Saturday, April 14, 2007

New Thing #20: Magnetic Field

This week marks the two-year anniversary of The Magnet Theatre, and co-owner Alex Marino wanted to celebrate by inviting the theatre's students, performers, teachers and friends to Washington Square Park, where we played a giant outdoor game of Pass the Face. PtF is exactly what it sounds like: somebody makes a face (usually associated with a movement and a sound), and one by one the players pass it around a circle. With over 100 participants (and even more confused onlookers), it could have gotten extremely complicated and crazy. Luckily, we held it together so well we not only rocked the 20-minute long PtF, but managed to get in some other wonderfully nerdy improv warmups, like Dagger, Yes and Red Ball.

I didn't get a lot of photos (Kevin did; they're forthcoming), but I did get a short video clip, in which I remain so focused on the game that I forget to raise the camera after making the pass, and shoot the ground for a few seconds:




Alex Marino, King of The Magnet

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