Monday, May 15, 2017

Time to Act Up

Seattle International Festival of Improv
(Seattle International Festival of  Improv)

THEATRE

The 21st International Festival of Improv features improvisers from Austria, Australia, Canada, Finland, Great Britain, Mexico, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States and audiences will have the unique opportunity to see these International masters of improv during evening performances throughout the week of June 19-26, 2017. This year’s festivities include:

International Improv Happy Hour – June 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Come see the participants of the Festival perform together for the first time. Members of Unexpected Productions' ensemble will also join the mix. This is an open night of fun, laughter and camaraderie.

Trios – June 22 at 8:30 p.m.
The improvisers will work in playful groups of three There is magic in threes, especially when they are improv artists from around the globe. Come see multiple trios of international teams take the stage.

Translation – June 23 at 8:30 p.m.
During Translation, performers improvise in their native tongue. Someone may be speaking Hindi to someone who speaks German or Italian! Even though the audience may not speak the language, they will understand the communication transpiring.

Improv Happy Hour - June 24 and 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Join the festival participants for an evening of spontaneous theater that mixes the shorter games associated with Theatresports! Improv Happy Hour is a sampler of several styles of improv all packed into one show all based on audience suggestions so expect unexpected fun!

All Around YOU - June 24 and 25 at 8:30 p.m.
This improv will be based on festival's theme, "All Around YOU". Material about playing will be gathered through the workshops during the week, and integrated into a Friday's and Saturday's performances. This will be a highly interactive performance

Theatresports - June 24 and 25 at 10:30 p.m.
Join Festival participants as they take over Seattle's longest-running show, Unexpected Productions' Theatresports. At Theatresports, teams of improvisational actors use their quick wits to create scenes on the spot, based entirely on audience suggestions. A panel of judges -- sometimes including guest celebrities -- then weighs in on which team is the funniest

International Happy Hour – June 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Members of Seattle's improv community will join the UP ensemble and the members of the Festival's ensemble for a final night of fun, laughter and camaraderie.This is the final performance of the festival. Come say farewell and have a final laugh with us.

Tickets for individual shows are $15 and $30 for a festival pass.The Festival will feature 10 performances valued at over $100. The Festival is best experienced by purchasing a Festival pass, which covers the entire week from beginning to end and must be presented for admission.

All performances will be held at Unexepected Productions located at 1428 Post Alley, Seattle 98101. To purchase tickets or learn more, visit the Unexpected Productions website or call (206) 587-2414.