Jan 092019

Theatresports is played around the world by improvisers of all sorts, based on the work of Keith Johnstone. This January our 10th anniversary in-house tournament starts and Friday January 11th at 8pm is our THIRD GAME pitting Control Top Underpants (Christine Pillman, Natasha Bromfield and Catherine Henry) against Women’s Improv Network (Terri Skov, Shann McGrail, Carolyn Endacott and Lynnae Dudley). Our special guests in the second half: Rob Norman and Herbie Barnes play our home team of Gary Pearson, James Jeffers and Iryna McCoubrey. All hosted by Bradley Ellis and scored by the indomitable Joel Woods. $5/person at the door. JOIN US!

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Jan 062019

Each Monday night except holidays, join us for an open drop in workshop. $5/person. Everyone welcome but children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. This is a great introduction to the art of improvisation and a huge way to get in some social interaction that doesn’t have a screen involved. 🙂  MUSIC ROOM #1 At QEPCCC 2302 Bridge Road, Oakville. 7-8pm.

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Jan 062019

Join us for the kick off night (Game 1 and 2) for our tenth anniversary. 8pm at QEPCCC’s Music Room #1. Teams like Ass.Hats (Association of Hats) with Mathew Hamilton, Corey Best and Peter Cianfarani vs Dodgeball Rejects  with Lisa Van Meeteren, Nash Stamenkovic and Jennifer Filipowicz and then Wake Me Up when it’s Over with Bradley Ellis, Ashley Armstrong and Diana Barbosa vs GLIC (Georgetown Little Improv Club) with Sam Hancock, Pam Cooper, Rob Pearce and Kajer Boadway. Judges: Terri Skov, Lynnae Dudley and Shann McGrail. Hosted by Amy McKenzie. $5 or free with entry to our drop in workshop at 7pm. Rated G for Geverybody!

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Dec 192018

UPDATE: Geri Hall and Dan Redican are sick this weekend. Both send their regrets but did not want to send their viruses

Join us for a feast of entertainment, including fan favourites Dan Redican, Geri Hall, Lisa Merchant and Gary Pearson. Including Christine Pillman, Natasha Bromfield, Iryna McCoubrey, Jeremy Butler and MORE! All starts at 7:30 at The Moonshine Cafe 137 Kerr Street, Oakville. Phone for reservations (60 seats only!) $5 cover charge. Best comedy deal in town.

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Dec 192018

Hey Guys! Our little gang of drop in participants raised $150 for Safety Net this past Monday. We dropped that off today (Wednesday) with the clothes we collected (and new socks!) on Speers Road. They were so happy to have more! What a great organization. Don’t forget to help them for families in crisis – they need everything from store bought feminine hygiene to bought socks and pyjamas, but they also take furniture and gently used clothing, gift cards for food and services and other things you can find on their website. A local charity that really goes the distance!

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Dec 112018

Oakville Improv presents versions of the famous Victorian era Christmas tale by Charles Dickens, but this time through Jacob Marley’s eyes (albeit dead ones). Audience suggestions will be encouraged. This is a comedy*. Rated “G” for “GHOSTS!”

*Some “scary” bits included.

Starring James Jeffers as Scrooge and David Raitt as Jacob Marley. Also starring Natasha Bromfield, Christine Pillman, Mathew Hamilton, Monica Dunne, Taelum Vergara, Marina McKenzie, Catherine Henry, Lynnae Dudley, Amy McKenzie, Sofia and Patrick Muhleisen, Audrey Lambert, Liam Walsh, Emilee LeClerq, Edlyn Ross, Carter Whatley and Carolyn Endacott.
Joel Woods as Musical Improviser. Brianne Gwartz, Stage Manager. Directed by Duncan McKenzie. Assistant Director: Robin Sadavoy.

December 14th and 15th 8pm and 15th and 16th at 2pm. At The Black Box Theatre, QEPCCC 2302 Bridge Road, Oakville. Tickets $12 online and $15 at the door.

Tickets HERE!

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Dec 112018

Join us for a fun drop in workshop for all levels to celebrate the season, blow off some steam and raise some needed funds and “stuff” for a great cause. If you want to know what to bring for Safety Net, check out their list here. As well, you can bring cash, cheques or credit cards to help (we’ll have a machine just for the job!). Two hours of unadulterated improv fun. You’ll be glad you came and so will Safety Net! JOIN US! P.S. If you can’t afford to help out with the fundraiser, come anyway! Think of it as our gift to YOU. Happy Holidays, everyone! At Music Room #1, QEPCCC 2302 Bridge Road, Oakville. 7-9pm December 17th, 2018.

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Dec 112018

Teen (14-17yrs) GARY PEARSON’S PAGE TO STAGE (Writing Class)
February 3 – March 31st. 8 session 3-5:30pm 
QEPCCC (Meeting Room #6)
216.81 plus 28.19HST ($245.00 TOTAL)
Does your teen like to write? Are they funny? Gary Pearson’s From Page to the Stage, is a writing class that will break down how a premise for a comedy sketch works, how the jokes come from the characters and situations and how you can mine various strategies to write sketch comedy that tells compelling stories and has big laughs. In class group work will be part of the fun, where your ideas are supported and enhanced by your peers. There will also be homework, but don’t worry, your instructions will be clear and you’ll be able to confidently finish your material. You will explore ideas and sharpen what is funny about them in character monologues, relationship scenes and movie, commercial and song parodies. It is all done with the leadership of Gary Pearson, with many sketch stage shows on his resume including The Second City Mainstage in Toronto and The Chumps. Gary has writing credits on over 280 half hours of TV, including MadTV, Corner Gas, 22 Minutes and Sunnyside. The class culminates with you and your classmates reading your material at a live at an Oakville Improv show in front of an audience

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