Will you pick on me?
Because a lot of our shows are Improvised we get this question a LOT.
Are you gonna pick on me? Will I have to participate?
No and No. You NEVER have to participate if you don’t want to. We aren’t in the business of forcing our audience to come on stage with us. Let me explain how we use audience participation in a few of our shows.
In Horrible Fun we use cards from your favorite adult party game (you know the one, don’t make me say it). When you arrive you get three white cards. When our party host pulls out a black card, if you have a white card you think is a good combo you raise your hand and we invite you on stage to read your card. So thats it, no making anything up, just reading. Also we wont ask you to come up unless you raise your hand.
In Porn Minus Porn we do stage readings of actual adult films with out all that pesky sex to get in the way of the amazing characters and plot. In this case we ask for an audience member to volunteer to come up and shoot silly string or let go of a balloon in the place where the sex would have happened. We also ask folks during intermission to tweet @minusporn real movie titles that our Improvisers will “Pornafiy”
But in Dear James Franco we don’t ask the audience for anything. We simple take all of our inspiration for the scenes from the letters we read.
So fear not lovely audience, we will not pick on you or force you onto our stage. Hope to see you this weekend.