Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Victoria International Improv Festival 2008 ALMOST HERE!


Scripts? This year’s Victoria International Improv Festival (VIIF) performers don’t need no stinkin’ scripts, and they’ll prove it from October 2nd – 4th, 2008, at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad Street).
Bringing the live, unscripted, improvised funny this year are, in no particular order:
!nstant Theatre (Vancouver, BC) – They hope Victorians will appreciate their magical eclecticism as much as the Germans do;
CRUMBS (Winnipeg, MB) – They’ve had a performance interrupted by the police, which is arguably far less demoralizing than performing in Winnipeg during the winter months;
Dad’s Garage (Atlanta, GA) – Intelligence reports their goal is to steal health care secrets from the Canadian government;
PROJECTproject (Toronto, ON) – Choosing to leave the centre of the universe was tough for them, but it only shows what risks this group will take;
Rosa Parks (Vancouver, BC) – Their pet peeve is “lady-prov”, of which this all-female improv troupe promises none;
SCRATCH (Edmonton,AB) – They’re bringing hospitalization worthy hilarity to our fair city;
Emmett Hall (Vancouver, BC) – An improvisational maestro, Emmett will be adding his musical styling’s to shows throughout the festival; and
The Impromaniacs (Victoria, BC) – They’re the hometown heroes and festival hosts – no pressure.

Full ticket and schedule information can be found on the VIIF website, www.viif.ca.

VIIF 2008 would like to thank our Improv God-level Sponsors: A Channel, the Yellow Pages Group, 100.3 The Q and The Zone @ 91.3 for their generous support.
We would also like to thank our Da Bomb-level sponsors: CRD Arts Development, Canadian Heritage, Downtown Victoria Business Association (DVBA) and the British Columbia Arts Council.
And finally, we'd like to thank our Rubber Chicken sponsors - Monday Magazine, Times Colonist, the City of Victoria and the Traveller's Inn.

Festival Inquiries: Jonathan Argue, Producer - info@viif.ca.
Sponsorship Inquiries: Robyn Hovorka, Sponsorship Coordinator - sponsorship@viif.ca.
Media Inquiries: Amanda Smith, Festival Administrator - amanda@viif.ca.

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