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SEASON ONE (2003-2004)

Maximum Verbosity comes into existence with its first show at the 2004 Minnesota Fringe Festival: the musical revue Lokasenna, consisting of songs and routines excerpted from the full-length comedy Norseplay: The Musical Adventures of Loki and Thor.

 

SEASON TWO (2004-2005)

Excerpts from two one-act plays, Camelot is Crumbling: An Arthurian Nightmare and the verse tragedy Broceliande: The Death of Merlin, are presented as part of the double-bill Camelot is Crumbling: Two Arthurian Dreams at the 2005 Minnesota Fringe Festival.

 

SEASON THREE (2005-2006)

The mime show Warrior Needs Food, Badly: The Journey to America is created in April 2006 for the physical comedy festival, FoolFest.

In July of that year is presented the political sketch comedy Libertarian Rage at the Bryant-Lake Bowl.

 

SEASON FOUR (2006-2007)

Warrior Needs Food, Badly is remounted in May 2007 as part of the mime showcase Minimum Verbosity.

The company has its first major success in the storytelling show Descendant of Dragons, which travels to the Iowa Fringe Festival in July and the Minnesota Fringe in August, where it is the bestselling show in its venue and awarded with a coveted Encore slot. Hire this show for your event!

 

SEASON FIVE (2007-2008)

The company celebrates its five-season anniversary with Logorrhea: The Most of Maximum Verbosity in January 2008 at the Bryant-Lake Bowl, collaborating with a variety of other artists to re-interpret work from previous years.

An adaptation of the Lewis Carroll poem, The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits, is presented in April as part of the Alice in Biffyland physical comedy showcase.

The Secret Book of Jesus, a retelling and harmonization of the Apocryphal Gospels, is presented in May as part of the Spirit in the House religious theatre festival. Hire this show for your event!

Descendant of Dragons is remounted in May and June as part of Mother's Daughter, Father's Son, a storytelling double-bill. Hire this show for your event!

All Rights Reserved: A Libertarian Rage is remounted in July at the Kansas City Fringe Festival; again in August at the Minnesota Fringe; and again later that month as part of Rolling Out the Welcome Mat: Artists Respond, a cabaret of political shows created in response to the Republican National Convention in St. Paul.

 

SEASON SIX (2008-2009)

The Rise of General Arthur becomes the first MV show to travel internationally; it tours to the DC, Kansas City, Minnesota, and Indianapolis Fringe Festivals, as well as to Melbourne, Australia. In Minnesota, it is nominated for Oustanding Spoken Word Performance by FringeFamous, and remounted at the Minneapolis Theatre Garage by Nimbus Theatre. Hire this show for your event!

 

SEASON SEVEN (2009-2010)

Fear and Trembling is presented, in embryonic form, as "Minnesota Death-Songs" in October 2009 as part of a storytelling double-bill. Hire this show for your event!

The Secret Book of Jesus is remounted at Kieran's Irish Pub in December. Hire this show for your event!

Pissing on the Great Wall is mounted at the Bryant-Lake Bowl in February 2010, then remounted by Joking Envelope in April. Hire this show for your event!

Descendant of Dragons is remounted at the Kansas City Fringe Festival in July. Hire this show for your event!

My Mother Told Me, an experimental hybrid of storytelling and dance, is created in collaboration with Sara Stevenson Scrimshaw and DRP Dance for the 2010 Minnesota Fringe Festival, where it is nominated for Outstanding Spoken Word Performance by FringeFamous.

 

SEASON EIGHT (2010-2011)

The Concept of Anxiety is presented, in embryonic form, as "Quantum Suicide and Other Songs of Death" in October 2010 as part of Yellow Kings and Darker Things, a storytelling double-bill at the People's Center Theater.

Camelot is Crumbling: An Arthurian Nightmare is mounted at the People's Center Theater in December 2010. Hire this show for your event!

Penner vs. the Hydra: A Comedy of Many Loves is mounted at the People's Center Theater in February 2011.

The Rise of General Arthur is remounted by Girl Friday Productions in July 2011. Hire this show for your event!

Camelot is Crumbling: An Arthurian Nightmare is remounted at the Kansas City, Minnesota, Indianapolis, and Chicago Fringe Festivals. In Minnesota, it is nominated for Oustanding Solo Show by FringeFamous. Hire this show for your event!

 

SEASON NINE (2011-2012)

The Gray and the Gold is mounted as part of Nightmare Fuel at the Lyric Lab in October 2011.

The latest iteration of Norseplay: The Musical Adventures of Loki and Thor receives a public reading at the Black Forest Inn in April 2012.

