Can sixty improvisers perform ten genres in six minutes? Sixty improvisers in six team doing siix different genres. In sixty minutes. From the brain of Zohaib Khan comes Sixty in 60: Blockbuster Edition. More improvisers than you have ever seen in one place!
A door just closed. When is this window going to open? Break Up explores what happens after the credits roll. The RomCom dream couple got together, but let's be honest, it's way more interesting to talk shit about an ex. We've come to know the story of boy meets girl, but let's see the story when girl leaves boy. Featuring: Ted Hambly, Tricia Black, Gillian Bartolucci, Matt Nadeau, Ayaka Kinugawa, Andrea Marston, Allana Reoch and Alessandra Vite. Directed by: Alessandra Vite
PUBLIC WORKS: FILMED IN FRONT OF A LIVE STUDIO AUDIENCE
A live game show where YOU get a chance to win money! A live game show where you win money. Guaranteed! We promise you will have a chance to win money. No faking, for real if you come to this you can win money. We always keep our promises. Featuring: The audience, Connor Low, Alex Kolanko, Callum Wratten Directed by: Public Works
THE 6TH SENSE 8
8 ordinary people. 8 different languages. 1 extraordinary story. 8 characters from all around the world are linked mentally. Once one of them is in danger, or face a problem, they will team up to fix it Featuring: Alia Rasul, Ayaka Kinugawa, Coko Galore, Fabio Abreu, Florian François, Hana Holubec, Natasha Safarian, Patricia Tab & Zohaib Khan. Directed by: Florian François
Christmas isn't just a feeling; it's a predictable plot. Can’t wait for the holiday season to hit? Enjoy an improvised Hallmark Christmas movie in the heath of the summer & learn some special lessons while you’re at it. Featuring: Patricia Tab, Hana Holubec, Ryan Sheedy, Kevin D. Williams, Shohanna Sharmin, Natasha Safarian, Carolyne Das, Cassie BarradaS, Devon Henderson
Academy Death Zone
Fuelling up awards season by turning it into a death match for the ages, watch as three famous Hollywood directors showcase their latest films, and battle it out for the award of Best Picture. Winner walks away with prestige, the others with (career) death! Featuring: Chris Middleton, Jess Bryson, Kyah Green and Steph Malek
DRIVE IN THEATRE
Grab some popcorn, there's going to be drama. From the comfort in their station wagon, a formerly close knit group gathers to watch one last movie premiere together. Featuring: Brennan Asbridge, Daphney Joseph, Carmine Lucarelli, Andrea Marston, Velvet Wells Directed by: Velvet Wells
THE CUT TO EXPERIMENT
Welcome to mayhem. Inspired by hit TV shows like Westworld and Stranger Things, improvisors create a mesmerizing, chaotic sci-fi story that plays with time through cut-to’s and archetypal characters. Featuring: Rin Abedi, Cassie Barradas, Ajahnis Charley, Melissa Giacomini, X, Stephen Mashalidis, Amelia Rose Ritthaler Directed by: Seann Murray
THE FRANK MYTHIC HOUR
Tales from the improv ether. A mashup of all favourite high concept storylines from the Twilight Zone to Goosebumps. Andy Assaf and Dimitri Kyres improvise all of the obscure works of the great recluse author Frank J. Mythic. Horror, mystery and intrigue await you and will leave you horrified, mystified and… intrigued. Featuring: Andy Assaf, Dimitri Kyres Directed by: Marc Rowland
SAD MAN HORSEHEAD
Depression IS funny. A loose parody of the Netflix animated series Bojack Horseman, this format will explore mental health and addiction from the perspective of some downtrodden characters. Part narrative, part chaos, we'll explore the lies depression can tell us and the ways in which it can seriously mess things up. Yep, it's a comedy! Featuring: Mark Shyzer, Cecilia Serafina, Candace Meeks, Jennifer Ashleigh Lloyd, Jacques Bibit, Michael Mongiardi, Patricia Tab, Keenan Mak Directed by: Julie Dumais Osborne
