Improv and Theatre Sports
Join us for some Theatre Sports fun!
About Williams Lake Studio Theatre Improv
The Williams Lake Improv Group is a group of Studio Theatre members that gather on a regular basis to make stuff up and have some fun. We have recently started up again after a few months hiatus. Our goal is to provide anyone interested in improv, acting or theatre in general to perhaps step out of their comfort zone and have some fun in a safe and non-judgemental environment. We welcome anyone interested to come on out to any of our practices to either participate or just to watch. Everyone is welcomed to join us. So come on out, you just might suprise yourself.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are Theatre Sports? (Improv)
Improvisational theatre, often called improv or impro, is a form of theatre where most or all of what is performed is created at the moment it is performed. In its purest form, the dialogue, the action, the story and the characters are created collaboratively by the players as the improvisation unfolds in present time, without use of an already prepared, written script.
Improvisational theatre exists in performance as a range of styles of improvisational comedy as well as some non-comedic theatrical performances. It is sometimes used in film and television, both to develop characters and scripts and occasionally as part of the final product.
Improvisational techniques are often used extensively in drama programs to train actors for stage, film and television and can be an important part of the rehearsal process. However, the skills and processes of improvisation are used outside of the context of performing arts, as well.
It is used in classrooms as an educational tool and in businesses as a way to develop communication skills, creative problem solving and supportive team-work abilities that are used by improvisational, ensemble players.