Another show?! That’s correct, folks! Half-Masted is back for our end-of-semester show at the Communication Arts Center at the University of Northern Iowa on the night of April 22nd!

Where: University of Northern Iowa Communication Arts Center (Room 108) 1555 W 27th St. Cedar Falls, IA

When: April 22nd 7-8pm (Family-friendly) & 8:15-9pm (more adulty)

Cast list:

Jacob Meade
Mallory Park
Danny Ready
Rachael Smith
Logan Chaloupka
Bronwyn May
Natalia Tinoco
Sarah Betz
Logan Tobler
Blair Mirke
Kamal Al-Dheeb
Layne LeQuatte

See the Facebook event for the early show!

See the Facebook event for the late show!

Fresh off having a show the night before, we will be warmed up and energized (probably because of caffeine, not sleep) for our performances at……. RodCon at the University of Northern Iowa! 

When: Saturday, April 1st, 2017 (RodCon is from 10am-4pm, our performance times are TBD)

Where: University of Northern Iowa Rod Library (location of the show TBD) 1227 W 27th St, Cedar Falls, IA 50614

Cast list:

Jacob Meade
Mallory Park
Danny Ready
Rachael Smith
Logan Chaloupka
Bronwyn May
Natalia Tinoco
Sarah Betz
Logan Tobler
Blair Mirke
Kamal Al-Dheeb
Layne LeQuatte

 

Check out RodCon’s Facebook event here!

**We will make a Facebook post when we have more information available.**

 

Back at it again at The Lampost Theatre! Come see our shenanigans that we make up in front of your eyes on March 31st in Cedar Falls, Iowa!

When: Friday, March 31st, 2017 @7-8pm

Where: The Lampost Theatre 204 W Seerley Blvd, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Cast list:

Jacob Meade
Mallory Park
Danny Ready
Rachael Smith
Logan Chaloupka
Bronwyn May
Natalia Tinoco
Sarah Betz
Logan Tobler
Blair Mirke
Kamal Al-Dheeb
Layne LeQuatte

 

Check out the Facebook event!

Exira here we come! Saturday, March 11th, join us in Exira, Iowa for dinner, a silent auction, and our show to benefit the community center! We are so excited and we hope to see you guys there!

When: Saturday, March 11th from 5:30-9pm (we are at 7pm)

Where: Exira Recreational Center 106 Jefferson St, Exira, Iowa 50076

Cast list:

Mallory Park
Danny Ready
Rachael Smith
Bronwyn May
Sarah Betz
Kamal Al-Dheeb
Layne LeQuatte

Check out the Facebook event!

We are honored to have been invited to this year’s Improv & Sketch Festival in La Crosse, WI!

There will lots and lots of incredible improv troupes from around the area that we will perform at the festival and we can’t wait to watch and learn from them!

When: 7pm (Event runs all weekend, this is just when we perform)

Where: 428 Front St S, La Crosse WI 54601

Cast list:
Mallory Park
Rachael Smith
Bronwyn May
Natalia Tinoco
Sarah Betz
Logan Tobler
Blair Mirke
Layne LeQuatte

Check out the Facebook event!

Check out the festival’s website!

Love improv and being a part of a fantastic troupe? Half-Masted is holding auditions at the University of Northern Iowa campus January 24th and 26th!

Who will be there: The current Half-Masted troupe and all of you guys!

When: January 24th and 26th, 2017. Both from 5-7pm.

Where: Bartlett Hall room 1017

Don’t be nervous! We will be playing improv games and having lots of fun getting to know everyone! You don’t need to bring anything! No sweat!

 

Join us for jokes at Smokestack January 13th at 9pm. $5 cover at the door to benefit Half-Masted!

Perfect for a Friday (the 13th) night out!

Where: The Smokestack 62 E 7th St, Dubuque, Iowa 52001

When: 9pm

Cast:
Danny Ready
Bronwyn May
Logan Tobler
Mallory Park
Natalia Tinoco
Rachael Smith
Sarah Betz

*May not be family-friendly…we don’t know what we are going to say!

Check out the Facebook link!


Come join us two nights in a row to witness never before seen skits and jokes! Perfect for kicking back and having a good time!

December 2nd show: (7-8:30pm) UNI Communication Arts Complex (Room 108) 1555 W 27th St. Cedar Falls, IA

December 3rd show: (7-9pm & 9-10pm) UNI Bertha Martin Memorial Theatre Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614

Cast list:

Karen Kobliska

Danny Ready

Mallory Park

Rachael Smith

Jim Keane

Bronwyn May

Logan Chaloupka

Natalia Tinoco

Sarah Betz

Logan Tobler

 

 

We need new members!

Maybe you could be one.

Here is a Facebook event about the whole thing.

Here is more info:

Come try out to be a member of Half Masted

5pm, Tuesday, August 30
or
5pm, Wednesday, August 31

Auditions are held in the Purple Pen Room (Tue) & College Eye Room (Wed) inside Maucker Union at the University of Northern Iowa

Impossible to anagram, Bronwyn wakes up every morning, and goes to sleep at night, just like someone who isn’t a brilliant comedienne and alternate Powerpuff Girl. She likes Viktoriya Yermolyeva, presumably because they are also impossible to anagram. Worn by many, wielded by few, will she brandish the Comedy Gauntlets at the next show? Bronwyn May.

Measuring only five feet one, Logan’s presence is such that people often come away with the impression that he is the tallest member of our little band of thugs. Logan embraces the good, fights the bad, and tolerates the neutral. He keeps a locked box in his pocket, about the size of a deck of cards or a pack of cigarettes, and gets gently violent when anybody asks about its contents. If you prick him, he bleeds, if you tickle him, he laughs, if you poison him, he dies, and if you wrong him, shall he not revenge?

Thou, Mallory, improv her goddess; to thy comedy her services are bound. Wherefore should we stand in the plague of budget cuts and permit the curiosity of students to wither? No, for she is some twelve or fourteen characters presented sequentially, brother, bastard, base? Her dimensions are as well compact as her mind is generous and her shape is true as honest comedy’s issue? Her brand is us.

All the way from Bogota, Colombia; beloved by Half-Masted, Buzzfeed, VOGUE, and MTV, Natalia Tinoco will take the negativity in the room, trap it in a snow globe, shake it up, and then toss it into the heart of an active volcano. That metaphor worked better in my head. Let’s talk literally: Natalia is amazing onstage and you will be delighted to see her perform!

Sarah

“Sarah,” asked Tonya one day in a quiet voice, “Why does the moon feel so cold when I hold it in my hands?” Sarah didn’t know how to answer such a question. Cold? In her hands? What was Aunt Tonya even asking? Why was she the way she was. And for that matter, why was Sarah the way she was? These were the questions, the big questions, not “Why does the moon feel so cold when I hold it in my hands.” But yet, but yet, but yet…