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Playing Well with Others

Maria Konopken is a graduate of The Torch Theatre‘s training center in Phoenix where she also performs. Maria is in Chicago for the summer, taking classes at iO Chicago, performing, getting into all kinds of adventures, and generally living up the improv life. She loves Space Jam, too. Maria‘s

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The Debut of The Big Yes And: Maria in Chicago!

Maria Konopken is a graduate of The Torch Theatre‘s training center in Phoenix where she also performs. Maria is in Chicago for the summer, taking classes at iO Chicago, performing, getting into all kinds of adventures, and generally living up

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Torch Auditions in March

  Hey, all! We originally announced that we would be having auditions during the all-theatre meeting in January, so thank you for your patience. I’m happy to announce the auditions for two teams that The Torch is putting together. The

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Ghostfest 2012 Submission Info!

Ghostfest rides again! Ghostfest is the second annual longform improv comedy marathon going that starts on Friday, October 26th at 7pm and runs through Sunday, October 28th. Ghostfest is produced by The Torch Theatre as a fundraiser for the Phoenix

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Improv Blast from the Past: Dasariski in 2003

Craig Cackowski, Bob Dassie, and Rich Talarico are each amazing improvisors on their own, but when they come together as Dasariski, it’s like magic. While the video quality of this show (“We’ve Only Just Begun”/”Office”) isn’t super great and there

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Phoenix is the Home of Big Brains and Big Hearts

We’re still floating on clouds since being told that we were finalists for the Phoenix New Times’ Big Brain award two weeks ago. The Big Brain award recognizes people using their creativity to make the valley a better and more

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Big Torch Thanks for a Great 2011!

      The past year has been nothing less than amazing.   After four years of hard work and a history of performances all over the valley (including our dear friends The Trunk Space and Space 55), The Torch

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From The Netherlands With Love

  Since July, Jolien van Middelaar has been working as an intern with The Torch Theatre. In addition to having someone from The Netherlands to teach us about her culture (though, she has yet to teach us all of the

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Ghostfest Improv Marathon!

Get ready for Ghostfest! Ghostfest is a longform improv comedy marathon going from Friday, October 28th at 7pm to Sunday, October 30th at 1am. It’s being put on by The Torch Theatre as a fundraiser for the Phoenix Improv Festival!

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A Word from Greg Jarvis of The Apologists

Greg Jarvis is a veteran improvisor who’s been a past member of the ComedySportz Phoenix and Apollo 12. He’s probably one of the most interesting people in Phoenix (if not the world) and he has great stories to backup my

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