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Thursday
Feb162017

5th Anniversary Ensemble Member: Amber McReynolds

Amber McReynolds joins Delicious for the fourth time in our 5th Anniversary show March 7, 8, 14 and 15 at 7:30 pm at the Bartell Theatre. Go to arewedelicious.com/tickets to purchase advance tickets.

Amber McReynolds is excited to participate in her fifth Delicious project.  Amber was previously seen in Murder Mystery, Xmas ’14, and Elephant in the Room.  She also wrote and performed for the Sounds Delicious Audio Theatre podcast.  She most recently assistant directed Playscapes, written and directed by Kelly Maxwell, at Broom Street Theater.  Favorite past shows include Xanadu, Hello Dolly! and Into the Woods.  She has studied improvisation and sketch writing with the Monkey Business Institute in Madison, WI and improv with the Peoples Improv Theater (The PIT) in New York City.  Amber has degrees in communications and law from the University of Wisconsin.

Thursday
Feb162017

5th Anniversary Ensemble Member: Bree Prehn

Bree Prehn joins Delicious for the second time in our 5th Anniversary show March 7, 8, 14 and 15 at 7:30 pm at the Bartell Theatre. Go to arewedelicious.com/tickets to purchase advance tickets.

Bree Prehn is delighted to return to the stage in this, her second Delicious, having thoroughly enjoyed her experience in 2016's Murder Mystery. Previous Madison credits include costuming Lobby Hero and The Madwoman of Chaillot with Strollers Theatre, although her all-time favorite role was playing Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest at her alma mater, Northern Michigan University. You can (and should) catch her improvising with Monkey Business Institute most Saturday nights.

Thursday
Feb162017

5th Anniversary Ensemble Member: Doug Reed

Doug Reed joins Delicious for the fifth time in our 5th Anniversary show March 7, 8, 14 and 15 at 7:30 pm at the Bartell Theatre. Go to arewedelicious.com/tickets to purchase advance tickets.

Doug Reed originally hails from Richmond, VA and graduated from Goshen College - where he still holds the school record for most skipped chapels. Doug is an improvisor with Monkey Business Institute, an author, an actor, and a playwright. In 2012, Doug was a member of the original Are We Delicious ensemble. In late 2017, he will become the new artistic director of Broom Street Theater.

Thursday
Feb162017

5th Anniversary Ensemble Member: Karen Saari

Karen Saari joins Delicious for the first time in our 5th Anniversary show March 7, 8, 14 and 15 at 7:30 pm at the Bartell Theatre. Go to arewedelicious.com/tickets to purchase advance tickets.

Karen Saari is a playwright whose In a Clearing was chosen for the 2015 Wisconsin Wrights New Play Festival. Her work was a semi-finalist for the Playwrights Revolution competition in Sacramento and IATI Theater’s Cimientos 2017 in NYC. In recent years, she’s been a frequent writer/performer with the Bricks Theatre’s That’s What She Said storytelling series. She wrote several one-acts for Mercury Players Blitz and for Mercury’s Short-shorts (plays in three pages or fewer) series. She’s been commissioned to pen comedic sketches for local business events. Her writing credits include the co-writing of a local live sitcom, Band for Life and a musical, Headset. She works by day as a marketing copywriter for Madison College. She founded Broken Dart Players, a comedy troupe that restages classic sitcoms, in 2014.

As a performer, Saari has acted with several companies in town. Her credits include Music Theatre of Madison’s (MTM) Bonnie and Clyde (Cumie Barrow) and Sound of Music (Elsa), Alley Stage’s The Odd Couple (Gwendolyn), Mercury Players’ original You’ve Ruined a Perfectly Good Mystery (Lady Bosom-Heaving), Madison Theatre Guild’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Sandy) and Strollers’ Cat’s Paw (Jessica Lyons) and Miss Firecracker Contest (Popeye). She’s also a working voiceover talent.

Karen Saari joins Delicious for the first time in our 5th Annivesary show May 7, 8, 14 and 15 at 7:30 pm at the Bartell Theatre. Go to arewedelicious.com/tickets to purchase advance tickets.
Friday
Jan062017

Delicious Creative Restrictions

Delicious Creative Inc. produces Are We Delicious? and other collaborative, creative projects, which may be performances, workshops or classes which culminate in a final, public performance.

Delicious projects have these common attributes:

  • Collaborative. Every participant has an equal opportunity in and responsibility for the final performance.
  • Simple Production. Projects are deliberately “poor”, focusing on writing and performing. No complex sets, costumes, props, special effects. Projects are creative risks, not financial risks.
  • Deliberate Crisis Experience. Projects have a shorter timeframe and fewer resources than similar projects with other organizations. Crisis focuses the mind and brings people together.
  • Final Public Performance. The Project is shared with the public on a pre-announced date.

These creative restrictions help to guide us when considering new shows and projects.

Current Delicious projects that abide by the four creative restrictions are: