Australia’s major international festival and convention of improvised theatre arts involves 25 professional guest artists from 5 continents performing 25 shows in every theatrical style imaginable alongside more than 100 participant actors attending 50 workshops across days in two venue hubs of The Street Theatre and Smith’s Alternative.
In deference to this year’s ‘back to the present’ theme, the mainstage program opens with sci-fi genre, moving through arthouse physical theatre and dramatic performances resulting from intensive workshopping with international stars of the craft, then Latin soap opera, all the way to a truly global Improvision Song Contest and the traditional Canberra Impro Challenge Grand Finale!
Featuring Brazil’s physical theatre goddess Luana Proença, Finlander musical clowning acrobat Jacintha Damström, Vietnamese Improv Festival Artistic Director Lê Kim Thanh, Argentinian improv legend and creator of Status magazine Feña Ortalli, plus professional improvisers from Italy, Singapore, Slovenia, Phillippines, New Zealand, Canada, USA, Belgium, New Caledonia, and all around Australia.
Also featured; Aboriginal comedy star Dane Simpson, Thank God You’re Here’s Jason Geary, Have You Been Paying Attention’s Carlo Ritchie, and a host of other well-known stage and screen faces.
Full production performances, spontaneously created to make you laugh, cry, and ponder the human condition; acting, singing, dancing, acrobatics, comedy, all performed as narrative genre plays, thematic vignettes, fast-paced gameplay, musical comedy, and truly experimental physical feats.
Spend some time living in the moment and come ‘back to the present’ at Canberra International Improv Festival.
To attend workshops or perform, go here
To buy main stage show tickets at The Street Theatre, go here
To buy late night Festival Club cabaret tickets at Smith’s Alternative, go here
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