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Blue Shift: Shows Without Homes

Sometimes due to technical or operator error, or even just lack of time, we are missing video, photos, or sometimes even scripts from Blue Shifts past. This area is dedicated  

i. Home Is Where the Legally Approved PErmits Are

Premiered on: May 10th, 2017

Directed by Aaron Garrett

Written by Aaron Garrett, Neil DuRoss, Meredith Nudo, Conor Farrell, Cassie Randall, and Krishna Surasi

Performed by Sarah Keller, Monica Marcha, Angela Lee, David Toscano, Ben Griesinger, Brian Kondrach, and Paul Shinneman

Script

In our first show we tackled issues brought up by this article in the Houston Press. Satirizing the callousness with which our community dealt with some of the most vulnerable members of our society we sought some relief from all the disappointment.

iI. Fire in My Backyard

Premiered on: May 24th, 2017

Directed by Aaron Garrett

Written by Aaron Garrett, Neil DuRoss, Meredith Nudo, Conor Farrell, Cassie Randall, and Krishna Surasi

Performed by Sarah Keller, Monica Marcha, Angela Lee, David Toscano, Ben Griesinger, Brian Kondrach, and Paul Shinneman

Script

Starting off slow, Fire In My Backyard presents sympathetic characters with humanity and weaknesses.

First cast on opening night May 10th, 2017!

First cast on opening night May 10th, 2017!

iii. The More things Change the more we hate them

Premiered on: June 9th, 2017

Directed by Aaron Garrett

Written by Aaron Garrett, Neil DuRoss, Meredith Nudo, Conor Farrell, Cassie Randall, and Krishna Surasi

Performed by Sarah Keller, Monica Marcha, Angela Lee, David Toscano, Ben Griesinger, Brian Kondrach, and Paul Shinneman

Script

Turning rejection of Unity of Time into a stylistic choice, Aristotle spins in his grave as we look at a variety of scenes spanning days, months, even decades.

iv. Tomato surprise

Premiered on: June 23rd, 2017

Directed by Aaron Garrett

Written by Aaron Garrett, Meredith Nudo, Conor Farrell, Cassie Randall, Mel Cronenwett, Chism Cornelison, and Krishna Surasi

Performed by Chism Cornelison, Sarah Keller, Ben Griesinger, Evy Brown, Nippun Kakkar, Diana Hejtmanek, and Jeffrey Anderson

Script

Sometimes in life reality isn’t what it looks like. In Tomato Surprise Blue Shift sets up expectations then turns them on their head to reveal that the only constant is that Truth is unknowable.

The Many Faces of Sarah Keller : A recurring feature in the early days. Above:  Death and Taxes. Mostly Taxes (Blue Shift V ,) Right:Blacked Out (Blue Shift VI)

The Many Faces of Sarah Keller: A recurring feature in the early days. Above: Death and Taxes. Mostly Taxes (Blue Shift V,) Right:Blacked Out (Blue Shift VI)

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Xi. Colonel Panic

Premiered on: February 23rd, 2018

Directed by Roger Anderson

Written by Kelly Juneau, Conor Farrell, Riley Smith, Krishna Surasi, John Doan, Cassie Randall, Steven Saltsman, Aaron Garrett, and Chuck Stanfield.

Performed by Rachel Spectre, Lindsey Jackson, Brian Metz, John Doan, and Dustin Ryan Stephens.

Script

Blue Shift challenges itself to revisit some older sketches that showed promise but didn’t quite fit in the show the first time around.

XV. The Lioness, The Witch, and the Lumpy Milk

Premiered on: June 29th, 2018

Written and Directed by Conor Farrell

Performed by Conor Farrell, Cassie Randall, David Toscano, Dustin Blanton, Tamara Wharton, Sarah Willet, and Evy Brown

A witch blows into town to tell some moralistic tales sure to terrify you.

The Madame (David Toscano) is plagued by annoying spirits (Cassie Randall and Dustin Blanton,) and dumb patrons (Tamara Wharton and Sarah Willet,) in the final scene from  The Lioness, The Witch, and the Lumpy Milk.

The Madame (David Toscano) is plagued by annoying spirits (Cassie Randall and Dustin Blanton,) and dumb patrons (Tamara Wharton and Sarah Willet,) in the final scene from The Lioness, The Witch, and the Lumpy Milk.