No Shame Theatre Archives (2003)

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Author or (No Shamer) - Title (Performers, if known)


No Shame in Miami begins Thursday, January 9th, 2003 at the Pelican's Nest Shows will be every Thursday at 8:30. Sign up for the order at 7:30.

Thursday, January 9th, 2003 - [Pelican's Nest]
[First No Shame at Miami/Cutler Ridge]

1) David Duncan - Cavernicola

2) David Duncan - Mostly Liquid
3) Howard Zimmerle - The Speech
4) Tiawana - My Life (poetry)
5) Jim Perdomo - Carpet Muncher
6) Todd Ristau - Bench
7) Todd Ristau - Monster Truck
8) James Horak and Nick Clark - In Agreement
9) David Melvin - Metro Team
[We used four scripts from the FAK on Jan. 9 - Todd Ristau: "The Bench" and "Monster Truck" James Horak and Nick Clark "In Agreement" Howard Zimmerle "The Speech" We butchered "Monster Truck" but "The Bench" won for best performance. "In Agreement" was okay but ended up feeling like a whodunit. "The Speech" went over well, but we cut the actresses from 4 to 2. truly was the good, the bad, and the ugly. --DD]
Thursday, January 16th, 2003 - [Pelican's Nest]
Jim Perdomo - Matched Carpet
Chris Karennberg - Pasta
Chris Karennberg - Old Man
J.D. Ruelle - Take Back the Classroom
David Duncan - Thuperman
Todd Ristau - the green man
Sean Nitchman - Treat or Trick
David Duncan - Natural Causes

Thursday, January 23rd, 2003 - [Pelican's Nest]
(Deco Drive filmed this day)
David Melvin - Flag Rally
David Melvin - Metro Team
Chris Karennberg - Drive Thru
Todd Ristau - Bench
Jim Perdomo - Carpet
David Melvin - Tella Hella
David Duncan - Thuperman
Chris Karennberg - Acme Investigater
David Melvin - Richard Cranium

Thursday, January 30th, 2003 - [Pelican's Nest]
Laurie Feldman - Dorothy
James Erwin - Coasting on Good Looks and Popularity
Jim Perdomo - Basketball
David Melvin - Cowboy
David Melvin - Tella Hella 2
the Becket Parody - James Lin Erwin
David Duncan - Grandma Bingo

Thursday, February 6th, 2003 - [Pelican's Nest]
David Duncan - Demon Intro
Brian Jones - Harmonica Solo
Chris Karennberg - Speed Dating
David Duncan - Essay on Chocolate
Wozniak and Zimmerle - The Hand Job
Sean Nitchmann - Discount Bob
David Duncan - Breakfast
Howard Zimmerle - A Call to Action
David Duncan - The No Shame End

Thursday, February 13th, 2003 - [Pelican's Nest]
David Duncan - 10 Commandment Intro
Chris Karennberg - Confession
David Duncan - Liquid
Chris Karrenberg - Homeless
Drake Iowa - Four Cycle: pt 5, the Neighbors on the Porch Swing
Chris Karennberg - Rodeo
Chris Karennberg - Vaudeville Days
David Duncan - No Shame End

Thursday, February 20th, 2003 - [Pelican's Nest]
David Duncan - Demon Intro 2
Brian Jones - Harmonica Solo Number 2
Luke Pingel - Vignettes Onboard
Horak and Erwin - A Happy Song About Smiles
Chris Karennberg - KL
Todd Ristau - Rabbit
James Erwin - One Last Parody While My Feeble Brain Stalls For Time
?? - ??Guard??
Chris Karennberg - Dating Game
David Duncan - The No Shame End

Thursday, February 27th, 2003 - [Pelican's Nest]
David Duncan - Pure Theft
David Duncan - Old Man
Chris Karennberg - Drive Thru
David Duncan - Pure Theft 2
Chris Karennberg - Speed Dating
Chris Karennberg - Angel
David Melvin - Metro Team
David Melvin, JFK, DSD - Little Richard

Thursday, March 6th , 2003 - [Pelican's Nest]
David Duncan - Viagra
David Duncan - Marriage
H.B. McGrew - Mall of the Afterlife
David Duncan - Islam
David Duncan - Bridge

