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
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
JACK ZULLO certified reviewer June 23, 2016
Glad I caught this show. ... full review
DAVID MACDOWELL BLUE certified reviewer June 07, 2016
Personally, I think I'm spoiled because the only improv artists I usually see are those who've made it into something like stardom. Which is not fair. It is as if the only actors you've ever seen are the likes of Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman, etc. performing established classics! So I had to adjust myself a bit to the freshness and relatively unpolished nature of this troupe. Once I did, I had a very nice time indeed!... full review