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Improv KAndy
presents: Social Platform
from Kulturlokal Merkker, Zurich
with Andy Niederberger, Katrin Janser

Social Platforms as Facebook or Twitter are taking more and more space in our everyday life. Why not use all the status updates and tweets to create the story of a person and/or using them as inputs for our show. We start off with a collection of celebrity tweets and encourage our audience to tweet us inputs during the show (on a specially for that shown opened account). The inputs can be shown during the show but most likely after the break you go them through with the audience to play the second part (depending on the showtime).

Saturday, Apr 6, 2013
7:00 pm
$12 ($10 student) Buy Tickets!

Mischler & More
presents: The Big Proof
from CREA, Amsterdam
with Nicole Mischler, Peter More

On a dark night, in Los Angeles, 1946, Mischler & More leap headfirst into the murky world of the Film Noir. Amsterdam-based duo, Nicole Mischler and Peter More specialise in 2-person, genre-based, narrative longforms.

Saturday, Apr 6, 2013
8:00 pm
$12 ($10 student) Buy Tickets! 

The Improvements
presents: Funky Frauleins of Sweden
from No theater, Stockholm
with Camilla Persson, Helena Zetterman, Pär Westerlund, musician Funky Frauleins of Sweden

In this show you will meet the women called the Funky Frauleins. They have the ability to travel through time and space, and they will ask you to come along! You’ll get to meet fascinating charachters and see places you never thought you would see. In short, we will do everything in our power to make the show unforgettable!

Novemeber 2009 “Funky Frauleins of Sweden” won the audience price for best show during Impronale in Halle, Germany.

Saturday, Apr 6, 2013
9:00 pm
$12 ($10 student) Buy Tickets!

from Tempere, Finland

JadaJada Improv is Finland’s first and only English Language Improv Team. Founded in 2011, JadaJada performs both short form and long form in their hometown of Tampere, Finland. For CIF, they will be performing a signature long form, the JadaJadaJada, which injects a playful shortform spirit into scenes, characters and stories, creating a fun and fast paced improvised piece. The folks at JadaJada are the Sponsors and Financiers of the Finland International Improv Festival, are humbled and excited to be a part of the 2013 Chicago Improv Festival. You can find out more information about JadaJada and the Finnish improv scene at www.jadajadaim

Saturday, Apr 6, 2013
10:00 pm
$12 ($10 student) Buy Tickets!

from Berlin

These improvisers from Germany are known for their in depth work across Europe, and will appear for the first time in the US. In their longform format frei.wild takes the audience on a trip to reveal “not only the obvious in the scene but also what lies underneath it. ” This late night performance is out for more than just laughs – you will think, feel, be moved – and ultimately entertained in a way that could only be frei.wild.

Saturday, Apr 6, 2013
11:00 pm
$12 ($10 student) Buy Tickets!

Lethal Action Force (Chicago) and The Katydids (Chicago)

Lethal Action Force
from Chicago, IL
with Brooke Elbrecht , Adam Archer, Charles Pettitt, Brendan McGovern, Caroline Thrasher, Dylan James Hackworth, Amy Thompson, Collin Dahlgren, Marcus Hall, Ryan Blanz, Claire Meyer

Lethal Action Force is a no holds barred action thrill ride that gives you the action movie YOU want to see. Influenced by the golden age of the action movies (1983-1994), these improvisers show you a complete action movie filled with explosions, fight scenes, and romance. You give us the title we give you the movie.

The Katydids
from Chicago
with Kathryn Thomas, Caitlin Barlow, Katy Colloton, Kate Lambert, Cate Freedman, Katie O’Brien

The Katydids are a six member ensemble of some of Chicago’s best up and coming performers whose names all happen to be derived from Katherine. In addition to improvisation and sketch comedy, they are known for creating and producing successful short videos, some of which have been featured on such sites as The Huffington Post, MTV, Perez Hilton, Smosh, Cosmopolitan, Italy’s Vanity Fair, College Humor, and The Chicago Sun Times. They are also actors, writers, and executive producers of the popular web series, TEACHERS, which recently teamed up with The Onion to debut five unreleased episodes on their YouTube channel. Collectively, the women have performed for The Second City Touring Company, Broadway in Chicago, and TBS’ Just for Laughs. In addition to theatres throughout Chicago, The Katydids have appeared at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York City and at iO West in Los Angeles.They are based out of iO Chicago (formerly Improv Olympic) and their improv is coached by The Second City Mainstage alumnus Anthony LeBlanc.

Saturday, Apr 6, 2013
11:59 pm
$10 Buy Tickets!