At 10:30 every Friday night the Springer plays host to No Shame Theatre.
No Shame Theatre is an uncensored evening of original performance that allows anyone to explore their creative potential.
Signup begins at 10 p.m. and the first 15 to sign up get a five-minute time slot to perform their original material. Admission is $5, including performers.
Performances have been original plays, improvisation, spoken-word, rap, music, stand-up comedy, monologues, dance, spoons, interpretive sign-language, poetry, rants, burlesque — even a color guard routine that combined flag, sword, dance and music.
There are just three rules:
• All acts have to be original material.
• All acts have to be five minutes or less.
• You can’t break anything, including yourself, the space, or the law.
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NO SHAME Productions is a new enterprise of the Springer Opera House, whose mission is to offer support to local artists who wish to produce an original work in the forms of funding, guidance, and resources to promote fully realized artistic visions.
At our weekly NO SHAME show, artists are provided five minute slots to present original work of all kinds; be it music, poetry, scenes, standup, and more. Many NO SHAME performers have ideas and ambitions that exceed a five-minute slot, but lack the resources to take their work to the next level. NO SHAME Productions will assist artists by providing assistance to take new works from their idea stages through their actual realization.
For more information, or to propose a project, CLICK HERE.
Donations will be accepted each Friday night at No Shame, or through our online portal. CLICK HERE to donate today!
The first No Shame started 28 years ago in the back of a pick-up in Iowa City, Iowa. Since then, branches have sprung up in New York, Miami, Chicago, Cleveland, Austin, Charlottesville and other cities.
Well-known No Shame alumni include John Leguizamo (“Ice Age”), Camryn Manheim (“The Practice”) Rebecca Gilman (“Spinning into Butter”), Naomi Wallace (“Things of Dry Hours”), Rick Cleveland (“Six Feet Under”) and Jonathan Larson (“Rent”).
In less than seven years, the Springer’s weekly No Shame Theatre has become the most successful in the country, premiering more than 2,500 original acts with more than 170,000 people in attendance.