8’Oclock buzz Bob Jacobson interviews guests Tony Trout, Deborah Hearst and Dan McCoy of Are We Delicious? presents Double Delicious, their 22nd (and also 23rd) show written, rehearsed and premiered in a single week. Drawing at random, the two ensembles of Madison performer/writers will write short plays for each other to act. Working together in a deliberate crisis situation, the writer/actors will work for seven straight days to create two original shows.
4 Performances: May 9 & 10 and 16 & 17 (Mon/Tues) @ 7:30 pm
113 E. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53704
Advance tickets: www.arewedelicious.com
Tony Trout is the founder and impresario of Are We Delicious?, an ensemble of Madison performer/writers who conceive, write, rehearse and perform an original one-hour show in a single week. The Delicious formula has been refined in 20 full productions in 4 years, student productions at Edgewood and MATC, a partnership with StageQ, and breaks new ground in this year’s Am I Delicious? ensemble theatre class. Tony is also a producer, director and actor. Recent projects include directing A Little Night Music and My Fair Lady for Four Seasons, and performing as George in Alley Stage’s production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.
Deborah Hearst is a professional actor, theatre collaborator, writer, and storyteller. In Madison, she’s worked with Children’s Theater of Madison, TheatreLila, Strollers, Are WeDelicious?, Madison Theatre Guild, Mercury Players, and Bricks Theater. Her favorite local roles include Catherine in Rapture, Blister, Burn; Lavinia Goodell in Lavinia; and Kelly in Pain and the Itch. She has been seen on stage in and written for That’s What She Said: Head Noise and That’s What They Said: Firsts with Bricks Theater, as well as Are We Delicious?: SciFi and Are We Delicious?: Valentine’s.
Dan McCoy was in several theatre productions as a child, including The How Do You Do Revue with Theatre for Young Audiences, as well as Annie, Cinderella, and Suessical with Lakeshore Productions. In Highschool, Dan played in Hillbilly Weddin’ and performed the lead role of Lucas Maxwell in The Boarding House Reach. Dan has been taking improv classes with Monkey Business Institute since early 2014; completing Levels 1 through 5, Music Levels 1 and 2, Sketch Writing, and the Performance Track Class. Dan is a cast regular for the improvised podcast It Came from the Headlines and will be attending Film School in Brisbane, Australia later this year.