Vancouver International Improv Festival

October 10-14, 2017

International Ensemble

Vancouver Ensemble

Vinny Francois



Vinny Francois has over 20 years of experience as a professional improviser. A founding director of the Montreal Improv Theatre, he has performed in more shows and venues across Canada than he cares to count. He also is on the board of directors of Mprov: The Montreal Improv Festival.

Vinny plays regularly with his improvised fantasy/fairy tale troupe, Quest of the Dragon King which toured Northeast USA in 2015 (NYC, Boston, Philly, Hartford, & Baltimore). He often performs with Sean Michaels as absurdist duo Venezuela (Ottawa 2011 & 2014, Philly’s Duofest 2014, Toronto 2012, Montreal Fringe 2011). He appeared in the duo “Patti & Vinny” with Patti Stiles (2013), co-produced four improv shows for the Montreal Fringe Festival and directed the tragic improv show “It’s Not You, It’s Me” in Canada, the US and the UK. He has appeared in improv festivals in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Austin, Ottawa, Toronto & Victoria. Vinny has also performed and held workshops in Dublin, London, Paris, Antwerp, Geneva, & Tallinn.


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