Rapid Fire Theatre's annual Improvaganza is back for the 17th year. Every year, Rapid Fire Theatre (RFT) hosts improvisors from across Canada, North America and beyond. For 10 days at the end June, the Varscona Theatre is full of the best comedy acts around, plus Theatresports matches, radio shows, workshops with amazing artists, and tons of social events, too.
Schedule Of Events
Guests can expect exciting performance opportunities and workshops with international guests.
Improvaganza features affordable, high-energy improvisation and alternative theatre, while providing an opportunity for participants to get in on the action.
Improvaganza is a staple of Edmonton's summer festival lineup. It brings Edmontonian audiences world-class comedy, and it also offers workshops for the public. Guests come from as far away as Japan, Germany, and Colombia, and from as close as Winnipeg and Regina.
The festival aims to forge connections between improvisors and comedians around the world. It is a learning opportunity with peer workshops being run throughout, and new ideas being shared and created.
Improvaganza acts as a developmental tool for the year-round ensemble at RFT. By working with international guests, the RFT's current ensemble grows, and in turn, adds more to Edmonton's rich and diverse arts community.
Festival organizers are busy planning and the 2017 line-up will be announced soon.
Ticket information will be posted on the official Improvaganza website.
Edmonton's Longest Running Improv Theatre Is 33 Years Old And Brings Brilliant Improv To Every Show. The Weekly Shows, Theatresports And CHiMPROV Make Audiences Laugh Until It Hurts. RFT Also Runs Improv Workshops For Beginners, Experienced Performers, Kids, And Corporate Groups.
In addition to the weekly shows and Improvaganza, every year RFT brings The Wildfire Festival, which encourages those gutsy high school kids to perform. Not only that but RFT also produces numerous shows at The Edmonton International Fringe Festival, as well as Fringes across the country.