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Nov 2: LootBox by Ad Hoc Improv Shows

⌛ 4pm to 5pm
🏢 Haque Center of Acting & Creativity
💵 S$10 online
Facebook Event Page | Booking Link

​Life is like a box of costumes, you never know what you’re going to get (from Daiso).

Catch our comedy Improv show where the costumes inspire the characters. Four improvisers, four mystery boxes of costumes, four unexpected characters. Clothes maketh the man so watch our (discount budget half-price) costumes make the characters you’ll watch in LootBox.

We encourage audience members to bring your Halloween contributions to add to the boxes at the front of house and see how our improvisers play with them!

​ FEATURING:
ADI, AFIQ, BODEI, DARREN AND VIC


Nov 2, 16: Community Collage (by The Company Players)

Singapore Improv

📅 Saturdays (2nd & 16th Nov 2019), 7.30pm
🏢 The Improv Company (62b South Bridge Road)*
🎟️ $10 (online) | $15 (at-the-door) *
Online ticket | Facebook Event Page

Stories. They’re a dime a dozen, and can come from the most unexpected of places. In fact, throw any topic at The Company Players, and they’ll form a collage of tales just from that alone! Join them at The Improv Company as they swirl through a tornado of hilarious intertwined skits!

*NOTE: We regret that this venue is not wheelchair accessible.


Nov 6: Improvanopolis – The show must go on!

📅 8pm
🏢 The Merry Lion
🎟️ Facebook Event Page | Tickets

Live in Singapore!! Through a series of short-form, “Whose Line”-style improv games, Bill Landsman (USA) and his troupe of improv professionals from around the globe will keep you in stitches.


Nov 10: Jalan Rambutan, an improvised puppet show by Ad Hoc Improv Shows

⌛ 5pm to 6pm
🏛️ The Moon [37 Mosque St]
🎟️ $15 online
Facebook Event Page | Booking Link

Heartwarming improvised puppet show paying homage to Sesame Street’s 50th anniversary!

Join the wonderful folks at Jalan Rambutan as they celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sesame Street™’s broadcasting! Their human and puppet cast members will journey down memory lane using Sesame Street’s narrative style, improvising stories about community and friendship using your suggestions.

🎟️GET YOUR TICKET FOR $15 ONLY ONLINE 🎟️
Kids below 12yo attend for free!
Limited tickets at the door

FEATURING:
AFIQ, GENE, JESS VAS, MIGUEL, PARAG, YILING

Doors open 15 minutes before the show.
Do note that this is a shoes-off venue with mostly floor seating, and that it is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.


Nov 13: Improvanopolis @ Tempura Oji

⌛ 8pm to 10pm
🏛️ Tempura Oji
🎟️ $25 online
Facebook Event Page | Booking Link

Through a series of short-form improv games, akin to Whose Line is it Anyway & Improv-A-Ganza, this ensemble will keep you interjecting, intrigued, and in-stitches for the entire show.

Come and be part of something unique, so stop by Improvanopolis and have a laugh on us.


Nov 16: Improvised Crimewatch by Ad Hoc Improv Shows

⌛ 6pm to 7pm
🏢 Haque Center of Acting & Creativity
🎟️ $15 online
Facebook Event Page | Booking Link

Love cheesy cop dramas? Watch us riff an episode, LIVE!

What does crime look like in the world’s second safest city? We don’t know, but we watched a lot of cheesy cop shows, so we’re going with that.

IMPROVISED CRIMEWATCH is a hardboiled crime anthology set in the world’s most sanitised city, improvised on-the-spot by some of Singapore’s best improv performers.

Listen in on the conspiracies of VCD pirates, unravel mysteries with grizzled cops and ride along through the sinister side of the city.

Remember, low crime doesn’t mean no crime.

FEATURING:
VCD PIRATES, IIT SG AND FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS.


November 26: PowerPoint Karaoke Singapore #10

⌛ 8pm to 9.30pm
🏢 The Hive Carpenter
💵 Early bird from $7
Facebook Event Page | Booking Link

PPTK: A comedy show powered by PowerPoint (actually Google Slides).

