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Improv team to help Airmen uncross ‘Sex Signals’

By C. Todd Lopez

BOLLING AIR FORCE BASE, Washington, D.C. (March 22, 2007) -- The improvisational team Catharsis Productions presents "Sex Signals" Tuesday, March 27, at 2 p.m. at the Edward H. White Community Center.

The "Sex Signals" performance combines both scripted and improvisational material, using audience participation, to create a funny and engaging show that addresses the often confusing signals men and women can send while interacting with each other.

During the performance, audience members watch the actors play out dating scenarios. Then the audience is asked to provide input as to how scenarios should continue. The results are nearly always funny, but the intent of the show is to address more important issues.

"This is an interactive comedy. It is funny, it is fun, it is creative and it is engaging," said Julie Kaplan, the 11th Wing Sexual Assault Response Coordinator. "But the show goes from the miscommunications and assumptions we make about the opposite sex, to how they can turn into criminal behavior and trauma."

Sex Signals does cover the confusing and sometimes funny results of the miscommunication that happens between men and women. But it also discusses more serious issues, like sexual assault.

The Sex Signals show has been seen on college campuses across the United States and at all the military service academies. It is geared to an 18 and older crowd.

To read more about Sex Signals, or to watch a clip of past performances, visit the Web site at: www.catharsisproductions.com.