"The Creative Urges did a outstanding job tailoring their
performance to our audience of safety professionals attending the annual NAVOSH
Professional Development Conference. Those who attended were delighted by the variety of
skits and the extraordinary diversity and talent of the troupe. We especially enjoyed the
skit they developed just for us: 'Superman and OSHA guy.' We look forward to a
repeat performance when we return to San Diego."
Jim Denyes, Naval Occupational Safety and Health
"The Creative Urges did a wonderful job of choosing formats
that were appropriate for a business audience and that would be instantly appealing to
someone without improv experience. Moreover, prior to the meeting they had collected
information about the nature of our meeting, the key players, and some of the events of
our meeting day, and worked these bits into the performance. Our tired and hungry
audience loved it!
The show gave us all a chance to laugh together, and that went a
long way toward smoothing over some of the tensions and stresses of the day and toward
bringing everyone a little closer together. Since the show was based on suggestions
from the audience, it gave us a chance to make a few unthreatening jabs at our colleagues
in a spirit of good fun. The next day, our meeting participants were clearly in a
better mood, more willing to work together cooperatively, and more collegial. The
show was the main topic of discussion during the breaks ("do you remember
when...?") and there was a lot more laughter during the breaks. I can't say for
sure that the Urges were responsible for the improved spirits and working conditions the
next day, but it is certainly an experiment that I'd be happy to repeat."
Michael R. Middlemas, SAIC