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September 2018

Talk Felty To Me

September 22 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 28, 2018

Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4 Canada
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$10

Goodbye Sesame Street, hello Commercial Drive! Who needs skin when you've got felt? Instant Theatre is proud to present Talk Felty To Me - a night of explosively sexy/gratuitous/over-the-top improvised comedy that we just couldn't show you on stage - unless we "did it" with puppets! This loop isn't the only hole we've found - or filled! Talk Felty to Me is the latest in late night entertainment from the producers of Shakespeare After Dark and Truth or Dare. This…

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East Van Improv League (EVIL)

September 23 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Sunday, repeating until December 18, 2018

Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4 Canada
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$8

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

September 23 @ 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 December 9, 2018

Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4 Canada
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$10

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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Hype!: The Improvised Hip Hopera

September 29 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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One event on September 29, 2018 at 10:30pm

One event on December 29, 2018 at 10:30pm

Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4 Canada
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$10

Broadway meets Hip-Hop in this high-energy celebration of epic musicals and ingenious improvised rhymes. Hype! will leave you pumped up, delivering hilarious hooks, breathtaking verbal dexterity and slick storytelling every single night. Starring: Julia Sarah, Kai Rudell, Zach Wolfman, Abdullah Wasfi, Travis Bernhardt, Brent Hirose, Jess Garcia and Tia Jeanette. Directed by Travis Bernhardt. Original production directed by Joel Crichton. Join us at Havana Vancouver before the show for Cuban food and drinks by reserving a table at www.havanavancouver.com. We…

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Innuendo: Improvised Sunday Night Sex Comedy

September 30 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4 Canada
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$8

A night of fun and funny improv infused with double entendre and risqué humor. Some of the cities funniest people will give you an hour of laughter where even they won't believe what they are saying. A late night show for adults only. Age 18+!

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October 2018

Sketch Level 1 – Writing Intensive

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Instant Studios, 529 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5T 1X6 Canada
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$149

4 classes: October 1st, 15th, 22nd, 29th (No October 8th - Thanksgiving) 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…

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Stand up Level 2 with Katie-Ellen Humphries

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Instant Studios, 529 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5T 1X6 Canada
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$149

Got a taste of standup and eager for more? Looking for a reliable place to test material and get thoughtful feedback from an instructor? Maybe you miss the structure and support of a regular class. Standup Level II could be a great opportunity! Standup Level II is open to anyone who has completed Standup Level I with Instant Theatre or has equivalent* standup experience. The Level II class will build on skills from Level I including: Joke Writing/Structure Building a…

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Off Key: The Improvised Musical

October 6 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 7, 2018

Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4 Canada
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$10

We bring the music. You bring the noise. Off Key performs original musicals based on audience suggestions. The catch? The script, lyrics, and music are all improvised on the spot. When music starts to play, anything can happen: a touching love song, a wild dance number, or a high-wire rap battle. Every show is completely different, so come inspire the players and musicians… and witness the opening (and closing) night of a brand new musical! Join us at Havana Vancouver…

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Intro to Improv

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 7, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on October 28, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on December 2, 2018 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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Spotlight: The Best in Long-form Improv

October 7 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 14, 2018

Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4 Canada
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$8

Every month, Spotlight features an ensemble from the cast of Instant Theatre performing long form improv comedy, shining a light on our cast, our art form, and a bunch of really funny scenes. Also featuring some of the best groups from outside Instant Theatre! If you want to see what long form improv is all about, this is your show.

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Burst: The Short Form Intensive

October 9 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Instant Studios, 529 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5T 1X6 Canada
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$175

4 weeks. 3 shows. 2 rounds of personalized feedback. 1 incredible month. Burst is a 4 week, 4 hour (16 hour total) performance focused improv intensive that includes three performances at the Havana theatre on Commercial Drive. This class focuses on games and skills that will help you find the game of the scene, and keep the scene going when it seems like it's going off the rails. Learn how to master games for jam shows, and even get the…

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Fistful of Kicks: Anime Edition!

October 13 @ 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 December 22, 2018

Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4 Canada
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$10

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, we'll…

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Burst: The Long-Form Improv Intensive

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Instant Studios, 529 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5T 1X6 Canada
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$175

4 weeks. 3 shows. 2 rounds of personalized feedback. 1 awesome month. Burst is a 4 week, 4 hour (16 hour total) performance focused improv intensive that includes three shows at the Havana Theatre on Commercial Drive. If actors learn lines from a script to tell a story, improvisors learn forms to make completely new ones. This class focuses exclusively on breaking down the longform games and styles that Instant is known for, from classic forms that help you build…

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Speed Date: Exciting, Fast, and Surprising Duos

October 14 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 22, 2018

Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4 Canada
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$8

This is duo improv with a twist! Not only will every night feature improvisers teaming up randomly, potentially for the first time, but one improvisor will pair with an audience volunteer to create a duo where anything can happen. Will we see chemistry? Will sparks fly? The only way to find out is checking out this wild show! Join us at Havana Vancouver before the show for Cuban food and drinks by reserving a table at www.havanavancouver.com. We recommend booking…

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Shakespeare After Dark: The Bard Improvised and Twisted

October 20 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 22, 2018

Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4 Canada
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$10

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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Clue-Less: The Improvised Murder Mystery!

October 21 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on July 22, 2018 at 9:00pm

An event every month that begins at 9:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 17, 2018

Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4 Canada
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$10

Mrs.Peacock in the pantry with poison. Mr.Black in the Billiards room with a blunderbuss. Miss Scarlett in the scullery with a scalpel. Six suspects. Seven rooms. Eight weapons. No Clue. Help us solve a murder and catch the perpatrator...it could be you. But probably it will be someone on stage. Clue-less is an improvised murder mystery based on the board game and movie Clue. Expect zany, over the top characters that are trying to find out who murdered one of…

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November 2018

Sketch Level 2 Advanced Writing Intensive

November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Instant Studios, 529 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5T 1X6 Canada
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$179

6 classes: November 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, Dec 3rd, and 10th SKETCH LEVEL 2 - SKETCH WRITING INCUBATOR (4 WEEKS)* 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…

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6 Weeks to Clown – with Elliott James

November 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Instant Studios, 529 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5T 1X6 Canada
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$289

This class will allow you to unleash your inner fool and experience full body physical performance. Focusing on finding genuine impulse, honesty, physical connection and turn creation through the mask of clown, learn how to develop and perform your own clown turn, and study this challenging art form in a safe environment that encourages play, creativity and self discovery. If you are looking to develop your improvisation, performance or acting skills this physical clown class is for you. Thursdays Nov…

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Improv Level 1: Scenework

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on November 18, 2018 at 12:00pm

Instant Studios, 529 E Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5T 1X6 Canada
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$159

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: Some drop-in or an intro classes taken is preferred. But anyone with…

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December 2018

Mindgames: Trivia Meets Improv Comedy

December 30 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00pm on day Fifth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2018

Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4 Canada
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$8

Performers have to show their smarts to get to play. The one who plays the most wins! Come see our improvisers show off how much they know* in the ultimate comedy showdown to see who is smart *and* funny. *watching improvisers remember facts and be proud that they did is a priceless experience, but we only charge $8.

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