Clowns, Dr. Jellyfish, Rock and Roll, Stickybuns and Japanese Schoolgirls
It’s just another year with Over Our Head Plaers’ SNOWDANCE 10-MINUTE COMEDY FESTIVAL
Racineâ€™s Over Our Head Players has been running its annual Snowdance 10 minute sketch comedy festival for a number of years nowâ€”long enough to have garnered some major attention for the festival from aspiring funny people. This yearâ€™s competition received a festival record 260 scripts from 36 different states and a couple of countries outside the U.S. The players have chosen 11 of the skits for production including:
Japanese Schoolgirl Nightâ€”an entry from Massachusetts-based James McLindon involving an explanation to a professor.
Dr. Jellyfish O.B. by Mark and Brooke Miller of Racine. Sounds like a comic hospital drama involving a rash of rashes.
The Fruits of Warâ€”Also from California.
Clown Therapyâ€”Marriage counseling is an oddly easy format for sketch comedy. This one was good enough to get picked-up . . .
And so on. Snowdance takes its commitment to producing original comedy seriously. (It says so right in the festivalâ€™s press release.) This being the case, it wouldnâ€™t trust the winers of the festival to anyone less than the people itâ€™s aimed atâ€”its audience. Audience members over the course of the festival (which opens on the 28th) vote for their favorites. The author of the Best In Show gets $300, with $100 going to second and third place entries.