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OSLO IMPRO FESTIVAL is the flagship festival of IMPRO NEUF, a volunteer-based community that aims to spread impro joy, beauty and good spirit. We are Norway's most inclusive impro community. Our values are: Fun, Awareness, Acceptance, Connection, Commitment, Support and Love.

This year’s festival is our 3rd edition, organized by an improv-hearted, multi-talented and motivated team who are committed to deliver another world-class festival! Our goal is to create an environment for magical experiences, excitement, fun and hospitality for the local community and our international guests!


THE OIF 2019 TEAM

 
KEVIN JAMES DENHAM GOW - HEAD OF FESTIVAL  Kevin is the community elected Director of Oslo Impro Festival 2019.  A system engineer with artistic passion, heart & soul - his superpower is combining logic, flow and creativity with a love of learning and sharing experiences.  He is a force in the Impro Neuf community: teaching workshops, founding and coaching teams, volunteering, organizing events, and performing regularly in Oslo and abroad.  Kevin loves impro & shares Viola Spolin's vision of: "a world of accessible intuition".

KEVIN JAMES DENHAM GOW - HEAD OF FESTIVAL

Kevin is the community elected Director of Oslo Impro Festival 2019.
A system engineer with artistic passion, heart & soul - his superpower is combining logic, flow and creativity with a love of learning and sharing experiences.
He is a force in the Impro Neuf community: teaching workshops, founding and coaching teams, volunteering, organizing events, and performing regularly in Oslo and abroad.
Kevin loves impro & shares Viola Spolin's vision of: "a world of accessible intuition".

TERJE BREVIK - WORKSHOPS & PLANNING  Terje is the guy who started the festival back in 2017, in addition to being the leader of Impro Neuf since the very beginning (and stepping down this year). He keeps busy organizing, teaching, coaching and performing in Norway and abroad, despite having an unpronouncable name. He'll respond to anything though. Catch him on stage with Marienettes, Bad Booty Call and the lovely duo Pusekatt. Or falling off a small curb on his skateboard. Terje is also the founder of Tøyen Impro, an improv school for everyone, and MindMeld, an applied improv company. If you want to read his mind please visit  medium.com/@terje.brevik .

TERJE BREVIK - WORKSHOPS & PLANNING

Terje is the guy who started the festival back in 2017, in addition to being the leader of Impro Neuf since the very beginning (and stepping down this year). He keeps busy organizing, teaching, coaching and performing in Norway and abroad, despite having an unpronouncable name. He'll respond to anything though. Catch him on stage with Marienettes, Bad Booty Call and the lovely duo Pusekatt. Or falling off a small curb on his skateboard. Terje is also the founder of Tøyen Impro, an improv school for everyone, and MindMeld, an applied improv company. If you want to read his mind please visit medium.com/@terje.brevik.

AREE WITOELAR - WORKSHOPS & PUBLIC RELATIONS  Aree is a scientist by day and improviser by night since 2005. He is the founder/artistic director of Impro Neuf International and founder of Oslo’s grassroots spring celebration A Curious Improv Comedy Festival in the Night-Time. He runs an improv blog  On Cloud Nine  where he chats about life, love and Impro Neuf. He plays with The Improv Speakeasy and fun improv projects on the side (Cloud Atlas, Fatman & Robin, Going Dutch). He likes his improv to be served like his food - spicy, yet honest. Ask Aree for food references while you're in Oslo.

AREE WITOELAR - WORKSHOPS & PUBLIC RELATIONS

Aree is a scientist by day and improviser by night since 2005. He is the founder/artistic director of Impro Neuf International and founder of Oslo’s grassroots spring celebration A Curious Improv Comedy Festival in the Night-Time. He runs an improv blog On Cloud Nine where he chats about life, love and Impro Neuf. He plays with The Improv Speakeasy and fun improv projects on the side (Cloud Atlas, Fatman & Robin, Going Dutch). He likes his improv to be served like his food - spicy, yet honest. Ask Aree for food references while you're in Oslo.

PETO BRIGITTA - PUBLIC RELATIONS & HOSPITALITY  Brigitta is a fallen musician who has become an architect. She has been sucked into the world of improv in 2017 and just stayed ever since. She is active in Impro Neuf International, performing in the improv quintet Fuh Kyeah and the duo Petunias regularly. She likes balancing her architect career by creating intangible, strange stories in the moment. She is also interested in jazz, visual arts, plants (especially petunias) and feels comfortable on all kinds of ski terrains.

PETO BRIGITTA - PUBLIC RELATIONS & HOSPITALITY

Brigitta is a fallen musician who has become an architect. She has been sucked into the world of improv in 2017 and just stayed ever since. She is active in Impro Neuf International, performing in the improv quintet Fuh Kyeah and the duo Petunias regularly. She likes balancing her architect career by creating intangible, strange stories in the moment. She is also interested in jazz, visual arts, plants (especially petunias) and feels comfortable on all kinds of ski terrains.

ROSA MOLINA - PUBLIC RELATIONS & VOLUNTEERS  Rosa forgot her playwritings in a suitcase when she moved to Oslo. But sometimes she comes back home because she misses them. She writes and directs theatre in Barcelona and does impro in Oslo. She is in love with the stage, specially with the Impro Neuf stage. Her favourite word in every language is yes, ja, sí. She discovered (and volunteered the first time) Impro Neuf International in 2018. This year she has done her debut as an improviser.

ROSA MOLINA - PUBLIC RELATIONS & VOLUNTEERS

Rosa forgot her playwritings in a suitcase when she moved to Oslo. But sometimes she comes back home because she misses them. She writes and directs theatre in Barcelona and does impro in Oslo. She is in love with the stage, specially with the Impro Neuf stage. Her favourite word in every language is yes, ja, sí. She discovered (and volunteered the first time) Impro Neuf International in 2018. This year she has done her debut as an improviser.

OLAV KÅRE DØNHEIM - HOSPITALITY & VOLUNTEERS  Olav Kåre is a Norwegian actor and improviser, and a part of the Impro Neuf ensemble. His energy is something he always bring on stage and that often leads to crazy scenes with high intensity. He loves teaching improv and he has already booked his first teaching abroad. He is the founder of Frie Tøyler, and they have alredy been on a improv tour. You can see with his duo-show Trouple, The Sound Of and Impro Neuf Ensemble. His passion for improv really shines through. He will be make sure everyone has a great time during the festival! Hugs and kisses.

OLAV KÅRE DØNHEIM - HOSPITALITY & VOLUNTEERS

Olav Kåre is a Norwegian actor and improviser, and a part of the Impro Neuf ensemble. His energy is something he always bring on stage and that often leads to crazy scenes with high intensity. He loves teaching improv and he has already booked his first teaching abroad. He is the founder of Frie Tøyler, and they have alredy been on a improv tour. You can see with his duo-show Trouple, The Sound Of and Impro Neuf Ensemble. His passion for improv really shines through. He will be make sure everyone has a great time during the festival! Hugs and kisses.

LARS BIRGER AASHEIM - FACILITIES & VOLUNTEERS  Lars Birger discovered improv as late as October 2018, but has been doing a lot of it since then! He earns a living as a data janitor, and when he’s not improvising he’s spending his leisure time twirling his moustache over a boardgame or falling out of airplanes.

LARS BIRGER AASHEIM - FACILITIES & VOLUNTEERS

Lars Birger discovered improv as late as October 2018, but has been doing a lot of it since then! He earns a living as a data janitor, and when he’s not improvising he’s spending his leisure time twirling his moustache over a boardgame or falling out of airplanes.

 
 

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