Friday, June 02, 2006

THEATRESPORTS

This improv format was created in Calgary by drama professor Keith Johnstone in the late 1970’s. Since then it has been embraced by theatre companies around the world.

THEATRESPORTS is a popular form of improvisation whereby teams of actors challenge eachother to create scenes and stories with no prior planning, often with a “game” or restriction, to make the form yet more daunting. These challenges can be as simple as “a scene about a family” , as intimidating as “tell a story in reverse” or as inticing as “a musical about an audience member”. The list of challenges is ever growing.
With no script, the team often takes a suggestion from the audience to inspire the story: a location, a character trait, an occupation, a true story, etc.
A Host and/or Moderator ensures adherence to the given rules and the scenes are awarded points.

In this event, scenes will be scored by the collective audience. The language of the shows will be english, with encouragement towards theatre that transcends language barriers.

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