Fun with Dicks & Jane (and friends) at Ward’s Rafters – Friday, January 14, 2011

Fun with Dicks & Jane (and friends)
A Secret New Year’s Show Just for You!

Dicks & Jane "Karma"

Dicks & Jane (Ds&J), Hawai’i’s newest independent improv troupe and special guest, R. Kevin Garcia Doyle, perform an improvised evening of entertainment to officially welcome in the New Year on Friday, January 14, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at a “secret location” (now disclosed! Ward’s Rafters! 3810 Maunaloa Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96816 – in case you need to call 808-735-8012).

“Fun with Dicks & Jane’s (and Friends)” will be a two-hour performance spontaneously created by the performers based on audience suggestions. With original and classic short-form games (improvised games, like those seen on Whose Line is it Anyway?) and long-form pieces (improvised vignettes that tell stories), there’s sure to be something for everyone.

The two long-forms for the evening will be, a two-person long-form called Ajar, starring Jennifer Waihe’e and R. Kevin Garcia Doyle, and Ds&J’s signature form Karma. Karma is a conglomeration of ideas and concepts imparted by many acclaimed improv teachers, such as Jonathan Pitts, Jeff Griggs, and R. Kevin Garcia Doyle. Meant to be a source of entertainment for all audiences, Karma is a long-form that explores causal links between relationships. The actions and inactions of each scene’s characters affect the characters that follow. This long-form is guaranteed to be unique, thoughtful and not-to-be missed.

Ds&J is a troupe made up of six improvisers regularly inspired by audiences at Laughtrack Theater Company in downtown Honolulu: Squire Coldwell, Monica Coldwell, and Jennifer Waihe’e, and three different varieties of John hailing from; Hawai’i (John Waihe’e), Seattle (John “Jay” Polk), and New York (John Schemitsch). Together, they make up Ds&J, a rare improv group that enjoys performing forms that are both visceral and cerebral. Special guest appearance will be by R. Kevin Garcia Doyle, Hawaii’s own improvisational guru and father of improv, responsible for most things improv in Hawaii.

For “secret show” information; email, tweet, facebook, find, and friend. No cover charge at the door or tickets needed, tips are appreciated and will go to allow the performers to perform their original form, Karma at national festivals in 2011.

For more information about Dicks & Jane, please e-mail Monica Coldwell at

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