Monday, April 2, 2012

Rumor has it...

Sources say we're bringing Gridiron back this year.

For those who may not know, it's a highly entertaining live parody of local and national news events, preformed in short skits by members of the media and wrapped into a performance put on to raise money for scholarships that SPJ hands out each year.

Think "Saturday Night Live" meets "Cornyation." But not necessarily in drag.

While many details are still in the works, we do know we'll have Gridiron either Aug. 31-Sept. 1 or Sept. 7-8, most likely an open dress rehearsal on Friday night and the big shebang on Saturday. We also know that we need a ton of help.

A very experienced team of writers has been formed, but they need your skits. Please submit any ideas to David Elizondo ( To help with any of the other committees, which include ad sales, cast, music, promotion and tickets, please email Eva Ruth Moravec ( All ideas will be considered but please don't get offended if your suggestion doesn't make it to the stage.

Still can't wrap your head around this whole Gridiron concept? Check out this circa-2000 clip of a fake car dealership commercial, starring cast member Mark Carillo.

1 comment:

  1. Gridiron in drag is a tradition...Gridiron goers from the 80s-90s may recall that in the awards handed out each year after the show, the Best Actress trophy went to a MAN nearly every year. In fact, the show had so many men in drag, that the fight for best actress was often between several men. Those were great days for Gridiron. The Gridiron revival is shaping up to be at least as much fun.