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==History==
 
==History==
The Shoves used to be [[Dillinger]], one of the most respected and popular Harold teams of the time. But when [[Anthony King]] and [[Joe Wengert]] left to join/form [[Reuben Williams]] the remaining members chose to start over with a new name, as well as two new members, Bobby Moynihan and Angeliki George (who had been on [[Police Chief Rumble]]).  
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The Shoves used to be [[Dillinger]], a respected and popular Harold team of the time. But when [[Anthony King]] and [[Joe Wengert]] left to join/form [[Reuben Williams]] the remaining members chose to start over with a new name, as well as two new members, Bobby Moynihan and Angeliki George (who had been on [[Police Chief Rumble]]).  
  
The Shoves quickly became a great team in their own right and in many ways better than their predecessor. They seemed a notch less silly than Dillinger but far more innovative with form. They often gave their shows a theme and bent Harold structure to suit the suggestion. Part of this was from the influence of their long-time coach [[Peter Gwinn]]. They had masterful sound-and-movement / organic openings which would evolve into a form for their show.
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The Shoves quickly became a great team in their own right. They often gave their shows a theme and bent Harold structure to suit the suggestion. Part of this was from the influence of their long-time coach [[Peter Gwinn]]. They had very strong sound-and-movement / organic openings which would evolve into a form for their show.
  
 
Among memorable Shoves shows:
 
Among memorable Shoves shows:

Revision as of 10:12, 19 October 2008

The Shoves was a New York City based Harold Team at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. They performed from November 9, 2004 to March 28, 2006.

Cast

Sarah Burns, Brett Christensen, Angeliki George, Bobby Moynihan, Lennon Parham, Risa Sang-urai, Erik Tanouye, Zach Woods

History

The Shoves used to be Dillinger, a respected and popular Harold team of the time. But when Anthony King and Joe Wengert left to join/form Reuben Williams the remaining members chose to start over with a new name, as well as two new members, Bobby Moynihan and Angeliki George (who had been on Police Chief Rumble).

The Shoves quickly became a great team in their own right. They often gave their shows a theme and bent Harold structure to suit the suggestion. Part of this was from the influence of their long-time coach Peter Gwinn. They had very strong sound-and-movement / organic openings which would evolve into a form for their show.

Among memorable Shoves shows:

  • a show which became more and more like a series of Arthur Miller plays
  • a show which took play entirely in the head of Risa
  • "sports" -- a show in which the group games showed the actors on a bench discussing the "game" (Harold).

Signature

  • The Shoves for a period wore brightly-colored shirts and entered the stage doing cartwheels.