What is LA Theatresports?
Two teams of improvisers go head to head, challenging each other to improvised scenes based on audience suggestions. LATheatresports shows are accompanied by a live band, so be ready to tap your foot, yell out suggestions, boo and hiss the judges or just sit back and watch the playful mayhem.
LATheatresports™ was originally founded by Forrest Brakeman, Ellen Idelson and Dan O’Connor (Artistic Director of Impro Theatre) in 1988. Most of Impro Theatre’s ensemble originally got their start in Theatresports™ and find it to be an invaluable training for actors, writers and improvisers alike.
Theatresports™ was created by Keith Johnstone at the Royal Court Theatre in London and at the University of Calgary
“Everybody knows two things. You can only learn by failing. You should have a good attitude about it.” -Keith Johnstone
Other LA Theatersports alumni include Wayne Brady, Brad Sherwood, and Mike McShane of “Whose Line is it Anyway.