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Exquisite Corpse Theatre

Exquisite Corpse Theatre is a unique, immersive evening of art and entertainment--a party, game and performance, all-in-one. Each night an original, hilarious play is created collaboratively by the audience, then performed live moments later.

Every episode is a different genre: so far we've done Film Noir, Science FIction, and Soap Opera (THE LIFE YOU’LL NEVER HAVE! ). Each show we create the character and plot details based on audience suggestions before the show

ABOUT THE EXQUISITE CORPSE: "Exquisite Corpse" was originated as a parlor game by The Surrealists in the early 20th Century as a way to create unpredictable collaborations. Each person only sees a small part of the last contributor’s writing or drawing. It is a bit like playing “telephone”: the composition progresses and digresses in unpredictable, wondrous, and funny ways.

In the late 20th Century The San Francisco Cacophony Society, legendary pranksters and merrymakers, adapted the Exquisite Corpse into a play-writing party game.  Now in tribute to and collaboration with many original Cacophonists, and because it's so damn fun, we’ve rebooted the Exquisite Corpse Play and mutated it more for the 21st Century.

ABOUT FOUL PLAY PRODUCTIONS:  Since 2008, this SF based production company has been dedicated to curating insightful, innovative, and accessible theater. They've brought you Attack of the Killer B-Movies (I & II), Left-Handed Darling, Wicker Man: the Rock Opera, Princess Bride: Live! and the runaway hit comedy, Stale Magnolias.  Continued by Cameron Eng with help from collaborators like Mikl-em, their focus is on working with the vibrant, local talent to create unique and powerful theatrical events, with an economically resilient production style.

ABOUT MIKL-EM: Chief ExCorpse Re-animator, Mikl-em has a 15+ year habit of breaking San Francisco theatre out of traditional boxes. As writer, actor, and producer Mikl focuses on surprising events that are participatory and delightful. Whether playing with the San Francisco Cacophony Society, performing on-stage at Dark Room Theater or DADAFest, or site-specifically at The All Worlds Fair or Popcorn Anti-Theater, he is dedicated to pushing theatre beyond its usual bounds.

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