Joel Jones and friends from Big Blue Door join Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call host Rick Moore for some improvisational fun.
The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.
Stories. Telling true stories. Telling funny stories. Telling stories to connect us. Telling stories to self-express. Today on Home Grown we talk with related but different artistic cousins. First Joel Jones, co-founder of Big Blue Door, returns to the show to talk about the latest incarnation of their class Telling True Stories. Joel’s one of the smartest artists that we know so we always love talking to him, though we always feel like we barely scratch his surface. Next we continue our serious talks (or sort of serious) about being seriously funny. Stand-up Chris Alan returns and brings with him fellow comedian Winston Hodges. They’re going to be hosting The Ante Up Comedy Show (Host Battle Edition), and we take the opportunity to talk about the craft of stand-up. It’s a look at the side of art that’s all about stories. (At least that’s our story, and we’re sticking to it.) Of course, all sides of art have a home on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.
Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks to Joel Jones, Nauder Namaky, Brian Weisbrod, Jess Pascoal and Kelsey Keverline about their work with Big Blue Door. Listen as the five improvise on a number of topics.
Home Grown hosts Clinton Johnston and Leslie M. Scott Jones talk to Joel Jones from Big Blue Door Improv about their upcoming show at C’Ville Coffee and about their next round of improv classes, and Jacquie Patteson, local theater director talks about her upcoming show, ShenanArts‘ production of Five Women Wearing the Same Dress in Staunton.
This Thursday, the Big Blue Door Jam will hold its first ever Big Blue Door Slam, at which previous winners of the storytelling event will try to win the annual prize. Here, one of the participants, Miller Murray Susen, shares a story inspired by the theme of families. This story was performed in December of 2012.