SEE LIVE IMPROV PERFORMANCES IN THE NC TRIANGLE!
Note to improv students: If you are enrolled in class, you will accelerate your learning by seeing live shows. Our Research Triangle area has many fine live shows staged in small theater spaces where you can sit close to the players and talk with them post-show. Go with your classmate(s) and make this a social thing. We will welcome you as part of the improv community. Join the Facebook group “North Carolina Improvisers” for other events and postings.
YOUR FIRST GOTO FOR SHOWS: CURRENTLY PERFORMING IMPROV TROUPES with Player Bios (entire RDU area). This is the most comprehensive listing so far. Go there first! I wish that every improv show would list here, but it just isn’t the case. If you are on Facebook, you have an advantage since most improv groups and/or shows list individually there. By ‘liking’ them you will get notified about performances. Alternatively, go to the theater or producer’s webpage and sign up for email notices (listed below). Finally, talk with other improvisers. Word-of-mouth is a great source. Scroll down here for list of theaters and other shows.
I’m also a member of The Echoes. We perform The JTS Brown. JTS Brown is renowned as one of the most unique improv forms ever created. Highly theatrical by its nature, a large ensemble follows dream logic and utilizes physical transformations throughout the performance. Perhaps best described as improvised experimental theater. Next performance announced here.
Theaters or Show Producers with links to their events
CHAPEL HILL / CARRBORO
IMPROV AT THE VARSITY (FB) Thursday nights at 7:30 and Saturday nights at 9:30.
TRANSACTORS – Carrboro, Durham – adult and child-focused/family shows
IMPROV PERCOLATOR (FB) Student shows and established troupes every 1-2 months. Next=March 2018
BLUSH FACTORY COMEDY (FB)
THIRD DATE – Next show: Walltown Children’s Theater, 1225 Berkeley St, Sat, March 3rd. 8pm.TICKETS. Dan Sipp’s theater company produces slice of life/grounded improv that tells a fully improvised story. Adult show despite the venue name.
METTLESOME – (Most shows in Durham, sometimes in Raleigh/Chapel Hill). Mettlesome produces/promotes longform & sketch. Newsletter signup here – bottom of their home page.
MOONLIGHT STAGE COMPANY Improv on weekends, check for tickets.
COMEDYWORX – New location —- not far from State Fairgrounds
LONGFORM IMPROV: THE BREAKDOWN and the BREAKDOWN on Facebook
3 Card Monty: 1st and 3rd Thursdays of Jan/Feb/March at 7:30 (FREE. Check their website to be sure about show dates/times.)
Short form improv
Join the Facebook group “North Carolina Improvisers” for other events and postings.