Fear and Trembling is remounted at the Kansas City and Minnesota Fringe Festivals. Hire this show for your event!

 

SEASON TEN (2012-2013)

Indefinite Articles: A Libertarian Rage is mounted at Kieran's Irish Pub in October 2012.

The Camelot Cycle is mounted at CONvergence in July 2013.

The Concept of Anxiety is remounted at the Kansas City and Minnesota Fringe Festivals. Hire this show for your event!

The Tragicall Historye of Launcelot and Guenever is produced by Six Elements Productions at the Minnesota Fringe Festival.

 

SEASON ELEVEN (2013-2014)

The Concept of Anxiety is remounted at MarsCon in March 2014. Hire this show for your event!

Copulation Density is mounted at the Die Laughing Comedy Festival in April 2014. Hire this show for your event!

Two one-act plays, Broceliande: The Death of Merlin and The Rise of General Arthur, are presented as part of the double-bill Tales from Camelot by Six Elements Productions at the Northrup King Building in April 2014.

Fear and Trembling is remounted at CONvergence in July 2014. Hire this show for your event!

Indefinite Articles: A Libertarian Rage is remounted at the Hollywood, Kansas City, Minnesota, and Indianapolis Fringe Festivals, as well as one-night shows in Rochester, Ann Arbor, Des Moines, and Saint Paul. Hire this show for your event!

 

SEASON TWELVE (2014-2015)

Tales from Wonderland, a double-bill including The Hunting of the Snark, is mounted at the Phoenix Theater in March 2015.

The launch party for my first book, Indecision Now! A Libertarian Rage, takes place at the Phoenix Theater in April on Tax Day 2015, followed by a reading and a signing in July at CONvergence 2015.

The Secret Book of Jesus is remounted at the Kansas City, Minnesota, and Indianapolis Fringe Festivals, as well as one-night shows in Rochester and Ann Arbor. Hire this show for your event!

 

SEASON THIRTEEN (2015-2016)

Readings for Indecision Now! A Libertarian Rage are scheduled for AgoraFest 2015 in September, and for the Die Laughing 50-Hour Comedy Marathon in April 2016. (We also had a table and a signing at the AWP Bookfair in LA in March-April, a signing at the LPMN Convention in April, and a reading and signing at the CONvergence speculative fiction convention in July.)

The Twin Cities' first open-mic dedicated to speculative fiction, The Not-So-Silent Planet, is produced in collaboration with Word Sprout October 2015-June 2016. (We also produced curated shows at StoryFest 2016 in April, and as part of the Word Sprout Slumber Party in June; an open-mic at the CONvergence speculative fiction convention; a collection of previews for the 2016 Minnesota Fringe Festival in July; and a more heavily rehearsed and developed show with three of our regulars and a live accompanist for the 2016 Minnesota Fringe Festival in August.)

Get Thee Behind Me, Santa: An Inexcusably Filthy Children's Spoken-Word Farce for Adults Only is produced as part of the Up Your Chimney! alternative holiday festival in December 2015.

Indefinite Articles: A Libertarian Rage is remounted at the Atlanta Fringe Festival in June 2016. Hire this show for your event!

The Golden Age is mounted at the Phoenix Theater in June 2016, and at the CONvergence speculative fiction convention.

Descendant of Dragons is remounted at the Pointless Brewery & Theatre in Michigan in July. Hire this show for your event!

Pissing on the Great Wall is remounted at the Kansas City Fringe Festival in July, and at the Pointless Brewery & Theatre in Michigan in August.. Hire this show for your event!

Maximum Verbosity's thirteenth season was partly sponsored by


CONvergence Convention 2016
A Four-Day Celebration of Science Fiction and Fantasy
June 30 - July 3, 2016

 

SEASON FOURTEEN (2016-2017)

The Not-So-Silent Planet is produced in collaboration with Word Sprout September 2016-June 2017. (We also produced curated shows at the Twin Cities Horror Festival in October, and at the Die Laughing 50-Hour Comedy Marathon and Power Point Karaoke in April.)

A reading for Indecision Now! A Libertarian Rage takes place at AgoraFest 2016 in September.

The Alternate Party Party is produced at Bedlam Lowertown in St. Paul in October.

The Not-So-Silent Planet: A Speculative Podcast is broadcast online from October 2016-June 2017.

The Gray and the Gold is produced as part of the Twin Cities Horror Festival in October.

The Not-So-Silent Planet: A Speculative Reading Series takes place at the Phoenix Theater from April-June 2017.