PowerPoint Karaoke is the show where the everything is made up, the slides are nonsense and the presenters don’t know what they’re talking about.

It’s different from your meetings at work though because PPTK is fun, funny, and all about audience participation.

Presenters get slides they’ve never seen before and 5 minutes to do their thing, like:

  • Running for President by giving everyone a kitten
  • Selling an underwater phone to mermaids
  • Pitching Hollywood execs a movie called Ah Boys to Manatees

Best of all, audiences get to decide and suggest what speakers talk about. And, if you’re feeling particularly brave, you can volunteer also to be a speaker…

Come watch our madcap comedy presentation show and never look at slide decks again. PPT! PPT! PPT!


Nov 27: Delta Force Improv presents HOUSE OF GAMES, VOLUME I

⌛ 7.30pm to 9pm
🏢 The Merry Lion
💵 $15
Facebook Event Page | Booking Link

Please join Singapore’s pre-eminent improv troupes, Delta Force Improv and their very special guests Improvanopolis for an exciting, totally improvised evening of short games and scenework inspired by YOUR suggestions!

This is the first (and hopefully not the last) time these two improv powerhouses team up!

Is the mouth quicker than the eye? Come and find out!

If you like “Whose Line is it, Anyway”, you’ll love House Of Games: Volume I.

This is the very best improv gets!

Good things come to those who wait.
Great things come to those who act.
Act now.


Workshops

Nov 10: [Intermediate Workshop] Where Did The Sword Go? (A workshop by Bodei Brouwer)

📅 Sun 10th Nov 2019 | 12.00nn – 4.00pm
🏢 The Improv Company (62b South Bridge Road)*
🎟️ $50 (https://theimprovcompany.typeform.com/to/nqRDWy)

WHERE DID THE SWORD GO?
A deep-dive into space and object work

[This workshop is recommended for improvisers who have at least completed The Improv Company’s Improv 101 (‘Basics of Improv’) course, or equivalent.]

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We have nothing but we can make everything.

Good object and space work has the ability to bring a world to life for players and audience. But nothing breaks that spell like sloppy miming. Ignoring doors, walking through tables, dropping glasses… If players don’t even believe it’s all real, how is the audience supposed to?

In this 4-hour workshop, we will work on creating an environment your characters and audience want to live in. We will also give a lot of attention to conscientious and lifelike object work. These skills will truly elevate your improv!


Nov 22: [Intermediate Workshop] Improv, Inspiration and Play! by Brad Daniels

📅 Fri 22nd Nov 2019 | 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
🏢 47 Kallang Pudding Road, #5-11, Singapore 349318
🎟️ $33 [https://peatix.com/event/1361005/view]

Looking for ways to improve your improvisation skills?

This one-off workshop taught by Brad Daniels is a great way to expand your improv horizons through exploring finding the joy and fun in working with you partner – inspiring them and in turn being inspired.

Suitable for intermediate level improv performers who are looking to challenge themselves to both be better at improvisation and enjoy themselves more.


Nov 23: [Intermediate Workshop] From Hard Boiled to Harlequin Romance – Genres in Improv

📅 Sat 23rd Nov 2019 | 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
🏢 47 Kallang Pudding Road, #5-11, Singapore 349318
🎟️ $33 [https://peatix.com/event/1361122/view]

Genres (or literary/film styles) are a fun way to bring some spice to your improv – be it soap opera, detective or sci-fi. They have been a part of improv since the beginning, with many shortform games and longform formats using them as a inspiration. But sometimes they can be intimidating!

You may find yourself asking:

  • How can you get the most out of using genres in improv?
  • How can you fake a genre you don’t know?
  • Can you use your own favorite style?
  • Does Everyone have to narrate whats going on in a detective scene?
  • How can I get the hang of any genre for fun and profit?

Well wonder no more, as this workshop is packed full of fun activities and tips on unleashing the potential of all sorts of genres – from Shakespeare to Disney, from Horror to Children’s show – as well as ways of improving your improvisation and challenging yourself!

Published by Liau Yun Qing

Yun Qing runs a bunch of improv-related websites, including a blog about improv called "aboutimprov.com". She's a busybody who enjoys listing improv shows even before they're publicly announced.

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