Rapid Fire Theatre offers public improv workshops throughout the year.
Public Workshops take place at The Foote Theatre School at The Citadel Theatre (9828-101A Ave – Shoctor Alley)
Every year at IMPROVAGANZA, we offer Edmontonians a chance to learn improv from some of the best instructors in the entire world! No experience required, all you need is an open mind and willingness to have it blown.
Workshops are $70 each, or all four workshops for $200.
All public workshops take place in The Foote Theatre School (Classroom C) at The Citadel Theatre. Enter from outdoors at Shoctor Alley.
BECKY JOHNSON (Toronto)
Becky Johnson is a twenty-year veteran of improvised comedy and theatre. Originally from Vancouver but now firmly rooted in Toronto, she has performed with such companies and projects as theatre-in-a-box, Catch23 Improv, IRON COBRA and The Sufferettes (to name a few). A graduate of The Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre, Becky also like to encorporate small, secret elements of clown, melodrama and corporeal mime into her performance and educational work. Don’t tell. She has toured internationally forever, most recently holding up one half of the European premier of Daniel McIvor’s A Beautiful View for BeMe Theatre in Munich, Germany.
LEE WHITE (Winnipeg)
Lee White is one half of the international improv duo CRUMBS. He tours the world performing and leading masterclasses in improvisation. When not on the road touring the world, he teaches improv classes, performs stand-up comedy and can be heard weekly on the CRUMBS radio show every Monday at 5 pm on 101.5 UMFM.
RACHAEL MASON (Chicago)
Rachael Mason began her career in improvisation at Skidmore College, home of the National College Comedy Festival, with the Ad-Liberal Artists. After graduating with a degree in English Literature, concentrating on Shakespearean Studies, she moved to Chicago to study improv comedy with Del Close. She trained at The Second City, The Annoyance, and iO. Currently she performs with The Second City Improv Allstars, and The Playboys. She is most happy when she is teaching improv.
SEAN MCCANN (London)
Sean has performed at The Royal Court, National Theatre, Ambassadors Theatre West End, Drill Hall London, Old Vic Tunnels, Latitude Festival, Hay Festival, Lewes Festival, Elsinore Castle Denmark, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Second City Toronto, numerous Edinburgh Fringe appearances, and he tours the UK and internationally with Showstopper – The Improvised Musical and School Of Night (also appearances on BBC Radio).
From 2005 until Ken’s death in 2008, Sean worked closely with the legendary British theatre practitioner Ken Campbell, developing improvised shows and exploring the more arcane and heretical aspects of the extemporiser’s art.