June 14-24, 2023

Improvaganza

Each summer, Rapid Fire Theatre hosts the best improv and sketch comedy acts on the planet for Improvaganza!

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Grand Opening Ganza Bonanza

We’re kicking off our very first Improvaganza at our new home with this amuse-bouche (that’s french for “fun mouth”) preview of our 10-day festival!

Public Workshop: Improvised Characters with Kirsten King

Your characters have things to say, let’s find their voice.

Directors’ Cut

Fans of Rapid Fire Theatre will recognize the Directors’ Cut as one of our favourite improv formats to play, as frequently seen at the Big Stupid Improv Show at the Edmonton Fringe Festival.

The Unicorn

Boozy and broken The Unicorn is charged for eternity to weave bespoke and spontaneous narratives; to host a storytelling speakeasy down the dark alleys of time and place.

Improvised Dungeons & Dragons

Watch in awe as a band of stalwart player characters embark upon an adventure guided by the arcane hand of the Dungeon Master

Kidding Around

Calling all kids! This special Improvaganza edition of our Saturday afternoon show is for you

Tita Collective

An exquisite, hilarious, multi-layered spectacle. – Mooney on Theatre Tita Jokes is a musical comedy revue that centre our beloved Filipina elders, our Titas.

Murder She Improvised

A heinous crime will be committed before your very eyes and our detective will have only their wits and the audiences’ unhelpful suggestions to assist them in solving the case.

The Improv Stand-Up Friendship Fun Time Show

Improvisers work together with premier stand-up comedians for the ultimate Edmonton comedy show!

El Jaguar Fiesta City Bus Tour sponsored by the Old Strathcona Business Association

An “alternative” facts tour of Edmonton hosted by someone with only a passing knowledge of the city!

Flashback sponsored by Nordic

Rapid Fire loves these hilarious norwegians and you will too! Self-described as “almost like a real theatre – just a little more fun!” this is a group that you won’t want to miss.

Dark Side of the Room

Based out of Atlanta, GA, Dark Side Of The Room is a collective of Black actors and performers who specialize in improv theatre!

F*ck Marry Kill

Inspired by the classic game “Smelly Sexy Funny…. But deadlier. It’s a romantic comedy meets murder mystery. The Big Chill meets Knives Out.

Funk Rabbit

Leap into the unpredictable world of Funk Rabbit, the improv duo born from a diabolical partnership between Derek Flores and Julian Faid

Dad’s Garage

Often referred to as sister companies, we love any chance we get to play together.

Mega Musical

The MEGA-MUSICAL is a mashup of performers from a collection of different improvised musicals

Tightrope Impro Theatre

One of the freshest additions to the Vancouver Impro(v) scene, Tightrope Impro Theatre is a company specializing in the art of Improvisation

 MC RedCloud 

Actor, an Amazon #1 BestSelling Author and Illustrator, Award Winning Recording Artist and former World Record holder for “Longest Freestyle Rap”

Improvaganza Theatresports Tournament

Throughout Improvaganza, many of the shows kick off with a Theatresports tournament showdown between two of the visiting groups.

Festival Passes

Do you want to see multiple shows during IMPROVAGANZA 2023? We’ve got a festival pass with your name on it!

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