Thursday, March 13th, 2003 - [Pelican's Nest]
David Duncan - Pure Theft 3A
David Duncan - Pure Theft 3B
David Duncan - Pure Theft 3C
Rwanda Jones - Universal Poetry
David Duncan - Pure Theft 3E
David Duncan - Pure Theft 3D
David Melvin - Political Poetry
Chris Karennberg - PETA

Thursday, March 20th, 2003 - [Pelican's Nest]
David Duncan - A Prayer
DSD - Authorship Intro to Mountain of Life 1 & 2, DSD
David Melvin - Mountain of Life 1
David Duncan - Mountain of life 2
David Duncan - A Monologue by Laurie
David Duncan - A Monologue by DoubleD
Adam Hahn - Business Casual
Chris Karenberg - Angel

Thursday, March 27th, 2003 - [Pelican's Nest]
Chris Karennberg - Rodeo
Sean Nitchmann - Discount Bob
Chris Karennberg - Cherry Mender
David Duncan - Pure Theft 4
David Melvin - Little Richard 2

Thursday, April 3rd, 2003 - [Pelican's Nest]
David Duncan - Halo
David Duncan - Thuperman2
David Duncan - Barbie
David Duncan - Mr Grouper
David Duncan - Lufa
David Duncan - Lucky

Thursday, June 12th, 2003 - [Pelican's Nest]
David Duncan - Bar
David Duncan - Death Scene
Jim Perdomo - Ron
David Duncan - Welcome to Hell
David Duncan - Grandpa

Thursday, June 19th, 2003 - [Pelican's Nest]
Howard Zimmerle - A Contest
David Duncan - Palm Reader
Chris Karrenberg - Cherry Mender
David Duncan - Ectum
David Duncan - Doughnut

Thursday, July 24th, 2003 - [Pelican's Nest]
David Duncan - Short Fuse
David Duncan - Homestead Declares War
David Duncan - Bird Shot 2
David Duncan - Too Many Shots

Thursday, August 7th, 2003 - [Pelican's Nest]
(Puppet Show)
David Duncan - Bird Shot 5
David Duncan - Little Red Hood
David Duncan - Shithead
David Duncan - Pesticide
David Duncan - Tommy Bear

Thursday, August 14th, 2003 - [Pelican's Nest]
(Stand up comedy routine, last show)
David Duncan - Stand up comedy


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Thursday, October 16th, 2003 - [University of Miami]

$250 in prizes at No Shame Theatre, University of Miami

Have you ever wanted to act, write or direct? Do you have complaints or poetry, rants or raves?  Here's your chance.

No Shame Theatre is a nationally recognized, nonprofit, theater franchise. Opening night show is October 16th at the RAT.

"No Shame Theatre is an open forum for performers (and writers) of all types, where anything really does go…it's the good, the bad, and the really silly". Miami Herald

Rules for independent acts.

1: All work must be original (that includes music) and must be written in script form. (Please bring enough copies for the cast and stage manager).
2: Max: 5 minutes long. Min: Lights up/down.
3: You can't break anything - - not yourself, not the audience, not the theater, and no laws.
4: No fire, without prior approval.
5: Sign-up must be done by 9 PM ; Show starts at 10:30 PM. Only the first 15 will be accepted, so show up early!

Don't have an independent act? Call us ahead of time, we'll read your script, assign parts, and arrange rehearsals. Actors are eligible for Best Performer only.
Contact DoubleD at or call 305-254-0108..

No Shame Theatre is the brainchild of Todd Ristau and Jeff Goode. Jeff currently works in television and scripted the pilot for MTVs Undressed, now in its sixth season. (Cancelled after 7???) Todd Ristau has had his work produced around the world, including London's exclusive West End.

Prizes have been broken down in this format:

$100 Best Written work
         50% of your score: Style and format, add stage directions. Call for format if unfamiliar with plays written to be immediately acted out on stage. Stage directions are not usually included in a play, so keep direction to the bare minimum. No Shame pieces, already produced, are not eligible.

$100 Best Production
All the actors knew their lines, all the props were there, and nobody tripped. Everybody, as a group, is eligible for this one.

$50 Best Performer
By applause. Step up and declare yourself eligible.