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BYOI – Dreams Of Dogicorns and Ice Cream

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We had a super fun time at Providence Improv Fest’s family friendly block. Thanks so much to Elderberry Jam for being amazing and getting the audience in a great mood beforehand. Our special show at 95 Empire had Daniel, David, Ian, Barbara, Erich, Jonathan and Audrey making everyone laugh. The FAM for the show was Cailin, who is in the 6th grade. She gave a great FAM interview, where she impressed the cast with her love of math and oreo ice cream, and where she also invented a dog/unicorn hybrid. In FAM Greatest Hits, Daniel sang the “Tiny Unicorn” which went up the charts to tin foil, according to Jonathan. After that, Ian sang a poppy tune about math and ice cream.

Try That On For Size started off the participation part, with stair licking, running through the woods, and trying to miss school by making a mark on your forehead. Chainsaw followed that, with the cast and 2 brave audience members trying to make it down the line with a door to door ice cream salesman at a carousel with a pencil. The game went off track a few times, and ended up incorrectly with a dog sitter or a bratty little brother in an apple orchard, rodeo or mansion with a cheeseburger or jar of peanut butter. It was fun to watch!

Up next, we had the craziest Action Figures I’ve ever seen in my years of blogging the shows. Daniel and Erich were moved around by 2 audience members as they played a game of hopscotch. It went exactly how you would picture Action Figures hopscotch, with twisting, odd movements, and Erich on the ground. The last game of the show was Curtain Call, with Barbara and Jonathan on guitar. The cast did a recap of the show in song, and we learned that playing hopscotch may have been better with butterscotch.

Thanks again to our great openers, Elderberry Jam, and thanks to Providence Improv Fest for having us! We can’t wait until next year!

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BYOI – Mopping in Circles

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It’s the first Wednesday of the month, so that means that BYOI is back in the Izzy Room at Hasbro Children’s Hospital with Jonathan, Candice, and Audrey. Joining them is our FAM Infinity. Infinity is in kindergarten and loves Barbie and Tinkerbell.

Our first game of the night was Remake, which found Jonathan and Audrey exploring what happens when Tinkerbell gets fed up with Peter Pan constantly shaking her for fairy dust. What Are You Doing examined breakfasts on Mars, interstellar travel plans, and hiccuping lady bugs. Infinity joined us for Pillers and led Candice and Audrey in an interesting new addition to the Chucky Cheese Ball pit…mops and pictures of balls. Trolley Stop found dogs, being afraid of the dark, and glacial pacing. We closed the show with a rousing game of Sing it, and learned all about the eating habits of the hybrid Polar Monkey and it’s love for frozen banana pizzas.

It was a great night full of much-needed laughter for everyone.

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BYOI – Wiley Zebraroo

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We took a trip to Roger Williams Zoo for an honor roll reward party! Emily, Barbara, and Candice got to meet our awesome FAM, Robin! Robin wants to see the pyramids in Egypt, she’s been to Switzerland, she loves taking selfies in her free time, and if she could mix two animals she would take a zebra and kangaroo to make the zebraroo. We started off the show with FAM Pillars, where we saw Barbara and Emily taking selfies in a trampoline park.

Next up was Trolley Stop and there were squabbling chickens, perms that didn’t set, and grocery shoppers racing each other. In Two Headed Monster, we mined for chocolate in Egypt and found out that Egypt is known for its slimy chocolate. After that was Good Cop, Bad Cop and we learned that Barbara was washing dishes in a bathroom on the moon with Barney. In Freeze Tag there was bubblegum that made teeth invisible and changed flavor, heavy apples were picked, and the little teapot kept missing the teacup. Candice and Emily were our Action Figures, and they couldn’t catch the zebraroo to give it a bath, so they spun their arms in circles to get its attention. Lastly we played Spelling Bee, and we discovered that both “Mississippi” and “Phoenix” have a zero in them.

Thank you to Roger Williams Zoo for letting us use the space and thank you to Bay Village Apartments for letting us hang out with you!

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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 – Did you cut your hair?

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Once again we find ourselves at Brown University for their teen STEM summer program. Joining the students are Jonathan, David, Emily, Ally and Josh. Our FAM for the evening is Tycho. Tycho is a counselor for the students and loved breakfast, especially coffee (my kind of person).
Our first game was Pillars with Tycho acting as our pillar. Jonathan and David were at the gym discussing the finer points of spray tans, aloe, and ghost pepper ointments. Next up was Trolley Stop with slippery surfaces, tweens on cell phones, and chickens falling from the sky. Two Headed Monster saw that campfires burn monsters. Emily wowed us all in Timmy in the Well by guessing that Martha Stewart was built into a wall…but not just ANY wall…The Great Wall of China! Highlander saw David win with a rousing rendition of Cinderella. Action Figures involved yoga, exercise, undying love for brooms all while ignoring customers at Starbucks. We closed the night out with a show-stopping version of Curtain Call!

