The Project comes to an end

project.jpg

The New York City improv scene wept quietly this past Sunday as The Project, a popular comepetitive improv show, came to an end at The Peoples Improv TheaterThe Project (created and hosted by Terry Jinn), in it’s own words is a longform improv comedy show where 3 teams out of a league of 8 perform on Sunday nights each vying for your vote.  The bottom 2 are eliminated at the end of the season to make way for two new teams!  The Project wasn’t always competitive but instead changed with the times for about 3.5 years. 

 I was lucky enough to become involved with the project in late 2006 / early 2007.  My team “Fiefdom” played for three seasons before getting eliminated.  The Project had incredible shows and amazing performers from all backgrounds.  I’m still semi new to the NYC comedy scene, so performing some of these shows especially early on was intimidating at first.  It was my first opportunity to be apart of shows that had people that I’ve watched and respected so much. It really gave me a chance to really grow (wow I sound corny now). 

I think the roster of people involved speaks for itself.  I will list it after the jump.  It’s pretty amazing. Thanks again to Terry for running such a fun show and if you’re interested… check out the thread on the ImprovResourceCenter message board that takes a look back.  

List courtesy of Terry Jinn.

 2005 (“The Early Year”):“Tuscadero”
Pat Baer
Angela DeManti
Alex Marino
Tiffany Morningstar
Louie Pearlman
Zach Tabacco
“Yar’s Revenge”
Tony Carnevale
Stan Laikowski
JB Rote
Chris Schneider
Dave Warth
Becky Yamamoto
“Primal Bias”
Kevin Cragg
Kevin Hines
Will Hines
Dave Lombard
Gavin Speiller
Erik Tanouye
“¡Festante!”
Julie Brister
Matt Donnelly
Jim Festante
Rebekka Johnson
Caitlin Miller
“Butter”
Amanda Allan
Michael Jeffrey Cohen
Elana Fishbein
Alan Fessenden
Jen MacNeil
Maddy Mako

“Nice Squad!”
Rob Cacy
Erin Rose Foley
Birch Harms
Matt Pack
Sean Taylor
Zach Woods

“Team Roo Roo”
Neil Casey
Brett Gelman
John Gemberling
Curtis Gwinn
Will Nunziata
Joe Wengert

“Merchants of Chaos”
Bob Alstrum-Acevedo
Dominic Dierkes
Dave Furfero
Dan Goodman
Ernie Privetera
Ben Schwartz

“Dunaway”
Jessica Allen
Liz Black
Jeff Hiller
Lennon Parham
Amy Rhodes
Eliza Skinner

“The Impossibles”
Chuck Dauble
Mo Fathelbab
Nick Gibbons
Mike Hagen
Rachael Mason
Andy Rocco

“The Biggest Dog in the World”
Brendan Gallagher
Sue Galloway
Federico Garduno
Rob Lathan
Silvija Ozols
Nate Shelkey

“Iditarod Stewart”
Danielle Cook
Jen Hammaker
Porter Mason
Billy Merritt
Ryan Rogers
Shelly Stover

“Fat Kitchen”
Jane Borden
Brian Fountain
Chris Himes
Terry Jinn
Risa Sang-urai
Ptolemy Slocum

2006 (“The Draft Year”):

“Kitten Men”
Kirk Damato
Dave Furfero
Fedrico Garduno
Louis Kornfeld
Stan Laikowski
Dave Lombard
LeMar McLean
Dave Warth

“The Vishnu-Bopp Improv Pandemic”
Kelly Buttermore
Jim Festante
Silvija Ozols
Matt Pack
Ben Schwartz
Alix Sternberg
Erik Tanouye
Becky Yamamoto

“Megastore”
Pat Baer
Tara Copeland
BJ Gallagher
Jon Gutierrez
Rebekka Johnson
Billy Merritt
Andy Rocco
Kristina Sepulveda

“Weiner Dog”
Rob Cacy
James Eason
Maddy Mako
Ryan Rogers
Risa Sang-urai
Nate Shelkey
Ryan Sturt
Beth White

“Dystopia”
Tony Carnevale
Danielle Cook
Kevin Cragg
Nick Gibbons
Dan Goodman
Jen MacNeil
Stacy Mayer
Chris Schneider

