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BWW Interview: Impro Theatre's Sara Mountjoy-Pepka Bringing Her Full Self & Womanhood Photo BWW Interview: Impro Theatre's Sara Mountjoy-Pepka Bringing Her Full Self & Womanhood to Direct JANE AUSTEN UNSCRIPTED
by Gil Kaan - Mar 31, 2022

Garry Marshall Theatre kicks off their 2022 season in their new GMT outdoor stage with Impro Theatre’s Jane Austen Unscripted April 16,2022.   Sara Mountjoy-Pepka co-directs (with Paul Rogan) Impro Theatre company members and live musicians as they mingle amongst the audience having afternoon tea and delectable treats from vendors from the GMT neighborhood. Sara carved open some time to give me a peek into the behind-the-scenes of Jane Austen, as well as her own back story of improv.

Impro Theatre Adds New Main Company Members Photo Impro Theatre Adds New Main Company Members
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2021

The new Main Company members include expert improv veterans, accomplished theatre performers seen on stages throughout the country, and established actors appearing in dozens of films and TV shows. The Main Company's growth fulfills part of Impro Theatre's goal to expand the artistic voices within the company to better represent the global population and share more stories from different perspectives. 

BWW Review: Center Theatre Group Presents ELLIOT, A SOLDIER'S FUGUE and WATER BY THE  Photo BWW Review: Center Theatre Group Presents ELLIOT, A SOLDIER'S FUGUE and WATER BY THE SPOONFUL, the First Two Plays in Quiara Alegría Hudes' Trilogy
by Shari Barrett - Feb 13, 2018

Quiara Alegria Hudes is a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright who wrote the book for the Broadway musical "In the Heights," which received the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical, a Tony nomination for Best Book of a Musical and was a 2009 Pulitzer Prize finalist. Her Pulitzer-nominated and winning trilogy of plays known as the "Elliot Trilogy" are now being presented concurrently, giving Los Angeles theatre audiences a rare opportunity to immerse themselves in this exciting playwright's work. ELLIOT, A SOLDIER'S FUGUE, the first in her trilogy of Elliot plays, is being produced by Center Theatre Group at the Kirk Douglas Theatre at the same time they are presenting the second play in the trilogy, Hudes' Pulitzer-winning WATER BY THE SPOONFUL at the Mark Taper Forum. The Latino Theater Company will present the final installment of the trilogy with their production of THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST at the Los Angeles Theatre Center (LATC) opening later this month.

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with WATER BY THE SPOONFUL Photo Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with WATER BY THE SPOONFUL
by Julie Musbach - Jan 5, 2018

Rehearsals have begun for Center Theatre Group's production of Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegr a Hudes. The 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning play will be produced at the Mark Taper Forum January 31 through March 11, 2018. Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, the opening of Water by the Spoonful is set for February 11.

Cast Announced for WATER BY THE SPOONFUL at Mark Taper Auditorium Photo Cast Announced for WATER BY THE SPOONFUL at Mark Taper Auditorium
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 21, 2017

Center Theatre Group has announced the cast for Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegr a Hudes. The 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning play will be presented at the Mark Taper Forum January 31 through March 11, 2018. Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, the opening of Water by the Spoonful is set for February 11.

Impro Theatre to Present World Premiere Workshop of PLAY UNSCRIPTED This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2017

The award-winning Impro Theatre continues its 11th Anniversary Season with the World Premiere workshop production of Play UnScripted at the intimate Impro Studio in the heart of Los Feliz Village. These completely improvised performances will take place today nights at 7:30pm from March 11 to April 29, 2017.

Impro Theatre to Present World Premiere Workshop of PLAY UNSCRIPTED This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The award-winning Impro Theatre continues its 11th Anniversary Season with the World Premiere workshop production of Play UnScripted at the intimate Impro Studio in the heart of Los Feliz Village. These completely improvised performances will take place on Saturday nights at 7:30pm from March 11 to April 29, 2017.

TILT to Play Second Stage at Sacred Fools Theater
by Tyler Peterson - May 5, 2016

?In this World Premiere HFF 16 Premiere of "TILT", two strangers' carpool from Los Angeles to Sacramento unravels after they decide to try to extort money from a Department of Motor Vehicles bribery scheme headquartered in Bakersfield.  The show will have its Press Preview June 6th at 8:00PM at Sacred Fools - Second Stage Theatre.  Tickets available at:  http://hff16.org/3396

TILT to Premiere at Second Stage: Sacred Fools Theatre
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 11, 2016

?he World Premiere of award winning playwright and actor Ben Moroski's new dark comedy Tilt opens Friday, June 10 at 11:00 p.m. as part of the 2016 Hollywood Fringe. Tilt stars Ben Moroski and Michael Shaw Fisher (Shakespeare's Last Night Out, Doomsday Cabaret) directed Nick Massouh (This Vicious Minute, The Wake). Tilt is the first Hollywood Fringe production to sign with the new Second Stage at Sacred Fools Theater (1078 Lillian Way, Los Angeles, CA 90038).

