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2019 International Theatresports Institute Conference and Festival
October 20, 2019
An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 20, 2019
Take 100+ improv actors from 18 countries, add 50 performances across three theatre venues and what do you get? A lot of laughter!
This Fall, the improv comedy world is bringing the laughs to Vancouver from October 14 to 20 as Vancouver TheatreSports (VTS) hosts the 2019 International Theatresports Institute Conference and Festival. The International Theatresports Institute (ITI) is the largest improv network in the world, representing 90 improv companies, schools and universities from 22 countries on six continents. Every two years, ITI convenes a conference and festival that brings together improvisers from around the globe. Previous locations have included Dubai, Milan, Würzburg, and San Francisco.
In addition to delegate-only workshops, the week includes more than 50 public performances in an International Theatresports Festival across three Granville Island venues. Currently, improvisers from as far away as India, Norway, Japan, Brazil, and New Zealand have signed up to attend the week-long Vancouver conference and perform in the Festival.
The Festival celebrates how the improv art form has evolved around the world to reflect the influences it receives from different cultural terroirs. Improv formats created by ITI founder Keith Johnstone are showcased along with signature shows/formats by some of the world’s leading improvisers and improv companies.
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