Check out the performers for the 2018 Vancouver International Improv Festival.
Find out more about the members of the Bravo Ensemble here.
The Echo festival ensemble is filled with improv comedy talent from around the world. The ensemble, features performers with backgrounds in clown, stand-up, sketch comedy and physical theatre. The Echo ensemble will be directed by Vinny Francios and Carla Cackowski.
Find out more about the members of the Echo Ensemble here.
Fistful of Kicks
Off Key! An Improvised Musical
The Sunday Service
ONE NIGHT ONLY: An evening of spontaneous improv duos
Join an international cast as we bring nations together 10 minutes at a time. Our hosts will draw at random two festival superstars to forge new friendships on stage with explosive, tender, jaw dropping and hilarious results. This event is ALL AGES and located at our Havana Theatre venue!
Featuring: Shawn Norman, Ronald Dario, Joleen Ballendine, Cesar Villa, Kristen Schier, Martin Gustafsson, Cassidy Russell, Michelle Hart and Chris Middleton.
Shakespeare After Dark
Shakespeare After Dark is the highbrow fusion of Shakespeare served with a side of improvisational mischief. The cast will serve a straight up improvised Shakespearean tragedy – based on your suggestions. With a genuinely drunken professional actor volunteering every night, no two shows are ever the same. Side-splitting, raucous, and completely interactive, Shakespeare After Dark will blow you away.
TwoSon does slice-of-life, slow burn improv that all takes place in one large location, as suggested by the audience. Devon and Jackie play a variety of characters that all live in the same world. Their sets spin out on a theme but return to the original idea
The Wadsworth Constant
Grad School Improv
This year, Grad School Improv will present a theatrical genre piece, with a focus on staying true to the genre, fleshing out the universe, and having fun.
Little Mountain Improv
Kickstand Comedy's Mondo
The 1995 Chicago Bulls
STACKED:The International Short Form Comedy Show!
Our STACKED WITH TALENT cast of international guests will be firing up their short form scene work for this one hour powerhouse performance of theatrical comedy.
This event is ALL AGES and located at our Havana Theatre venue!
This show will feature: Chris Middleton, Vincent Migliore, Stacey McLachlan, Craig McCarthy, Patrick Dodd, Racquel Belmonte, Rae Lynn Carson and Tom Hearn.
Since its founding in 1980, Vancouver TheatreSports™ (VTSL) grown to become a well-respected international leader in the improv art form, entertaining more than 60,000 people per year through 11 shows a week, 52 weeks a year at its own theatre, The Improv Centre, located on Granville Island.
Q & A
We take our audiences most pressing questions (about anything really) and find a way to answer it through improvised short form scene work. We promise to leave you either more educated or more confused… who knows!
(This will be the world premiere of this format… before we take it to the Wurzburg Improv Festival in Germany).
Hot Tin Roof
We are the Bayside Tigers, and we do Harolds.
How the Light Gets In
We all wear different masks. Some we create by ourselves and others are created for us, whether we like it or not. With a diverse cast of improvisers, The Improvisers will delve into the characters behind each mask and explore the rich lives of those who wear them.
This show will feature: Carla Mac, Curt DaSilva, John Gebretatose, Anthony Hall, Peter Abando, Armond Snowden, Nima Gholamipour, and Sehar Manji.
The VIIF is super excited to have this cool show with invited POC improvisers from all over. The show is directed by Vancouver’s very own Ese Atawo. Join the fun as these fantastic improvisers hit the stage.
The Showcase Spectacular
Our traditional opening night extravaganza! Come on down to enjoy a mixture of Local, National and International flavours as we get our 2018 festival fired up!
The show will feature: Andy Assaf, Chris Middleton, Rae Lynn Carson, Shawn Norman,Taz Van Rassel, Quinn Buckner, Cassidy Russell, Robert Mackie, Kerri Donaldson, Michelle Hart, Devon Henderson, Al Connors, Jackey Twomey, Jess Lindal, Amir Khan, Malcolm MacLeod, Sehar Manji, Travis Bernhardt, Curt DaSilva, Jay Flewelling and Tom Hearn.
This show is RIDICULOUSLY PRICED at only $8 and the opening night party follows the show. Come on down and let’s open the festival with a bang!