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Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble is Spontaneous & Uproarious In 2018


Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble is Spontaneous & Uproarious In 2018

More than six years ago, a group of theatrically-trained artists came together to create spontaneous and uproarious retro-themed improv-comedy shows. Their brilliance at stage craft made each event deeper and funnier than any other troupe of its kind. Today, the multi-award-winning national improv comedy troupe - the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble - is a respected leader in both the improv and theatrical circles. An alum of numerous comedy and theatre festivals, IRTE is an ensemble of comedy actors and writers who develop, produce and perform a season of original themed improvisational shows, following the basic model of traditional repertory theatre.

Making The Producers Club, 358 West 44th Street, NYC, their home, the highly-skilled fighting force of fun-makers have prepared a season celebrating Saturday morning cartoons (a revival of one of their inaugural pieces); horror shows and sci-fi flicks; and a little bit of Quentin Tarantino in their tribute to black & white suspense films.

In the style of Saturday Night Live, IRTE features a musical guest. In the past, IRTE spotlighted cabaret artists like Tym Moss and instrumentalists like guitarist John Munnelly. Look for info on this season's kool musical guests.

What's New, Groovy Gang?!

FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS March 23, 24, 30 & 31, 8:00pm

Conceived by Nannette Deasy
Directed by Jeff Moulton
Featuring Robert Baumgardner, Nanette Deasy, Curt Dixon, Mike Hauschild, Jamie Maloney; and guest improvers, Bridget Knapp, Alexandra Palmer, and Steve Tardio.

Zoinks! The Groovy Gang is BACK! Catch up with your favorite band of teen sleuths and their talking alligator drummer Chompers, as they return to the IRTE stage for more spooky improvised fun!

The Diabolical Dr. Fiend

FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS April 20, 21, 27 & 28, 8:00pm

Original Concept by Curt Dixon

Directed by Nannette Deasy

Trapped in a 9-5 job is tough when you're diabolical. So many evil plans, so litle time... but rent and bills are due, so the destruction of humanity will have to wait... at least until Friday. Join us for a night of diabolically fun improvised theater.


FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS May 18 & 19, June 1 & 2, 8:00pm

Conceived and Directed by Curt Dixon

IRTE invites you to a night of crime, passion, intrigue, betrayal, drama, deception, more passion, twists, turns, mood lighting, and inner dialogue. Improv never looked so cool.

Wow Wee 2! Adventures of a Little Girl Killbot

FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS June 22, 23, 29 & 30, 8:00pm

Original Concept by Nannette Deasy

Directed by Curt Dixon

What's a little girl robot to do now that the singularity has occurred? Check in with the Trumans, America's favorite tv family and their mechanical moppet, Andie the Android, as they face the End of the World. Wow Wee! It's a completely improvised post-apocalyptic 80s sitcom!

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