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.
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.
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)
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 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.
SEASON TEN (2012-2013)
SEASON ELEVEN (2013-2014)
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.
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)
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.
Maximum Verbosity's thirteenth season was partly sponsored by
SEASON FOURTEEN (2016-2017)
The Not-So-Silent Planet is produced in collaboration with Word Sprout September 2016-April 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.)
The Not-So-Silent Planet: A Speculative Podcast is broadcast online from October 2016-March 2017.
The Not-So-Silent Planet: A Speculative Reading Series takes place at the Phoenix Theater from April-May 2017.