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[[Stranger]] is a PIT House Team that performs in repertory on [[Super Free Wednesday]] at 8pm at [[The Peoples Improv Theater]].
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[[Stranger]] was a PIT House Team that performs in repertory on [[Super Free Wednesday]] at 8pm at [[The Peoples Improv Theater]].
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
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The team was originally assembled by the PIT's ensemble committee on January 10th, 2011. Members had recently been shuffled from previous PIT House Teams [[Senator]], [[Darling]], and [[Lethal Kitty]]. [[Lucas Zachary Hazlett]] and [[Micah Sherman]] were new House Team Members when the team was created. 
  
The team was originally assembled by the PIT's ensemble committee on January 10th, 2011. They perform regularly as part of the theater's [[Super Free Wednesday]] lineup. Their first show took place on January 12th, 2011.
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Their first show took place on January 12th, 2011 to a sold out audience at [[The Peoples Improv Theater]]. Their last show was on January 25th, 2012.
  
 
==Name Origin==
 
==Name Origin==
 
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The name [[Stranger]] is a direct reference from the first show the team performed together, when they were still unnamed. In their first group game together as a team, every member of [[Stranger]] played a band-mate to a drunken Billy Joel trying unsuccesfully to record tracks for his eventual 1977 album "The Stranger".
The name [[Stranger]] is a direct pull from the first show the team performed together, when they were still unnamed. In the show, the first group involved a drunk Billy Joel trying to record his 1977 album "The Stranger", but he and his band were too drunk to play their instruments.
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==Memorable Shows==
 
==Memorable Shows==
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On February 2nd, 2011, [[Stranger]] performed the [[Groundhog Day Show]], a form they created moments before walking onstage for their [[Super Free Wednesday]] time-slot.
  
On February 2nd, 2011, [[Stranger]] performed their [[Groundhogs Day Show]], a form they created moments before walking onstage for their [[Super Free Wednesday]] time-slot. On June 8th, 2011, another SFW show, Stranger performed [[Urban Superhero]].
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On Saturday, June 25th, 2011, [[Stranger]] filled in for [[Big Black Car]] on their 8pm showcase.
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==Improvising with a Stranger==
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[[Improvising with a Stranger]] was a weekly performance that takes place during [[Improdome]] on [[Super Free Wednesday]] involving alternating members of the group.
  
 
==Cast==
 
==Cast==
 
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Stranger was [[Lucas Zachary Hazlett]], [[Erick Hellwig]], [[Bradford Jordan]], [[Chris Roberti]], [[Micah Sherman]], [[Rob Stern]], [[Phil Wells]] and [[Michelle Wolf]] when it was assembled. Over the waining months of the team's run people left the team. On January 25th, the only remaining members of the team were Hazlett, Hellwig, Roberti and Stern, although all team members returned for their finale show.
Stranger is [[Lucas Zachary Hazlett]], [[Erick Hellwig]], [[Bradford Jordan]], [[Chris Roberti]], [[Micah Sherman]], [[Rob Stern]], [[Phil Wells]] and [[Michelle Wolf]].
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==Alternate Groups/Projects==
 
==Alternate Groups/Projects==
  
* [[Lucas Zachary Hazlett]] is a member of [[Noboby's Token]], [[Herschel]], and [[Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Vein]].
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* [[Lucas Zachary Hazlett]] is a member of [[Noboby's Token]], [[Herschel]], and [[Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Vein]]. He hosts [[Study Hall]] and performs in [[Family Haircut]].
* [[Erick Hellwig]] is a member of [[Herschel]], [[Darling]], and [[American Human]].
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* [[Erick Hellwig]] is a member of [[Herschel]], [[Darling]], and [[American Human]]. He hosted [[New Team Lunacy]] and currently performs in [[Family Haircut]].
* [[Bradford Jordan]] is a member of [[Swords]].
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* [[Bradford Jordan]] is a member of [[Swords]], and formerly [[Party Lights]] and [[Senator]].
* [[Chris Roberti]] is a member of [[New Excitement]].
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* [[Chris Roberti]] is a member of [[New Excitement]], and formerly [[Halfbear]] and [[Senator]]. He hosts [[Recess]] and performs in [[Birds]].
* [[Micah Sherman]] does a lot of stuff.
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* [[Micah Sherman]] performs in [[The Scene]].
* [[Rob Stern]] is a busy man.
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* [[Rob Stern]] hosts [[Overload The Machine]], and was formerly a member of [[Party Lights]] and [[Senator]]. He performs in [[Family Haircut]].
* [[Michelle Wolf]] is out and about!
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* [[Michelle Wolf]] hosts [[Fresh]], and was formerly a member of [[Zoltar: The Future Telling Machine]] and [[Lethal Kitty]].
* [[Phil Wells]] is a member of [[SidViscous!]].
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* [[Phil Wells]] is a member of [[SidViscous!]], and formerly [[Senator]].
 
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==Director==
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Stranger is coached by [[Christian Capozolli]].
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==Resources==
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*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Local-154/297978970678?ref=ts#!/pages/Stranger/106452282765739 Official Facebook Page for Stranger]
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*[http://improvisgoodforyou.com/category/improv/stranger/ Stranger on Improvisgoodforyou]
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*[http://www.vimeo.com/24858051 Stranger Show ("Urban Superhero") on Vimeo]
  
 
[[Category:Improv Groups]]
 
[[Category:Improv Groups]]
 
[[Category:PIT House Teams]]
 
[[Category:PIT House Teams]]
 
[[Category:New York City]]
 
[[Category:New York City]]

Latest revision as of 21:25, 5 March 2013

Stranger was a PIT House Team that performs in repertory on Super Free Wednesday at 8pm at The Peoples Improv Theater.

History

The team was originally assembled by the PIT's ensemble committee on January 10th, 2011. Members had recently been shuffled from previous PIT House Teams Senator, Darling, and Lethal Kitty. Lucas Zachary Hazlett and Micah Sherman were new House Team Members when the team was created.

Their first show took place on January 12th, 2011 to a sold out audience at The Peoples Improv Theater. Their last show was on January 25th, 2012.

Name Origin

The name Stranger is a direct reference from the first show the team performed together, when they were still unnamed. In their first group game together as a team, every member of Stranger played a band-mate to a drunken Billy Joel trying unsuccesfully to record tracks for his eventual 1977 album "The Stranger".

Memorable Shows

On February 2nd, 2011, Stranger performed the Groundhog Day Show, a form they created moments before walking onstage for their Super Free Wednesday time-slot.

On Saturday, June 25th, 2011, Stranger filled in for Big Black Car on their 8pm showcase.

Improvising with a Stranger

Improvising with a Stranger was a weekly performance that takes place during Improdome on Super Free Wednesday involving alternating members of the group.

Cast

Stranger was Lucas Zachary Hazlett, Erick Hellwig, Bradford Jordan, Chris Roberti, Micah Sherman, Rob Stern, Phil Wells and Michelle Wolf when it was assembled. Over the waining months of the team's run people left the team. On January 25th, the only remaining members of the team were Hazlett, Hellwig, Roberti and Stern, although all team members returned for their finale show.

Alternate Groups/Projects

Resources