Mrs. Rojek’s 5th grade class joined us on the stage at the Community Preparatory School in Providence today. The students joined in for an hour-long show. After a rousing warm-up with the class, the rest of the school filed in and filled the auditorium to capacity.
We started off with a game of Pillars, in a scene at the green potato chip factory. Anya and Naomi were quick as the pillars offering up words like emotional and mold (thus explaining the green chips). Next was a game of Alphabet with help from Jaiden, Matthew, and Nate The J turned out to be the biggest challenge! For Two-Headed Monster, we had Anaija joined with Barbara while Meredith convinced us that her favorite video game hero had come to life. This game of What Are You Doing brought some excellent suggestions and action from Kaylee, Jarius and Jasmine. Eating tacos, picking out your wardrobe, baptising a puppy… can you just see it?!
Next up was Quickest Minute which brought a madcap – and most likely TOTALLY inaccurate – retelling of the movie Golden Shoes, with Lily and Alisa helping Candace and Meredith out with the speedy scenes. Crowd favorite Trolley Stop showed off Helen, Jaelynn, and Owen’s quirky character work. And there was a guest appearance by a pigeon, who promptly scared Owen off the bench… Mrs. Bench and Mrs. DeJesús joined us for Action Figures giving Meredith and Candice an excellent workout before their soccer match. Our last game was Spelling Bee and the players, including students Shawn, David–Allen, and Ian were on their game and almost even got supercalifragilisticexpialidocious – but not quite.
The show was a great end to the week and a great start to winter vacation! Thanks to Mrs. Rojek, The Community Preparatory School, and all the students for a great welcome and a fun afternoon.
Here we are at Hasbro again ready for another BYOI show with Ally, Barbara and myself! Tonight we did two different shows for two different groups. First for the night, we did a show for our new FAM, the nurses! The nurses work so very hard and sometimes they need a good laugh too! First up we did Action Figures where it is best to do the laundry if you just throw the whole bottle of fluid in the wash. Then in a game of Sing It, Barbara sung about music of her generation. Then Ally was eating books for breakfast in the library with Method Man in Good Cop, Bad Cop.
Then we got to see our good friend Abby from last month. We got to play Superbowl Sing It, where we were just waiting for the commercials. Then it was Remake where the movie Blind Side contained Cartoon Robots.
A great night had by all and glad we all got to have a good and well needed laugh!
What a great show with the hardworking and dedicated folks from RISE Engineering!! The cast included Ian, Candice, Barbara and of course our FAM, Brian (BK). BK is the fearless leader of the RISE crew who really has a passion for keeping his customers happy and a zest for the outdoors!!
Our games started off with FAM Sing It hosted by Barbara. It was Candice’s first day on the job with Ian and Barbara to cheer her on… this may or may not have included breaking in via cat door but Candice was up for the challenge!! Pillars, hosted by Ian, was great fun, especially with our 2 awesome volunteers. Barbara and Candice had a lovely haunted ski trip full of selfies and tasty beverages. The audience LOVED it… until they were informed that a crime had been committed by Ian in Good Cop/Bad Cop hosted by Candice. Barbara and Liz, with some expert interrogation skills, made Ian confess to taking all the insulation in a resort with Beyonce. Next up was Two Headed Monster hosted by Ian, where Candice and our monster (Barbara and Ian) decided to spice things up with their furry prom dress!! Barbara hosted our last game of the day where our two action figures became one with the printer!!
It’s our first show at Hasbro of the 2017 season and we are out here with Ally, Candice & Daniel. Tonight we had our main show and two room shows and got to meet some great F.A.M.’s. First was Jordan’s Dad. Jordan just wanted to watch and let her Dad do all the work. We found out that Sleeping Beauty prefers snowmen over Prince Charming in Pillars and that you can serve pizzas and slay dragons the same way in Try That On for Size.
Next in Emerson’s room, we saw the Quickest Minute Version of Pixels and in Pillars found out that the key to soccer is… shoes. Finally in Abigail’s room The Quickest Minute brought us a mash-up of Despicable Me and Finding Nemo. And in Pillars Rex & Woody found french fries and corn inside Ms. Piggy Bank… of yeah, and meatloaf.
A great time with three great F.A.M.s.
