Tuesday, February 23, 2010

From the Nosedive Archives: Working With Children and Animals Double Feature

In honor of the 10th anniversary of the opening of Nosedive's first show, Monkeys, which went up February 16-26, 2000, Pete is uploading a new videos from our past exploits each day on our Web site.

Since we have no video or photos of our first play, Monkeys, we're posting a seemingly random hodgepodge of performance videos and backstage shenanigans.

Since Pete and the rest of the A.V. club at Nosedive Central posted some videos over the weekend, I needed to catch up by posting two videos yesterday and two today, so here's your double feature of days from Nosedive's dubious past.

The first video here is an excerpt from our 2004 play, Mayonnaise Sandwiches, a show for which I have a lot of fond memories. Mayonnaise Sandwiches ended up playing surprisingly well despite early tepid responses. (We ended up having to turn people away towards the end of the run, something we'd never had to do until this show.) Hell, we even won an award for this show (from the Off-Off-Broadway Review). Not too shabby, I guess.

Anyway, I thought Pete and the cast did a spectacular job on this show, which also served as Patrick's crash course in sound design (having created, what, 132 sound cues from scratch for this one?).

This scene is the final scene in Act One, just before intermission. What needs to be said here? Well, simply put, the main character is dealing with a nightmare in which he imagines his somewhat mundane life as a shitty sitcom, complete with canned laugh track.

The video features everyone from the cast (with the exception of Raum-Aron's understudy/alternate, Gregory Ritchie): Bryan Fenkart, Leslie E. Hughes, Don Piccin, Raum-Aron, Ashley Diane Currie, Chris Mollica and Christopher Yustin.

Nosedive Archives: Simon Goes To Jail from Pete Boisvert on Vimeo.

This next video is a series of outtakes from our "Celebrity MySpace" sketch, in which Christopher Yustin shows us all what it's like to live with the guy (watching these shots, I was pretty much reminded of our tenure together as roommates back in the day).

Nosedive Archives: Special Skills from Pete Boisvert on Vimeo.

Working with children and animals,

James "Producer's Worst Nightmare" Comtois

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