So, what’s going on?

So, what is going on with The Time Traveling Troupe?

The show has not been forgotten. The series simply grew too large for me to produce at this time. I want the show to be brilliant and the ideas and plans and stories I have set up, it will be so brilliant. I have a playlist on Spotify I regularly listening to of songs I’ve been collecting that inspire me to work on the show. The current plan is to have three seasons, each with 12 episodes now instead of just the six I had talked about in my video blog. The first season has been outlined, with scripts written here and there. There are notes for the second and third seasons. There is some rather cleaver material in it that will blow your mind, but no spoilers for today.

It will be some time before I can even start filming, like late next year in the best case scenario.

In the meantime, I am working on some prequel stories with characters from the show.

Thank you for your time.

One Show to Rule Them All

Here’s the news:

We failed on our Kickstarter. However, we still want to do the show. We held a meeting last week and decided to put on an impressive, over-the-top one night show. The show should would be like three episodes with an over arching plot.

We’re still working out the details, including the date but tentatively we’re looking at July or August.

To stay informed, join the email list to the right or follow us on Facebook or Google.

Thank you for your support!

The Final Countdown!

We’re into the final hours for the fundraising for The Time Traveling Troupe. One of my favorite writers, Neil Gaiman, (who also happens to have written an amazing episode for Doctor Who) tweeted this:

I can’t begin to tell you how happy this made me. This is a huge honor and I’m definitely going to send him a thank you gift.

In order to reach our goal, we basically need about 135 people to pledge for the $30 DVD. Tell your friends and get them to pledge. It’s been a dream/goal of mine to have professional DVDs/Blu-rays of something I’ve created. I can’t make them unless we reach our goal on Kickstarter.

The plan is to build the time machine on May 20th. We’re also going to film some prequel movies to promote the show and entertain everyone until the show’s premier. We got a ton of work ahead of us, but it’s going to be an amazing journey.

Thank you for your support.

The End? Never! Plan B!

With only four days to go and over $4,000 needed, it appears the Kickstater has failed.

But this is not the end!

I’ve created a special “Sponsors’ Package” that includes an amazing advertising package along with season tickets that I’m offering to businesses. We only need four businesses to buy the package. The funds will be used for renting the theatre space, insurance, and promotional materials. Cast and crew will be paid based on ticket sales. It’s a great Plan B.

If you are interested in sponsoring The Time Traveling Troupe, download the Sponsors’ Package.

In the meantime, construction on the time machine will begin soon along with some short prequel movies. Stay tuned!

Crazy, Wild Improv Challenge – Juicy!


After filming the pitch video, Raychel Winstead, Kyle Brower, and Jessi Kyle, stared in Dennis Spielman’s [Wild] Improv Challenge where they’re in an alien invasion movie, however, the movie keeps changing genres.

We have 25 days left to raise $5,000. Pledge today and tell your friends! You don’t want the world to end, do you?

Questions? Answers!


What is the Time Traveling Troupe?
The Time Traveling Troupe is a serialized improvised comedy series inspired by Doctor Who that follows the adventures of The Traveler, and her two companions, Travis and Tiffany, as they journey throughout time. Where and when they go, and what happens, will be based on three suggestions they receive at the beginning of each show. Raychel Winstead (Villian: The Musical, The MiDolls, and The Ones Your Mother Warned You About) plays as The Traveler and is accompanied by Kyle Brower (Ballpark Theatre Company and Director/Coach for the Laughing Stocks), and Jessi Kyle (The Big O and Ballpark Theatre Company), playing as Travis Hartnell and Tiffany Smith respectively. Each night they will be joined with various talented improvisers to play supporting characters.

The first season will contain 12 episodes with a run of time of approximately 40-minutes each. Episodes will be available to watch for free via YouTube for everyone.

Doctor Who?
Doctor Who is a British sci-fi show about an alien time traveler. Although inspired by it, the Time Traveling Troupe can be enjoyed by fans of any time travel show or movie, such as Primer, Back to the Future, Time Crimes, etc.

Why make this show?
Dennis Spielman, the show’s producer and creator, always been intrigued by the idea of doing a serialized show filmed with multiple cameras in front of a live studio audience. Nothing like it has been done in Oklahoma City and we all think it will be an exciting thing to do.

However, there is another, deeper reason. Did you know that 4 out of 5 improvisers go to bed without improving? The Time Traveling Troupe will create good improv for improvisers, allowing them to improv in the past, present, and the future. Please, think of the improvisers and pledge your support today.

This sound awesome! Where can I see this?
The show’s 12 episodes will filmed over the course of six nights at Reduxion Theatre at 613 N. Broadway Ave., Oklahoma City, OK U.S.A. Here’s our film schedule:

Thursday, June 21, 2012 – Episodes 1 and 2

Friday, June 22, 2012 – Episodes 3 and 4
Thursday, June 28, 2012 – Episodes 5 and 6

Friday, June 29, 2012 – Episodes 7 and 8
Thursday, July 5, 2012 – Episodes 9 and 10

Friday, July 6, 2012 – Episodes 11 and 12

The show will partner alongside with the city’s premier showcase for improv, OKC Improv, on Saturday nights. However, this many not come to pass as time is currently in flux.

