @Blog_ologues thanks to that performance of Richard Simmons twitter feed #artstech (at AOL Inc.)
Glad you liked the performance! Check out our next show— June 1 & 8 at The PIT! TICKETS.
BLOGOLOGUES - Featured Presentation
Much has been said about the influence of tech on… well, most everything, except live theater. For some reason, the conversation has been limited in the realm of traditional theater. Two of the featured Presenters at the upcoming ArtsTech UnConference will be Allison Goldberg and Jen Jamula of Lively Productions, leading a discussion on why social media and tech is relevant to theater, and how it’s changing storytelling.
Blogologues has used technology to shape their creative approach to storytelling by using the material online that people are already sharing – there are literally millions of new stories out there, and being told in new ways (140 characters, Storify threads, Pinterest montages, etc.). Come explore how performers can use the human traits of online ephemera, structure it into scenes and characters, and generally incorporate tech into live performances.
This session will include a Q&A and a performance by the Blogologues – it’s a call to action about how live theater can embrace tech more wholeheartedly — through encouraging live tweeting of shows (rather than the pre-performance imperative to turn off your cell phone), Google Hangout talk backs, and taking the leap to reclaim online jargon and more.
We are so excited to participate in this event on the 27th! :)
Craigslist: Facebook Timeline Sucks. Performed by the fabulous Jen Jamula! Every one of us has felt this and overcome it…TOGETHER! Blogologues is there to support you. Speaking of support, thanks to ALL who came to see Blogologues: #sexytime (Are you pinterested in a quick tumblr?). It was mega steamy! Get your party pants ready for “The Best of Blogologues” coming to the People’s Improv Theater (PIT) on June 1st and 8th. Tickets here. We shall see YOU there!
Johnny Wolf’s How to Kiss 10 Girls this New Year’s Eve! In honor of #sexytime: Are You Pinterested in a quick tumblr? we have a sexy throw-back to our December 2011 show. WOWZA! This instructional blog post, performed by Hott Papas Dave Thomas Brown and Andrew Ash, will tell you how to GET YOU SOME the next time New Year’s Eve rolls around! Watch carefully…you have plenty of time to prepare. And don’t forget: the last performances of #sexytime are THIS WEEKEND! <3
Why We Blog. Original text from the blog girlonthecontrary.com. Interpreted and performed word-for-word (with edits for length) by the saucy Allison Goldberg! This post really sums it all up! Aaaaand don’t forget! #sexytime: Are you pinterested in a quick tumblr? opens this Thursday the 28th!!! We shall see you there.
Pope Benedict Resigns: What will he do with all his POPE HATS?! Craigslist ad performed live in Blogologues Spooky Election Special: Boo-rack Zombama vs. Sexy Nurse Romney.…watch the story unfold…
Actor: Jen Jamula
Next live show:
March 28-April 6
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What happens when live theater and the interwebs collide? Our fourth grantee, Blogologues!
Brainchild and current flagship project of Lively Productions, the show transforms your favorite blog posts and “other wacky online material that probably shouldn’t be read out loud” into a live comedy show.
Intrigued? Snag a ticket to Blogologues: #sexytime, March 28th to April 6th at Under St. Marks in New York City. Blogologues’ 12th production, the show will explore what the internet thinks is sexy and how technology has changed the way we view sex, sexuality, and relationships.
YAY! We are so honored to be a grantee!
Excerpt from Blogologues Technoganza: Like a LOLcat Watching Itself on YouTube (August 2012). Original blog post by Heather Monley on McSweeney’s — No affiliation. Performed by Blogologues co-creator Jen Jamula and company member Matthew R. Cox. Filming and editing by Elaine White. Enjoy now!!!
From the live show Blogologues Health and Fitness: Kale in Me Softly, this parody of The Cell Block Tango uses REAL YELP REVIEWS of the barre method as its lyrics.
Featuring: Matthew R. Cox, Allison Goldberg, Jen Jamula, Wendy Joy, Jackie Renee Robinson
NEXT LIVE SHOW:
Are you pinterested in a quick tumblr?
March 28-April 6
Lyrics for this vid below!
(We wrote the following parody verse, but everything else is verbatim from the webz, as usual!)
It’s the barre method.
It’s the barre method.
And we can handle all the pain.
Then we reviewed it.
We Yelp reviewed it.
I betcha you would have done the same.
(Actual reviews we found on Yelp.)
I tried the Bar Method upon recommendation of a friend, and took advantage of the one month unlimited offer for $100. I went to a few classes and liked the challenging workout routine which targets specific areas of the body in controlled small movements.
Sadly, I couldn’t get to more classes.
I emailed and went to see the manager to ask her if she could grant me a couple more classes beyond the date since Labor Day Weekend fell in between, but they said no.
On top of that, I received a parking ticket for $83. Bad juju all around.
I ran into my first class late, and was acknowledged BY NAME by the instructor, Krista, welcoming me. Star one.
We start off with free weights for the arms. Somehow I am hardly moving my arms but feeling burning pain in my triceps, biceps, shoulders. Star two.
Omfg my glutes. I can’t believe how hard it is, and I’m no wuss. Star three.
Calves, abs, shoulders, back…all shaking through the rest of class. Star four.
I wake up the next day feeling almost as sore as after the first day of volleyball two-a-days before the season. Star 5.
Now if only it wasn’t so damn expensive.
I love, love, love the Bar Method. My first class was with Stacie, who still holds a special place in my heart, and my other personal faves are Kiesha, Keryun, and Mandy. They will beat your ass (and arms and thighs and abs) and push you to the point that you will be cursing them quietly through gritted teeth during that last set of thigh. They are so fabulous and fun, and you feel so ridiculously good after taking their classes, that you can’t help but forgive them and come back for more.
So this chick turned me onto the Bar Method. She said it was the kitten’s kabboodle. It’s $24 a class. WTF?? I’m sorry but that’s f8cktarded. I got suckered into joining. I was sore for days — the I need Bengay and I don’t care if I smell like grandma sore.
The teacher was a waif. Throughout the class I kept thinking, “how can that beyotch with zero muscle tone do these intensely hard moves. HOW???” She can’t. She was a lying whore.
I lost all respect for Bar method. You’re not getting another dime out of me. Don’t make me get all hyphy on your a*s.
Oh my f**king god. Am I sore. Everywhere.