Photo Flash: First Look at MainStreet and Impro Theatre's FAIRYTALES UNSCRIPTED
by Louisa Brady - Jan 28, 2016

MainStreet Theatre Company will open the next show of their 10th season: FairyTales UnScripted this Saturday, January 30th. Take a first look at the show here!

BWW Review: JANE AUSTEN UNSCRIPTED - Hysterical 90 Minutes of Jane Austen-esque Improv Unparalleled
by Gil Kaan - Dec 9, 2015

In IMPRO THEATRE'S JANE AUSTEN UNSCRIPTED; seven very talented, quick-thinking members of the Impro Theatre, with only two idea suggestions from the audience, act out (sans script) a hysterical complete beginning-middle-and-end of a tale based on Jane Austen's writings.

BWW Review: Impro Theatre Brings Stylized, Dramatic Improv to SB with TWILIGHT ZONE: UNSCRIPTED
by Maggie Yates - Dec 2, 2015

A lengthy, stylized improvised narrative, especially one that isn't rooted in the predictable contingency of absurd comedy, is a sophisticated practice‚ÄĒone that Impro Theatre, a Los Angeles-based improvisational group presented in Santa Barbara by Instant Karma Improv Comedy, presents in abundance.

BWW Preview: Impro Theatre and Instant Karma Present the Middle Ground Between Scripted Scenes and Complete Chaos in TWILIGHT ZONE UNSCRIPTED
by Maggie Yates - Nov 18, 2015

There are many dimensions of performance art--some beyond that of traditional theatre. These dimensions are as vast as space and as timeless as infinity, and in the middle ground between scripted scenes and complete chaos is a performance style we call 'Improvisational Theatre.'

BWW Preview: JANE AUSTEN UNSCRIPTED--Theatre/Literature Double Majors Rejoice!
by Maggie Yates - Mar 9, 2015

'Jane Austen UnScripted' is a performance-based dalliance into the charmingly erudite world of Austenian wit and social propriety, executed via improvisational implementation.

BWW Reviews: Falcon Turns to Impro for a WESTERN UNSCRIPTED
by Don Grigware - Sep 8, 2014

Impro Theatre's mission is to create a play from scratch in a particular style, right before the eyes of its audience. Their improvised plays include: The Twilight Zone, and the works of Shakespeare, Chekhov, Dickens, Tennessee Williams, even Sondheim - all unscripted. This time around it's The Western Unscripted, now onstage at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank through October 5.

THE WAKE Adds 7/11 & 19 Performaces at Theatre Asylum
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 7, 2014

What's not to love about falling in love with a dead girl? Audiences and critics agree that The Wake is the must-see theatrical event of the summer - and now, the winner of Best Solo Show at the 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival is also the winner of the ENCORE! Producers' Award and has been extended for two additional performances, on July 11 and July 19.

THE WAKE Opens 6/9 at Theatre Asylum as Part of Hollywood Fringe
by Tyler Peterson - May 9, 2014

Love and loss nearly always intertwine, but never as closely as when you discover your one true love is a dead body. Pete's girlfriend dumped him two months ago. He still can't figure out how to move on without her, until a chance encounter at a late-night party puts him on a collision course with love like he's never known it before.

Impro Theatre Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday with Special 'UNSCRIPTED' Performance Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

Impro Theatre is set to celebrate William Shakespeare's 450th birthday tonight, April 25 with a special performance of its currently running production, Shakespeare UnScripted, a post-show discussion, and a champagne reception complete with birthday cake. The curtain will rise at 8pm at the Carrie Hamilton Theatre (upstairs at The Pasadena Playhouse) in Pasadena.

Impro Theatre to Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday with Special 'UNSCRIPTED' Performance, 4/25
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 16, 2014

Impro Theatre is set to celebrate William Shakespeare's 450th birthday on Friday, April 25 with a special performance of its currently running production, Shakespeare UnScripted, a post-show discussion, and a champagne reception complete with birthday cake. The curtain will rise at 8pm at the Carrie Hamilton Theatre (upstairs at The Pasadena Playhouse) in Pasadena.

Impro Theatre's SHAKESPEARE UNSCRIPTED Opens 3/30 at Carrie Hamilton Theatre
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 3, 2014

Impro Theatre has announced their newest production, Shakespeare UnScripted, directed by Brian Lohmann and Dan O'Connor. Shakespeare UnScripted begins preview performances on Thursday, March 20 at the Carrie Hamilton Theatre (upstairs at The Pasadena Playhouse) in Pasadena. Opening is set for Sunday, March 30, at 5pm. Performances will continue through May 4 only.

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