The Human Test Subjects

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

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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
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
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
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
BRADLEY OROK certified reviewer June 18, 2016
great show and cast.... full review
JACK STROUD uncertified reviewer 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
SPENCER FRANKEBERGER uncertified reviewer 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
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
JENNIFER ASHE uncertified reviewer 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
JACK ZULLO certified reviewer June 23, 2016
Glad I caught this show. ... full review