April 27 - 30, 2017

McPhetres Hall and

Hangar Ballroom

Juneau, Alaska



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The Alaska State Improv Festival HAS FINISHED!

 

What an amazing time! Starting with our Rorschach Pattern 2 mash-up and ending with a fantastic set of Villainy (dramatic improv performed by Austin, Texas-based Parallelogramophonograph), nearly 70 improvisors from 20 groups spanning the United States brought the house down. With a record number of groups, record number of performers, and our largest houses ever, the 2016 festival was an unqualified success.

 

Submissions for the FIFTH ANNUAL Alaska State Improv Festival open on September 1, 2016 and close on September 30, 2016 via National Improv Network. The 2017 festival occurs from April 27 to April 30, 2017.

 

There will be plenty of improv happening in Juneau between now and then. If you are interested in keeping up, please join our mailing list - see the left sidebar for details.



WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT AS IF!

 

"I just returned from Second City at Centennial Hall; they were good, but I was totally spoiled by the talent from this past weekend. Already looking forward to next year." - Bill Diebels about AS IF 2015

 

"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

 

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.

 

PAST FESTIVAL ROSTERS

 

2016

808 (Los Angeles, CA)

Cogs & Goggles (Juneau, AK)

The Elements (Minneapolis, MN)

Human Propaganda (Seattle, WA)

I Am the Show (San Diego, CA)

The Illuminaughty (Seattle, WA)

Mike Brown's Solo Improv Extravaganza (New York, NY)

Parallelogramophonograph (Austin, TX)

Peachy Chicken (Portland, OR)

Pop Pops In the Attic (Juneau, AK)

The Right Now (San Francisco, CA)

Rollin' In Riches (Santa Monica, CA)

Rorschach Pattern 9 (Juneau, AK)

Scared Scriptless (Anchorage, AK)

Seriously Obnoxious (Juneau, AK)

Squirrel Buddies (Austin, TX)

Stag (Chicago, IL)

Urban Yeti (Anchorage, AK)

Wilbur Wilbur Nealbur (Wakefield, RI)

Winter Formal (Chicago, IL)

 

2015

1 Deep (New York, NY)

Franz and Dave (Austin, TX)

Gazpacho! Gazpacho! (Portland, OR)

The Gentleman's Falcon (Chicago, IL)

History Under the Influence (Austin, TX)

Iditaprov (Talkeetna, AK)

The Illuminaughty (Seattle, WA)

ImprovBoston All Stars (Boston, MA)

Joyride (Portland, OR)

Manacle (Juneau, AK)

Morally Improv-erished (Juneau, AK)

My Best Fiend (Austin, TX)

Pistil and Stamen (Chicago, IL)

Rorschach Pattern 9 (Juneau, AK)

Sid (Sitka, AK)

Tall Grande Venti (San Francisco, CA / Seattle, WA)

Urban Yeti (Anchorage, AK)

 

2014

Big Ol' Show (Atlanta, GA)

The Black Vault (Austin, TX)

Callin' All Mockeries (Juneau, AK)

Carskee (Seattle, WA)

Galapagos (Phoenix, AZ)

Indigo Shift (Austin, TX)

The LA Frontier (Los Angeles, CA)

Messing with a Friend (Chicago, IL)

Mike Brown's Solo Improv Extravaganza (New York, NY)

Morally Improv-erished (Juneau, AK)

Pawn Takes Queen (Cedar City, UT)

Rorschach Pattern 9 (Juneau, AK)

Scared Scriptless (Anchorage, AK)

Strange Worlds (Austin, TX)

Underhanded Improv (Chicago, IL)

 

2013

Call of the Wild (Boston, MA)

Cat Pack (Seattle, WA)

Little Man (Chicago, IL)

Mike Brown's Solo Improv Extravaganza (New York, NY)

Morally Improv-erished (Juneau, AK - no recorded footage)

Not Safe for Improv (Juneau, AK)

Pinque Pony (Chicago, IL)

Ranger Danger and the Danger Ranger (Los Angeles, CA)

Rorschach Pattern 9 (Juneau, AK)

Scared Scriptless (Anchorage, AK)

Squirrel Buddies (Austin, TX)

Sybil (Chicago, IL)

 

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Our Town: Juneau, Alaska

Juneau maintains a small town feel, while featuring a vibrant artistic community, rich history, and world-class scenery.

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Our Improv: Since 2004

When a town of 30,000 hosts a festival like this, there has to be a story. Learn a little about our story and our improv.

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About Your Hosts

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