Getting to Know… Ghost Dinosaur

Read a little about Ghost Dinosaur below and make plans to see them at Big Sexy on Friday June 26th at 9pm at Margo Jones in Fair Park!

Tell us about your troupe name.

While developing Amoral Story, a narrative form, our coach drew a story arc on a white board. This roughly looked like a brontosaurus beneath a sheet. Someone drew feet and eye holes and there you have it. Ghost Dinosaur was born.

How did you form as a troupe?
As part of Station Theater’s curriculum, for your last level, the class has to develop a unique form and perform it for their graduation show. Our performance was well-received and we liked playing with each other well enough. We decided to take our chances in the wild.

What is one of your favorite improv moments?
Any specific example, without context, would sound idiotic, i.e., I liked it that one time the baby murdered the poop aliens. We do like it when multiple narrative threads come together with a simple, elegant solution. It looks like we planned it that way. We also like using characters from one show three shows later. The audience doesn’t know that character is from a previous show, but we do. It is a little game we can play on stage inside the game of the show.

How do you guys prepare for a show? Any fun warm-ups or rituals?
We warm-up with Story Circle, Digits, Crazy 8’s and Thunderdome. We also like to look at our smart phones.

What do you like to do outside of improv?
We go bowling or grab a beer and watch sports ball. We also like watching improv.

Ghost Dinosaur

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