TYT 5

written by Byron Coolie & Sidney Edwards
based on the comedy and life experiences of Byron Coolie
directed by Sidney Edwards

JUNE 2024 in the Hollywood Fringe
Tue, 6/11 @ 8pm (Preview)
Sat, 6/15 @ 10:30pm (Masks required)
Wed, 6/19 @ 8pm
Sun, 6/23 @ 5pm
Fri, 6/28 @ 6:30pm
Sat, 6/29 @ 8:30pm
Sun, 6/30 @ 6:30pm

Tickets: $15 | Buy Tickets (This link takes you to the Hollywood Fringe site.)

Masking policy below.

WORLD PREMIERE! He's only got five minutes to make you laugh! The pressure is on, but this young comic still has a lot to learn. As he travels from city to city, Byron Coolie questions his self-worth, navigates the entertainment industry, and confronts racial injustice. YOU ARE ENOUGH!!!

TYT 5 (tight five) is a play with three monologues that follow our main character, "Byron Coolie," at three different points in his life (about ten years apart). "Byron Coolie" is a well-traveled aspiring comedian with a wealth of experiences to pull from. Each monologue is sandwiched between 5-minute stand-up sets that progress through time and place as he finds his footing as a comedian.

The term "tight five" refers to a comedian's short performance set used to communicate his life's perspectives in the form of jokes. Because of the 5 minute time limit, a comedian may feel pressured to rush during a performance. When we rush through things, we do not take the time to be present and grasp our self worth. As a result, I chose to spell the word tight like "TYT" because it means Take Your Time. When a comedian takes his time onstage, he's present, articulate, and much more relaxed in the face of adversity. The word "tight" also implies stiffness or strain. In contrast, "TYT" implies a sense of openness and relief. I analogize this to life. Instead of rushing to be somebody, we should take our time to enjoy the person we are. We should take a TYT 5 and not a tight five.

Performing in the Broadwater Studio (Entrance at 1078 Lillian Way)

TYT5 is one of three shows Sacred Fools is proud to present in the 2024 Hollywood Fringe. Please also check out THE PLANET EARTH FAREWELL CONCERT and THIS SHOW IS SURROUNDED BY TRUE EVENTS.

MASKING POLICY

THE USE OF MASKS IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. THE BOX OFFICE WILL BE ABLE TO OFFER SOME MASKS FOR FREE BUT PLEASE COME PREPARED.

FULLY-MASKED SHOW - SATURDAY, 6/15 @ 10:30pm: For those that feel more comfortable attending with an entirely masked audience, masks will be required at the Saturday, 6/15 performance of TYT 5. Anyone attending that performance will be required to wear a mask over their mouth and nose at all times while in the theater.

STAY HOME IF YOU ARE ILL: If you or someone in your group doesn't feel well, has exhibited symptoms of COVID-19 or has been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the previous 10 days, we ask that you make alternate arrangements to attend at a later date. Contact us via the Fringe site to change your reservation.

Cast & crew are tested before all rehearsals and performances. The Broadwater's performance spaces have been upgraded to MERV filtration to comply with clean air standards.

Crew

Produced for Sacred Fools by Scott Leggett
Associate Producer - Bruno Oliver
Stage Manager - Anna Kupershmidt
Sound Designer - Derek A. Graham
Publicity - Scott Golden
Key Art - Michelle Hanzelova