Tonight we did some guerilla marketing. There was an improv show at another theatre starring Colin Mochrie, Greg Proops and Ryan Stiles, and other cast members from “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” They sold about 800 tickets for two shows. Between the two shows, we went to hang out in front of the theatre and give out flyers to people going in and out, promoting improv at the Staircase. We handed out about 500 of them. It was cool. I think I personally talked to about 200 people tonight. People were very receptive, and I think we found some new customers.
After that, we went back to the theatre to do the Jabberwocky show, which is a freeform improv set. Anything goes in Jabberwocky, including monologues, tag outs, pimping, and anything else we can think of. It was fun. A little chaotic, but the audience enjoyed it. There were a lot of unfamiliar faces in the audience, which is very encouraging.
I’ve been asked a couple of times to take the communications director job at the Staircase. No one has volunteered to do it yet, and I know I’m the right person for it. I’m reluctant to step forward at this point. There’s a lot of work to be done, and my paid work is putting a lot of pressure on me right now. I don’t think that more obligations will fit onto my plate at the moment. If the job is still available in a couple of months, I’ll probably be ready to take it on. For now, I’ll just help any way I can… like handing out flyers. 🙂