The College of the Desert Dramatic Arts Company presents
“THE IMPROV GAMES”
An Evening of Theatre in Which the Audience Directs the Show
Friday, August 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Theatre Too (on the campus of College of the Desert)
Tickets: $10 General Admission
All Proceeds Benefit the COD Dramatic Arts Students
As if the summer hasn’t been hot enough, the College of the Desert Dramatic Arts Company is preparing to turn up the heat…on themselves…with the first ever production of “The Improv Games”. The show will feature a raucous evening of original material and improvisational comedy.
“The audience will literally dictate everything the performers do on stage,” says Director & COD Assistant Professor of Theatre, Tres Dean. “Improvisation is the foundation of so many aspects of acting and performing. Improv calls upon the performer to think on their feet, immediately bring a character to life, and fully commit to that character. When you add the unpredictable suggestions and guidance of the audience, you have the recipe for an extremely entertaining experience.”
Improvisational Theatre is the backbone of iconic television mainstays such as Saturday Night Live and “Who’s Line Is It Anyway?” It has also given birth to live venues and training facilities such as The Second City, The Groundlings, and The Upright Citizens Brigade.
The ensemble cast consists of current COD students and local professional performers including Tres Dean, Jennifer Bennett (both are currently training with the world famous improvisation studio “The Groundlings” in Hollywood), Dean Apple, Debbie Apple, Dylan Low, Nina Charming, Claudia Gomez, Renee Borgeau, Michael Adkins, Steve Armstrong, Chris Hoggatt, Mari Kerber, Pedro Le Bass, Christopher A. Moody, Oscar Romero, Karen Schmitt, Miranda Hane, and Gabriella St. Claire.
For ticket information and reservations, please call 760-776-7370. Tickets are $10.00 general admission. All proceeds benefit the students of the COD Dramatic Arts Company. The performance is recommended for mature audiences for possible language.