Back in the early 90s, my friend Quinn Fletcher and I discovered the Impromaniacs. We were fresh into our teens, and with an insatiable desire to act, we came to every one of their shows. Sitting up at the front, we would shout out suggestions and compete to see which of us would be called on to act as puppeteers or human props. One evening, after an enthusiastic round of Freeze, Jon Argue asked if we would be interested in coming to an audition. Would we!
The rest is a comic book. We spent some fantastic years with the troupe, rehearsing in the attic of an old church, and giving performances at Camosun College. But all good things run their course. Quinn moved on to Montreal after high school, and I stayed until University conquered my life.
Flash forward to 2009 and I'm back in the troupe! It's a whole new crowd and a completely different approach, but damn I'm loving it! I guess the Impromaniacs mean a lot to me.