SIDE SIDE STORY
True love can take a back seat. In Side Side Story, we tell the stories of the people surrounding two star crossed lovers (think West Side Story or Grease). The audience provides two groups, (Jocks and Nerds, Paleontologists and pale people), and we explore a world where they are bitter rivals. The only rule: don't let the love birds make it all about them. Featuring: Kyle Stevenson, Antonis Varkaris, Elliot Caroll, Danny Avila, Maya Cieszynska, King Chiu, Anne McMaster, Campbell Parsons, Alaric Mckenzie-Boone, Ajahnis Charley Directed by: Nicole Passmore
Ghost, goblins and _____? When five teens go off the grid they discover a haunted mansion filled with horrors beyond their wildest nightmares. Audience members determine the teens' fate by selecting the outcomes and obstacles they face. Who lives and you dies is up to you! Featuring: Daniel Fishbayn, Kyah Green, Stephanie Malek, Chris Middleton, Michael Mongiardi, Randl Morales, John Richardson, Gauravi Shah Directed by: Etan Muskat
Based on a movie pitched to Alice Moran by her mother. The feel-good story of a mom who becomes the unlikely professional hockey coach of the Buffalo Sabres, as inspired by the plot of a movie Alice Moran's mother pitched to her. An improvised sports movie that will warm even the coldest heart. Featuring: Christian Smith, Conor Bradbury, Filipe Dimas, Callum Wratten, Connor Low, Scott Lloyd Directed by: Alice Moran
HOME ALONE ALONE
Home Alone, as performed by one man, alone on stage. Think of this as the real Home Alone 3 (not the one that was actually made & collectively reviled) with just one comedian. Featuring: Florian François Directed by: Holly Wyder
4 singers. Only Canadian 1 Idol. The judges are cooler, the songs are are made up on the spot, but it's still hosted by Ben Mulroney*: it’s Canadian Idol improvised! The final four contestants sing to the judges, the audience and viewers at home in hopes to be crowned our Canadian Idol! Featuring: Chantey Marostica, Coko Galore, Erica Gellert,Tricia Black, Nicky Nasrallah, Carly Heffernan, Tom Hearn, Emily Richardson & Andrea Marston Directed by: Tom Hearn
DOPPELGANGER VIDEO PROJECT
Four movies. Four improvised scenes! Four directors film four half-finished movies. Improvisers who have never seen them before finish the story, live on stage! Cast: Ensemble. Part of Throwback Thursday!
THE LOL WORD
It's The L word, but this time with real lesbians. In this improvised version of The L Word the audience helps create the episode you never knew you needed with suggestions at the start of the show. Cast: Monica Garrido, Kyah Green, Julia Friesen, Candace Meeks, Steph Malek, Jackie Rowland, Katherine Fogler.
THE GIRLS SHOW
Raw. Raunchy. Real. A hilarious improvised sitcom with live music. The Girls Show is about three best friends and roommates trying to make life work in Toronto. They are ambitious, eccentric, single and idiotically entertaining. Cast: Kirsten Rasmussen, Anders Yates, Nelu Handa, Jillian Welsh, Coko Galore, Nigel Downer & more. Directed by: Kirsten Rasmussen.
TEENAGE HOUSE PARTY
Everybody’s trying to f*******k! Inspired by the classics "Sixteen Candles', "Can't Hardly Wait' and the "House Party" series, we bring you a live, improvised depiction of the most dramatic event in any young person’s life. Tears will be shed, beers will be spilled, friends will be made and virginities lost as this year’s class of jocks, nerds and preps (played by Toronto’s hottest improvisers) take your suggestions to make the greatest night of their lives come true. Cast: Conor Bradbury, Andrew Bushell, Nigel Downer, Tricia Black, Anders Yates, Kaitlin Morrow, Coko Galore, Kirsten Rasmussen, Liz Johnston. Directed by: Coko Galore & Kaitlin Morrow. Part of Throwback Thursday!
