SUMMIT, NJ - In a world and time flipped upside down by the pandemic, Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre in Summit will offer up some 'unexpected' Halloween fun when it stages the premiere of its virtual improv show, 'The Flip Side: Halloween' October 29 at 7 p.m. The 30-minute performance will be available on Facebook and is free and, after its debut, it will be available on dreamcatcherrep.org along with all previous virtual Flip Side shows.
'The Flip Side' is Dreamcatcher’s house improv team, directed by Dave Maulbeck and featuring Clark Carmichael, Laura Ekstrand, Noreen Farley, Lulu French, Julian Blake Gordon, Scott McGowan, David Lee White, and Emaline Williams.
Based on improv techniques created by The Groundlings, Upright Citizens' Brigade and The Magnet, 'The Flip Side' offers a unique spin on short-form Improv, taking audience input to create instant scenes that are both unexpected and hilarious.
During the pandemic, the troupe takes suggestions via social media for its shows, records them and then makes them available free of charge. Donations are greatly appreciated.
Virtual improv is just one of Dreamcatcher’s programs this season that can be accessed online. The audio play of Ways to be Happy by David Lee White is now available for download at dreamcatcherrep.org, and a reading of Lia Romeo’s Zoom play Sitting and Talking will be performed on Thursday, November 12. Live online performances of Holiday Bites, new short plays about the holidays, are coming up from December 4 through 13. Monthly podcast episodes of 'LOCAL with Laura Ekstrand' are released on iTunes. All programs are either free or low cost, as Dreamcatcher is prioritizing access and sustaining the artist/audience relationship until live programming can resume.
'The Flip Side: Halloween' can be found @DreamcatcherRep’s on Facebook on Thursday, October 29 at 7 p.m., and then on the theatre’s website. For information, visit dreamcatcherrep.org, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 908-514-9654.