Silly People’s Improv Theater (SPIT), the county’s premiere improvisational theater troupe, will be celebrating its tenth anniversary by mounting the MANILA IMPROV FEST 2012: The First Philippine International Improv Festival, from June 28 to July 1 at the College of St. Benilde and at Quantum Cafe.
Founded by actor Gabe Mercado in June 2002, SPIT differs from the usual stand-up comedy routines as its performances fully involve the audience. SPITperforms scenes, songs and games completely based on audience suggestions, just like in the popular British and American show, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”
SPIT is mounting the MANILA IMPROV FEST 2012, which will feature performances from improv groups from Cebu,Bacolod, Xiamen, Beijing, Hong Kong, Taichung and Los Angeles alongside SPIT.
The MANILA IMPROV FEST 2012 will also have workshops conducted by some notable improv practitioners, including Gabe Mercado, Gabby Fernandez of Bacolod’s Kinengkoy Comedy Expressand internationally-renowned improv teachers Shaun Landry, Artistic Director of Oui Be Negroes andfounder of The West Coast Improv Alliance, and Tom Farnan who has performed with The Second City, Annoyance Theater, IO and ComedySportz of Chicago and The Second City in Las Vegas.
The De La Salle – College of St. Benilde shall be hosting the Master Class Improvisation Workshops for long-time improv practitioners who wish to further hone their craft.
Performances shall be held at 9pm on June 28 and 29, 7pm on June 30, and 2pm on July 1, at Quantum Café at 9590 Kamagong St. corner Bagtikan St. in Makati City.
Tickets at P400. 4-night pass at P1200!
For tickets, You may also contact Tetel De Leon at 09152952033 for reservations.
For more information on the Manila Improv Fest 2012:
Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/137745319683744/
Official Website: www.spitmanila.com
You may also contact Quantum Cafe at (63 2) 519-0757, for inquiries.
Quantum Cafe Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/quantumcafeph
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