Vancouver’s home for live comedy, The Improv Centre (TIC) on Granville Island has announced its upcoming Fall season.
After an extensive open call audition process, TIC is also introducing its new Ensemble of performers. Returning to The Improv Centre are familiar faces Angela Galanopoulos (Interim General Manager), Jalen Saip (Artistic Director), Aida Viziru, Alex Parra, Allen Morrison, Andrew Barber, Andrew Job, Brad Duffy, Chris Casillan, Drew Clarke, Ed Witzke, Jacki Gunn, Jeff Cooper, John Voth, Julia Church, Meaghan Hommy, Montana Rosalle, Rachel Kent, Rafael Rogers, Stephanie Webster, Will Vaughan, and active alumni Brad Rossington, Brian Anderson, and Ken Lawson.
Joining these veteran performers are Alan Pavlakovic, Alex Gullason, Camille Legg, Cari Leslie, Daniel Chai, Dan Willows, Helen Camisa, Holly Collis Handford, Maggie Onedo, Mary Saunders, Matthew Ip Shaw, and Riley Hardwick.
“We were so excited and inspired by the breadth of talent that we saw during the audition process!,” said newly appointed Artistic Director, Jalen Saip. “I look forward to the fresh perspective and the diverse ideas these performers, new and old, will bring to our stage in the upcoming seasons.”
The new ensemble can be seen bringing laughter to audiences every Wednesday to Saturday at The Improv Centre located at 1515 Anderson Street on Granville Island. The regular program of Date Nights Wednesdays at 7:30 and Theatresports, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and 9:30pm continues. Beginning September 30 seasonal programming takes centre-stage with Stage Fright: Murder at The Improv, a murder mystery-themed show running every Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm. Monthly shows include Drag at The Improv and Stand-up at The Improv. Tickets for all shows are available at theimprovcentre.ca.
Be on the lookout for The Improv Centre’s family-fun holiday show, Happy (Hectic) Holiday, the always hilarious Year in Review, and the return of The Late Late Show. As well, TIC’s up-and-coming House Teams – mini ensembles made up of developing local talent – will perform each Sunday evening.
For more information on The Improv Centre and its shows, please visit theimprovcentre.ca.