IMPROKRACJA

IMPROKRACJA

The Improvisation Theatre IMPROKRACJA is the oldest and most experienced improvisational theatre in Lower Silesia. Not only is it one of the first such groups in Poland, but it still remains at the forefront of improvisation in the country. For over 7 years, Improkracja has been performing in Wrocław, having auditorium packed with spectators every week. The performances are based on improvised comedy scenes, which, created live and without a script, surprise both the audience and the actors themselves. Cast: Joanna Jóskowiak, Anka Wojtkowiak-Williams, Michał Gruz, Artur Jóskowiak, Tomasz Marcinko, Mateusz Płocha, Mateusz Skulimowski, Jakub Tarka   “Improkracja washes your dirty linen in public” “I wash once every two days.” “At night, when no one’s watching, I like…” “I steal milk for coffee from my workmates.” Everyone has some secrets that they are ashamed of, do not want to or cannot say out loud. What if you write them down anonymously on a piece of paper, and drop them off at the table of trusted people? Wouldn’t it be easier on your conscience, on your soul? Your secrets will be used to improvise live scenes. We can’t wait…   fb: fb.com/improkracja instagram:...
AD HOC

AD HOC

Grupa AD HOC (Kraków) Grupa AD HOC was one of the first improv comedy groups in Poland, formed in October 2008. We play both short and long forms – all without a script and based on audience suggestions and our imagination. We’ve performed regularly for over 11 years and taken part in workshops with trainers from the UK, US, Czech Republic, Switzerland, France, Slovenia, Holland and Spain. Cast: Aneta Stokes, Karol Bulski, Janek Malinowski, Michał Ociepa, Alan Pakosz, Michał Próchniewicz. “Bandersnatch” What would happen if…? Imagine that you can not make your decisions. Imagine that someone is controling all your moves and decisions. What would happen if he would change one piece of your story? How your story will go on? What would happen if you will give fate of your character straight to hands of an audience?   www: grupaadhoc.pl...
HOFESINKA

HOFESINKA

The Improvised Theater Hofesinka is a group that plays together since 2012. And we are still together. We are: Karol Kopiec, Aleksandra Markowska, Paweł Najgebauer, Robert Pieńkowski, Piotr Sikora, Antoni Syrek-Dąbrowski, Joanna Pawluśkiewicz We will play our legendary format “Hofesinka repairs the world” No human problems are foreign to us. We understand, hear, sympathize. You will tell us your problem – any broken heart to anthropocentric climate change – we will fix it! We will play an improvised performance, during which your troubles will serve as inspiration for playing scenes. As a rule, our solutions to problems work great, really! “A carpenter from Józefów picked up the phone! Thanks! Hofesinka repairs the world !!! “- Łukasz wrote on our fanpage. fb:...
KLUB KOMEDIOWY

KLUB KOMEDIOWY

Klub Komediowy is opened at Plac Zbawiciela in Warsaw since 2014. In the Club you can find a scene and a bar. Every day you can see a variety of live comedy shows and drink some beer. In our repertoire we have improv shows, literary, written scripts, stand-up and other scene presentations, which are brand new on warsaw’s theatrical and club scene. We present formats and shows which are original productions of our club: improv musicals, “Personal sallies”, “Short forms evening”, “Improv speed dating”, “Dubbings” and others.   “One night stand” Two people wake up after an unplanned night together. It’s weird. The sense of guilt and embarrassment hangs in the air, it is almost tangible. One of them tries to pick up parts of his wardrobe while ordering an uber. The other one clumsily proposes coffee, trying to remember the course of yesterday’s evening.  We invite you to our show, in which we look at three different couples. Let’s take a look at the consequences of a one night stand. It’s the audience who decide where the heroes of the performance met. However, the further course of the performance will be improvised, i.e. invented and played in front of the audience, without any script or prepared characters. One such night, and one such morning. So … remind me, what’s your name again?  Cast: Bartłomiej Magdziarz, Bartosz Młynarski, Weronika Nockowska, Karolina Norkiewicz, Dorota Pawiłowska, Jan Purc, Michał Sufin   fb: Klub Komediowy www:...
BEZ WYJŚCIA

BEZ WYJŚCIA

Group “Bez wyjścia” Małgorzata Tremiszewska, Alan Pakosz, Kuba Śliwiński are well known participants of polish improv scene. They will meet in Krakow at 9th ImproFest and for half an hour dig deep into given characters. Cast: Alan Pakosz (Grupa AD HOC) Małgorzata Tremiszewska (W Gorącej Kompani, Peleton) Jakub Śliwiński (W Gorącej Kompani, Peleton, W Trzech Osobach) “No Exit” – an improvised performance “Emotions, whims and lies, fascination and play. Feelings and lack of them… Gifts that can not be accepted … Lies and truths. What is the truth? The denial of lies? The statement of fact? And if the fact is a lie, what is true then? Who is full of feelings that bother him, and who is the empty shell of the cold ruins? What is the truth? What is the truth? ” Andrzej...
IMPRO Atak!

IMPRO Atak!

