Providence Improv Fest at AS220! Sept 17-19!

Providence Improv Fest at AS220! Sept 17-19!

Come on Down to AS220 and Laugh!

Friday 9/18/2015

BlackBox at 95 Empire St

5:30pm Improv Nerd Podcast with Jimmy Carrane featuring Melissa Bowler and Tim Thibodeau

7:00pm Crisis: An Improvised Comic Book (NYC), ImprovBoston, Providence Improv Guild Musical (PVD)

8:45pm Foley & Fox (PVD), Galactic (PVD), Airwolf (NYC)

10:30pm The Friendship Club (NYC), Improv Jones (PVD), Oxford Imps (Oxford, England)

95 Empire Studio Space

7:00pm Biscuit City (PVD), Future Wives (NYC), Moonwater (NYC)

8:45pm Guilded House (PVD), We Have Cats (Minneapolis), The Unmentionables (VT)

Saturday 9/19/2015

Black Box at 95 Empire St

2:00 or 5:30pm Family Friendly Showcase featuring Trinity Zoo (PVD) and Bring Your Own Improv (Warwick, RI)

7:00pm Improv Nerd Podcast with Jimmy Carrane featuring Rick Andrews of the Magnet Theater

8:45pm SkyPunch (PVD), The Raving Jaynes (PVD), The Oxford Imps (Oxford, England)

10:30pm Newspaper Podcast (PVD), Toast (Dartmouth, MA), The Black Vault (Austin, TX)

12:00pm The ThiBowla Virus (PVD), History Under The Influence (Austin, TX)

AS220 Performance Space

7:00pm Drove (PVD), Buscow (Boston), Big Time (NYC)

8:45pm Sea Tea Improv (Hartford), Afternoon Bubble (PVD), Kornfeld & Andrews (PVD)

10:30pm Kibbles & Bits (NYC), Hell’s Lemonade (PVD), North Coast (NYC)



The 12th Annual Providence Improv Festival, will be taking place at AS220 Black Box at 95 Empire St. and AS220 Main Stage, in downtown Providence on September 17-19, 2015. This year’s Fest will feature top improv comedy troupes from New York City, Chicago, Austin, Boston, Hartford, Vermont, and of course Rhode Island. P!F is also delighted to once again welcome a Fest favorite, the Oxford Imps from Oxford, England. As with past Fest improv celebrations, the groups range in variety from the sophisticated short-form of the Oxford Imps, to fast-paced, witty hiphop of North Coast and the longer formats of Airwolf (both of NYC). New this year is Austin’s The Black Vault—whose format has been described as “Lovecraft Improv”—or storytelling in the style of one of Providence’s favorite literary sons. Another P!F first is The Raving Jaynes (NYC), who combine dance and physical improv, as well as basic scenework to create a unique and exciting improv experience. Local Favorites include The Providence Improv Guild, Improv Jones, Bring Your Own Improv, SkyPunch, The Bit Players, and Speed of Thought Players. The Fest this year is also thrilled to be offering workshops by Jimmy Carrane (Chicago), and by the excellent Magnet Theater’s Rick Andrews (NYC). As improv junkies know, Carrane is the force behind the Improv Nerd Podcast, as well as the author of Improvising Better and Improv Therapy. In addition to teaching a workshop, he will be recording two live podcasts at this year’s Fest. Improv Audiences know Rick Andrews as a seasoned performer and longtime instructor. Besides teaching his workshop, Andrews is a featured headliner in the Fest, working with Louis Kornfield as Kornfield & Andrews, to create stories through a “patient, nuanced style” of narrative building. As with last year’s P!F, there will be a Family Friendly Show on Saturday September 19th. “This years festival will showcase a wide array of talents providing fans the ability to see laughs in many different styles in the art of improv. From dance & movement, to singing, to hip hop, to horror, to improv theory, and to the outrageous. There is something for everyone at this years fest!” -Tim Thibodeau, Providence Improv Fest Producer For more information, visit the PROVIDENCE IMPROV FEST website at twitter @PVDimprovfest