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Master Classes at the Manila Improv Fest 2012 – June 29 & June 30

Teatro Pilipinas, Theater By June 19, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , , , No Comments

The Harold Class of Shaun Landry (June 29 1-5pm)

With Long Form Improvisation at its height, Shaun Landry brings the classic Del Close format “The Harold” in classic trained format. This class will also delve into how to take this classic format then deconstructs it for the building blocks into the creation of genre based one act improvisation. This class starts at Harold. Then goes a step beyond.
Shaun kicks off the master classes at the Manila Improv Festival on Friday June 29 from 1-5pm at the DLS-CSB SDA Main Theater.

More info on Shaun Landry at her website –


Open Space Technology (OST)  Improv Workshop (June 30 8am-12nn)

The workshop on Saturday morning will be totally improvised and will be conducted using Open Space Technology.

Since the Improv fest will be bringing together a group of diverse and interesting improv practitioners from all around, the Saturday morning workshop will create opportunities for the participants to share and seek out learning from the wealth of sources available during the festival.

Think of it as knowledge based improv speed dating.

Improv practitioners like Missy Maramara of SPIT and Gabby Fernandez of Kinengkoy Comedy Express have already volunteered to be topic leaders for this. More are certainly very welcome!


Manila Improv Fest 2012 June 28-July 1

Teatro Pilipinas, Theater By June 19, 2012 Tags: , , , , , 1 Comment

Silly People’s Improv Theater (SPIT), the county’s premiere improvisational theater troupe, will be celebrating its tenth anniversary by mounting the MANILA IMPROV FEST 2012: The First Philippine International Improv Festival, from June 28 to July 1 at the College of St. Benilde and at Quantum Cafe.

Founded by actor Gabe Mercado in June 2002, SPIT differs from the usual stand-up comedy routines as its performances fully involve the audience. SPITperforms scenes, songs and games completely based on audience suggestions, just like in the popular British and American show, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”

SPIT is mounting the MANILA IMPROV FEST 2012, which will feature performances from improv groups from Cebu,Bacolod, Xiamen, Beijing, Hong Kong, Taichung and Los Angeles alongside SPIT.

The MANILA IMPROV FEST 2012 will also have workshops conducted by some notable improv practitioners, including Gabe Mercado, Gabby Fernandez of Bacolod’s Kinengkoy Comedy Expressand internationally-renowned improv teachers Shaun Landry, Artistic Director of Oui Be Negroes andfounder of The West Coast Improv Alliance, and Tom Farnan who has performed with The Second City, Annoyance Theater, IO and ComedySportz of Chicago and The Second City in Las Vegas.