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We did it. We improvised for 24 consecutive hours. Big, big thanks to all the teams who came out to play and to all those who came to watch — your support is greatly appreciated. My photographic output is pretty limited since I was mostly conserving energy just trying to stay awake. Moreover, I failed to get any clean shots of Kevin — apologies to you, Kevin. But ace photographer Eric Pearson got a bunch of shots, so hopefully I can repost his stuff.
On behalf of the team, I would just like to say thanks again for everyone’s support. Extra-special thanks to Devon Ragsdale and (birthday boy) James Rich for hooking all of this up from the very beginning. To see short clips from the shows and scenes from backstage, please visit our tumblr page.
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I really should just write emails. I thought I could simply state what I wanted in a voicemail and then I realized about a minute in that I could not. So my apologies for that long message. But yeah, I am going forward with my idea of putting together a non stop 24 hour improv jam. I am planning to do it in April, May or June, depending on what is available at this theater. –James Rich (Dec. 31, 2008 @ 12PM)
For me, the experience was the ultimate diagnostic test as a performer. I saw the best in myself and also spotted some of my poorer improv tendencies creeping into scenes. I believed in the power of my brain even when my tongue failed me. If I had an idea that made me giddy, I knew I had to share it. When the editor/censor/mom was out of the way, I had nothing to lose. I re-acquainted myself with the notion that the speed of fun is a little faster than one thinks. Sometimes I was tense because I didn’t know where a scene was going. Sometimes I was relaxed because I didn’t know where a scene was going. –Marshall York (Nov. 9, 2009 @ 11AM)
*Special thanks to Ben Masten for snapping the Tomahawk team photos