“Danger Death Ray”
Mike Hagen
Damon Ketron
Rachel Korowitz
Dyna Moe
Tiffany Morningstar
Pamela Murphy
Ernie Privetera
JB Rote

“The Fightin’ Lobcats”
Bob Acevedo
Matt Decoster
Birch Harms
Chris Himes
Caitlin Miller
John Murray
Megan Neuringer
Jodi Skeris

“Confession Mobile”
Carl Arnheiter
Jane Borden
Lou Fernandez
Terry Jinn
Rob Lathan
Rachael Mason
Ptolemy Slocum
Shelly Stover

“Pancake”
Amanda Allan
Matt Donnelly
Mo Fathelbab
Dan Gregor
Jen Hammaker
Kevin Hines
Shannon O’Neill
Eliza Skinner

“Breathalyzer”
George Basil
Christian Cappozolli
Angela DeManti
Dominic Dierkes
Alex Marino
AJ Morales
Sean Taylor
Dave Thunder

“The Rebecca Factory”
Michael Jeffrey Cohen
Paul W. Downs
Alan Fessenden
Elana Fishbein
Erin Rose Foley
Louie Pearlman
Marian Rosin
Rosemary Stevens

2007/2008 (“The Competition Years”):

“Aunt Kathy”
Kelly Buttermore, Diana DePasquale, Jen MacNeil, Michele Medlin, Jen Nails, Sarah Nowak

“Touchdown Dierkes”
Jon Bander, Greg Burke, Dominic Dierkes, Donald Glover, Dan Gregor, DC Pierson

“Bright Eyes”
Jessica Allen, Eugene Cordero, Alan Fessenden, LeMar McLean, John Murray, Jean Villepique (later addition: Amy Heidt)

“The Ghosty Teen Mysteries”
Lynn Bixenspan, Kirk Damato, Violet Krumbein, Mary Regan, Ainsley Waller, Dave Warth (later additions: Betsy Todd & Ernie Privetera)

“Strongers”
Elna Baker, Will Hines, Terry Jinn, Ptolemy Slocum, Shelly Stover, Kevin Townley (later additions: Ellie Kemper & Andrew Secunda)

“Super Breakout”
Kevin Cragg, Matt DeCoster, Rob Lathan, Andy Rocco, Sean Taylor, Dave Thunder

“The Adoricorns”
George Basil, Tara Copeland, Paul Downs, Marcy Jarreau, Garrett Palm, Nicholas Zimmerman

“Gift of the Wild”
Amanda Allan, Pat Baer, Tiffany Morningstar, Pamela Murphy, Risa Sang-urai, Eliza Skinner (later addition: Katie Cheek)

“Trademark”
Jodi Skeris, Bob Acevado, Birch Harms, Eileen Mullane, Jim Santangeli, Phil Wedo

“Team Fernandez”
Lou Fernandez, Ashley Ward, Matt Stinton, Nate Starkey, Matt Oberg, Sarah Nowak (later addition: Kevin Cragg)

“Mice Cream”
Erin Rose Foley, Jon Golbe, Ethan Kaye, Shannon Manning, Louie Pearlman, Betsy Stover

“Fiefdom”
Chris Camp, Shelli Kauffman, Pat Love, Kim Rittberg, Jamey Shafer, Trevor Williams

(later Sam Gurewitz, Bevan Mahaney and Sandy Marks)“Jon & Mo’s Salute to Feminism featuring Leggy Dames!”
Sarah Burns, Mo Fathelbab, Amey Goerlich, Jon Gutierrez, Katie Schorr, Ari Scott
“Hop Fries”
Karisa Bruin, Cliff Campbell, Hannah Chase, Andrew Dahl, Sean Taylor, Joe Thistle
“Longbottom”
Jenny Gabel. Bob Grady, Maddy Mako, David Murray, Rebecca Teran, Charlie Whitcroft (later addition: Corey Grimes)
“Kid Friendly”
Joe Garden, Kara Klenk, Mark Lee, Johnny McNulty, John Meigs, Jill Morris
“Machine Wash Tuxedo”
Lauren Bahlman, Jen Bartels, Stu Goldstein, Alex Malaos, Chris Schell, Neal Shukla

“Afternow”
Benjamin Apple, Christine Nangle, Josh Patten, Jennifer Schwerer, Ryan Wilensky, Terry Withers

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: