Overview of Impro Theatre

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OVERVIEW OF IMPRO THEATRE

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MAIN COMPANY

Impro Theatre’s Main Company creates completely improvised, full-length plays in the styles of the world’s greatest playwrights, authors and composers.

THE SCHOOL

The Impro Theatre School is the home of Narrative Improv in Los Angeles. We focus on teaching artful storytelling.

IMPRO STUDIO

Comedy improvisation through joyful discovery, high stakes, and emotional truth. In the heart of Los Feliz Village

IMPRO THEATRE MAIN COMPANY

Impro Theatre’s Main Company creates completely improvised, full-length plays in the styles of the world’s greatest playwrights, authors and composers.  With no pre-planning or prepared scenarios, the performers combine verbal dexterity and robust physicality to bring character and plot to life in an instant, making each Impro Theatre show unique and unlike any other theatrical experience. Founded as Los Angeles Theatresports in 1988, Impro Theatre has evolved from a successful short form improv troupe into a critically acclaimed improvisational theatre company. In southern California, Impro has performed sold-out shows at South Coast Repertory, The Broad Stage in Santa Monica, North Coast Repertory in San Diego, Falcon Theatre in Burbank, and The Pasadena Playhouse, as well as venues around the world including the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, The Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago, The Melbourne Fringe in Australia and Theatre Adyar in Paris. Impro Theatre’s Main Company has received multiple Critics’ Picks in the ,Los Angeles Times, Back Stage West and L.A. Weekly, and many shows have been Ovation RecommendedLos Angeles Times calls them, “Amazing! One of the funniest evenings in town. The troupe spins an entire play into comedy gold right before your eyes.” Stage & Cinema says, “As high a degree of general excellence in writing, acting, and direction as I have seen in any theater company in America.”

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THE IMPRO THEATRE SCHOOL

The Impro Theatre School is the home of Narrative Improv in Los Angeles. The school focuses on teaching artful storytelling, finding truth in the moment, and allowing comedy to arise out of it. A wide variety of classes exploring different elements of narrative improv are available to students of all levels. The instructors provide a welcome, safe place for students of every age, background, and profession to discover the joys of improv.

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THE IMPRO STUDIO

The Impro Studio was created by Impro Theatre to establish a space where the Impro main company, students, and community-at-large could create and perform in an intimate blackbox setting. Programming includes main company repertory, Studio productions, senior-level (Lab) student productions, and a carefully curated selection of guest artists. Since 1988, Impro Theatre has brought innovative unscripted theater to Los Angeles and the world.

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IMPRO THEATRE PERSONNEL

Producing Artistic Director: Dan O’Connor
Managing Director: Rick Bernstein
Director of Impro Theatre School: Nick Massouh
Directors of L.A. Theatresports: Paul Hungerford & Brian Michael Jones
Impro Studio Managers: Paul Hungerford & Matthew Pitner
Impro Theatre School Administrator: Madison Goff
Social Media Coordinator: Emily Rose Jacobson
Board Members: Forrest Brakeman, Chris Paine, Scott Rubenstein & Lori Schwartz

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