April 23 - 26, 2015

McPhetres Hall

Juneau, Alaska



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THE BIGGEST AS IF! EVER - THE 2015 ALASKA STATE IMPROV FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

 

Date

6:00 PM

(McPhetres Hall)

8:00 PM

(McPhetres Hall)

10:00 PM

(Hangar Ballroom)

Thursday, April 23

Urban Yeti

1 Deep

Joyride

Iditaprov

My Best Fiend

Tall Grande Venti

No late show on Thursday

Friday, April 24

The Illuminaughty

Franz & Dave

Manacle

Rorschach Pattern 9

1 Deep

ImprovBoston

Urban Yeti: After Dark

Sickest F***ing Stories

History Under the Influence

Saturday, April 25

Pistil & Stamen

Gazpacho! Gazpacho!

Tall Grande Venti

The Gentleman's Falcon

My Best Fiend

Joyride

Sickest F***ing Stories

TBA

Sunday, April 26

Sid

Manacle

ImprovBoston

Morally Improv-erished

Gazpacho! Gazpacho!

Franz & Dave: Pine Falls

No late show on Sunday

 

With 17 ensembles from 11 cities, this year's Alaska State Improv Festival is larger than ever. We're even adding a third set on Friday and Saturday nights to make room for all the talent! Want a preview? Click on each ensemble to learn more.

 

OUR IMPROV - IN THE NEWS!

 

National Improv Network highlights the Alaska State Improv Festival in their blog. Also, the Juneau Empire took time out of its busy schedule to interview AS IF co-producers Eric Caldwell and Michael Christenson. Want to know what makes Juneau improv tick? There's no better way than getting inside our brains. Juneau Empire's arts and entertainment editor, Amy Fletcher appears to have done just that.

 

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT AS IF!

 

"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

 

 

Alaska State Improv Festival

 

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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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

The AS IF! team is made up of people well versed in community theater with experience in hosting talent from outside Alaska.

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