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The first portion of the show takes place in the dark, please don’t freak out! The lights will come on and you will see us after a few minutes.
The StarBorn is an audience-interactive, improvised alien invasion. Ryan and Mia play alien twins that beam down onto the stage (Planet Earth) and interact with the audience. They misinterpret everything about the audience and re-enact the wild assumptions they make about them. We (as the aliens) explore the whole room and interact with the humans in order to have fun before we destroy them all and take over their planet!
But just before they blast us into particle dust, they want to get to know us a little bit. Play with our emotions and see up close the culture they’ve prepared to destroy for centuries. No seat is safe as they work their way into the audience and observe, misinterpret and often abduct anyone that strikes their fancy. Earth is doomed in the best possible way.
Show Length (in mins): Any length, but typically 20-25
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We played OOB in 2014, headlining the downstairs Hideout show as well as playing the State Theater as the interstitial group between the Improv Nerd podcast and the jam.
This is an excerpt from an article titled “The 5 Best Improv Shows I’ve seen” by blogger Yesandrew.com. The Starborn ranked as an honorable mention:
“This is “character improv,” where the two improvisers — Mia Iseman and Ryan Austin — play the same characters every time. In this case, two aliens visiting Earth with the intention of blowing it up, but not before doing a bunch of audience-interactive improv. They wear elaborate costumes. They have elaborate tech. And the Starborn is clearly the most interesting improv project I saw last year. Very, very good.”