Wait, why is time in flux?
We’re trying to raise $5,000 to rent the theatre space, have insurance, buy costumes, build the time machine, pay the actors, support wombats, get supplies, etc. There is a Kickstater campaign to make this happen. In exchange, you’ll receive a gift – such as early access, DVDs, blu-rays, and season tickets. Gifts are cool.

How does Kickstater work?
People pledge any amount and choose a reward. At the end of our Kickstarter campaign, if the combined total of all pledges for our project meets the $5,000 goal, then the credit cards of those who pledged are charged and we receive the funds to make our show. If we don’t meet our goal, then the money is not withdrawn from your account and no rewards are provided. If we exceed our goal then the extra funds will be used to make the show even better. Aside from a 5% Kickstarter fee and a 3-5% Amazon credit card processing fee, all funds raised will be used directly in the production of the show and gifts.

Can I change my pledge once it’s been made?
You bet! Once you donate to our campaign, you may want to change your incentive reward to a different one, or increase your pledge amount. To do so, go to Kickstarter and sign in. If you go to our campaign page, the green “Back This Project” button has been replaced with a blue “Manage Your Donation” button. Click it and you can enter a new amount, or choose a new incentive.

What happens if all the money isn’t raised in time?
Unfortunately, aliens will destroy Earth on December 21, 2012. If you watched our video, you would’ve learned that The Traveler went back in time and created the whole “End of the World” prophecy that aliens decided to take advantage of to destroy us all. Because the show will not happen without the money, the troupe cannot stop the aliens. Please, think of our planet.

How can I help?
Besides making a pledge – spread the word! Tell your friends and get them to pledge as well. Be sure to like us on Facebook and Google+ to for status updates.

Thank you for your time.

The World Wasn’t Supposed to End…


Why, hello there!

The Time Traveling Troupe is an improvised comedy series inspired by Doctor Who following the adventures of The Traveler, staring Raychel Winstead, and her two companions, Travis played by Kyle Brower, and Tiffany played by Jessi Kyle. Watch our terrific pitch video above introducing the cast, the show, and our plea for your support to make The Time Traveling Troupe series a reality!

The show will be filmed with multiple cameras in front of a live studio audience at Reduxion Theatre in Oklahoma City. At the beginning of each episode, The Traveler will ask for three suggestions from the audience to set the story for the show. Each night they will be joined with various talented improvisers to play supporting characters. The first season will feature 12 episodes with a run time of approximately 30-minutes. Episodes will be available to watch for free in full via YouTube for everyone.

SEASON ONE FILM SCHEDULE:
Thursday, June 21, 2012 – Episodes 1 and 2
Friday, June 22, 2012 – Episodes 3 and 4
Thursday, June 28, 2012 – Episodes 5 and 6
Friday, June 29, 2012 – Episodes 7 and 8
Thursday, July 5, 2012 – Episodes 9 and 10
Friday, July 6, 2012 – Episodes 11 and 12

Since time is currently in flux, we need your help to make absolutely sure this show happens. We’re trying to raise $5,000 to rent the theatre space, have insurance, buy costumes, build set pieces, pay the actors, wombats, get supplies, etc. If we surpass our goal, we’ll be able to do more and pay everyone better for their hard work. In exchange for your support, you’ll receive a gift. Gifts are cool.

Jessi, Kyle, Raychel and I are all incredibly excited about our show. I hope you make a pledge and join us as we go on an adventure.

PLEDGE $1

Pledge just $1 to become one of our TERRIFIC best friends with surprise perks!

PLEDGE $10

Be placed on our mailing list to receive a special link each week to watch that week’s episode early on Sundays before it’s publicly released on Tuesdays starting in August 2012.

PLEDGE $30

Receive the early access mailing list membership and the tantalizing multi-disc DVD set of Season One shipped to you in the U.S. Please add $5 for international shipments. Pledge $39 and the cast will autograph it!

PLEDGE $40

DVDs? So 2000s! Donate $40 to receive the time-tastic blu-ray copy of Season One shipped to you in the U.S along with the mailing list membership of course. Add $5 for international shipments. Pledge $49 and the cast will autograph it!

PLEDGE $75

Get surprise perks, early access to the episodes, an autographed blu-ray copy, and a limited edition Time Traveling Troupe postcard!

PLEDGE $100

Get surprise perks, early access to the episodes, an autographed blu-ray copy, postcard, plus a pair of season tickets to the live recording of the first season at Reduxion Theatre. (Tickets will be $10 a night, so for six nights times 2 equals $120, so this is a steal!)

PLEDGE $200

POW! Get surprise perks, early access to the episodes, an autographed blu-ray and DVD copy of Season One, postcard, a pair of season tickets to the live recording of the first season at Reduxion Theatre, and the cast will make an improvised short video about how awesome you are using three suggestions that you give them. But wait! If you attend a show, you’ll get a photograph of you with the cast and the time machine!

PLEDGE $300

The above package plus a 3×3 ad space on the program to advertise your business, site, project, or just to fill it with some silly picture.


Visit our Kickstarter page to pledge your support! Then like our Facebook page and our Google+ page and then tell your friends!