“I fundamentally disagree with those who think that people must be “forced” to work, or that government should “guarantee” a job. In my view breaking the link between paid work and survial would be a good thing. If people are intrinsically of value, then they have the right to survive with or without working. I therefore think we should guarantee basic income, rather than jobs. Or, to put it another way (and root this argument firmly in human rights), we should guarantee people’s unconditional right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”: after all, people who are forced to do physically debilitating and mentally unstimulaitng jobs in order to survive are effectively denied the second and third of these rights. If people don’t have to work to survive, most will find or create work that fulfills themselves and benefits others, and we will all be richer for it.”
— Frances Coppola
It’s the 1996 US Women’s Olympic Team!
This is the first time I’ve worn a bathing suit on stage. Thank you to The Manifesto Show for letting us be so silly.
"When you grow up as a girl, the world tells you the things that you are supposed to be: emotional, loving, beautiful, wanted. And then when you are those things, the world tells you they are inferior: illogical, weak, vain, empty. The world teaches you that the way you exist in it is disgusting — you watch boys cringe backward in your dorm room when you talk about your period, blue water pretending to be blood in a maxi pad commercial. It is little things, and it is constant. In a food court in a mall, after you go to the gynecologist for the first time, you and your friend talk about how much it hurts, and over her shoulder you watch two boys your age turn to look at you and wrinkle their noses: the reality of your life is impolite to talk about. The world says that you don’t have a right to the space you occupy, any place with men in it is not yours, you and your body exist only as far as what men want to do with it. At fifteen, you find fifteen-year-old boys you have never met somehow believe you should bend your body to their will. At almost thirty, you find fifteen-year-old boys you have never met still somehow believe you should bend your body to their will. They are children. They are children."
| Stevie Nicks (via laesquinalatina)
I DIDN’T THINK I COULD LOVE HER MORE.
First half — 8pm
Ever Since Mom Died
The 1996 US Olympic Women’s Gymastic Team
Team Lottery Slot - Bring one or more friends and throw your crazy late night team name in the hat at the top of the hour for the chance to play!!!
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Second half — 9:15pm
The Revolving Door
Cyberdyne Systems Presents: DelNet
The Stage is Lava
The Boy in the Brambles
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We are located at:
The Clubhouse [theclubhouseimprov.com]
1107 N El Centro Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Remember, there’s a team lottery AND a jam every night, so everyone in the audience will have a chance to play.
We are improv for the people so admission is free, but we urge performers and audience alike to throw a few rubles in the donation bucket. There will also be beer and water available with donation.
— Team Info —
The Accompanists: We are three accompanists doing musical improv! Watch as we swap out the accompanist every scene with daring aplomb! (Brynna Campbell, Danny Cohen, Zach Reino)
Clever Girl: Isla Nublar’s only all-Velociraptor Harold team and their coach, Jurassic Park game warden Robert Muldoon. You yes-and them, and they just yes-and right back. And that’s when the edit comes. Not from the front, but from the side… (Brynna Campbell, Ryan Hitchcock, Dan Lippert, Jacki Merchant, Naida Osman, Jason Sheridan, Art Tebbel)
Ever Since Mom Died: Every scene starts with the common phrase ʺEver since Mom died,ʺ and is spun into improv gold! (Dave Christenson, Anthony Gioe, Anne Lane, Justin Michael, Nadia Osman, Jake Regal, Jason Sheridan, Marissa Strickland)
The 1996 US Olympic Women’s Gymnastic Team: Aged members of the famous gymnastics team along with their dedicated coach come out to show their improv skills. (Carmen “Kerri Strug” Angelica, Stephanie “Dominique Dawes” Bentley Pollard, Diana “Dominique Moceanu” Varco, Lara “Shannon Miller” Zvirbulis, Anthony “Bela Karolyi” Gioe)
LATE NIGHT Lottery Slot: Bring one or more friends and throw your Late Night team name in the hat at the top of the hour for the chance to play!!!
Revolving Doors: We’re a new team that just learned The Revolving Door and we are eager to put it to use! Sometimes we get it right, other times it’s downright confusing! (Scott Neiman, Anne Lane, Josh Covitt, James Mastraieni)
Skyrimprov: From Windhelm to Markarth, the Companions to the Dark Brotherhood, the lowliest scum in the Ratway to the Jarl of Solitude, enter the world of the Elder Scrolls. Through improv.
Cyberdyne Systems Presents: DelNet: Cyberdyne Systems, the evil corporation from the Terminator movies, had created DelNet, a new line of improv-performing robots. (Farley Elliott, Anthony Gioe, Nick Mandernach, Ryan Meharry, Jake Regal, Richie Root, Jason Sheridan, Madeline Walter)
The Stage is Lava: Pillows and couch cushions are the only safe footing because THE STAGE IS LAVA! (Comrades and friends)
99 Provlems: It’s a 99-scene tag run in 15 minutes. ʺIf you’re having game problems I feel bad for you, son. I’ve got 99 Provlems and I don’t have time for gameʺ (Anne Lane, Alex Fernie, Alex Berg, Steve Szlaga, James Mastraeani, Ed Roe, Laura Chinn, Mary Holland, Todd Fasen, Betsy Sodaro)
The Boy in the Brambles: (Josh Simpson and friends)
Super excited about this show. I need to get my leotard out of storage.
"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it is tied to everything else in the universe."
« John Muir (via we-are-star-stuff)
This “Earth Economy” sounds like a worthy improvement to me.
"For the last three decades many Americans have puzzled over a system that gives an R to a movie in which a women is carved up by a chainsaw and an NC-17 to one that shows a woman sexually pleasured. From such ratings one might conclude that sexual violence against women is OK for American teenagers to see, but that they must be 18 to see consensual sex. What message does this send to the kids the MPAA presumably means to protect?"
Carrie Rickey(via we-are-star-stuff)