The Confused Greenies / i Verdi Cofnusi - Players' Patchwork Productions
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Buon Giorno! Welcome to the Players' Patchwork Theatre Company, based in Ohio but with members from more than a dozen states! Our flagship troupe is The Confused Greenies, a devised and improvisational comedic performing troupe specializing in slapstick farce improvised around brief outline scenario summaries. We are also known by the (intentionally badly translated) Italian name of i Verdi Confusi in the international Society for Creative Anachronism where we learned our roots in commedia dell'arte, the masked improvisational slapstick farce of Sixteenth Century Renaissance Italy. In additional to our historical comedies, you'll find us doing modern farce, Neo-Victorian harlequinade with steampunk elements, adaptations of traditional Japanese kyōgen skits, and parodies of anime, horror, and science-fiction in our ever expanding saga of the Patchwork Multiverse of Space & Time! Players' Patchwork soon plans to branch out with Sock It To Me Puppet Theatre and Fringe Theatre Burlesque!

Rehearsals for Spring 2013 are still being discussed but usually we meet in Nord Hall on the Case Western Reserve University campus. Also rehearsals for SCA members in Cleveland will continue on Wednesdays 8:30 to 10:00pm at the Barony of the Cleftlands weekly meetings as needed. Follow our calendar, email, and Facebook for updates. See our upcoming performances, events, and our calendar for more details.

Players' Patchwork always welcomes new and interested members, be you players on stage, writers, engineers, or more! We are a teaching troupe and have and will lead instructional courses on improv, mask work, and our various historical arts. We have lead an Iron Commedia workshop on several very successful occasions, bringing newcomers to learn the art of commedia, craft, cast, rehearse, and perform a brand new play in only a matter of hours.

So what are you waiting for? Grab a mask. Put it on. See what happens!

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The Confused Greenies is an officially recognized student organization by the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) of Case Western Reserve University but The Confused Greenies do not represent USG or the University or its policies. i Verdi Confusi is an active troupe in the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) but is not an officially recognized entity nor represents the SCA, any local chapters, or policies.
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This page last updated on Monday, April 14, 2014.