Improv Mosaic; a mini festival.
The festival includes four different performances of two forms of improvisation that challenge the audience to step outside of what they may know about improvisation and the creative process.
Precipice Improv Theater kicks the weekend off Friday night, March 5th at 8pm, with the first of two original, never-seen-before and never-to-be-seen again, totally improvised, full-length comic plays based on that night's audience suggestions. "This form of improv is different from traditional long form improv," says director Gary Jacobs, "because we improvise an entire play that looks just like a scripted play you would see at any theater around town, except that it's totally improvised - the actors discovering their characters and the plot at the same time as the audience, creating a unique level of excitement and the unexpected". The second Precipice performance of the weekend is Sunday, March 7 at 3pm.
The second part of the weekends performances, The Improv Art Show, features local actor/artists Joe Brack, Ashley Ivey and Katie Jett Walls. This show takes three artists, three blank canvasses (one concealed from the audience), a bunch of paint & brushes, and one lively emcee and mixes them with unbridled imagination and audience suggestions throughout the evening to create one-of-a-kind art works. The emcee(Justin Purvis) & actors work throughout the show creating these works, bantering with the audience to draw out suggestions regarding color, season, mood, objects, movieswhatever.
"That is not enough, though", the show's creator Joe Brack impresses, "as in short form improv, the form I find most people are familiar with, the final product requires the performers to draw from each others inspirations as much as from the audiences. Therefore, at specific intervals, we rotate canvasses and work on another. The final product is something we all created together, artists & audience, a work that can not be recreated ever again."
Once the final time limit is reached, brushes go down and the works are raffled off - allowing some lucky audience member a fresh work to take home; a memory of the evenings creative excitement. The last to be raffled will be the one concealed from the audience throughout the process. The Improv Art Show will be Saturday, March 6th at 8pm & Sunday evening March 7th at 7pm.
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