OKC Improv, Oklahoma's premiere showcase for the best local and regional improvisational comedy and theater, will be starting a brand new five-week run of shows at Ghostlight Theatre Club (3110 N Walker) every Saturday at 8pm and 10pm starting June 18, 2011. Tickets are $10 each. $5 for improvisers and improv students. Admission is FREE if you're celebrating your birthday with us! Many shows sell out so reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made via E-Mail at email@example.com or by calling (405) 343-1570. For more information go to http://www.okcimprov.com.
The upcoming run will feature 26 different Oklahoma acts and 2 returning favorites from Texas. Coldtowne Theater from Austin, TX will be making their second appearance at OKC Improv, headlining the 8pm opening night performance on June 18. Coldtowne will be presenting Cereal for Adults, the most recent of their acclaimed sketch comedy shows. Dallas long from troupe The Hindenburgs will return to help close out the run in the 8pm show on July 16.
The upcoming run will include the return of popular newcomers such as improvisational Shakespeare troupe Fortune’s Fools, short form improv powerhouses Short Order Crooks and The Laughing Stocks and sketch comedy troupe Sketchers in the Wry. Also returning are established audience favorites C-4, Everybody and Their Dog, The MiDolls, The Ones Your Mother Warned You About, Red Letters, Twinprov and Villain: The Musical.
Having just recently returned from an acclaimed performance at the Chicago Improv Festival that earned them the headlining slot at this year’s Improvaganza: The Hawaii Festival of Improv in September, Twinprov will be hitting the road this summer representing Oklahoma at Festivals in Colorado (with Villain: The Musical), Minneapolis and Austin. Red Letters will be doing the same at Duofest in Philadelphia. You’ll still be able to see all three groups during the upcoming run.
The 8pm show on July 9 will see the debut of a brand new super troupe called Locust Pocus made up of five of Oklahoma’s best improvisers: Alyssa and Bryan Buckley of Red Letters, Buck and Clint Vrazel of Twinprov, Villain: The Musical, The Ones Your Mother Warned You About, Fortunes Fools, et al. and Raychel Winstead of Villain, The Ones, The MiDolls and Two’s Company.
The Summer 2011 Run will also feature 4 different student troupes from around the state. Students from OKC Improv’s Spring Level 1 & 2 classes taught by Artistic Directors Buck and Clint Vrazel will open the run at 8pm on June 18. The next week at 8pm, The Newbs, taught by Rory Littleton (Everybody and Their Dog), will make their OKC Improv debut followed by the return of Kind of a Big Deal taught by Jodi Nestander (The MiDolls, Two’s Company). Northeastern State University-based Homemade Fireworks under the direction of Alyssa and Bryan Buckley (Red Letters) will make their OKC Improv debut on July 9 at 8pm.
OKC Improv will play host to a showcase of local stand-up comedians on July 2nd at 10pm featuring James Curtis, Ryan Drake and Dan Skaggs. Leah Kayajanian will headline in one of her final Oklahoma performances before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in comedy. The event will be hosted by one of Oklahoma’s most respected comedians Brad Chad Porter. Porter and Skaggs are both members of OKC Comedy, OKC Improv’s sister organization, devoted to promoting local stand-up comedy as well as bringing in some of the biggest names in stand-up to OKC to perform.
OKC Improv will begin a new session of weekly improv classes for adults starting Saturday, June 18, 2011, continuing through July 23 at Ghostlight Theatre Club (3110 N Walker, OKC). The Level 1 class will take place from 2-4pm followed by Level 2 from 4-6pm. Drop-ins are always welcome in the Level 1 class. The first class attended is free. $10 for each additional class. To enroll call (405) 343-1570 or E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
OKC Improv is non-profit community arts organization devoted to building a thriving and sustainable improv scene by providing regular performance opportunities at a quality venue for area improvisers and by working to raise awareness and understanding of improv as an art form among audiences and practitioners through publicity, outreach, and education including ongoing classes and workshops.
You can now directly support the continued growth of this artistic community with tax deductible contributions thanks to our new partnership with Communities Foundation of Oklahoma. Instructions for donating online or via check can be found on our website at http://www.okcimprov.com/p/
2011 SUMMER RUN @ GHOSTLIGHT THEATER CLUB
Saturday, June 18, 2011
8pm: Student Showcase / The Ones Your Mother Warned You About / Coldtowne TourCo
10pm: Short Order Crooks / The MiDolls / Villain: The Musical
Saturday, June 25, 2011
8pm: The Newbs / Kind of a Big Deal / Everybody and Their Dog
10pm: Two’s Company / Improv-ing the World / The MiDolls
Saturday, July 2, 2011
8pm: The Laughing Stocks / Twinprov-ing the World / Fortune’s Fools
10pm: Stand-Up Showcase Hosted By Brad Chad Porter w/ James Curtis, Ryan Drake, Dan Skaggs and Leah Kayajanian
Saturday, July 9, 2011
8pm: Homemade Fireworks / Locust Pocus / Fortune’s Fools
10pm: C-4: A Red Dirt Special / Red Letters / Twinprov
Saturday, July 16, 2011
8pm: Alternate History / The Hindenburgs / Villain: The Musical
10pm: The Ones Your Mother Warned You About / Red Letters / Sketchers in the Wry