© Kumu Kahua Theatre presents Improvaganza as a part of its Dark Nights Series

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SCHEDULE & TICKETS

THURSDAY OCT 3

​7:30 PM - OPENING CEREMONY

Dicks and Jane's Kidiotic : Honolulu, HI

Ride a rainbow to the grooviest street west of Funky Town. Kidiotic is an improvised 70’s kid’s show for adults.

Improvaganza! Hawaii Festival of Improv Legacy Award Presentation:  Super Mega Art Show

 

Super Mega Art Show: Seattle, WA

Art is Truth.  Truth is Pain.  Pain is Funny.  Super Mega Art Show.

On the Spot Improv's Love Is... : Honolulu, Hi

Love Is… Laugh, be merry, and enjoy this unpredictable rom-com roller coaster!

Improvaganza! Hawaii Festival of Improv Legacy Award Presentation:  Garrick Paikai

FRIDAY OCT 4

7​:30 PM

Role For It 3.5e : Honolulu, HI

Role For It 3.5e is Dungeons & Dragons-inspired fun. The adventuring party has accepted coin for a long-form performance and you can be sure they will deliver!

Free Range Comedy: Kihei, HI

Free Range Comedy thinks outside the fence to bring you short-form that is raw, unfiltered, and a clucking good time.

FlaKe: Los Angeles, CA

Shaun Landry sings of the trials and tribulations of a Broadway star based on the life the audience gives her.

9:30 PM

Extra CreatureHonolulu, HI

Wearing shadow suits and wielding puppets of their own creation, Matthew Miller and Aaron Pughes create scenes based on an audience suggestion of a film.

Tacklebox : Los Angeles, CA

Longform improv comedy duo Josh Tariff and BJ “Honkey” Lange will lure you in with their shenanigans as two friends who share a personal story based on an audience suggestion.

Just ben : New York, NY

Just ben is a one-person totally improvised narrative that can be a cartoon, fairy tale, or dark reality...

SATURDAY OCT 5

10:00 AM

WORKSHOP #1: DUMBING UP taught by Graham Downing

An improv workshop on exploring how the mistakes (or what we see as mistakes) in our improv are really the best gifts we have to work with.

​12:30 PM

WORKSHOP #2: WHAT IF? taught by Ben Jones
An improv workshop on making discoveries and exploring scene work through the lenses of relationships, characters, objects, emotions, status, and points of view.

​2:30 PM

WORKSHOP #3: LIMITLESS CHARACTER taught by Dartanion London
An improv workshop on techniques to create characters with different physical, vocal, and emotional centers you love so much you’d use them for an entire show... or career! Characters so strong that improvising with them becomes addictively fun.

​7:30 PM

But of Mind: Juneau, AK

But of Mind tells stories reminiscent of classic psychological horror black-and-white television shows such as The Twilight Zone, The Veil, and The Outer Limits.

Improvhi's Thoroughly Modern Biggie: Honolulu, HI

Thoroughly Modern Biggie presents a musical montage based on an interview with an audience member or special guest.

Irrational FearsSan Francisco, CA

Three rational people gather together for a support group to help them conquer their very irrational fear of _____. Exposure therapy is funnier in threes.

​9:30 PM

Pint of Life: Los Angeles, CA

One person. One pint of ice cream. One audience member. One improvised play.

Super Mega Art Show: Seattle, WA

Art is Truth. Truth is Pain. Pain is Funny. Super Mega Art Show.

On the Spot Improv's Love Is... : Honolulu, HI

Love Is… Laugh, be merry, and enjoy this unpredictable rom-com roller coaster.

SUNDAY OCT 6

1:00 to 3:00 PM - SPECIAL EVENT: IMPROVISATION FOR THE PROFESSIONAL ACTOR with Shaun Landry

From Commedia to Brecht to Mamet to Christopher Guest, improvisation has been used throughout theater history to expand character development, generate ensemble connection and creation, and is a tool to help the professional actor be present onstage and be able to approach any stage situation. Improvisation is a skill every Los Angeles and New York production looks for on your professional resume. Shaun Landry teaches these skills to the professional actor and writer to expand their toolbox not only for improvisation performance but for highlighting and developing classic and new work theater. Ms. Landry will also be focusing on tools for creating and maintaining a safe, professional rehearsal and class environment.

This special event with Shaun Landry is created for the theatre and improvisation community, and offered at $25

4:00 PM - THE MO'OLELO SYMPOSIUM 

EXCLUSIVE FOR FESTIVAL PERFORMERS

The Moʻolelo (Hawaiian word for storytelling) Symposium is an exclusive summit meeting for all performers in the 2019 Improvaganza. Performers will introduce and exchange ideas with one another in hopes of future collaborative projects.

​6:00 PM - MASH-UP! and CLOSING CEREMONY

As a finale and closing ceremony to the festival, all contributing performers will be placed in random groups and must come up with brand new shows moments before coming back on stage one last time for the annual Mash-Up performance.