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- Vancouver International Improv Festival
- When: September 23–28
- Where: Waterfront Theatre
- Section: general admission
- Door time: 30 minutes before showtime.
- Ticket values include all fees.
Performance and Ticketing Options
- $10 for two tickets to a weeknight show (up to a $20 value)
- $10 for two tickets to a weekend show (up to a $30 value)
- $25 for one festival pass, good for all performances (up to a $48.47 value)
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- Click here to see a list of performers.
Vancouver International Improv Festival 2013
- Number of years the festival has been improvising: 14
- Number of years Vancouver's Instant Theatre, the festival's co-founders, have: 20
- What they do: short-form and long-form improv, both structured and freestyle
- How quickly they do it: instantly
- Kirsten and Matt: two Toronto-based comedian/actors
- Where you might have seen them: in troupes such as the Canadian Comedy Award-nominated Sketchersons, Pride Cops!, and Cool Chicken; in cities such as Berlin, New York, and Adelaide
- What's Parallelogramophonograph: a group of four Texan improvisers
- What they do: create organic narratives, make up long words
- What's the International Ensemble: a diverse group of improvisers from across the U.S. and Canada, who come together during the festival to play with new forms of improv
- Who Tegan and Sarah are: a non-concept, character-driven improv duo
- Who they are not: Tegan and Sara, the indie-rock duo
Vancouver International Improv Festival
The members of Instant Theatre founded the Vancouver International Improv Festival to not only bring performers from across the globe together, but to also spotlight fresh comedy around the corner. Improvisers from faraway lands such as Toronto, Los Angeles, New York, and Seattle share the stage with Vancouver natives, performing in their own troupes and mixing into ad-hoc ensembles for memorable sketches. The week culminates with a super-group performance by the International Ensemble—a group of participating artists that forms for one week only to tackle new forms and forge new collaborations.