Half-Masted Improv

Half-Masted at Lark Brewing!

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May 29, 2017

Half-Masted is performing WEEKLY at Lark Brewing in Waterloo, Iowa every Thursday night at 5:30-6:30!

When: 5:30-6:30pm Thursday nights of summer 2017

See all of the Facebook events!

Half-Masted at the CAC!

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April 3, 2017

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!

Half-Masted at RodCon 2017!

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March 20, 2017

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.**

 

Half-Masted at The Lampost!

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March 20, 2017

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!

Half-Masted in Exira, IA!

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February 28, 2017

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!

At practice…

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February 9, 2017

When your professor has you write a paper, a speech, the Bill of Rights, the back of a shampoo bottle, another paper, and have it all done by midnight.

Half-Masted at Coulee Region Improv & Sketch Festival!

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February 6, 2017

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!

New members!!

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January 29, 2017

We are SOOO excited to welcome our new castmates!

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

Auditions January 24th & 26th, 2017!

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January 17, 2017

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!

 

Thank you, Smokestack!

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January 14, 2017

We had such a good time last night at the Smokestack in Dubuque, Iowa!

We want to thank everyone who came to share some laughs with us and threw out great suggestions!

Half-Masted group pic @Smokestack

Half-Masted at Smokestack

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December 9, 2016

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!

Our shows are coming up fast!

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November 22, 2016

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Thank you to our very own Natalia for making our poster! Multi-talented!

3-Show Event!

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November 12, 2016

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

 

 

Auditions August 30 & 31, 2016!

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August 24, 2015
Half Masted Improv Needs New People

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

Blair

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April 13, 2017

Blair is alive and magic is afoot! She will hit your blues with a rainbow of comedy sunshine, keeping aware of the fact that blue is in the rainbow, because that’s all part of the stew. Blair knows the stew. Knowing is her Way. As is Comedy.

An interview with Blair

Best food to order at a fast food place: Extra sauce.
Movie you wish you were in: “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
Life goal: Travel to all 7 continents or find the perfect ratio of cereal to milk.
Favorite comedian: Robin Williams
Best thing about improv: I don’t have to remember my lines.
FUN FACT: I am a certified Scuba Diver.

Bronwyn

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April 13, 2017

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.

An interview with Bronwyn

Best food to order at a fast food place: Crispy chicken sandwich and fries.
Movie you wish you were in: “Mean Girls”
Life goal: Become a clothing store¬†or restaurant owner, landscape designer,¬†or a¬†cast member on SNL… I have a lot of dreams.
Favorite thing to do in your free time: I work on this website. I enjoy that.
Favorite comedian: Amy Poehler
Best thing about improv: When a weird and special moment happens in a show that no one can predict and it makes the show unforgettable.
FUN FACT: My favorite podcast is “Good Job, Brain!” because I love¬†all things trivia!

Danny

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April 13, 2017

Danny feels like an “R” rated movie – He’s really deep and intellectual with tons of good life lessons, but as soon as your parents come in, there’s an awkward sex scene. Then you have to say “No! I promise he’s not like this normally!”

An interview with Danny

Best food to order at a fast food place: Chicken tenders. Can’t go wrong there.
Something you’re known for: Burritos.
Movie you wish you were in: “The Emperor’s New Groove” so I could hang out with Kronk.
Life goal: To improve the life of each person I meet, no matter how small.
Favorite thing to do in your free time: I’m a pretty big gamer (both of the board and video variety).
Favorite comedian: Too many… Louis CK, Bill Burr, and John Mulaney.
Best thing about improv: The positivity ūüôā
FUN FACT: I used to be a professional commentator for video games.

Jacob

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April 13, 2017

Musical as James Dean and rebellious as Billy Joel, Jacob can play French Horn with one hand, trumpet with the other, and can add in piano, but we aren’t going to tell you how.

Kamal

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April 13, 2017

Woke up it was a Chelsea morning and the first thing I knew, was that Kamal was on stage and he was entertaining you. He takes selfies in his autos and loves royal rumble wreckin’! Won’t you stay, he’ll put on the day and give you 23 laughs per second!

Layne

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April 13, 2017

Hello, internet, and all who inhabit it! We want you to meet Layne LeQuatte, which is French for “The Three Lanes”. This is appropriate, because Layne delivers all three lanes of comedy on the metaphorical highway of our stage: Satire, Slapstick, and that Haircut!

Logan C.

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April 13, 2017

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?

Logan T.

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April 13, 2017

What do you call a triangular piece of chocolate that is brilliant at comedy? Logan Tobler…one! When he’s not dressed as a chipmunk, Logan will – actually – sorry – once you see him dressed as a chipmunk, how can you say anything else? Oh Logan. Oh Chipmunk. Oh world.

An interview with Logan T.

Movie you wish you were in: I wish I was in “The Muppets”.
Life goal: To be a broadcaster.
Favorite comedian: Will Ferrell
Best thing about improv: The unique suggestions we always get to act out.
FUN FACT: I have the highest IQ level of “American Idol” out of anyone in the world. If you give me a season and a placement, I can say who that person is and possibly what song they sang the week they were eliminated.

 

Mallory

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April 13, 2017

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.

Natalia

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April 13, 2017

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!

An interview with Natalia

Best food to order at a fast food place: M&M McFlurry
Something you’re good at: Zumba

Ray

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April 13, 2017

After all the discussions, concussions, percussions Рthe explanations, ruminations, formulations.  After the charts have been charted, the arguments argued, the data described.  After the critics, humorists, and meteorologists have all weighed in.  In the final analysis, it is true.  Ray IS a drop of golden sun.

Sarah

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April 13, 2017

‚ÄúSarah,‚ÄĚ asked Tonya one day in a quiet voice, ‚ÄúWhy does the moon feel so cold when I hold it in my hands?‚ÄĚ Sarah didn‚Äôt 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 ‚ÄúWhy does the moon feel so cold when I hold it in my hands.‚ÄĚ But yet, but yet, but yet…