A great time was had by all…we can’t wait to go back later this summer.

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BYOI – “Ready, Set, Rock!” (Part 2)

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We’re back at Norton Middle School in Massachusetts for an awesome afternoon show! We had two shows for 350 students each, and needless to say that’s a lot to fit into one blog! The second show featured Emily, Ally, Barbara, and Erich. The FAMs were two 7th graders named Meg and Mack. Meg runs long distance, Mack is going to New Hampshire for the summer and likes to hang out with her friends, and they both went to Six Flags together. We opened the show with Pillars, where Ally and Emily had a date at Six Flags with a cupcake roller coaster, frozen pizza, and goalie earrings.

In Trolley Stop, we saw gorillas, zombies, and babies. Next in Two Headed Monster, Emily and the Monster were coaches on a baseball team who were rooting for both teams wearing reddish socks. Timmy in the Well was after that, and Barbara discovered that Mario got hit by a shelf in an auditorium. Ally won Highlander, where we found out that having brown hair was not allowed and three legged races start on “rock.”

In Action Figures, Erich forgot the stakes to pitch his and Ally’s tent, and the sleeping bag was not minty pine fresh. Lastly in Curtain Call, we sang about how hard math is, the fairy on the plane to California, and Ally’s knick knacks.

Thank you Norton Middle School, we had an amazing time as usual! And scene!

BYOI – Diamond in the Rough Trade (Part 1)

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We’re back at Norton Middle School in Massachusetts for an awesome afternoon show! We had two shows for 350 students each, and needless to say that’s a lot to fit into one blog! The first show featured Emily, Ally, Barbara, and Erich. The FAM was an 8th grader named Charlie. Charlie was cast as “the Magic Book Seller” in the school’s rendition of Beauty and the Beast,  he has 2 dogs named Nala and Simba, and he is going to Colorado over the summer. We opened the show with Pillars, where Emily and Ally worked at Chuck E Cheese and planned to sell all the left over pizza at Walmart after making it into a giant toad.

In Trolley Stop, we saw confused elderly people and some very angry chickens. Next in Two Headed Monster, Erich was the Peanut Butter King showing the monster his kingdom, and ended with making sunshine sandwiches. Timmy in the Well was after that, and Barbara discovered that Kate Upton was playing Minecraft in a Taco Bell. Ally won Highlander, which had bats scaring people in a large mine, and Barbara traded the diamond she found for a ribbon and a penny.

In Action Figures, Ally and Erich had to clean their dog who had been sprayed by a skunk. Lastly in Curtain Call, we sang about how gross socks with sandals are in New Hampshire, how we couldn’t see Spongebob’s pineapple under the ocean, and that Ally’s dad was sweaty.

Thank you Norton Middle School, we had an amazing time as usual! And scene!

Yellow is NOBODIES color…

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It’s the first Wednesday of the month, so BYOI is back in the Izzy Room at Hasbro Children’s Hospital with Jonathan, Ally, and Barbara and our FAM “Fred”, from Providence! “Fred” is in first grade and loves math, math, and more math. When she’s not doing math…she likes to create math problems! “Fred” really likes math. Our first game of the night was Sing It, which found Ally and Jonathan unable to remember how to count. Up next was a fast paced Freeze Tag with sailors lost at sea, an unhappy puppy, and hiring contractors for skittles. In Good Cop, Bad Cop, Barbara finally admitted to doing laundry in Miami Beach with Ryan Gosling. Catch Phrase found out that making bread dough is not a good way to get the money. Trolley Stop found more dogs, video games, and glacially paced questions. We closed the show with a rousing game of Debate Club about Minions, not enough sleep, and whether or not Barbara should wear yellow.

It was a great night full of much-needed laughter for everyone.

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BYOI – Big Ball Big Net Ball

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We started Friday off with an energetic “GOOD MORNING!!” from Stony Lane School in North Kingstown! Our cast today was Emily, Meredith, and Barbara. Our FAM, Mr. Leedahl, loves the school’s turkey and gravy, he would make a sport out of a ball as big as a very large pumpkin, and over the summer he likes to mow his lawn, drink lemonade, and play baseball with his son. We opened the show with FAM Pillars, where we saw a tourist taking a picture of a dinosaur on Neptune in front of little Neptonians, only to find out that the dinosaur needed its toe nails painted first.

Next was What Are You Doing, where we swam with whales, hung a flag, and tap danced. After that was Two Headed Monster, and we learned that in the Tag Olympics, players use their knees instead of their feet. In Quickest Minute, Moana couldn’t get to the ocean and the boat suggested using water to beat the volcano. Finally, Action Figures showed us a gripping rendition of Big Ball Big Net Ball where Barbara won with a finishing throw.

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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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