TransActors

April

17-May 22 Public course, Improv 301, taught by company member Anoo Tree Brod. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro (Mondays, 7-9 pm). Full details here!

22 Public performance, Nowhere, U.S.A., The ArtsCenter, Carrboro (8 pm). Buy tickets!

Transactors Improv presents Nowhere, U.S.A., a show about everyday people that gives the audience a chance to interview the characters.

The two-act improvised performance follows seven characters as they lead their lives in an American small town. Scenes are interspersed with interviews during which the characters take questions from the audience, thus giving the audience an opportunity to shape the characters and their experiences.

“It’s pretty rare that you get a chance to talk to characters in a play,” says director Greg Hohn. “You might ask them how they really feel about another character or some event that just happened. Or maybe you can ask the character to reveal a secret dream or a secret shame. It’s a chance to create subtext in a play that doesn’t have text. We’ve used interview formats in performances before and they’re always an adventure for both the audience and us.

“Our decision to set the show in a nowhere town stemmed from wondering what’s going on these days in the minds of people in Middle America, away from big cities and college towns.”

The cast for Nowhere, U.S.A. includes Anoo Tree Brod, Greg Hohn, Juliet Kaplan, Bart Hubbard, Steve Scott, Steven Warnock, and Jane Allen Wilson. Glenn Mehrbach provides piano accompaniment and Jenn Evans handles lights and sound.

May

13 Public class, Be Here Now! A Day of Improv, taught by company member Anoo Tree Brod. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro (11 am-4 pm). Full details here!

20 Public performance, Transactors Improv for Families, The ArtsCenter, Carrboro (6 pm). Buy tickets!

Hot Dogs and Veggie Burgers: Summer is Coming! In this all-ages show we'll celebrate being on the brink of summer and explore the fun of barbecues, cookouts, and family gatherings. Come ready to give your suggestions, which we'll use to make up scenes on the spot!

The cast is director Anoo Tree Brod, Steve Scott, and Steven Warnock.

June

3 Public performance, One Night in Durham, Manbites Dog Theater, Durham (8:15 pm). Buy tickets!

Transactors Improv presents One Night in Durham at Manbites Dog Theater in Durham as part of the theater’s Other Voices series. The show will not only take place in the Bull City but will also have Durham and its denizens as its theme. Based on audience suggestions, the performance will be entirely made up on the spot.

One Night in Durham will include short, stand-alone scenes as well as an extended piece that is basically a one-act play. This long form will follow characters as they intermingle on a single night in the vibrant, evolving, and unique city that is Durham.

Transactors Improv features Anoo Tree Brod, Greg Hohn, Juliet Kaplan, Bart Hubbard, Steve Scott, Steven Warnock, and Jane Allen Wilson. Jenn Evans handles light, sound, and stage management.

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