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Edi­tion #18 includes first all-women sketch ensem­ble & THIN AIR collaboration!

The 18th edi­tion of Win­nipeg if… Improv Fes­ti­val is back with a week of com­plete­ly unpre­pared hilar­i­ty! This year, we have per­form­ers from New York City, Seat­tle, Vic­to­ria, Min­neapo­lis and Mon­tréal. We will also be show­cas­ing our tra­di­tion of inter-dis­ci­pli­nary col­lab­o­ra­tion with a spot of sketch com­e­dy, as well as a show where writ­ers and poets min­gle on-stage with improvisers!

We’re espe­cial­ly excit­ed present a col­lab­o­ra­tion between writ­ers and impro­vis­ers. Spon­ta­neous obser­va­tions col­lide with pre-writ­ten mus­ings on the world we live in. Poet­ry from impro­vis­ers, improv from poets and the won­der­ful space between pro­found and pro­fun­ny. This is a live col­lab­o­ra­tion between the Win­nipeg if… Improv Fes­ti­val and Winnipeg’s Inter­na­tion­al Writer’s Fes­ti­val THIN AIR.

The tal­ent at this year’s fes­ti­val includes:

  • Megan Grey, Artis­tic Direc­tor of the Mag­net The­ater in New York City.
  • Tony Bee­man, Asso­ciate Artis­tic Direc­tor of Unex­pect­ed Pro­duc­tions in Seattle.
  • Dave Mor­ris, Artis­tic Direc­tor and founder of the Paper Street The­atre in Victoria.
  • Meags Fitzger­ald, Mon­tréal impro­vis­er and award-win­ning illustrator.
  • Dr Joel Carter, a med­ical doc­tor who just hap­pens to be one heck of a storyteller.
  • Stephen Hunter, an impro­vis­er from Halifax

In addi­tion to the out-of-town guests, the Win­nipeg if… Improv Fes­ti­val boasts so much home­grown tal­ent, we’ve had to cre­ate three ensem­bles to keep track of them all. Throw in some sketch com­e­dy from HUNKS and Pres­i­dent Bear and we have our­selves a FES­TI­VAL!

Once again, the fes­ti­val will be offer­ing pass­es for you to see every show! Tick­ets and pass­es for the Win­nipeg if… Improv Fes­ti­val are avail­able through the Gas Sta­tion Arts Cen­tre by call­ing (204) 2849477 or online at www​.gsac​.ca or www​.win​nipegim​prov​.com. Get your tick­ets ear­ly – shows this fun­ny tend to sell out faster than you can laugh at a meme on the internet!

For an up-to-date list of per­form­ers, hi-res pho­tos and tick­et infor­ma­tion, go to www​.Win​nipegIm​prov​.com