The Black Men from a Black Planet
The Black Men from a Black Planet are an improv team based out of Chicago, Illinois. The team features members of various ages and from different parts of the country, each providing their own unique perspective of what it is to be a black man in the world. Like many shows, theirs begins with an audience suggestion and a few brief personal monologues. What makes their form different is that at any point during a scene, team members can swap roles with each other.
HERE is one of Chicago’s most lauded shows presenting the original two-person improvised musical. Chicago Tribune Critic-Recommended and called “Nothing Short of Genius” by NPR, this show has been brought to 14 countries and 40 cities worldwide.
In HERE, Tara and Rance get one suggestion to create theme through an opening number, design characters and storylines inspired by that theme, and effortlessly weave the strings together to discover one piece.
Friday: Main Stage, Evening Block
Starts @ 6:30pm
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Friday: Main Stage, Late Night Block
Starts @ 9:30pm
Babies is one of the longest running improv groups in Kansas City! Formed in 2013, they reignited the love for the Harold in KC. Since then, they have performed a variety of formats, including the Spokane, the Pan-Out (a format of their own creation!), and Organic Long Form formats created on the spot! Babies are John Adams, Aron Wallis, Bobby McCosky, Lauren Pope, Gabriela Sa Teles, and Cody Lindenberger.