Before “Netflix and chill” was invented, adult humans had to come up with their own lame excuses for initiating sex. Using the ancient technology of voice calling, males and females initiated courtship rituals such as “having a drink." But a new threat to the species is emerging: Will finger messaging “Netflix and chill?” be enough to ensure the species’ survival? Will they die out when they forget how to create new oral excuses for sex? Or will alcohol save the day?
Join Bad Booty Call, a small group of humans who are preserving the sacred oral tradition of making shit up… to save the human race.
Men con Feelings will take you in a musical ride through a magical fairytale-land, just like that old uncle that told you the best bedtime stories.
Student showcase 40 min
95% or improv is giving yourself permission but sometimes it’s nice to grant that permission and be thrown into new choices. This workshop we will pimp you into characters, premises and scenes. You’ll get to try on a shitload of new characters and choices you never would’ve thought of yourself in a safe and playful space. The ultimate improv trust, the ultimate challenge to your comfort zone. Tackling a variety of short form games through acting exercises and character work, let’s get serious about being fucking funny.
Special Feature 40 min
Paul and Ian’s One-Man Show is typically divided into two segments, the first a 20-30 minute series of improvised sketches on current topics. After a break the second act is an improvised theatrical event lasting 40 minutes. It can be either dramatic or comedic or both. Every show is different with different characters and scenes. We never know what will happen until we take the stage. There are no suggestions from the audience either. We touch on topics not usually referenced in typical improv shows.
Student showcase 40 min
CRAIG UHLIR · This is a Group Game workshop to further enhance and theorize about "the group game" slot. Get a better understanding of how they work, get formed, and learn how to start or play ANY group game without feeling lost. In this workshop we will explore informational group game work. We will explore group game theory and play non-scenic, informational game types that can be used as openings and in the ‘game slots’ of a Harold or any long form.
Keep it normal is not what you will think is the mantra of this quartet consisting of Ingeborg, Kristine, Elin and Johanne. We might try, but the weird life of characters in all shapes and views upon existence keep on appearing no matter what. It is like these creatures need to have their place here on earth and have chosen a8t as their channel. So we simply decided to let them! "If your annoying aunt Marsha keeps popping up in your dance class, you better let go of resistance and just invite her for an energetic round of rhumba!"
Impro Neuf is Impro Neufs very own shortform troupe! Living inside the castle of Chateau Neuf, deep in the dungeon, the group plays at our scenes every week. We are some of Impro Neufs veterans and most experiences players. We welcome all who dare to cross the moat and join us into the improv kingdom in Lillesalen.
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.
Special Feature (40 min)
Oslo Impro Festival 2019 All-Stars combine in one ridiculously overpowered show. Featuring a selection from 8 of the greatest improvisers in the world:
David Razowsky (Second City Hollywood artistic director, ADD Comedy), Stacey Smith (iO Theater, Founder of Chicago Musical Improv Festival), Craig Uhlir (iO Theater, Second City, iO Del Award Improviser of the Year), Andel Sudik (Second City, Boom Chicago, Jeff Award winner), Colleen Doyle (iO West artistic director, iO Del Award Teacher of the Year 2014, Improviser of the Year 2013; Dummy), Jason Shotts (iO Theater, 2-time iO Del Award Teacher of the Year 2011 2013; Dummy), Jeff Michalski (Second City, founder of Second City ETC), and Susan Messing (iO Theater and Second City Mainstage alumna, founding member of Annoyance Theatre).