April 24 - 27, 2014

McPhetres Hall

Juneau, Alaska



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HAPPY TRAILS!

 

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Another great festival in the books! Thank you to all of the performers from each of our fifteen ensembles. If you missed this year's festival, be sure to join us next year!

 

WHAT DID WE MISS?

 

You missed 27 shows by 15 ensembles, world premiere shows, and some mix-and-match combinations that will likely never be seen again. You missed six workshops led by exceptional artists from across North America. You missed the fun that comes with being around a pack of improvisors who are enthralled and inspired by their surroundings, the audience, and each other.

 

But don't just take our word for it:

 

"It’s like getting welcomed, ever so briefly into a little secret art community and have the chance to share your art and learn from theirs and then go home. I’m actually torn now because I would desperately love to submit a show to visit again next year, but I’d almost feel guilty of robbing some other performer a chance to experience such a thing." - Bill Binder, National Improv Network

 

"It's surprising how quickly a pair of ping pong balls can turn a hand into a face. Performers at the second Alaska State Improv Festival, a gathering focused on "unscripted theater" and hosted by local group Morally Improv-erished, wasted no time transforming those faces into characters with emotions. Fright. Frustration. Excitement. Curiosity." - Mary Catherine Martin, Capital City Weekly

 

"Watching improv has a gut-churning equivalence to watching a high-wire act at the Grand Canyon, or watching people jumping off cliffs in neon webbed mylar suits like psychedelic (and psychotic) flying squirrels. Improv is amazing." - Clint J. Farr, Juneau Empire

 

AS IF 2014 PERFORMANCE ROSTER

 

Date 6:30 PM 8:30 PM
Thursday, April 24

Morally Improv-erished with Carskee

Galapagos

Big Ol' Show

Scared Scriptless

Strange Worlds

The LA Frontier

Friday, April 25

Rorschach Pattern 9

Mike Brown Solo Improv Extravaganza

Strange Worlds

Underhanded Improv

The Black Vault

The LA Frontier

Saturday, April 26

Pawn Takes Queen

The Black Vault

Big Ol' Show

Carskee

Indigo Shift

Messing With A Friend

Sunday, April 27

Callin' All Mockeries

Scared Scriptless

Galapagos

Mike Brown Solo Improv Extravaganza

Indigo Shift

THE MASH UP

A mix-and-match of performers

from the festival's ensembles

 

 

About the 2014 performing artists:

 

Big Ol Show The Black VaultCallin' All Mockeries Carskee Galapagos Indigo Shift The LA Frontier Messing with a Friend Mike BrownMorally Improv-erished Pawn Takes Queen Rorschach Pattern 9 Scared ScriptlessStrange WorldsUnderhanded Improv

 

About the Festival

 

Throughout Alaska, improvisational theater has gradually gained a foothold amongst the throngs of traditional scripted theater companies. Our state has been visited by guest artists from some of North America's most respected improvisational theater companies. Alaskan performers are also appearing in Outside festivals and emigrating into Outside companies.

 

AS IF! - The Alaska State Improv Festival is a celebration of improvisational theater in its vast spectrum of forms, and an opportunity for Alaska's own actors to perform alongside, meet with, and learn from others outside our own circle. We look forward to seeing you at AS IF! in April 2015.

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