The Human Test Subjects

don't ride the reindeer productions · Ages 21+ · United States of America

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engaging · feminist · fun! · impro theatre · all-female · comedy · fun · funny · improv
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BENNY LUMPKINS certified reviewer · June 04, 2016
There were many great moments, I loved the text-message piece. The all-female cast were smart, quick, fun, and creative, all of which are important to be successful at sketch comedy.... full review

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ERIK BLAIR certified reviewer · June 04, 2016
tagged as: fun · Engaging · comedy · Impro Theatre · Feminist · all-female
Improv is a staple of Los Angeles theater, so companies that can find a new way to approach it or a new wrinkle to the game are worth checking out. Enter The Human Test Subjects, an all-women improv group comprised of very talented ladies who all deal with some form of mental illness (from anxiety to depression to PTSD and so on). Watching their preview performance, I was struck by many different reactions. First and foremost--they're damn funny. As you want an improv group to be. In any improv situation, some jokes land better than others--but every single one of them had at least a few great moments that were worth watching, and that's fantastic. Second, their stated purpose had its own impact on the show, both in some of the games and... full review

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NATHAN ONDRACEK certified reviewer · June 24, 2016
tagged as: improv · Fun! · funny
This show is a ton of fun, and provides a great insight into the performers as well. I love the message presented and how these women bravely choose to step out into such a vulnerable medium to bring a light into the lives of others. I see a fun, talented group of women forming, and can't wait to see what happens to this group in the future!... full review

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ANNA MAVROMATI certified reviewer · June 24, 2016
These ladies are awesome and funny and what they're doing is very cool. The improv games are tons of fun and I appreciate that they're simultaneously working for a great cause to spread awareness of and destigmatize mental illness. Keep doing what you're doing!!... full review

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JACK STROUD · June 19, 2016
As an Actor I appreciate Improv as a skill,but usually am not a big fan of watching it....This was a pleasant exception,seasoned all female cast,great characters,quick witted,and a messageOne Cast Member,Emily Decker also appears in Broadway Noir,the show I produced,and I know her work well.This is a perfect vehicle for her quirky talents. Well worth seeing... full review

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BRADLEY OROK certified reviewer · June 18, 2016
great show and cast.... full review

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NANCY WOODS certified reviewer · June 22, 2016
I loved it! One of their goals, stated at the top of the show, is to remove the stigma of mental illness. Each actor shared a bit of herself with the audience and from that moment on, actor and audience were a team. And mental illness and creativity are often very closely linked, furthering their mission. They made us laugh, and they made us remember their stories. If you need a fun show, check this out. ... full review

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SPENCER FRANKEBERGER · June 19, 2016
This show was HILARIOUS. The performers are really good at doing what they do, especially when they get good suggestions from the audience (and even not-so-good ones!), and the meaning behind their forming of a troupe is inspiring as well. Try and catch this show if you can--it's one of the funniest improv groups I've seen. The transitions were sometimes a bit awkward and not quite so smooth, which detracted from the pace ever-so-slightly, but they more than made up for it during their games--I couldn't stop laughing.... full review

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JACK ZULLO certified reviewer · June 23, 2016
Glad I caught this show. ... full review

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JENNIFER ASHE · June 22, 2016
Lovely to see these women doing what they love. The group is tight and the show was a lot of fun. Then, when you hear their stories and why they get together, the evening takes on more meaning. Thank you for sharing!... full review

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