Month: July 2010

Cerberus Cup VIII

The Torch Theatre has been producing this event since 2007 … now on Cerberus Cup VIII. The show was a brilliant creation by Jose Gonzalez intended and continues as an event to raise funds for The Phoenix Improv Festival throughout

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Phoenix isn’t the only city working towards a new home for improv. Minneapolis is also ready to open a space that’s been a dream for years in the land of 10,000 lakes. Our good friends Butch Roy, Jill Bernard and

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Pomp and circumstance

I work at ASU, and I volunteer most years at Convocation. I tear up every time. My degrees have changed my life for the better, and the idea of celebrating that accomplishment as a community of scholars thrills me. Also,

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Meet Sam Haldiman

We’ve been meeting the people in our Neighborhood, but now it’s time to get to know our own a little more. Sam Haldiman is one of the instructors in The Torch Theatre Longform Training Center (which, by the way, I

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It’s Getting Hot in Here

Anyone who’s been in the building these last few weeks knows how warm it’s been getting.  It turns out the Air Conditioning is working, but something’s not getting the air flowing properly in the space which means it’s not cooling

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Science and Fantasy

Apollo 12 took a timeout from our regular practice for a visit from Unicorn Warpath last night. Gathered around the taped off floor plans in 4721, we hatched a plan for something wonderful to come to The Torch. Apollo 12

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We Have… A Plan

Cousin Larry would be proud. Opening a space takes a lot of people and a lot of steps. We took a big step this week by submitting a site plan. Since 4721 used to be a barber shop, the city

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Wow. You guys love chairs!

Last night was “a whirlwind of chairs” to say the least. Thank you to everyone that participated in the Adopt-A-Chair program. The Eames style chairs have been lovingly spoken for, and we are grateful. I don’t think any of us

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Get comfy at the Torch!

You walk beyond the red velvet curtain, and into an intimate space. The stage is empty, but the room is filled with a sense of anticipation and excitement. You can’t wait to have a seat and get ready for a

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