BYOI is doing a company Christmas party and tonight it is for TransCanada here at the Providence Biltmore! We have Jonathan, Emily, David and Myself and our FAM tonight is Joe. Joe works with a lot of online training and thinks it would be great if he could turn invisible at work so no one would give him more work to do. So in our first game of Remake we got to see how a romantic relationship with HR could be a problem with… HR.
Next up in Pillars we gave money to the moist fund. After that Emily drove a Zamboni at the Water Treatment Plant with Elton John in Good Cop, Bad Cop. In Action Figures I was praying for a high five and Debate Club taught us all that there are much better “F” words to use at work.
Thanks for having us out for a few laughs at your party!
It’s a Sunday afternoon and BYOI is at a graduation party for our FAM Francis with our cast of Candice, Amy, Emily and Myself here in Cranston, RI. Francis graduated from Bishop Henderkin and is now a theatre major at Rhode Island College. He wants to work with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and still thinks Bishop Henderkin has the best theatre in the world. So we put that acting skill to the test. We played a game of Highlander where Francis had the honor of convincing himself he can rap.
Next in Pillars, two kindergarteners were ready for the big test and were tricked by squash “pesketi.” Then we brought Francis up again to be in Dating Game where he had to choose from The Rock, The Cat’s Hat and Nebraska. We had a cake disaster in Two-Headed Monster and a difficult to build set in Action Figures. Finally we saw a skill deficient basketball team in Sing It.
It was a great show and we wish Francis all the best in his theatre career.
It’s a Saturday afternoon and BYOI is hanging out at the Rhode Island Theater Conference again this year at the St. Raphael Academy in Pawtucket. We have Josh, Meredith, Barbara and Myself and our FAM Eve! Eve is reading Don Carlos, live eating ice cream and bothering her little sister. So we start off with Remake where Evie can’t turn pages fast enough in space and where mocking her sister hits a high note.
Next up in Pillars, the Gym teacher is going to have to climb the rope this time. In Good Cop, Bad Cop, Meredith got the lead role at the dump with Kanya West. Guidence Counselor gave us ripped pants, a licked cup cake and a teacher having some dangerous flash backs. Finally in Debate Club we learned the Courtney may have been the Kardashian that broke the internet. Thanks for having us!
It’s the first Wednesday of the month, so BYOI is back for a show at the Izzy Foundation at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Tonight we are joined by Ally, Barbara, and Jonathan.
Tonight was a quiet night at Hasbro, and the team met their FAM Ayana. Ayana is 7 years old, lives in Connecticut and really loves movies. She is VERY excited because as soon as we play a few games with her, Ayana is going to get to go home!
Tonight started off with a game of Pillars, with Ayana helping our cast find out that they wanted to see either this movie or that movie as long as they had enough snacks. We then played Say it Again and found out that Ally would be a much better zither player if she could remember to take the zither out of it’s case!
It’s the first Wednesday of the month so BYOI is back with the Izzy Foundation at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Joining us tonight are Jonathan, Daniel, and new BYOI members Ally and Barbara! Our FAM this evening is Fatima, she is in 3rd grade, loves cheese pizza, and Disney Cruises! We begin with Do Run and sing a song about two of Fatima’s other favorite things, Stitch and going to the beach.
Next up we played try that on for size where we learned new and interesting types of swimming and dancing. On Timmy in the Well, we found out that Mickey Mouse biked all the way to Puerto Rico. Sit, Stand, and Lie down found that Daniel does in fact convert from a chair to a bed. Alphabet featured surfers waxing poetically about board wax, and lifeguards arguing over whose turn it was to save people.
We rounded out the night with a game of Highlander which featured a Bingo game that didn’t have the prize money due…so counterfeiting fruit saved the day.
We are back at Trinity Rep again this year for the Season Kick Off Block Party 2016! It is Emily, Jonathan, David and Myself. We only have 8 minutes, so here is a quick show and a quick blog!
Our FAM this afternoon was Amelia who is in the 8th grade and hated Social Studies class with Mrs. Henderson. So with a quick game of Highlander, Jonathan discovered that Mrs. Henderson was super mean, liked only Apple products and would not let students go to the bathroom until after they went to the bathroom.
It was a great mini show and a lot of fun! Thanks for having us Trinity!