The Villains are Coming

Villain Theater Joins Mod 27 Improv

Villain Theater joins Mod 27


West Palm Beach comedy improv fans, the Villains are coming! Mod 27’s good friends from Miami, the Villain Theater, will be traveling to West Palm Beach on November 18th for the first time to share their love for improv with Palm Beach County. Led by Jeff Quintana and Peter Mir, the Villain Theater was founded in August, 2015 and has quickly become one of Miami’s strongest companies focused on improvisation. The company features Chicago-style long form improvisation, sketch comedy, and improv classes.

Mod 27 Improv Troupes

Joining the Villains on stage will be two Mod 27 troupes. O’Hy-o (pronounced Ohio), the first team, is a duo long form group featuring veterans Tom O’Donnell and Dave Hyland – the company founders. The second team will be the debut performance of DiBerardino, Mullings, and Rodriguez our newest group.

This show will be for one night only. Location: Bob Carter’s Actor’s Repertory Theater 1009 N Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, Florida. Tickets: $12 general and $10 student. Time: 8:00 PM.

Swede Fest Palm Beach 5 – Cheese and Crackers

Cheese and Crackers to Emcee Swede Fest Palm Beach

Cheese and Crackers to Emcee Swede Fest Palm Beach

Swede Fest Palm Beach is back! And for the third year in a row, Mod 27 house team, Cheese and Crackers has the honor of emceeing the event. The Swede Fest features laughably bad, 3 minute remakes of Hollywood hits made by amateur filmmakers throughout Palm Beach County.

I know what your thinking… What’s a Swede? Well, in the 2008 comedy “Be Kind Rewind” Jack Black and Mos Def remake Hollywood movies with zero budget. Their resulting products, hilarious one-take scenes, were called “Swedes” – as in the Swedish version of the movie. “Be Kind Rewind” inspired a cult following spawning a national craze of “Swedeing” movies by amateurs. Which resulted in our very own Palm Beach County Swede Fest, in 2012, to show case these “bad movies made by good people”. 2016 marks the 5th year for Swede Fest Palm Beach which is sponsored by Palm Beach Film Society, Thalo.com, Brewhouse Gallery and The Alchemy Group. Tickets $12 in advance ($15 at the door) and are available on the Kelsey Theater’s website.

In addition to appreciating these fine “works of art”, the audience votes on the best/worst film made. So, filmmakers could win Swede bragging rights and prizes. Mod 27 has joined in this fun and donated one of the prizes – a set of our West Palm Beach drop-in improv classes. Perhaps the filmmakers can use these classes to hone their skills for next year?

Cheese and Crackers 2014 entry:

September Drop-in Coachs

Announcing our drop-in class coaches for September 2016.

Announcing our drop-in class coaches for September 2016.

Greetings friends, we are happy to announce September’s drop-in coaches:

9/6/2016 – Donovan Mullings
9/13/2016 – Kat Kenny
9/20/2016 – Dean Dietrich
9/27/2016 – Nate Stubbs

Classes are only $15*. Pre-purchase here

And don’t forget our September sale where you can get 40% – 50% off on punch chards.

Classes meet weekly on Tuesdays 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Bob Carter’s Actor’s Repertory Theater – 1009 N. Dixie highway, West Palm Beach, FL. We will rendezvous at the “stage door” located on the rear of the building.

*Online advanced purchase. Pre-purchase does not expire. $20 at the door.

Drop-in SALE!

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Who doesn’t love sales?

Thanks everyone for making the first two months of our drop-in classes a success. As a token of our appreciation between August 13 and September 30, 2016 we are offering 10 and 5 class punch cards at a sale price:

  • 10 class punch card for the price of 7 = $10.50/class – 50% off
  • 5 class punch card for the price of 4 = $12/class – 40% off

Punch cards don’t expire. Purchase your cards now at the following link:

https://squareup.com/store/takeheedtheater/item/drop-in-improv-classes-punch-cards

Show Schedule for 2nd Half of 2016

Please find below our show schedule through he end of 2016. Details will be posted as shows near.

