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BYOI – Awkward Lab Experiences

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We had a really fun show at the Warwick Center For the Arts with Candice, Amy, Daniel, Jonathan, Emily and Ally. Our FAM was Taeya! She’s a middle school student, and likes science. She’s a fan of reading and her comic relief friends. Taeya came to the show with her mom and little brother! FAM Typewriter showed us a great adventure! Seahorses were trying to escape the science lab, while a goldfish witnessed a budding romance.

Tableau started off the show, with the NASA Control Room (Candice was Houston, who was sick of problems, and Daniel let us know that Major Tom was only a Captain), Block Island, and Walmart. Audience members Karen and Noah were great additions! Say It Again started off with a new stage show by a strange family. Up next was Chainsaw, with  a fairy dust collector at the Bronx Zoo with socks.

Alphabet was fun, with squirrels (my favorite!), a llama getting an x-ray, a “bagel-aria” and the cast trying to not disturb Candice. Five o’clock!! This was followed by Rope! An iguana was getting pet on the head, Amy learned ASL, and Ally ate too many bananas. Emily and audience member Ethan told the story of the fight between newspapers and the internet, with Amy and audience member Carolyn miming it out. Finally, the cast ended up serenading everyone at the end of the show with Do Run!

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BYOI – Breath Of Life

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We had a fun Youth Collective show with Carolyn, Steven, Ethan and Rob on a rainy evening. Our FAM was Julie! She’s a respiratory therapist, and would like to revisit Bulgaria and eat some cheese schatzel. Julie loves Wonder Woman and her invisible jet, and is a super proud mom.

Sit, Stand and Lie Down had a very sanitized conveyor belt at the mac & cheese factory, while Popeye gave a pilot a brownie in Jamaica in Timmy In the Well. Quick Scenes had cheese on the wall, a ride in Wonder Woman’s jet. Up next was Revolver, where grandma foiled plans for world domination. The show ended with Debate Club, where we learned dragons sleep better on the floor.

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BYOI – A Ton of Swords

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Thanks for joining us for the last show of July with Amy, Erich, Jonathan, Daniel, David and Emily! Our late night show’s FAM was Brock, who is s a deputy sheriff. He came to the show with his mom, Sharon, or as Jonathan calls her, Brock’s Mom. He likes the ren faire, collects Disney paraphenalia, and hated “Toy Story 2.” After the interview, the cast was inspired to serenade Brock in FAM Do Run.

The show started off with What Are You Doing, with monkey tickling, stray dog adopting (plus his 7 siblings), and tiny pogo stick jumping. Say It Again took place at the ren faire, where a cod piece needed to be used for carving, and Amy loved dinging Daniel’s lines out. Up next, Emily committed a crime in Good Cop, Bad Cop. She was caught blowing bubbles at Rocky Point with Scrooge McDuck. (Woo-oooo-oo!)

Lines From a Cup had a cranky fast food worker who needed to be more professional. We followed this with Busta Rap, where Amy won with a rap about puns! Fortunately/Unfortunately had audience members Kate and Maddie telling a story of finding religion on an adventure through New Orleans. The night ended with a great game of Sing It! It started off with a strange request for a kiss and a “sword” touching the back of Daniel’s head, before jumping to the Number 4 and taking a moped ride to Duckburg.

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BYOI – The Legendary Saunderstown

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We went into the end of July strong at our family friendly show with Erich, Emily, Daniel, Amy, David and Jonathan! Our FAM was Rebecca! She came to the show with a group of theatrical family and friends. She’s a former math and science middle school teacher, but upgraded to a stay at home mom of 4. She likes everyone, except Mary and her negative energy. She enjoys hanging out with her husband relaxing on the porch. FAM Day In the Life had Rebecca hanging out with her family and the negative Mary.

Action Figures started off the night with a bad dog in bad dog training school and no Windex. Remake started off with a chicken problem in Saunderstown, but Amy wasn’t happy and had them redo it as a sci-fi action film. Finally, we redid the film as a birdy telenovella. In Press Conference, Beyonce invented a personality transplant machine.

Sing It had a great scene in song, with someone who wasn’t the brightest bulb in the chandelier, and we learned that it’s important to not only go to college, but don’t be jerk. Post It had crazy combinations, like Canada+dental hygienist, construction manager+vet, Universal Studios+bagel factory, North Pole+top of an electric pole. The Quickest Minute redid the story of Little Red Riding Hood, and the cast finally ended the show in a song recap in Curtain Call.

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BYOI – Going to the Cah Show

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The BYOI Youth Collective had a great show at the Warwick Center For the Arts! The cast included Rose, Ethan, Steven, Aidan, Maddie and in her final show before moving away, Gabriella! Our FAM was Tony, who is a retired tax accountant. He used to like travelling to the South for work, and is visiting from North Carolina. Tony has been golfing for 19 years, and enjoys bringing his antique cars to nursing homes.

What Are You Doing was creative, with golf ball birth, the Macarena, joining a “cah” club, and making friends with an armadillo. Pavlovian Response had 3 of our ladies climbing the job ladder at Papa Gino’s. It lead to lots of laying down, honking and raised arms. Next up, an Easy Bake Oven, teddy bear, and psych teacher were some of the visitors in Blank Walks Into a Bar.

Short Cutz was fun with chinchilla hide and seek, except he didn’t want to be found because he was getting a bath with water. Along the way, we met the unfortunate chinchilla’s family and visited Aruba. The show ended with Busta Rap! The guys were eliminated first, as the ladies slowly being elimated, with Rose winning.

