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BYOI – Oar the Old Man!

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On this wonderful Tuesday night, BYOI is at Brown University again for another STEM camp performance! It is Jonathan, Emily, Amy, David and Myself with our FAM for the night, Jake! Jake wants to be a Space Pirate and is concerned about the new obsession of tall socks with shorts. So to start things off in a game of Pillars, one body sock seemed to ruin everything for these Space Pirates.

Next, in What Are You Doing, we saw Vacuuming Dogs and Upside Down Sunglasses. Two Headed Monster brought on cute puppies and their owner’s big ears. Timmy in the Well had Alexander Hamilton digging a hole in Narnia. We then moved to Highlander, where the “Old Guy” had to do the rowing scene all by himself even though he had been eliminated in the first round. Action Figures showed us that is is hard to feed the monkeys and Debate Club taught us that STEM is used to get E-Coli into Chipotle through tall socks.

Thanks for having us Brown University!

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BYOI – In Her Keen Mind!

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And we continue this Friday night with Jonathan, Candice, Amy, Emily and Josh and our FAM Becka! Becka wants to be an Elemental Fairy, loves Raptors and her coworkers are happy and busy. So for the first game, we played FAM Reunion where one coworker needs a non-organic shower really bad.

Next up was Action Figures where two paleontologists were doing the mating dance of the Plantasurus. Then in Questions, Amy continues to claw through the air pretending to look for something and Emily is shelling out for friends. Following that was Dating Game where Josh had to decide between someone Obsessed with Crime Scenes, A Horse, and Jeff Goldblum. Spinning to the next game, Centerpiece, we saw Emily deal with people visiting her mind, visited a failing fair, tried to ditch her kids and one Elf became more than a misfit! Then in Back in My Day we didn’t have cutting boards and only had finger sandwiches. Next, in Tableau, we saw the cleavage that we find at every Ren fair we go to. Finally in Highlander after a 30-year search for Spock, it turns out that he was standing behind them the entire time and Candice had to show us the whole scene by themselves.

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BYOI’s Annual Auditions

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BYOI is looking for new talent to round out our cast. We will be having auditions Monday, July 31st at 6:30 pm.

Bring Your Own Improv is an established improv show that has performed over 900 shows all across New England. We are a short form improv show (similar to Whose Line Is It Anyway) that takes it a step above the rest and welcomes audience members up on stage to perform with us.
This audition will be held Monday, July 31st at 6:30 pm at the Warwick Center for the Arts at 3259 Post Road in Warwick, RI. Make sure to be on time and dress to move.

We are looking for two performers who can commit to the following:
Are at least 18 years of age
Can pass a Rhode Island Background Check
Works well with children
Be silly when needed
Commit to two Friday nights per month
Have reliable transportation and arrive at things on time
Can be available during the week, during the day for school shows
Brings no drama or ego

Please email us at info@bringyourownimprov.com to let us know you will be attending.
Visit: www.bringyourownimprov.com

BYOI – “Craigslist brings us to the best places!”

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Welcome back for our 9pm Late night show! We still have Josh, Candice, Ian, Erich and Barbara with our FAM Ethan. He is a sophomore in high school, where it is very low stress. He wants to study engineering and eat pepper jack cheese. Our first game was Typewriter, where the dog displaces the mom by changing diapers, washing the kid and singing them to sleep.

Next, in Freeze Tag, the life alert was stolen and the shotgun got cleaned. Then in Alphabet, Duck Zoos are for sale and two action stars are very hesitant. Then Madam Zelda predicted that Ian would meet his twin, then he won a space lottery and then got a pet unicorn. Remake brought us a movie the Pacman adventure brought us Anime Ghost Eyeballs and seductive ghosts. We followed that up with Greatest Hits where we “Cried in the West” and “Lost My Way”. All the songs were solid but real and deep tonight. In Quickest Minute we saw Hanzel & Gretel reduced to a bad Craig’s List Ad. Then Erich decided to turn the last game into “Songs from a Cup,” wherein the Duckett we found the polar opposite of an oasis.

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BYOI – 7 Degrees of Pancakes

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Welcome to BYOI’s Friday Night Family Friendly Show with Josh, Candice, Ian, Erich & Josh. Our FAM, tonight is Amanda who is a social worker, a problem solver hangs with her significant order, grand master flash. In our first game of Sing It, the ballerina needs a safety cable and be lifted by first graders who turn around and wiggle their can.

