You've heard of crocodile tears and Crocodile Rock, but you probably haven't heard of Alligator Mouth. It's an improv group based out of Corning, NY and we are preparing for a show on May 10 at 171 Cedar Arts Center. That's right - I've been a part of the group since December, and I'm honored to say so.
Alligator Mouth Improv is not your average comedic troupe. Starting from some thread of an idea and drawing on theatre, movement, vocals, music and storytelling, we weave whole universes, all created in the moment. From evening-length theatre performances to keynote addresses, annual meetings, and community-building events, we use audience stories, themes and ideas to create one-of-a-kind performances. This description and more can be found on the group director's website: www.rhondamorton.com.
Alligator Mouth goes beyond performance art. Techniques for improvisation can be used to increase productivity and cooperative relationships at work. The group has provided corporate workshops for organizations such as the Chemung County Office for the Aging, Chemung Canal Trust Company, and Ida Jones Consulting. Corning Community College took advantage of the group's 'College Residency' program, which is another Alligator Mouth opportunity.
Before you overwhelm yourself with information, though, check us out at our show next Saturday, May 10 in Corning at 171 Cedar Arts! For directions and ticket information, visit this link.
If you'd like more information, and I really think you do... visit RhondaMorton.com and check out the videos, brochures, pictures, comments, and more. Who knew so much could be accomplished by using improvisational techniques?!