Jason Specland: An Occasionally Funny Software Guy

Making it up as I go along. Always.

Category: Upcoming Shows

GEORGE/MARTHA at The Tank in February

GEORGE/MARTHA is moving from the PIT to The Tank!

Come join Liz and Dick for our premiere performance at The Tank.

Tuesday, February 6th, at 7:00 PM.
Tickets are only $10. Get ’em now!

Upcoming Performances and Classes

Thursday, August 17, 11 PM, The PIT Underground: I perform… ALL BY MYSELF! At the Solo Improv Showcase hosted by Solo Improv guru Mike Brown. $7.

Saturday, August 19, 3-6 PM, Simple Studios: Drop on in to my Drop-In Class! Get some improv reps! Have some improv fun! $30, or $20 if you have a current PIT student ID.

Saturday, August 26, 5PM, Henry Heymann Theater, Pittsburgh, PA: The Austen Family Improv Players at the Pittsburgh Comedy Festival. Super-excited about this one! I get to go back to my old college town to lay down some Regency-Era manners. I just hope my order of ‘O’ Fries doesn’t drip ketchup on my cravat. $10

What a Week of Improv!

If you had an itchin’ to see me perform improv, this is your lucky week! Just about every group I perform with is playing this week.

BUCKET OF FUN: Sunday, March 19th (today!), 7:00 PM at the PIT LOFT (154 W. 29th St., betw. 6th and 7th Ave.). My house team REGINA goes up against Latinx in a game show that pits improv teams against one another in a fun competition.

REGINA: Monday, March 20th (tomorrow!), 8:00 PM at the PIT Underground (123 E. 24th St.). My house team REGINA performs its weekly house team show, with our friends Poor Melissa.

REGINA (at the NYC Improv Festival): Wednesday, March 22nd (the day after the day after tomorrow!), 9PM at the PIT Striker Theater (123 E. 24th St.) with The Studio System.

THE HUMANE CENTIPEDE (at the NYC Improv Festival): Thursday, March 23rd (the day after the day after the day after tomorrow!), 11 PM at the PIT LOFT (154 W. 29th St., betw. 6th and 7th Ave.). It’s the WORLD PREMIERE of the improv and sketch group featuring some of my most talented bestest best friends, Adrian Sexton and Rory Scholl.

GEORGE/MARTHA (at the NYC Improv Festival): Saturday, March 25th (the day after the… oh forget it… a week from today), at 4 PM at the PIT LOFT (154 W. 29th St., betw. 6th and 7th Ave.). I play Richard Burton playing George, and Adrian Sexton plays Elizabeth Taylor playing Martha, as we improvise a brand new “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” There will be much drinking and anger, especially if the estate of Edward Albee hears about it…

THE AUSTEN FAMILY IMPROV PLAYERS (at the NYC Improv Festival): Saturday, March 25th (the same day as the last one!), at 9 PM at the PIT LOFT (don’t you know where it is by now?). We are an improvisational theatrical troupe from 1813, performing in the style of Miss Jane Austen. With a little luck and some providence, we may all be profitably married by the end of the show!

Whew! Hopefully I’ll still be alive at the end of all this…

Improv Stuff This Week: (5/8/2016 – 5/14/2016)

Monday, May 9, 9:00 PM: Regina at the PIT (Underground, with Chariot)
Thursday, May 12, 8:30 PM: 10,000 Hours Session, “The End is In the Beginning” at Simple Studios It’s all about using the information you’ve already created to push your scenework forward, rather than continually inventing.
Saturday, May 14, 11:00 AM: Drop-in imrpov practice group at CAP 21, contact me for more info

Improv This Week: 5/2/2016 – 5/8/2016

TONIGHT! Sunday, May 1, 7:00 PM: Hosting “In a Jam” open improv jam at QED Astoria with Rory Scholl
Monday, May 2, 9:00 PM: Regina at the Peoples Improv Theater (Underground, with Chariot)
Friday, May 6, 9:30 PM: TGIF-Prov at the Peoples Improv Theater (Striker Stage)
Saturday, May 7, 11:00 AM: Coaching drop-in practice group at CAP 21 (contact me if you’d like to get involved)

Upcoming Shows

If you like to see me make stuff up on stage, then you will have a lot of opportunities to see me do so this week.

“True to Form”
Friday, February 3, 2012 (TODAY!)
8:00 PM, The PIT Underground, $5

A monthly show in which we explore the structure of improv by performing unique forms provided by the community and abroad. This month we’re doing “The Ghost,” “Memento,” and “The Master.”

“1800’s London” (with “I’m Into Lemurs”)
Monday, February 6, 2012
9:00 PM, The PIT Underground, SUPER FREE!

My newly-created PIT house team teams up with another newly-created PIT house team and we do longform every week.

“PUPPET FACE” (with “The Internet”)
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
7:00 PM, UNDER St. Marks, $(I don’t know, but it can’t be that expensive…)

Improv, with puppets! If you like seeing me do improv while holding a cloth doll over my head, then you will love this show!