Tag: Improv

Rachel Cepeda: Pre-New York

Rachel Cepeda is a student of The Torch Theatre‘s training center in Phoenix where she also performs with Zombie Gourmet. She’s headed to New York to partake in the Magnet Theater‘s improv intensive. Roll with Rachel as she tackles the

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Gibberish by Andrew Bernier

Andrew Bernier is a recent graduate of The Torch Theatre‘s training center in Phoenix where he also performs with Beach Blanket Bingo. He’s traveling across the country and just spent a week in Chicago for The Second City‘s weeklong improvisation immersion program. The Torch Theatre’s 4721 Blog is

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Goodbye Dry Heat, Hello Humidity

Lauren Corl is a student of The Torch Theatre‘s training center in Phoenix where she also performs with Adult Bakery. She’s in Chicago for the summer with her Adult Bakery compatriots Maria Konopken and Chris Hooper, taking the improv intensive

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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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What If You Feared Nothing?

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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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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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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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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