For one weekend only, improvisers from around the country will descend on Dad’s Garage to compete in our improv tournament and achieve WORLD DOMINATION. The tournament will feature improvisers and formats that you’ll only see that weekend—this is the cutting edge of improv. Everything from long form to short form and a few forms we've never even heard of. Add to that amazing workshops covering a number of different improv topics. Don’t miss this one-weekend-a-year event as Dad’s Garage turns into the Epcot of comedy and we present a taste of improv from exotic locales.
Thursday @ 8pm & 10:30pm: Just Seats: $10.00 online, $12.00 phone & door Delta First Class Seats: $17.00 online, $19.00 phone, not available at door Friday @ 8pm & 10:30pm: Just Seats: $14.50 online, $16.50 phone & door Delta First Class Seats: $21.50 online, $23.50 phone, not available at door Saturday @ 8pm & 10:30pm: Just Seats: $16.50 online, $18.50 phone & door Delta First Class Seats: $23.50 online, $25.50 phone, not available at door Workshops Starting at $30.00 online.
Bold Offers An offer is any action - verbal, or physical - that helps build a scene. By exploring specificity, emotion and commitment, this class will aim to up the power of your offers, and allow you to make strong choices that will make your fellow improvisors want to support you at every turn! Taught by Amy Shostak (Edmonton) April 23rd at 1:00pm. Workshops are 3 hours and cost $30.
Improvised Singing This workshop will demystify the process of improvising musical-theater-style songs, with exercises strengthening everything from basic musicality, to rhyming and scansion, to making song offers in the context of a scene. Taught by Jonathan Dinerstein (Los Angeles) April 22nd at 3:00pm. Workshops are 3 hours and cost $30.
Feel the pain Learn how to get super-inspired and have new levels of fun on stage through torturing yourself or your partner. Learn how to be playful about it and you'll have the audience rolling on the floor laughing. Taught by Menelaos Prokos (Greece) April 22nd at 3:00pm. For intermediate and advanced improvisers. Workshops are 3 hours and cost $30.
Robyn Slade (Winnipeg) She started performing at 10 years old and wrote her first play at 16. She is a highly regarded improviser in the Canadian scene.
Amy Shostak & Paul Blinov (Edmonton) Amy and Paul are two amazing improvisers from Rapid Fire Theatre (where our very own Kevin Gillese came from). Together they form the award-winning sketch comedy team Gossamer Obsessions.
Bus Kai (Athens, Greece) Bus Kai is Greece's only improv duo troupe! They primarily focus on creating improvised narratives. Bus Kai (pronounced "bus ké") is a play on words for a Greek phrase, "Μπας και...", which is pronounced the same way. It means "just in case", "you never know", which they found quite relevant to their art. At that point, they thought "Hey, why not say "bus" instead of "μπας".
Quarters & June (Los Angeles) This stylish and hilarious tribute to improvisational legends Mike Nichols and Elaine May comes to World Dom for cocktails and hijinks. Starring Sarah Parga and Josh Dean.
WED 4/19 8 PM 1st Half – Bus Kai (Greece) vs Improvised Vacation (Dad's Garage) 2nd Half – Festival Jam
THURS 4/20 8 PM 1st Half – Dark Side of the Room (Dad's Garage) vs Robyn Slade (Winnipeg) 2nd Half – Quarters & June Showcase
10:30 PM 1st Half – Improv Vacation (Dad's Garage) vs Amy Shostak, Paul Blinov (Edmonton) 2nd Half – Bus Kai Showcase (Greece)
FRI 4/21 8 PM 1st Half – Bus Kai (Greece) vs Robyn Slade (Winnipeg) 2nd Half – Festival Jam
10:30 PM 1st Half – Josh Dean, Sarah Parga (LA) vs Amy Shostak, Paul Blinov (Edmonton) 2nd Half – Winnipeg Showcase
SAT 4/22 8 PM 1st Half – Dark Side of the Room vs Josh Dean, Sarah Parga (LA) 2nd Half – Gossamer Obsessions Showcase
10:30 PM 1st Half – Third Place Match 2nd Half – The Finals!