Saturday, August 21

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21st


10:30 am – 1:30 pm Workshop Tickets (click here)

Playing Within The Game Workshop with Second City’s Ron West

GAME ISLAND takes the shamelessness of Survivor, the snarky judgement of American Idol, and the ridiculous fun of Whose Line is it Anyway?, rolls them into one and throws them on the barbecue until done. Come see this fantastic late nite game-off with award-winning master gamesman, Ron West (Whose Line is it Anyway?, Third Rock From The Sun)!

2:00 – 5:00 pm Workshop Tickets (click here)

StoryBox Workshop with Jonathan Pitts

STORYBOX is created and developed by Jonathan Pitts. He’s the Co-Founder of the Chicago Improv Festival and the Executive Director of Chicago Improv Festival Productions. Storybox origins are inspired by Paul Sills‘ Tony award-winning Broadway show Story Theater, the poetry and ritual of Japan’s Noh Theatre, as well as the movement of Anne Bogart’s Viewpoints techniques, Joseph Campbell‘s mythic psychology, Del Close‘s long-form tenets, Keith Johnstone‘s narrative ideas, Donna Lachman’s Blue Rider Theater aesthetics, Robert LePage‘s intuitive Re/Source process, and the vast scope of Royal Shakespeare Company‘s production The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickelby, to forge together a single unscripted story featuring multiple narrations and sub-stories within a larger story.

StoryBox San Francisco Performance (6pm)

“We are story-tellers and we are here to create an original story for you.”

With these simple words, the Storybox ensemble begins its journey. Storybox Theatre is a 90-minute one-act theatre production for adult audiences, created and performed by an ensemble of improvisational storytellers. Using wooden sticks, colored pieces of cloth, and a single audience suggestion, this highly talented ensemble of theatre artists creates an original story that is performed only once for each audience. Utilizing movement, scene-work, and transformations to develop the arc of the story, they develop characters, motifs, and themes into a performance featuring evocative improvised environments, imagery, music, ritual, sub-stories, and stage tableaus that bring the audience along on the main character’s epic and personal journey.

7:30 PM Tickets (click here)

San Jose ComedysportzOJ in a Sippy Cup

SAN JOSE COMEDYSPORTZ is an award-winning interactive comedy show where two teams of “act-letes” compete for audience laughs and points while improvising scenes, games, operas and musicals based on audience suggestions.

A referee calls fouls and keeps the match moving at a blistering pace. The audience is always a part of the interactive show, voting for the winners and sometimes even winding up on stage! We even play the national anthem before each match.

OJ IN A SIPPY CUP – She’s a little bit hip-hop. He’s a little bit indie-rock. She’s from the Bronx, the birthplace of rap music. He’s from Brooklyn, the hipster mecca of the world. She’s Blackorican. He’s Afro-Colombian. She likes boys. So does he. How do these seemingly different people collaborate to form one the funniest improv duos in the tri-state area? Don’t ask me! Watch Oscar Montoya and Julia Morales (both from the People’s Improv Theater in New York City) attack the stage with their ecclectic tastes and unique style. Seems like Paula Abdul and DJ Scat Cat were right: opposites attract.

9:30 PM Tickets (click here)

The Podcast with Rachel MillerOJ in a Sippy Cup

THE PODCAST: FEATURING RACHEL MILLER invites you to the recording of a podcast.  The audience’s suggestion becomes the title of my guest’s latest project: their book, film, invention, piece of art…..whatever.   Throughout the interview, we occasionally do short scenes inspired by our yammerings before diving back into the interview.  The whole thing is recorded live and available online….as a podcast.  Rachel Miller’s credits as an improviser include The Second City and The Netherlands’ Boom Chicago.

OJ IN A SIPPY CUP – She’s a little bit hip-hop. He’s a little bit indie-rock. She’s from the Bronx, the birthplace of rap music. He’s from Brooklyn, the hipster mecca of the world. She’s Blackorican. He’s Afro-Colombian. She likes boys. So does he. How do these seemingly different people collaborate to form one the funniest improv duos in the tri-state area? Don’t ask me! Watch Oscar Montoya and Julia Morales (both from the People’s Improv Theater in New York City) attack the stage with their ecclectic tastes and unique style. Seems like Paula Abdul and DJ Scat Cat were right: opposites attract.

11 PM Tickets (at the door) <facebook info>

Ron West’s Game Island – tickets: $5 at the door

Ron West’s Game Island takes the shamelessness of Survivor, the snarky judgement of American Idol, and the ridiculous fun of Whose Line is it Anyway?, rolls them into one and throws them on the barbecue until done. Come see this fantastic late nite game-off with award-winning master gamesman, Ron West (Whose Line is it Anyway?, Third Rock From The Sun)!