Dog Improviser Keeps Editing Scenes
NEW YORK - Rosy, a neighborhood Husky, and member of the weekend Harold team “Cat-Tastrophe” at The Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater, prematurely edits scenes by simply running across the stage in front of the performers, sources allege.
“Every time we start to get something good going, she runs out in front of us and crosses the stage,” stated seasoned improviser Tabitha McKenzie. “We’re like five seconds into a beat and she’ll see something shiny, or hear a noise, or whatever, and just run across, thus ending the scene before it even gets going.”
Many were surprised Rosy was even allowed on an improv team in the first place, the most surprised of them being Rosy herself.
“I don’t know why they put me on the team, isn’t that weird?” She began. “The other seven people are human. Why would they want a dog on the team? We should just have our own teams. In any event, they should’ve known what they were getting themselves into with this, I mean, I’m a dog, this is what we do. One time I spent an entire 20 minute set chasing my tail in circles.”
Creative Director, Nat Shumer, called it an attempt to “try something different.”
“I don’t know, it felt like time to shake things up, ya know?” Shumer added. “I don’t know, it was worth a try.”
Due to Rosy’s constant interruption, she has since been demoted to a weekday Lloyd team instead.
Article by Louie Aronowitz - @louiearonowitz