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BYOI – CSI: Jay Walking

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We’re back at the Warwick Center For the Arts with Barbara, Erich, Amy, David, Meredith and Ian! Our FAM was Barbara, who is one of our regulars. She came to the show with her parents and her boyfriend. She’s into cosmetology and likes to write music. Her favorite movie is “Blazing Saddles” and she’d like Ethan to bring her to the new “Spiderman” film. The cast then serenaded Barbara in FAM Welcome Song, before starting off the show.

Erich and David were climbing a wall in Action Figures, thanks to help from Meredith and audience member Paul. In the end, Erich announced his engagement to the wall. Remake started off with Erich and Ian shoeshining for everyone’s favorite dictator. Amy and audience member Ethan remade it as a Mel Brooks scene, while David and Daniel redid it as heroes. Everything Emporium was fun, with Amy selling all the things. Meredith found her angry Leaning Tower of Pisa, Barbara needed a fork that made her invisible when she ate with it, and audience member Kate was happy to get an unreliable Canadian.

After that helpful game, it was time for Ian to be helpful in Guidance Counselor. David needed different colored braces, Meredith ran out of tater tots, and audience member Sarah had no time to read the books she wants. Because I Said So taught us that Hawaiians like vowels because they’re cheaper, hooky is short for fart, sociopaths are bad, and babies are the result of yogurt. Trolley Stop had long lost Bostonians, a duel, proper Southern ladies, and girls with eyebrows that were not on fleek. The night ended in song, with the cast singing about Barbara in Irish Ditty!

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BYOI – I’m Studying To Be a T-Rex

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We had a great family friendly show with Ian, Barbara, Amy, David, Meredith and Erich at the Warwick Center For the Arts! Our FAM was Juan Carlos, who came to the show with his family to watch his son in the earlier Youth Collective show. He works at a car dealership and is originally from Venezuela, which has amazing burgers. FAM Last Line/First Line had giant matchboxes, baseball memories, and stressful wedding planning.

The show started off with Try That On For Size! The cast was joined by a few audience members, where they rang for Lurch, stepped on ants and pet sheep. Pillars had all the paper cuts, origami microphones and dry feet. Meredith then had friends over in Party Quirks. Amy was Napoleon Bonaparte, Barbara was Kermit the Frog, and audience member Aidan was David Beckham. Say It Again had Erich, Ian and audience member Juan hanging out in the Arctic, with a chase and a very hungry dinosaur.

Famous Last Words was next, with the end for bus drivers, exterminators, phone chargers and doctors. Growing & Shrinking had Munchkin auditions for “The Wizard of Oz,” “American Idol” hopefuls, tons of animals, and a new patio. The show ended with Sing It!, at the burger place with missing burgers at closing time. The five second rule didn’t apply there.

BYOI – Pizza For Breakfast?

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We started off Friday strong with our Youth Colletive with Maddie, Steven, Aidan, Ethan, Juan, Gabriella and Rose! Our FAM was Blanki! She came to the show with her wonderful awesome family. She loves going to the movie theater. She’d like to visit France someday and see the sights.

The show started off with Trolley Stop, where toddlers and the British were coming. New Born was next, where Maddie and Steven were the Statue of Liberty and Thomas Jefferson, who were the proud parents of baby werewolf.

Debate Club had the kids debating about the tallest building in the world, travel, and the recentness of recent things. Revolver followed that energetic debate, where we met a reluctant beauty queen and weird breakfast options.

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BYOI – Why Are My Eyelashes So Heavy?

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We had a strong family friendly show at the Warwick Center For the Arts tonight withh Daniel, Candice, Amy, Jonathan, Emily and Josh! Our FAM was Lauri, who is a special needs teaching assistant. She loves that her students are so loveable, and enjoys bringing the places like the zoo. She came to the show with her high school friends, also known as Emily’s mom and aunt by association. FAM Growing & Shrinking had a slumber party and a blinding engagement ring.

Trolley Stop started off the night with apologetic Canadians, customer service reps, vain elephants and kazoo players. Movie Critics reviewed the classic film, “Zoo Wives” with cheetahs who might be lions and interesting relationship dyamics. Up next was New Born, with Josh as Dr. Seuss and Daniel as a fork that brushes teeth. They were the proud new parents of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Revolver had great audience participation with Karen and Aiden jumping in to play. The garden needed cement, they log rolled at the lumber party, we met France’s answer to Sherlock Holmes, and dinner negotiations took place. Debate Club talked about elitists, lazy short people and demands. After that debate, we needed advice from audience members Sue, Ethan and Rose in Good, Bad & Ugly. We learned about how to have a slumber party and how to become a zookeeper. The show ended with Say It Again, as the cast performed vignettes of prior scenes throughout the show.

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BYOI – Observation Woman

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The July group in our Youth Collective had a strong first show with Aidan, Rose, Steven, Ethan, Juan and Maddie. Our FAM was Jill, who is originally from California! She’s an art teacher who loves Van Gogh and seafood. FAM Pillar taught you can’t eat spaghetti with a spoon, but you can eat ice cream! It was time for running away, except you can’t observe while doing so.

Tableau had still pictures of Barcelona, the desert, and the park! Marriage Counselor was fun, with Aidan obsessed with penguins, Ethan convinced he was the shortest person alive, and the two of them not able to compromise on the temperature in the car. Up next was Busta Rap, with the kids rapping about getting stopped, strolling through the forest, and our FAM, Jill! In Questions, they debated about if a picture had a bear in it and if the seafood was fishy. The show ended with Lines From a Cup, thinking about lamps, bonding over “The Office” and Snapchat, and wondering if mom really understands.

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