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Welcome to Chicago, Week One

Chris Hooper is a student of The Torch Theatre‘s training center in Phoenix where he also performs. He’s in Chicago for the summer, taking the improv intensive at iO Chicago in Wrigleyville. Chris will also be blogging about his experiences

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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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The Phoenix Improv Festival – The Comedy & Theatre Event of the Year!

Tonight is the first night of the 10th annual Phoenix Improv Festival! In addition to being the performers, teachers, and administrators of The Torch Theatre, many of us are the organizers and volunteers behind PIF. We essentially plan for nearly

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Guest Phoenix Improv Blog: Preston Smith of The Jester’Z

Phoenix improv has definitely come a long way over the past 5 to 10 years. It seems like every weekend is filled with awesome shows going on all over the valley. Every few months, new students are diving into classes

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The Torch is in Phoenix, The Torch is All Over

The Torch is a part of the Phoenix improv community, but also part of the national improv community through traveling and performances at festivals across the country.

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