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March 2019

Cagematch: Ultimate Comedy Showdown!

March 23 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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One event on March 30, 2019 at 10:30pm

Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4 Canada
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$12

Cagematch pits the fiercest and most hilarious improvisers against each other to determine who has the best improv in the city. For over 15 years, Cagematch is an underground hotbed of talent where improvisers pull out all the stops. Three teams will go head to head to make you laugh the hardest in an effort to win your vote. Your laughs and your votes determine the winner who moves on to the next round. Join for the hottest competitive comedy…

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Intro to Improv

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on February 10, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on March 24, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on April 14, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on May 19, 2019 at 12:00pm

Instant Studios, 529 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5T 1X6 Canada
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$79

Intro to Improvisation Class Low pressure and high in fun, the Intro to Improvisation class is a great sampler for people curious about improv or a nice refresher to people who have been out of the improv world for a while. This class will allow you to learn the improvisational skills of Play, Spontaneity, Character and Story.   Prerequisites: No experience necessary!Objectives: Introducing the building blocks of improv in a fun, light, and friendly way. Students will gain a sense…

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East Van Improv League (EVIL)

March 24 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Sunday, repeating until December 23, 2018

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Sunday, repeating until September 29, 2019

Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4 Canada
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$12

Instant Theatre is proud to present the launch of the East Vancouver Improv League! Come witness a high-octane battle between two SUPERGROUPS made up of the finest improvisers Instant Theatre has to offer. The improv will be fast, the competition will be furious, and the laughs will be non-stop! You’ll be glued to your seats as our veteran sports broadcasters, Geoff and Ese, guide you through the action spewing minefield that is the EVIL Games! Ignite the rivalry each and…

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Actor’s Nightmare: Half Scripted, Half Improv, All Comedy

March 24 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until April 28, 2019

One event on December 23, 2018 at 9:00pm

One event on January 27, 2019 at 9:00pm

An event every month that begins at 9:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until May 26, 2019

Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4 Canada
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$12

Every actor has a nightmare where they find themselves on stage without knowing any of their lines, or even having read the script! The Actor's Nightmare brings this to life, pairing a guest actor who has completely memorized their lines from a play—and will stick to those lines no matter what—with an improviser who not only hasn’t memorized any lines, but will have no idea what play they’re even in. Six actor/improviser pairings. Six wild and crazy mashed up scenes…

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FLEX: Improv Workout | 1 WORKSHOP

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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2nd and 4th Monday
Instant Studios, 529 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5T 1X6 Canada
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$25

FLEX: Improv Workout, is a new twice-monthly drop-in workshop from Instant Theatre Company. You will get the opportunity to really dig into your improv on a deeper level, one specific skill at a time. Each workshop will consist of focused, deliberate practice, working on a single improv skill and spending the time to really work your improv muscles. You'll take turns being in scenes, giving feedback, and immediately trying to incorporate that feedback into new scenes. If you've ever heard…

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April 2019

IMPROV LEVEL 1 | 4 WEEKS | SCENEWORK

April 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Instant Studios, 529 E Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5T 1X6 Canada
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$159

Improv Level 1: Improv Scenework Class Description: Our Level 1 class is a fun first step into improv for people with some improv experience . Discovering the secrets of offers and agreement, Improv Level 1: Exploring Improv teaches students of all backgrounds and skill levels how to tell stories off the top of your head, work with other improvisers to make those stories together, and have fun with some classic improv games. Prerequisites: No improv experience necessary, but prefered availability…

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Sketch Level 1 – Writing Intensive

April 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Instant Studios, 529 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5T 1X6 Canada
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$149

4 classes: April 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th Unique to Instant Theatre, the 4 week Sketch Writing Intensive will teach students the valuable fundamentals of sketch comedy writing including: Premise, Comedic Conflict, Creating Memorable Comic Characters, Rule of Three, Comedic Twist, Collaboration, Satire & Parody. Weekly classes will be split between practical lessons & group exercises, as well as, workshopping student sketches in a weekly writers room. After 4 weeks, students will gain a foundation in the basics of sketch writing,…

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Fistful of Kicks: Epic Anime Improv

April 14 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until January 12, 2019

One event on February 10, 2019 at 9:00pm

One event on March 10, 2019 at 9:00pm

One event on April 14, 2019 at 10:30pm

Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4 Canada
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$12
Fistful of Kicks - Epic Anime Improv

Fistful of Kicks : Epic Anime Improv   Sharpen your Zanpakutos, strap into your Gundam suits, and prepare your most stylish, gravity and physics-defying hair because Fistful of Kicks is back with a brand-new ANIME improv comedy show! Featuring some of Vancouver's finest Asian-Canadian performers, this one-of-a-kind show draws inspiration from all of your favourite anime series and infuses them with awesome improvised storytelling and amazing stage combat. We'll create epic adventures, encounter wild and weird characters, and most importantly,…

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Shakespeare After Dark: The Bard Improvised and Twisted

April 21 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on March 17, 2019 at 9:00pm

One event on April 21, 2019 at 9:00pm

One event on May 19, 2019 at 9:00pm

One event on June 16, 2019 at 9:00pm

Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4 Canada
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$12

Shakespeare After Dark is the highbrow fusion of Shakespeare served with a side of improvisational mischief. In the first half, you'll witness a scene from the Bard utterly monkey-wrenched by an utterly punch-drunk cast member leaving the rest of the cast to improvise around them. Then, stick around for the second half where the cast lays the booze aside to serve a straight up Shakespearean tragedy – based on your suggestions. With a genuinely drunken professional actor volunteering every night,…

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IMPROV LEVEL 2 | 8 WEEKS | PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE

April 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Instant Studios, 529 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5T 1X6 Canada
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$179

IMPROV LEVEL 2 | 8 WEEKS | PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE Tuesdays 6:30pm to 8:30pm | April 30th to June 25th | Performance Tuesday July 2nd Taken improv classes and performed in a few shows? Feeling confident with your class performance but not sure how to translate your abilities to the stage? Improv Level 2 Performance is an eight week program where you will solidify your skills and techniques while preparing you to delve deeper into emotional commitment to your scene partner,…

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May 2019

Sketch Level 2 Advanced Writing Intensive

May 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Instant Studios, 529 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5T 1X6 Canada
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$179

6 classes: May 8th,15th, 22nd, 29th, June 5th, 12th. SKETCH LEVEL 2 - SKETCH WRITING INCUBATOR Prerequisite: Level 1 Sketch Writing Intensive or Equivalent. This class is for sketch writers who want to continue to develop their own comedic voice and take their sketch ideas & writing to the next level. Building on the Level 1 Sketch Writing Intensive course, the level 2 - Sketch Writing Incubator will help budding comedy writers to craft, fine-tune and polish their own sketches…

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