Leela: True Medusa, The Drop-Ins, Armando Company
True Medusa, Leela's all female improv ensemble improvises a thematic long-form based off a one word suggestion. Through honest check-ins, zany characters, and little windows into humanity, True Medusa weaves together the personal, political and universal from a woman's perspective.
True Medusa is:
Directed by Jill Eickmann
Seen at The Garage and The Purple Onion at Kells, the Drop-Ins are one of San Francisco's newest improv troupes. Comprised entirely of people from Leela's Monday night drop-in improv class, there is nothing that can contain this wild bunch. True to their name, there is no set-up they can't handle. Drop this group into any space, format, or situation and they will deliver pure entertainment in spades.
****And for one night only, Rachel Hamilton, Rockstar improvisor, writer, and teacher who graced Second City stages alongside comic geniuses Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Scott Adsit guest stars as the monologist for Leela's Armando Company.
Developed by legendary improvisor and teacher, Armando Diaz (The Magnet, NYC), The Armando Diaz Theatrical Experience is a long-form improvised structure played at improv houses across the country. The premise is simple. Truth inspires great improv. A guest monologist improvises true stories, and a cast of some of the best improvisors of the SF Bay Area improvise scenes inspired by these truths. What follows is a patchwork of truthful artistic play at its finest.
July 13th's Armando cast includes:
Jill Eickmann (Leela's Artistic Director, Shades of Grey)
Anastasia Elizondo-Lossow (Oui Be Negroes, Black and Tan)
Claire Slattery (Stanford Improvisors, Robot Butler)
Daniel Smith (Knights of Revery, Backpack)
Jamie Wright (Executive Producer of The San Francisco Improv Festival, Crisis Hopkins)
Ninth Street Independent Film Center (View)
145 Ninth Street, Suite 101
San Francisco, CA 94103