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Throwdown Friday January 25 2019 at 7:30 PM

The Improv Centre
× From January 2 through 27 Vancouver TheatreSports™ (VTS) rocks the laughs with its annual improv celebration, Throwdown International TheatreSports Festival.

Throwdown welcomes TheatreSports™ teams from other cities who bring their A-Game to head-to head matches with each other and local teams comprised of VTS’s top improvisers.

Throwdown Friday January 25 2019 at 9:30 PM

The Improv Centre
× From January 2 through 27 Vancouver TheatreSports™ (VTS) rocks the laughs with its annual improv celebration, Throwdown International TheatreSports Festival.

Throwdown welcomes TheatreSports™ teams from other cities who bring their A-Game to head-to head matches with each other and local teams comprised of VTS’s top improvisers.

Throwdown Late Night Friday January 25 2019 at 11:15 PM

The Improv Centre
× From January 2 through 27 Vancouver TheatreSports™ (VTS) rocks the laughs with its annual improv celebration, Throwdown International TheatreSports Festival.

Throwdown welcomes TheatreSports™ teams from other cities who bring their A-Game to head-to head matches with each other and local teams comprised of VTS’s top improvisers.

Spontaneity (Pre-Req: No) Saturday January 26 2019 at 1:00 PM

ICI Studio
× This Workshop will take place over TWO afternoons
Saturday January 26th 1pm to 5pm
Sunday January 27th 1pm to 5pm

Pinocchio Saturday January 26 2019 at 3:00 PM

The Improv Centre
× Come and experience the Karen Flamenco Dance Company dancers as they perform excerpts from their latest production “Pinocchio” - the quirky story about a puppet who longs to be real.

Pinocchio Saturday January 26 2019 at 5:00 PM

The Improv Centre

Throwdown Saturday January 26 2019 at 7:30 PM

The Improv Centre
× From January 2 through 27 Vancouver TheatreSports™ (VTS) rocks the laughs with its annual improv celebration, Throwdown International TheatreSports Festival.

Throwdown welcomes TheatreSports™ teams from other cities who bring their A-Game to head-to head matches with each other and local teams comprised of VTS’s top improvisers.

Throwdown Saturday January 26 2019 at 9:30 PM

The Improv Centre
× From January 2 through 27 Vancouver TheatreSports™ (VTS) rocks the laughs with its annual improv celebration, Throwdown International TheatreSports Festival.

Throwdown welcomes TheatreSports™ teams from other cities who bring their A-Game to head-to head matches with each other and local teams comprised of VTS’s top improvisers.

Throwdown Late Night Saturday January 26 2019 at 11:15 PM

The Improv Centre
× From January 2 through 27 Vancouver TheatreSports™ (VTS) rocks the laughs with its annual improv celebration, Throwdown International TheatreSports Festival.

Throwdown welcomes TheatreSports™ teams from other cities who bring their A-Game to head-to head matches with each other and local teams comprised of VTS’s top improvisers.

Throwdown Workshops 2019 Sunday January 27 2019 at 9:30 AM

The Improv Centre (Workshops)
× HITCHCOCKED: FROM SCREEN TO STAGE
Teacher: Garrick Paikai, On the Spot, Hawaii

Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm
Location: Improv Centre Theatre

Description: Alfred Hitchcock, Wes Anderson, and Quinton Tarantino are all influential movie directors with unique visual storytelling styles. But how do you recreate their unique styles for the improv stage? Based on the new and growing genre-prov movement On the Spot Improv offers you the opportunity to learn the methods and techniques they created to bring to life an improvised version of directors such as these to the stage. These methods can also be used to bring other directorial style to the stage as well such as Edgar Wright, Guy Ritchie, and Robert Rodrigues.

About The Teacher: Garrick Paikai is the Artistic Director for Hawaii’s Longest Running improv troupe “On The Spot Improv” and the Executive Producer for “Improvaganza Hawaii Festival of Improv.” Known for his unique approach to improv, Garrick Paikai has headlined many improv festivals across U.S. and internationally, including the Seattle Festival of Improv Theatre, The Chicago Improv Festival, and Slapdash International Improv Festival in London. His innovative work in Narrative Improvised Plays has been cited as one of the influences in the genre-prov movement and he frequently travels to teach workshops like these.

Pre-Req: This is a class for experienced improv students who have a strong, consistent understanding of improv basics and scene work. Students must be graduates of the ICI Core program, Rookie League or other training program. If you are unsure if this class would be a good fit for you, please contact Chloe Numbers at outreach@vtsl.com Special permission to take this class may be given on a case by case basis.

Throwdown Workshops 2019 Sunday January 27 2019 at 1:00 PM

The Improv Centre (Workshops)
× LOUDER THAN WORDS: IMPROVISING WITHOUT DIALOGUE
Teacher: Garrick Paikai, On the Spot, Hawaii

Time: 1pm – 4pm
Location: Improv Centre Theatre

Description: Sometimes dialogue in improv gets in the way of a great scene. "Louder Than Words: Improvising Without Dialogue" is a workshop that will teach you to use physicality and emoting to tell wonderful stories. Taught by the members of OTS, the workshop will teach techniques that On The Spot use for their improvised silent movie show. These techniques can be used to enrich any improv scene. Experience how much more powerful an improvised scene can be when emoting and movement speak "louder than words."

About The Teacher: Garrick Paikai is the Artistic Director for Hawaii’s Longest Running improv troupe “On The Spot Improv” and the Executive Producer for “Improvaganza Hawaii Festival of Improv.” Known for his unique approach to improv, Garrick Paikai has headlined many improv festivals across U.S. and internationally, including the Seattle Festival of Improv Theatre, The Chicago Improv Festival, and Slapdash International Improv Festival in London. His innovative work in Narrative Improvised Plays has been cited as one of the influences in the genre-prov movement and he frequently travels to teach workshops like these.

Pre-Req: This is a class for experienced improv students who have a strong, consistent understanding of improv basics and scene work. Students must be graduates of the ICI Core program, Rookie League or other training program. If you are unsure if this class would be a good fit for you, please contact Chloe Numbers at outreach@vtsl.com Special permission to take this class may be given on a case by case basis.

Teen Performance Studio Sunday January 27 2019 at 2:00 PM

The Improv Centre (Workshops)
× TEEN PERFORMANCE STUDIO: LONG FORM

Class Description: This class is a celebration of long form improvisation. It is run over an 8 week time frame and has one showcase show. During the course, you will learn the VTS approach to long form. Long form is a fun skill in improv because you tell a story over an extended period of time. We will cover basic elements in long form work and you will learn two separate long formats. It will be fun and challenging. Come play!

Pre Requisites: Students must have completed ICI Teen Core Program OR ICI Summer or Spring intensives OR ICI 8 Week Teen Intro to Improv. If you are unsure if you meet the pre-requisites, please contact the Education Coordinator, Chloe at outreach@vtsl.com for more information.

SHOWCASE: MAR 24 4PM TO 5PM