Neutrino Video Project
Originally created at Upright Citizens Brigade in New York City in 2004, Neutrino is a fully-improvised live video experience. Three casts of improvisors perform, shoot, and edit a movie in real-time based on audience suggestions – with no idea what the other casts are shooting. And it is screened as a continuous, interwoven film to a live audience, that is scored as you watch it. Neutrino has been taught and performed all over the world and was last seen in the Twin Cities in 2007 before re-opening in 2016.
Ka-Baam!! The Improvised Comic Book
Created by Steve Wacker in New York City, Ka-Baam!! was one of the first productions HUGE Theater imported–originally opened in the Twin Cities at the Bryant Lake Bowl–the show features three amazing superhero adventures based on never-before-seen hero names suggested by YOU, the audience! While you watch the origin stories of our three new heroes, a for-real comic book artist draws the cover to their tremendous team-up adventure – the cover artist gets to create the villain who our heroes will team up to do battle with in Act 2 of the show.
Off Book is the unholy marriage of scripted theater and improv. Each week, we bring in respected Twin Cities theater actors who have memorized a theatrical scene, and ask them to perform it, opposite an improviser who is absolutely clueless what they are performing. One of HUGE's longest-running shows, and a perennial hit. Off Book is currently directed by Sean Dillon and Maggie Sotos, is dedicated to Samantha Pereira, and is inspired (with permission) by Gravid Waters at UCB in NYC.
HUGE’s longest-running show – an improvised monster movie that takes a never-before-seen monster from the audience and explores the tropes of the monster/slasher films that we all grew up jumping from and laughing at. The show has taken many forms over the years and traveled from 2605 Hennepin Ave to the Bryant Lake Bowl before we opened our space and we are excited for the next reboot of the franchise.
An evening of old-school long-form improvisation featuring three new casts each year performing three classic improv structures. Over the years the show has featured the Harold, Close Quarters, Deconstruction, Cat Cradle, and LaRonde, directed by some of the best improvisers and teachers in the Twin Cities. This show is one of our favorites as it features long-form improv, front-and-center. Throwback casts can continue on to create a brand new show based on their structure as part of our ongoing Throwgram series.
Star Trek : The Next Improvisation
The continuing adventures of the Federation's 2nd best Galaxy-Class starship : The Intrigue! A completely improvised Next Generation episode that goes where no human has gone before.
Archived: Overheard In Minneapolis
Before Twitter was everything, there were “Overheard In ____ ” sites that featured user-submitted transcripts of conversations around their cities. HUGE worked with Overheard in Minneapolis (now defunct) to harvest those lines to create a new show, originally opened at Intermedia Arts, OiM was one of the very first shows at our new theater when we first opened our doors in 2010! NOT CURRENTLY SCHEDULED TO RETURN
Archived: Kung Fu Island
Oh man, is this a deep cut. HUGE’s first “official” production is now just a rumor. A ghost story grown-up improvisers tell their little improv children at night. It was a show that featured a plot somewhere between Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter, a live beat-boxer and our very own monster puppet named Anger The Hate-Creature (below). Anger currently resides backstage at HUGE Theater. NOT CURRENTLY SCHEDULED TO RETURN