After the movie ends, the press tour begins. Watch the stars of a new hit movie on their press tour. “Did they all get along?” “Did anyone pull any pranks on set?” “What were their workout routines?” These questions only go so deep. See the real behind-the-scenes unravel! Featuring: Hamed Dar, Brittney Drysdale, Devon Henderson, Tara Federko, Christina Nicolaou, Cecilia Serafina, Terris Taylor, Jackie Twomey, Ivan Yuen
"Tag!" you're it. Inspired by the Hollywood feature Tag. This is a fast paced action adventure! Featuring: Matt Folliott, Devon Hyland, Devon Henderson, Tim Blair, Connie Manfredi, Fabio Abreu, Victoria Kucher, Brennan Asbridge Directed by: Devon Hyland
THE MAKEOUT TEENS OF FANTASY MAZE
Can a love triangle overthrow a corrupt government? Reluctant heroes. Malicious villains. Super high stakes. The Makeout Teens of Fantasy Maze is the newest dystopian franchise to make you question the status quo. Who will be chosen to lead the revolution? And who will the chosen chose to love? And will the chosens chosen chose them back? Each chapter will continue to surprise and excite you, as a bunch of teens full of hormones try to decide if they want to fight or makeout. Featuring: Paul Bates, Tim Blair, Shannon Lahaie, Chris Leveille, Natalie Metcalfe, Jillian Welsh Directed by: Shannon Lahaie
WELCOME TO THE GRINDHOUSE
It's a matter of life or death, and it's all in your hands. Audience members control the fate of the improvisers in this Tarantino inspired show. Featuring: Ryan Sheedy, Roger Bainbridge, Becky Johnson, Jillian Welsh, Alex Best, Jonathan Shaboo
Fringe favourites go to the movies! Sex T-Rex is the perfect gateway drug for theatre – imaginative, fast-paced and hilarious, we put on a whirlwind show packed with action and heart. Featuring: Conor Bradbury, Julian Frid, Kaitlin Morrow, Seann Murray
LATE NIGHT W/BRITTNEY DRYSDALE
From writers room to cue cards, right before your eyes! A crack team of writers are on stage, laptops at the ready, writing monologue jokes, desk bits and interview questions that are then fed to a monitor where the host of the show performs them live! Featuring: Brittney Drysdale, Alex Kolanko, Zohaib Khan, Devon Henderson, Sam Roulston, Andrew Bushell, Alessandra Vite, Jackie Twomey, Nico Rice Directed by: Brittney Drysdale
SWORDS & STAKES
A destiny fulfilled...or not. You decide. Go on adventure where the audience gets to make crucial decisions during the hero's journey. There may be love, greed, and betrayal - you decide! Featuring: Giancarlo Consoli, Hannah Fiddler, Ian McIntyre, Rachel Manson, Rabiya Mansoor, Rhys Naylor, Parth Parikh, Miri Rain, and Vinay Sagar
A virtual reality digital quest! Virtual reality hardware is set up onstage and a single performer plays all the characters. Things get wild. Directed by: Tom McGee
THEATRESPORTS AT THE MOVIES
Two movies, two teams, too hard to pick one winner. Watch as two movies go head to head in Toronto's longest running improv show!
COKO & DAPHNEY: AFTERMATH
What had happened was.... With the suggestion of a popular movie, Coko & Daphney will improvise the lives of two characters in the aftermath of a film's plot. Featuring: Coko Galore & Daphney Joseph Directed by: Matt Folliott
THE INFINITY FORMAT
THE INFINITY FORMAT Six gems can change the course of the characters journey… and the universe forever. The power of 6 gems – the Mind, Soul, Space, Power, Time, and Reality – are given to six different members of the audience in the form of a card given a card with that gem on it. This gives these audience members the power to "freeze" the scene at any moment, and bestow the power of their gem on any single character they wish. That character then has the power to use the throughout the show as they wish. Featuring: Jan Caruana, Leigh Cameron, Nigel Downer, Sarah Hillier, Alastair Forbes Directed by: Nigel Downer
No apology improv. SQUAD GOALS is a group of powerhouse improvisers doing what they do best. These ladies want you to have the time of your lives at this no apologies improv show! Featuring: Sarah Hillier, Kayla Lorette, Ann Pornel, Paloma Nuñez, Lisa Merchant and Ashley Botting.