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Dance Comedy Duo Challenges Audiences To Collaborate In New Ways With Performance Series

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The Raving Jaynes: If You Say So! comes to the Players Theatre on February 19th, 2022.

Dance Comedy Duo Challenges Audiences To Collaborate In New Ways With Performance Series

On February 19, 2022, dance comedy duo The Raving Jaynes will present "If You Say So" at the Players Theatre. A new monthly series running through April, "If You Say So" weaves audience suggestions into on the spot stories, dances and songs, accompanied by live pianist, Rachel Dean.

This highly collaborative show is The Raving Jaynes' tonic for months of pandemic induced isolation. Starting with short form and building to long form improvisations, audiences contribute to the story via written messages, props and verbal directions. With nothing choreographed or scripted, audience members are fully immersed into the creative process. To double down on comedy duos, The Ladies will open the February event.

The Raving Jaynes: If You Say So!
February 19th, 2022 / 9:30pm
The Players Theatre: 115 MacDougal Street, New York, New York 10012
Ticket Price: $42 / Info: www.ravingjaynes.com Ticket Link: Ovation Tix

From experimental art to experimental laughs: After suffering through the low wages and minimal recognition of the post-modern dance world, classically-trained dancers Jamie Graham and Amy Larimer became The Raving Jaynes, a dynamic duo telling entirely improvised, one-time-only stories about female-centric heroism and mischief at the intersection of dance, song and theater.

The Raving Jaynes have performed regularly in NYC over the last 10 years at The Peoples Improv Theater, Dixon Place, The Tank and Triskelion Arts. They've been presented at festivals throughout the US and abroad, highlights include The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival in Austin, TX; Mount Olymprov Improv Festival in Athens, Greece; IMPRO Amsterdam and La 2da Muestra Nacional de Improvisación Teatral/ImproTop in Tepic, Mexico.

Jamie Graham is a trained dancer, clown and improviser who has performed regularly with Jenny Rocha's Painted Ladies, Third Rail Project's Then She Fell, and Virgina Scott's Some Clowns.

Amy Larimer is a dancer, writer, choreographer, teacher and improviser. She is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Dance Program at Lehman College.

Dance Comedy Duo Challenges Audiences To Collaborate In New Ways With Performance Series


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