TheatreSports™ Summit

Five nights of TheatreSports matches featuring the original four companies to perform Keith Johnstone's legendary format.

TheatreSports™ Summit

Directed by members of Loose Moose Theatre (Calgary), Vancouver TheatreSports, Rapid Fire Theatre (Edmonton), Unexpected Productions (Seattle)

The Theatresports Summit explores the Theatresports™ format as it is played by the ‘four pillar’ companies – from Calgary’s Loose Moose Theatre (1977) where the format was first performed as created by Keith Johnstone at The University of Calgary (it is the foundation format) to variations as performed by hometown favourites Vancouver TheatreSports (1980), Rapid Fire Theatre (1981), and Unexpected Productions (1983). Each night, two teams of mixed international delegates (and directed by a representative of one of the ‘pillar companies’) will compete against one another utilizing one of the four styles.

The final three nights will be a mash-up evening in the original foundation format featuring all the bells and whistles, horns and baskets!

https://theatresports.org/history-of-theatresports/

SUMMIT SCHEDULE:
All TheatreSports Summit shows take place at The Improv Centre.

  • TheatreSports: Seattle Style (Unexpected Productions) | Tuesday, Oct 15 – 7:30p.m.
    • Price (online): Adult – $20  Student/Senior – $17
  • TheatreSports: Vancouver Style (Vancouver TheatreSports) | Wednesday, Oct 16 – 7:30p.m.
    • Price (online): Adult – $20  Student/Senior – $17
  • TheatreSports: Edmonton Style (Rapid Fire Theatre) | Thursday, Oct 17 – 7:30p.m.
    • Price (online): Adult – $20  Student/Senior – $17
  • TheatreSports: Calgary Style (Loose Moose Theatre) | Friday, Oct 18 – 7:30p.m.
    • Price (online): Adult – $28.50  Student/Senior – $23.25
  • TheatreSports Semi Finals | Saturday, Oct 19 – 7:30p.m
    • Price (online): Adult – $28.50  Student/Senior – $23.25
  • TheatreSports Semi Finals | Saturday, Oct 19 – 9:30p.m
    • Price (online): Adult – $28.50  Student/Senior – $23.25
  • TheatreSports Finals | Sunday, Oct 20 – 9:30p.m.
    • Price (online): Adult – $28.50  Student/Senior – $23.25


NOTE:
 This show is suitable for children aged 8 and over. We cannot accommodate younger children, toddlers or infants. Any show may contain mature content and language, parental discretion is advised.

Programming and shows subject to change without notice.


This show is an International TheatreSports Festival performance:

The Improv World is coming to VTS from October 14 – 20 when we will be playing host to the International TheatreSports Institute (iTi) Conference and Festival. The iTi is the largest improv network in the world. Every two years they convene a conference and improv festival that brings together improvisers from around the globe. The theme of this year’s festival is ImproV Ecology in recognition of how the improv art form has evolved around the world to reflect the influences it receives from different cultural terroirs. The Festival showcases improv formats created by iTi founder Keith Johnstone (e.g. Theatresports™, Gorilla Theatre™, Maestro Impro™ and The Life Game™), along with signature performances by some of the visiting international delegates and companies. All shows will take place on Granville Island. In addition to our own theatre, The Improv Centre, we will also be performing at the Waterfront Theatre and at the Nest Studio Theatre – all three venues are only a short walk apart from each other.

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