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Party over here!

Peeps, let’s be real: summer’s almost over, and even if you’re not in school anymore, there’s a certain feeling that accompanies the end of summer: the doldrums. It’s all over. No more eating ice cream just because “it’s hot;” now you’ll look like the fatty you are. We know it. After all, Twinhead accounts for, like, 85% of Morellis’ business. (No, we can’t “just get a cone.” I’m not sure we can even comprehend that suggestion.)

But with the end of summer also comes end-of-summer parties. And these are the greatest parties of all. And this particular party, our Big Summer Buzz Party, takes that greatness and makes it even GREATER!

This party is to benefit the Atlanta Fringe Festival, another big project of Twinhead’s. We’ve been working hard for over a year now to put Atlanta on the international Fringe circuit and organize a festival dedicated to theatrical and live performing arts. Companies like us benefit greatly from Fringe festivals, and now we can offer this platform to other companies just like us, right here at home.

The festival’s not slated until May 9-13, 2012, but until then, we’re putting together events to raise friends and funds for the Fringe, and the Big Summer Buzz Party is just that! So we’re partnering with MINT Gallery and the Melvin Gallery to bring you an amazing evening of performances, bands, food, and more! FO’ FREE!!

EMCEES EXTRAORDINAIRE:
Evan Fowler
Thomas Jenkins

ON THE 1’S AND 2’S:
Bamboozle

MUSIC:
Wowser Bowser
Lily and the Tigers
W.I.C.
We the Lion

FUNNY:
Automatic Improv
2Girls3Eyes Improv
Reza Asgari

SEXY:
Minette Magnifique

PUPPETS:
Ninja Puppet Productions

DANCE:
Heidi Hernandez and Lacy Perry

CIRCUS:
Thimblerig Circus
Atlanta StiltDancer
The Imperial Opa

FOOD:
Westside Creamery
Tex’s Tacos
Good Food Truck

FUN:
Arts and crafts
Photo booth
Games

We’ve got a Slip ‘n Slide and strongly encourage you to bring any water pistols, Nerf guns, and water balloons to keep us cool!

So come hang out with us on August 27th, support the arts, and have a blast!!

Also be sure to check out the Facebook event; there’s links there that tell you more about each performer, including videos and other goodies!

SEE YOU THERE!

 

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HOLY SHIT WE’RE DOING STUFF

Holy shit is right. There’s no end to the projects we keep jumping into. As per, this blog post has so much news to tell you about that I’m just going to do my best to break it up into digestible chunks of awesome. Here we go….

HERE NOW! RIGHT NOW!

Our newest video, The Evolution of Politics, is our take on the consequences of the Citizens United vs. the Federal Election Commission. You probably heard this referred to as Corporate Personhood. It’s basically a decision that allows corporations to pour unlimited funding into campaigns. Essentially, it’s given McDonald’s more power to elect our next Congressmen than we have. Watch our version of the consequences of the decision! And then show all your friends.

COMING SOON! COMING REALLY SOON!

This Saturday, July 31st, is Gather Atlanta at Trees Atlanta on Chester Ave. This free event is open to the public and is a great way to learn about all the awesome non-profits operating in Atlanta right now. You can meet the people behind the missions, acquaint yourself with the nonprofit’s work, and get involved any way you see fit. There’s a panel discussion about Art in the Public Sphere and then from 8-10 there’s networking, mixing and mingling, lots to learn about and lots to buy. Twinhead will be there as one of 5 theater companies, but there’s also lots of other arts-related nonprofits participating. It’ll be a super fun night and we’re really excited about getting our shit together for our sweet table. Come check it out!

COMING LATER, WAIT FOR IT….

We chose our next show! Yes, we know we’ve teased you and ourselves with this idea for quite some time, but we’re finally, actually, really going to do America FTW! We’re starting to write this show the first week of August, modeling the writing process on improv techniques as we did with Shake ‘n Bake, our stoner Shakespeare comedy. We’re drawing inspiration from all corners, and who knows what parts of America’s history we’ll be able to skewer in our satire? So far, the ideas have been pouring in unchecked. As we write it, we’ll be keeping you posted with some of the funniest stuff. Count on it! And fan us on Facebook so you won’t miss anything.

IT HAPPENED ALREADY, YOU MISSED IT!!

We participated in the Drive-By Theater Project, organized by Odd Man Out Theater, at 7 Stages! It was a week-long theater festival we were lucky enough to be invited to be in, and we pulled out all the stops by performing a sizable chunk of the old favorite, Shake ‘n Bake. It was a huge success! The entire audience was ROFL, but they were able to get up to give us a standing ovation when it was over. It proved to us that comedy is our first love and our greatest strength, as well as what you, our beloved audience, seem to like the best about us, which is why we decided to focus more on those chops for America FTW! Also, since a bunch of us are also working like dogs to get the very first Atlanta Fringe Festival planned and organized, it was great to see Atlanta really responding to the idea of a lot of different performance art all under one roof. Word life, ATL. Word life.

So, as usual, Twinhead has bitten off more than we can reasonably chew. Fortunately, we love having squirrel cheeks.

James, Rob, and Krista getting the most from their treats at the fair.


We’ll be working as hard as any underage coal miner in the 1800s ever did in these next few weeks, and you better be around to appreciate it….otherwise, we’ll be sad. And you wouldn’t like us when we’re sad. Because then we get all flushed and red and blotchy. Ew! Right? I know.

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