By Andie Wells Holodeck Follies is a long-running Star Trek improv show and, while the story is made up on the spot, our characters are ones that we play all the time. The Dandies get really attached to their characters and love playing them. Introducing my Star Trek improv character - chief medical officer, Dr. [...]
By Andie Wells Ten years ago I met my husband and fellow Dandies member, Velvet Wells. When we first started talking, we connected through nerdy things like our mutual love of science fiction. Once we were dating, we began performing improv comedy together. We really wanted to combine it with our love of fandoms. Then, [...]
by Andie Wells
There’s a lot of love - and work - that goes into each of The Dandies’ fandom improv costumes. That’s why, today, I want to take you behind the scenes, sharing how a costume is transformed from an idea into a finished garment, ready for the stage!
by Andie Wells
Generally, in improv, an offer is seen as dialog or action that advances a scene. An audience member sneezes and the improvisor could offer their scene partner a tissue; the improvisor accidentally burps and then the scene becomes about their poor manners; the light person dims the lights or makes the lights red and gives the improvisors a spooky setting for their graveyard or their scene in the depths of hell.
One thing I’ve learned from geek improv comedy, though, is that an offer doesn’t have to be just a dialogue or action...
Everything can be an offer!
Season Three, Episode Four - Holodeck Follies - Fool's Gambit Last night's show was filled with infectious diseases and infectious laughter. I'll highlight a few moments in the show, but you definitely have to check us out to get the full experience. Holodeck Follies opened with our full cast (Dale, Andie, Alan, Zach, Lara, and [...]
High Heels Lo Fi has their priorities straight. Party. Drink. Good Time. We had the fortune of having them kick off our season of shows this year. To get the crowd going, they don't need go-go dancers (yes, they have them), or to show off their singing prowess (Cyn is a rock powerhouse), or the [...]
A few months ago, I had a great idea for creating really easy TNG-inspired uniforms for our show. Dale finally gave me the go-ahead a few weeks ago for our Atomic Lollipop show and I made them up in a few days, including drafting the pattern. How did I make these? For Captain Field, I [...]
Our promenade kicked off on our show on Wednesday and it was a great start with lots of interest in the artists' works. My plan was to include merch on the table, but due to glue issues and lack of time I didn't get a chance to put anything Andie-made on the table. Although, we [...]
Foam core board is a great thing for creating props and you can buy it at the dollar store. So I said to myself: "Self, what can I make with this?" And my self answered: "I could make a portable tribble containment unit, but I need some flexible plexiglass." So I said to myself: "Good [...]