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.
We are pleased to announce that after over a decade of searching we have finally found a space to call our own. The new space is located at 811 A Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL (near Tulipan Bakery). We are really excited about sharing our new venue with the public. Currently we are in the process of renovating in preparation of opening our doors – early 2016.
If you want to be part of the fun you can help us with our buildout by donating to the cause. Your contribution will go towards: building two new handicap accessible bathrooms, a new A/C unit, control booth equipment, sound equipment, theater lighting, chairs, paint, etc.
In addition to our immense gratitude and you feeling good for helping us out, you will also get the benefit of a tax write off because we are a 501c3 not-for-profit company.
Oh, and in other news, we are also in the process of updating our website. Its long over due. Make sure to check back often to see our new digs. In the meantime you can best keep up to date with us by liking our Facebook page.
Life is good. Football’s on TV and the autumnal equinox is fast approaching (Sept 23, incase you don’t have an almanac). You know what that means (even if you don’t just play along) – our Friday fall shows are coming. Its an annual tradition. That’s right, for the next three months (Sept – Nov) we’ll be performing all our shows on Fridays. Why? Because we like alliteration and fall starts with an “F”. Or… it could have something to do with football being on TV. Hey look, “football”, another word that starts with “F”. Coincidence???
You know what else starts with an “F”?
And you’ll get plenty of that at our September (Friday-fall-alliteration-we may be performing on this day because of football) show:
Mod 27’s September Show
September 18, 2015 @ 8PM,
Bob Carter’s Actor’s Rep 1009 N. Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL.
Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for students.
All ages show (though we recommend 16 and over) featuring long form improv (an improvised play). Snacks and drinks are available
Cheese & Crackers
Copa de Diva
Mod 27 will be teaching a 4 week FREE improv class at the Mandel Public Library in West Palm Beach. Featuring our very own Kim Perry. The classes will begin on Wednesday, July 8th from 6pm to 8pm every Wednesday through the 29th. The classes will focus on an introduction to improvisation with an emphasis on scene work and having fun! Registration required; space is limited. Call 561-868-7701
“I’ve got some bad news for you. The venue is all booked up for March. Sorry”, said K.
Bummer, we’d have to get creative with where we would perform for the month. But, we don’t lick our wounds around here. We find opportunities for thinking outside the box. That’s the Mod 27 way. When you break your routine it creates an opportunity for excitement, learning, and growth. That’s what I learned from Heather Parady my college improv director at Theatre Strike Force (University of Florida). And that’s the culture of Mod 27.
Ok. So your theatre is booked for the month? No problem! You’re the little improv troupe that could. You can do anything. Like Clint Eastwood said in Heartbreak Ridge “…you improvise, you adapt, you over come.”
And with that spirit we did something different. We booked a special show in a non-traditional improv venue. For one night only Mod 27 would hit the road and perform at the Little Munich in downtown Lake Worth. The Munich has been a long time Mod 27 rendezvous for many a post show celebration. It has also served us as a soundstage for a video sketch, a backdrop for a photoshoot and even host for business meetings. Although, admittedly, halfway through the business meetings we usually forgot why we were there. With all our history with the Munich we are ecstatic to have the opportunity to finally perform in this space. And grabbing a post show Franziskaner ain’t shabby either.
Special thanks to Gabby from the Munich, and our very own Krys and Wally for making this event possible.
Mod 27 performs: 9 PM – March 28, 2015 @ The Little Munich 806 Lake Ave. Lake Worth, FL. Tickets are $8 for general admission. Food and drinks are available. Recommended for ages 16 and over – some adult language and content.
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