Thursday, October 15, 2009

EVENT DETAILS--Rochester Improv Fringe Festival

FRIDAY, October 16th
7:00p, School of the Arts High School
"SOTA IMPROV & VILLAGE IDIOTS"
The School of the Arts' Improv Team kicks off the festival with their first show of the season with the Village Idiots them during the second half of the show. (Festival passes can only be purchased after the show.)

9:30p, Village Idiots Studio
"GORILLA THEATRE & Dedication Ceremony"
Three improv directors battle for supremacy, with the audience deciding if their comedic style "evolves" or "dies". The show is followed by a brief dedication ceremony for the Village Idiots' (still under construction) future performance space.

SATURDAY, October 17th
10am, Neighborhood of the Arts
"IMPROV WORKSHOPS"
Different improv workshops are set up through out the different locations of the festival.
  • Beginner's Level Improv Course (Village Idiots' VIP Studio)
  • Musical Improv Workshop (MuCCC)
  • Beginner's Level Contact Improv (SOTA Mainstage)
  • Advanced Improv Theory Workshop/RoundTable (Village Idiots' 1st Floor Studio)
12p, MuCCC
"
ALL-STAR ALL PLAY" ROUND #1
Members from different troupes will be randomly selected to perform with each other. After each scene or game, the audience and a judge scores the performers. The points award are then given to the team they represent. This type of competition occurs throughout the festival, and at the end, the troupe with the most points, wins this year's ASAP award during the awards ceremony!

1pm, MuCCC
"COLLEGE IMPROV TROUPES SHOWCASE"

  • UofR's "In Between the Lines"
  • SUNY Geneseo's "No Laugh Track Required"
"ALL-STAR ALL PLAY" ROUND #2

4p, MuCCC
"OUT-OF-TOWN IMPROV TROUPES SHOWCASE"
  • "ComedySportz" (Buffalo, NY)
  • "WuProv" (Charlottesville, VA)
  • "The Francis Bacon Experiment" (Buffalo, NY)
"ALL-STAR ALL PLAY" ROUND #3

7p, MuCCC
"LOCAL IMPROV TROUPES SHOWCASE"
  • UNLEASHED! Improv performs "Fernando"
  • Geva Comedy Improv performs "TV on Demand"
  • The Village Idiots performs "Recycled Shakespeare"
9p, MuCCC
"
CATCH 23: TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS"
For the past two weeks, several teams have been competing in the Village Idiots' Catch 23 tournament. 3 teams emerge victorious. Each of them gets 23 minutes, over 4 rounds of play. The audience and a judge scores them after each round. Who will be victorious this year?
Team: "Broken Couch" (BJ Scanlon, Jeff Andrews, & Gavin) Last Year's Champions!
vs.
Team: "Apocalypse Ponies" (Sarah Peters & Callid Keefe-Perry)
vs.
Team: "The Curlers" (Jeri Dube & Chris Dewey)
SUNDAY, October 18th
11a, Village Idiots Studio
"CHURCHPROV"
The Village Idiots explore the spiritual side of improv with the most pretentious form of improv ever invented!

12p, Village Idiots Studio
"AWARDS CEREMONY"
The festival honors several individuals and troupes with serious and silly awards alike. This year's special award for dedicated service to creating Rochester Improv goes to: Frank Storace, artistic director of Nuts & Bolts Improv Comedy Troupe. As the troupe founder, Mr. Storace has directed the creation of Rochester's longest-running improv troupe.

1p, Village Idiots Studio
"CHURCHPROV"
An original repeat of the earlier service where the Village Idiots explore the spiritual side of improv with the most pretentious form of improv ever invented!

2p, Physikos Movement Studio
"CONTACT IMPROV JAM"

1 comment:

Jeffrey said...

This looks like a lot of fun!