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Serious Play: 18th Seattle International Festival of Improv
Unexpected Production's Market Theater
Seattle, WA
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Serious Play: 18th Seattle International Festival of Improv
The theme for this year's festival is "Serious Play" which will explore, celebrate and reinvigorate the act of playing in our work with each other and the audience

This year's Festival will feature improvisers from Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Mexico, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States.

Unexpected Productions' audiences will have the unique opportunity to see these International masters of improv during evening performances throughout the week.

Sunday 6/22 International Improv Jam 8:30
Come see the participants of the Festival perform together for the first time. Members of Unexpected Productions' ensemble will also join the mix. This is an open night of fun, laughter and camaraderie.

Wednesday 6/25  Playful Showcase 8:30
The improvisers will work in playful groups of three There is magic in threes, especially when they are improv artists from around the globe. Come see multiple trios of international teams take the stage.

Thursday 6/26 Translation 8:30
During Translation, performers improvise in their native tongue. Someone may be speaking Japanese to someone who speaks German or Italian! Even though, the audience may not speak the language, they will understand the communication transpiring

Friday & Saturday 6/27 & 28 Playful Path 8:30 PM
This improv will be based on festival's theme, "Serious Play". Material about playing will be gathered through the workshops during the week, and integrated into a Friday's and Saturday's performances.

Friday/Saturday International Theatresports 10:306/27 - 6/28
International Theatresports, two teams of improvisers standoff against each other in a competition of wits scored by a panel of judges! This high-energy, fast-paced show is theater, sports, comedy, and improv theatre all rolled into one. This weekend's Theatresports will have an international flair, in which foreign and domestic teams battle it out for "improv world domination."

Sunday 6/29 International Improv Jam 8:30
Members of Seattle's improv community will join the UP ensemble and the members of the Festival's ensemble for a final night of fun, laughter and camaraderie.

Tickets for individual shows are $15 and $30 for an all-festival pass.


Unexpected Production's Market Theater (View)
1428 Post Alley
Seattle, WA 98101-2034
United States