VIII International Improv Festival ImproFest
ImproFest was one of the first improv comedy festivals in Poland, featuring regularly national and international performers. Special guests from Poland have included members of widely known sketch comedy groups: Kabaret Moralnego Niepokoju, Hrabi, Limo, Jurki, Łowcy.B and individual performers: Szymon Majewski, Abelard Giza, Grzegorz Halama, Mariusz Kałamaga, Ewa Błachnio, Adam Grzanka, Tomasz Jachimek and Katarzyna Piasecka. Guests from abroad have included Racing Minds (UK), The Mischief (UK), Simone Schwegler and Gerald Weber (Switzerland), ILGU Theatre (Slovenia), Jim Libby (USA/Austria), Neil Curran (Ireland), Rod Ben Zeev (Netherlands/USA) and the Czech Improv All Stars (Czech Republic).
Last year, the festival had a pleasure to host Susan Messing, Rachael Mason (USA), Charlotte Gittins, Andrew Hunter Murray (UK).
The eighth edition of the festival (9–11.11.2018) will bring even more brilliant improvisers to the stage: David Razowsky, Jonathan Pitts (USA), Heather Urquhart, Jules Munns (UK) and artists from the TV series “Spadkobiercy”. The Polish groups featured this year are: AD HOC (Kraków), W Gorącej Wodzie Kompani (Gdańsk), Improkracja (Wrocław), Klancyk (Warszawa), 3 x SOLO (Trójmiasto), Arnold S. (Warszawa), Damy na Pany (Warszawa), Hulaj po warszawsku (Warszawa), Innymi Słowy (Lublin), irga (Wrocław), Improband (Kraków).
The programme for this year includes a variety of improv treats: shows in three languages (Polish, German, and English), a performance for just one audience member, music shows, and workshops.
The festival will take place in Studio Club in Krakow (Budryka 4 street).
ImproFest is organised by Stowarzyszenie Promocji Sztuki Kabaretowej PAKA and Grupa AD HOC.