Tag Archives: Antonio

Thoughts on 2-person scenes

18 Jul

There is something about doing something new on stage that gets my heart pumping. It could be my first stage combat, attempting to sing, doing wire work a la Jackie Chan, or doing a nude scene.

Don’t worry, none of those happened. Though, I wouldn’t mind streaking on stage sometime. I’m talking about the two person scene in improv. Two people act out a scene and take on the personas of multiple characters in the scene. Never seen a two person scene? Check out some of the two person improv acts in San Diego if you get the chance. Chris George and Mike McFarland are one of the funniest two person acts to catch. (Tell them I sent ya). (more…)

[VIDEO] Left on the cutting room floor…or were they?

17 Jul

We just got done shooting a bunch of promo spots for our upcoming shows – this was my personal first time doing them, and it was a total blast.

Typically, the way the process works is that a few Hinges put their heads together to write scripts for some quick, 30-second sketches, then we get together in a bootstrapped studio to shoot them. What surprised the hell out of me was the sheer amount of comedy that miraculously sprang up outside of the scripted sketches. (more…)

We got interviewed (like, in a video)!

19 May

So this past weekend, we really mixed things up.

The Ion Theater in Hillcrest

If they'd called it the Neutron Theatre, there'd be no charge...geddit?

To begin with, we ran two back-to-back shows at the amazing Ion Theatre in Hillcrest, with different formats for each! First up was our standard long-format show that takes a single audience suggestion, and establishes three parallel scenes that somehow interconnect in the third act. Yeah, yeah, it’s the show you know and love more than the Colonel’s secret recipe (who am I kidding, we never get tired of hearing how much you love it :)).

Show #2, however, flips the imaginary script by doing away with everything except for 2 players (more…)

St. Patrick’s Day parade in Balboa Park

17 Mar

The Hinges crash the St. Patrick's Day parade in Balboa Park

Look! They found a Mexi-chaun!

Saturday the 12th of March we “Hinges” gathered early…7:30am. Why you ask? Because it was another chance to spend time together and we had a plan :)

Saturday the 12th was the San Diego Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. Another chance to spread some Hinge awareness, and to do some fun videos, which included interviews
with all manner of would be Irish. (more…)

Kevin and Antonio visit the kids camping in line for tickets at SDSU

6 Feb

You never know what might happen next when you’re a member of The Hinges. You might be grabbing your first cup of coffee from the break room at 9 a.m. on a Thursday morning when you receive a text message from Giovanni Tejada with an interesting proposition: Let’s grab a camera and go interview some crazy San Diego State Aztec fans camped out for tickets in advance of this Saturday’s showdown against arch-rival BYU. (more…)