A transglobal conflagration of the best looking, funniest and most-likely-to-impress-you people you’ll ever watch on a stage.
The International Ensemble is an opportunity for individual improvisers the world over to spend a week workshopping new and new-to-them improv forms. Dozens of performers apply for a handful of spots and work with guest directors to create evening performances live for you, our audience. 2012′s directors are legendary iO improv teacher Craig Cackowski and Vancouver’s own Alistair Cook from Instant Theatre Company.
This year’s Ensemble includes performers who live in Milan, Toronto, New York, Atlanta, Amsterdam, Edmonton, Los Angeles and Vancouver, who have toured across Canada, across the US, and internationally, who are writers, actors, directors, musicians and stand up comedians (when they’re not improvising, of course). They are television stars, Artistic Directors of theatres, comedy and theatre award winners, teachers, friends and lovers. They’re also all gifted improvisers, and they’re all here to entertain you.
One thing is certain — the International Ensemble is a group of people who will likely never all work together again. In some cases, you’d have to travel pretty far to see any of them on their home turf. Now you can enjoy all of them, on one stage, at one time, without even leaving your seat.
Learn more about this year’s ensemble by clicking their names to the left.