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July 2017: Where No Man… Returns to TOJ!

Where No Man Has Gone Before: our hit improvised space parody RETURNS to Theatre Off Jackson for 6 performances in July 2017!

Performances

July 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 & 22 at 8pm
Tickets $20 online, $25 at the door.

Venue

Theatre Off Jackson
409 7th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

About Where No Man Has Gone Before

Where No Man Has Gone Before, Seattle Experimental Theater’s hit improvised parody of the original Star Trek TV series, is returning to Theatre Off Jackson in July for a two week run. Join the crew of the Enterprise as they encounter a mysterious ship in space and beam aboard its crew (defined by audience suggestions). But are the alien visitors friend or foe? Tensions rise on the Enterprise as the crew and ship are put in unforeseen danger.
At every performance, the cast will use suggestions from the audience to create a brand new episode. Each performance is a completely original adventure.

Where No Man Has Gone Before premiered in 2011 and has since appeared before packed houses in a wide variety of Seattle venues, receiving popular and critical acclaim. The production has been featured in the Hawaii Improvaganza Festival (2012), Seattle Festival of Improv Theater, Geek Girl Con, and at Emerald City Comicon (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017).

Cast & Crew

Directed by Jeannine Clarke. Produced by Jeannine Clarke and Samantha Hecker.
Featuring (alphabetical order): Tony Beeman, Colin Madison, Cheryl Platz, Wayne Pishue, Jekeva Phillips, Nicholas Schell, Sarah Scheller and Douglas Willott. Technical improvisation by Oliver Trimble.

April 14: SecondStory Repertory & “Where No Man…”

SET is delighted to announce that Where No Man Has Gone Before, our hit improvised parody of the original Star Trek series, is returning to Redmond as part of the April Fools Improv Festival at SecondStory Repertory. Join us for ONE NIGHT ONLY on Friday April 14 at 8PM. Tickets $15 – available via Brown Paper Tickets or at the box office one hour prior to showtime.

Where No Man Has Gone Before (2016)

Valentine’s Day 2017: “As You Wish”

Presenting “As You Wish”

Seattle Experimental Theater’s latest improvised play just completed its debut run: As You Wish, a parody inspired by The Princess Bride. Audiences loved this unique blend of comedy and romance! Missed it?

Special Valentine’s Day Encore

Join us on Tuesday, February 14 for a special performance of “As You Wish” heavy on the romance. This specific performance is recommended for ages 12 and up. Ticket price includes complimentary chocolate.

Feb 14: Special Valentine’s Day Encore (ages 12 and up)
Doors open 7:30PM, Curtain 8PM

Ticket Prices

Save money on advance tickets at Brown Paper Tickets:
ADVANCE: $31/ ticket, $62 for couples online.
AT THE DOOR: $35 Single Tickets; $70 for couples

As You Wish is created and directed by Paul Levy and is presented in association with Theatre Off Jackson.

WORKSHOP: “Can’t We All Get Along?” NEW DATE February 11

This workshop previously scheduled for January 21 has been RESCHEDULED to provide space for major events occurring in Seattle that day. Please join us on February 11 at the Seattle Center.

Join us for Seattle Experimental Theater’s next improv workshop – learn from our veterans as they share their expertise and unique perspectives.

“Can’t We All Get Along” with Tony Beeman will be offered on February 11, 2016 from 1 – 4PM. Spaces are limited and advance registration is required. Class fee is $45. The class is recommended for advanced and intermediate improvisers with at least some performing experience.

Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets.

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Theatre, literature, cinema and real life are all filled with people who get along. People who fall in love, maintain friendships, help each other out, and build a better society. The same can’t always be said for improvised scenes. Improvised characters spend a lot of time fighting, disagreeing, or betraying each other. It can be hard for improvisers to find tension without reaching for external conflict.

This workshop will explore internal conflict and find different sorts of tensions. We will work with scenes between characters who like each other, who fall in love, and who genuinely want to help. We’ll explore characters who are at war with themselves, not with someone else. We’ll look at off-stage conflict, and how on-stage characters can embody that conflict in interesting ways. We’ll also explore how to create mixed relationships: odd couples, relationships of grudging respect, love/hate relationships, and characters who fall in love with the worst possible choice.

These tools are important building blocks for long form and also a great way to vary your short form work.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Tony Beeman has been improvising, teaching, and directing in Seattle for over ten years. He makes his improv home at Unexpected Productions, where he serves as Artistic Associate, and teaches the Performance 600 class. He performs regularly with Seattle Experimental Theater (Where No Man Has Gone Before, The Doctor, Time’s Arrow). He is a founding member of NERDProv, Seattle’s geekiest improv group, and can be seen on HyperRPG’s Shadowrun Twitch Show, Corporate SINs. He likes to watch characters fall in love more than anything.

ON SALE: “As You Wish” (February 2017)

Tickets for SET’s next production, the world premiere of “As You Wish”, an improvised Twu Wuv parody inspired by the Princess Bride, are NOW ON SALE at Brown Paper Tickets. Performances Feb 2 – 14, adult tickets start at $21. Click here to buy tickets now!

Presenting “As You Wish”

Seattle Experimental Theater is proud to present its latest original improvised play: As You Wish, a parody inspired by The Princess Bride. During every performance, the cast will combine suggestions from the audience with the beloved story of The Princess Bride – creating a hilarious and heartfelt show. Join us for danger, adventure and of course, Tru Wuv, all inspired by the audience. As You Wish is created and directed by Paul Levy and is presented in association with Theatre Off Jackson.

Performance Date

Feb 2 – 11: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays (ages 8 and up)
Feb 14: Special Valentine’s Day Encore (ages 12 and up)
Doors open 7:30PM, Curtain 8PM

Ticket Prices

Save money on advance tickets at Brown Paper Tickets:
$21 General Admission
$16 Students under 12 and Seniors over 60

DOOR PRICES:
$25 General Admission
$20 Students under 12 and Seniors over 60

Special Valentine’s Day Encore

Join us on Tuesday, February 14 for a special performance of “As You Wish” heavy on the romance. This specific performance is recommended for ages 12 and up. Ticket price includes complimentary chocolate.

ADVANCE: $31/ ticket, $62 for couples online.
AT THE DOOR: $35 Single Tickets; $70 for couples