IMPRO Atak! is an Impro Comedy Theater which is dynamically developing. The team include professional actors who are in love with improvisation. From the beginning of their existence, IMPRO Atak! was associated with Teatr Nowy im. Kazimierz Dejmek in Łódź and Opera Leśna in Sopot. Collective also co-creates the Janowo Artistic Village near by seaside. IMPRO Atak! specializes in live performances, with an enthusiasm and passion. Group started the activity in 2014, their repertoire includes: – “Improvised romantic comedy in three acts” – “Improvised crime story in two acts” – “Improvised musical” – “Tarantino – a bloody pulp” – “IMPRO Atak” – “The improvised fairytale” and original formats – “Listeners’ requests”, – “The Observers”   “Improvised Musical” The inspiration for this unique form is the suggestion from the audience, who will decide which character in the story we will follow. Actors and musicians will create a wonderful spectacle with memorable songs in front of audience eyes!   fb: IMPRO...
NARWANI Z KONTEKSTU

NARWANI Z KONTEKSTU

Narwani z Kontekstu Is an improv group which has a lot of fun dealing with this kind of entertainment. They create a comedy show with a lot of contact with the audience, stage energy and surprising, brilliant jokes are the most important. They said about them: “I’ve never seen a better performance in my life.” – Stevie Wonder “What the hell is that?” – Del Close “Ihre Leistung trieb mich in einen Sessel!” – Stephen Hawking “Narwani Impro Show” is an energetic, wild and casual compilation of short scenes. The group gracefully break all the rules of improv, which, interestingly, serves to the benefit of the show. Most of all, “Narwani Impro Show” is really good fun.   fb: Narwani z...
GRUPA LUDZI

GRUPA LUDZI

The Group of People is a collective of comedians and improvisers from Krakow, who like to experiment on stage. They play for people and about people. Their shows are filled with emotions, dreams, and passions, delicate as a soap bubble. Cast: Michał “Majkel” Iwanicki, Aleksandra „Maczel” Próchniewicz and Krzysztof „Kasparek” Kasparek.   “Harold” Harold is a longform improvised form developed by Del Close as a form of training for improvisers. It is a collage of scenes inspired by a single suggestion which are interwoven and connected.   fb: Group of...
IMPRO BAND

IMPRO BAND

Five musicians, five instruments, no sheet music, no preparations. We improvise, just like all the actors. Tomasz Kamiński – drums Filip Nowak – electric guitar Jan Koźliński / Andrzej Kaszuba – bass guitar Bartek Wielgosz – saxophone Karol Bulski – music director, piano fb: Impro...
IMPY

IMPY

Impy were formed in 2011 and since then have been performing in Warsaw and at the festivals all over Poland. Their trademark is weirdness. Maybe that’s why their beloved themes include: philosophy, sci-fi, RPG games and everything associated with broadly defined nerd culture. This love is expressed on stage in dramedies and tragicomedies starring sad losers with kind hearts. Cast: Jacek Mikulski, Jerzy Wierzbicki, Juliusz Roszczyk   “Thousand shades of Nyarlathotep” We would like to perform improv form in masks. It’s going to be a story, in which we will entrust our minds to the masked entities on stage. An oniric tale of grotesque individuals and their usual and unsual encounters.   fb:...
L et S DUET

L et S DUET

L et S DUET Suchy and Leszek: Together they are making a duo of soulmates. They understand each other without words and they trust each other without any doubts. “I know that if I am playing something wrong, Leszek will take us from there” says Jakub Sucheck, “I have the same” confirms Leszek. They like to mess around with each other on stage. They love total freestyle, abstraction, ambiguity. They like to play their own format Tymbarki.   Tymbarki – did you laught at once when you saw funny sentence under the cap of Tymbark juice? Our format is created based on what is unexpected. Our show recipe – series of unrelated scenes, few liters o Tymbark, spoon of abstraction, bunch of energy and pich of craziness   fb: L et S...
HEATHER URQUHART & JULES MUNNS

HEATHER URQUHART & JULES MUNNS

Heather Urquhart & Jules Munns (UK) – Ten Thousand Million Love Stories A two-person, multi-character improvised longform with Heather Urquhart and Jules Munns. Ten Thousand Million Love Stories is a show about love, what it means and how we succeed and fail in it. This show is a combination of the goofy and the sincere. It is never fully serious and never fully joking. “Clever, complicated, and relevant… Could this be the future of comedy?” – Fringe Guru “The perfect balance between realism and comedy slapstick… as funny as it was impressive” – Brighton’s Finest Heather Urquhart Heather first trained in Physical Theatre, graduating in 2002 and joining Kepow Theatre with Kevin Tomlinson in 2004. Since 2006 she has been a performer and director with the award winning Maydays, who have performed and trained internationally and have monthly residencies at Brighton’s Komedia and London’s Nursery Theatre & Hoopla Comedy club. She is part of the Showstoppers, who improvise musicals in London’s West End and tour all over the UK (and world these days!) Heather is one of the Artistic Directors of London’s Nursery Theatre, a fully dedicated space for Improvisational Theatre. Heather is particularly passionate about musical improv and has co-written a book on the subject called ‘Sing it!’ which has a series of associated podcasts. In 2018 she has been fortunate to be part of the EU project ‘Our Lives’ bringing together 28 Improvisers from each of the 28 Countries of The European Union. Awards: Olivier Award, Best Entertainment and Family Show 2016 (for Showstopper! The Improvised Musical) Argus Angel Award for artistic excellence (for The Opinion Makers),...