LAND OF GIANTS are improvisers from Amsterdam who are short in stature, but titans of talent. While their fellow countrymen may rise above them in height, these improvisers have turned their attention to building big characters on stage. They explore a world that is bigger than them in every way, weaving through personas, scenarios and objects from that unique perspective. Every show starts inside of an object and builds out from there, relying heavily on the rule-breaking and physics bending capabilities of freeform improv.
Would you like to see something brilliant?
something brilliant are slowly taking the world of improvised absurdist theatre by storm. Equal parts profound and daft, witty and stupid, moving and baffling; something brilliant are arguably something brilliant.
These two highly trained idiots will make you smile and gently break your heart.
Special Feature 40 min
Fan favorites and rock stars Stacey Smith and Craig Uhlir are back! for the third year of Oslo Impro Festival with “The Funkeldøfs”. This happened on the first year of the festival when they partnered up as an indomitable duo. Since then they had quite a ride: canoeing in dangerous water, being trapped in a school locker room, collecting nuts as a pair of strange squirrels and singing at the top of their lungs. We can’t wait to see their infectious energy again.
Stacey Smith is a loud Long Islander who teaches at Second City and iO, and performs weekly at iO in The Musical Armando and The Deltones. She is also the creator of The Chicago Musical Improv Festival. stacejam.com
Craig Uhlir was born and raised in Chicago, in the USA. Craig began playing with Harold teams Deep Schwa, Chicago’s longest running Harold team. and Valhalla. These days Craig teaches improvisation at iO and The Second City. Craig has been playing for over 23 years and teaching improv since the turn of the century. craiguhlir.com.