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"IMPROVAGANZA" at Kumu Kahua Theatre

"IMPROVAGANZA" at Kumu Kahua Theatre

IMPROVAGANZA 2018: The Hawaii Festival of Improv

Kumu Kahua Theatre

Oct 4-7

See schedule below for dates and times

Improvaganza! The Hawaii Festival of Improv is a gathering and celebration of Improvised theatre in all its diverse expressions. It is Hawaii's only international festival dedicated to Improv comedy and improvised theatre. Improvisers from all over the world come to Honolulu for a weekend of improv performances, workshops, and events. In past years we've welcomed improvisers from Aiea, Austin, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Honolulu, Kailua-Kona, Kihei-Maui, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Oklahoma, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and as far away as Melbourne Australia, Vancouver Canada, Auckland New Zealand, Turin Italy, Rio De Janerio Brazil, Paris France, Stockholm Sweden and Tokyo Japan.

The festival strives to cultivate Hawaii’s local improv community by showcasing local and mainland improvisers while providing opportunities for them to network with each other. The festival also strives to raise the profile of the art form by introducing audiences to entertaining, stimulating and thought provoking performances, opportunities to participate in interactive activities, and a chance to learn improv through festival sponsored workshops.

Improvaganza is proud to be a part of the Dark Night Series at Kumu Kahua Theatre.

To order tickets online, reserve your spot in workshops, and more see improvaganza.com.


Thursday, Oct 4

7:30 PM - OPENING CEREMONY- Peach Pit : San Francisco, CA/The Improv Bandits: Auckland New Zealand/2018 Legacy Award Honors Loose Screws: Honolulu Hi

Friday, Oct 5

6:30 PM - LOCAL KINE IMPROV SHOWCASE: Free Range Comedy: Kihei-Maui, HI/(i.D.i) director James Duggins: ,Honolulu, HI/Loose Screws: Honolulu, Hi

8:30 PM - GEEKY IMPROV SHOWCASE: The New Messrs: Harry Potter Improv: Honolulu HI/USS Improvised Part 1, Star Trek The Next Generation Musical : Portland, OR/USS Improvise Part 2, Star Trek The Next Generation Musical : Portland, OR

10:30 PM - FRIDAY NIGHT'S GET DOWN IMPROV SHOWCASE: BNB: Portland, OR/Peach Pitt: San Francisco, CA/Improv Bandits: Auckland New Zealand

Saturday, Oct 6

10:00 AM - WORKSHOP #1: CAVALCADE OF CHARACTERIZATION Taught by Eric and Aden Nepom, A musical improv workshop in a stylized genre

12:00 PM - WORKSHOP #2: PLAYING WITH HART Taught by Betse Green. An Improv Workshop Designed to pump up your skill on stage

2:30 PM - WORKSHOP #3: CREATING CHARACTER NOT CARICATURE Taught By Joe Liss, An improv workshop on developing and sustain characters

6:30 PM - SATURDAY NIGHT'S IMPROV BANGARANG SHOWCASE: The Alohahas: Kailua-Kona, HI/ Role For It by (i.D.i) director Michael Donato : Honolulu, HI/"Liss N' Sams": San Francisco, CA

8:30 PM - MUSICAL IMPROV SHOWCASE: Drop The Mix: Honolulu Hi & Las Vegas NV/Cotton Gin: Seattle, WA/I Love Musicals: Portland, OR

10:30 PM - GENRE IMPROV SHOWCASE: Conspiracy: Saeattle, WA/A Bard's Tale: Auckland, New Zealand/Hush: Honolulu, HI

Sunday, Oct 7

6:30 PM - MASH UP / CLOSING CEREMONY: As a finale and our closing ceremony to our festival all of the contributing performers will be placed in random groups, must come up with brand new show moments before coming back on stage one last time for the Annual Mash Up of performance. 

"Hansel and Gretel" by the Kaimuki High School Performing Arts Center

"Hansel and Gretel" by the Kaimuki High School Performing Arts Center

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