Next, in the Growing & Shrinking, we saw buckets of rocks and were truly blessed with the natural face for a clown. Then in Two-Headed Monster, we learned how to sneeze backwards. Then in Chainsaw an electrition, football stadium with a spoon became a Pacman pellet placer, in a really small dance club with soft serve ice-cream. Spinning to our next game which is Centerpiece where the Panda may stand any day now and Kevin Bacon has a new pancake cooking show. In Slogans, where “Astronauts, for when you can’t get far enough away from your family” and “Dancers, it’s like standing, but faster.” Then in Trolley Stop, we had golf cheerleaders, Grandmaster Flash and deep thinkers. Finally in Busta Rap where Barbara proved to be a master rapper!

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BYOI – “Y” Me?

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It’s Friday night and the BYOI Youth Collective is pulling in with Rose, Gabriella, Ethan & Aidan! Tonight our FAM is Campbell who is in second grade, likes to read, loves the trampoline and wants to be Doctor Strange. In our first game, Say It Again, where the waffles are not here and because it is a jumping IHOP.

Next up in Tableau, where coconuts don’t like tourists and no one is flying the plane. In Timmy in the Well, Neil DeGross Tyson got lost in on Pluto. Then in Rope, we had piles of laundry, books are flying and there was a fiesta! A doctor was not so locked in the basement and the fish are making fun of you. Finally, in Lines from a Cup, we had employed snakes and a failure to communicate.

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BYOI – Confident Cliff Diving Thoughts

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It’s a Saturday morning at CCRI in Providence and BYOI is here at the College Crusades again. This time it is Candice, Emily and Myself as well as our FAM Jose! Jose loves playing ball, wants to own a gerbil with wings and has a clear picture of his career. We begin with FAM Pillar where cliff diving may take more thought than originally thought.

Next was What Are You Doing where Polar Bears do not like Coke as much as we thought. In Two-Headed Monster making our beds gave us frightening thoughts and in Action Figures, you could feel the “burn, brah!” Finally, in Spelling Bee we learned that “The” is a letter.

Thanks for having us again College Crusaders!

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BYOI – Italian Toast

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What??? Two BYOI shows on a Saturday! That is right! This afternoon BYOI also traveled over to the East Greenwich Free Library where Candice, Amy, Barbara and Myself performed at a public event. Our FAM Karen loves non-fiction books about toast and to have a dog mixed with another dog to have a double dog. So first up in Sing It, we learned about the “Wonder” of toast.

Then we moved on to Pillars where cat camp was all about the scratches and bites. In Trolley Stop we had apes and silent readers and in Good Cop/Bad Cop, Amy stole from the pickle jar at the post office with Kim Kardashian.  Next up in Two-Headed Monster, the books were overdue and it was all Bills fault. Two Action Figures had trouble corraling their dog and Candice got stuck serving a bridezilla all by herself in Highlander! Such a fun show!

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BYOI – Michael & the Goat

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This morning BYOI was performing for the College Crusades at their event at CCRI Providence. It was Candice, David and Myself with our FAM Louis and we learned that he wants to fly right out of school to become a civil engineer. So in Pillars, we learned that using screws and nails to hold up a 1000 brick Sky Scraper may not be the best plan.

Next up in What Are You Doing, we baptized a squirrel and braided a monkey’s hair. Then in Two-Headed Monster the Neurosurgeon was allergic to water but loved the gas. After that, we saw the new action game where Mario and Luigi washed broken dishes in Action Figures. And we finished off with Spelling Bee where evolution is a controversial conversation about a governor and we spelled Australopithecus almost correctly.

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BYOI – Talking Trees & the Himalayas

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It’s a snowy Friday night and we are here at the Warwick Center for the Arts with Hetta, Rowan, Gabby and Carolyn for the Youth Collective Show! Our FAM is Kelly, a nursing assistant who listens to cat music with Paul her sweet husband. Our first game is Say It Again where Flamingo Angels go Up.

Next up is Try That On for Size where logs are not chopped that way but they can go into the fire. Rowan then correctly predicted the her customer would get her pet groomed, then travel to the Himalayas and finally getting a bunny to do her chores in Madam Zelda. In Story, Story, Die a beast lived in a castle of talking trees and animals but a reading girl from a villiage having a party were they were pushed into the trees and were also turned into beasts. In Revolver we were out of colors, fabric, money and customers but no one can help you act like a snow angel. Finally in Busta Rap Gabby brought the house down.

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