No Shame is fun, and I'm sure I'll be back soon, but I have three big problems with it.
- Lack of enforcement of the 5-minute rule. If you see someone getting on stage with 7 pages of small type, the piece is not going to be over in 5 minutes.
- The directions call for original pieces. I know improv is great and an important part of theatre, but I don't think "We're going to do 5 minutes of improv" should count as an original piece
- Some people had their submissions turned down, under the "First 15 scripts through the door" (or at least first 15 that find who is taking scripts and crowd them) rule. I'm fine with that, but then why let some people submit two pieces?
This would be fairly simple to take care of. Quick vet of the scripts when they come in the door, and lights out at 5:00 (not gradually dimming in a "hey, ummm, can you like maybe consider winding it down within the next few minutes, or we'll lower incandescence slightly more"). And insist on scripts, or, for the dance pieces, a movement block or tape of music.
I did love the dance piece with the deck of cards with activities written on them. Great job, you guys!