August 13 (Saturday) – @ Swamp Grass Willy’s
August 26 (Friday) – @ Bob Carter’s Actor’s Repertory Theater
September 8-11 – Palm Beach Improv Festival @ Bob Carter’s Actor’s Repertory Theater
September 16 (Friday) – ALS Benifit @ Kelsey Theater
September 30 (Friday) – @ Bob Carter’s Actor’s Repertory Theater
October 1 (Saturday) – Kravis Center Gala
October 16 (Sunday) – South Florida Improv Jam @ Just the Funny
October 21 (Friday) – @ Bob Carter’s Actor’s Repertory Theater
November 18 (Friday) – @ Bob Carter’s Actor’s Repertory Theater
December 10 (Saturday) – @ Bob Carter’s Actor’s Repertory Theater
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August Shows

On August 26 (Friday), we debut a new twist at Bob Carter’s Actor’s Repertory Theater. We are going to give a run at producing two shows on the same night. The first show will be 7:00 to 8:30 PM and will feature our traditional three group set that has become a staple of Palm Beach County improv, featuring: Cheese and Crackers, Copa de Diva, and Bananas Republic. Then from 9:00 to 10:30 PM we take the stage again with a new set of duo improv troupes featuring: Dave and Tom (O’Hy-o), Din and Dean (the Double Ds), and Kim and Marisa (Kimnree). Tickets are $12 general and $10 student at the door for each show – $18 and $15 respectively for both shows.

Announcing August 2016 Drop-in Coaches

Announcing our coaches for the month

Announcing our coaches for the month

Our Tuesday Drop-in Classes at Bob Carter’s Actor’s Repertory Theater are picking up steam. It is so inspiring to see the growth of our students and the class. Many of our students have been asking us to post a schedule of coaches. We thought that was a great idea so here you go:

7/26/2016 – Donovan Mullings
8/2/2016 – Wally Lurz
8/9/2016 – Marisa Palazzotto
8/16/2016 – Krys Parker
8/23/2016 – Dave Hyland
8/30/2016 – Din Thomas

Wanna get in the fun? Classes are only $15*. Pre-purchase below:

https://squareup.com/store/takeheedtheater/item/drop-in-improv-classes

Details: The classes meet weekly on Tuesdays 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Bob Carter’s Actor’s Repertory Theater – 1009 N. Dixie highway, West Palm Beach, FL
*Online advanced purchase. Pre-purchase does not expire. $20 at the door.

New Drop-In Improv Classes

Drop-in Improv Classes

Drop-in Improv Classes

New to improv? Or maybe you’re a seasoned veteran who wants to get some reps in? Whatever the case, Take Heed has your fix. Come check out our ongoing and no pressure drop-in improv class. These classes will give you an introductory taste into the Take Heed improv style. Lessons will be vary from week to week but every class will be filled with fun, laughter, and knowledge.

Class size is limited to 15. Register online if you want a guaranteed place in the class.

Cost: Class cost $15*
https://squareup.com/store/takeheedtheater/item/drop-in-improv-classes
Duration and Time: Class will meet weekly on Tuesdays starting May 17, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. We ask that you arrive 15 minutes early.

Location: Bob Carter’s Actor’s Repertory Theater – 1009 N Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

About the Instructor: This class will be taught by a rotation of Take Heed’s performers.
*Online advanced purchase. Pre-purchase does not expire. $20 at the door.

TAKE HEED! Let’s Build a Theater – FINAL PUSH

Final push for our theater build out fundraising campaign.

If you’ve been to our shows lately you’ve heard about the space we started leasing and our woes with permitting and losing our grant (details in the video below). We could sure use your help. Please consider donating. Also if you know someone who may be interested in helping please share this with them.

Below is a promo video we produced at the beginning of the campaign for your viewing pleasure.

To donate visit our Go Fund Me page: https://www.gofundme.com/takeheedtheater

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Things don’t have to change the world to be important. – Steve Jobs

It may come as a surprise to you but Mod 27 actually has a parent company – the Take Heed Theater Company. Well, back in the summer of 2015 this company started renting a space on Belvedere Rd in West Palm Beach (near Tulipan Bakery). We are currently in the process of permitting plans to renovating the space into a theater. Once complete the space will be a haven for comedic theater – featuring plays, improv, and a training center. This is really big for our company and will permit us to have all of our components, for the first time, under one roof. Not to mention one of only a few improv venues in South Florida which will be directly controlled by the entity producing the performances. That’s big for everyone. But most importantly it will be our long awaited home ending 13 years of nomadism.

In the near future, for cohesiveness and ease in marketing, we intend to merge the Take Heed Theater Company and Mod 27 – effectively dropping the Mod 27 name. In the interim Mod 27 will now be known as Take Heed Mod 27.

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