1 Improviser 2 Chairs – On tour

“From a teacher’s point of view I just want to say thank you for providing my high school students with their first steps over the bridge to the world of professional improv. This has been an excellent opportunity for them to see themselves as performers outside of the high school setting and I’ve seen a real jump in their self-confidence and professionalism. I just want you to know that the gifts an event like this gives kids can last their whole lives. Thanks again!”

Dorothy Palmer, Teacher, Pine Ridge S.S

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What is more frightening then doing an entire show alone on stage? How about bringing up an audience member, who has never attempted improv before, to perform with you? What could go wrong?!

An idea created by 30 Rock‘s Scott Adsit for short performance games and further developed into a long-format by Matt Holmes, Stephanie brings this highly risky and always entertaining improv format to Canada!

Stephanie personally attempted this concept as a short segment in the “Rack pack presents…” show in June 2013, where she pulled up 3 unsuspecting audience members over the 3 day run.

Why is Stephanie doing this? To prove two of the “improv laws” that she teaches daily in her classes:

1) ANYONE can improvise

2) If you take care of your scene partner you will have success

She is hoping to bring the format to several festivals in Canada and would like to add the improvised musical component as her first love has always been musical improv…let’s see if she can get an audience member singing!

Check out her first stab at the “Matt &” format: