Oregon Children's Theatre to Present IMPULSE Improv Comedy
Following last year's sold out shows and previous improv competition wins, Impulse is back and ready to create fast-paced comedic scenes and games on stage! The entire show is made-up on the spot; no scripts, no costumes, and no pre-planned scenes. Relying only on suggestions from the audience and their quick wits, Impulse creates unique and exciting performances guaranteed to entertain. Expect the unexpected and get ready for hilarity and adventure when Impulse takes the stage!
Directed by Jake Michels, the show features eight Young Professionals: Hannah Baggs, Devlin Farmer, Nate Gardner, Emma Goodman-Fish, Josh Harding, Allison Merkel, Rachel Peri, and Zoe Stadler.
Jake Michels (Director)
Jake, a former YP and OCT's Education Associate, started his improv training at the OCT Acting Academy when was 13 years old. Since then, he's taught improv classes for kids and adults, produced and directed multiple Portland shows, and is currently a company member at Curious Comedy Theater. He performs in Whiskey Tango (LA Improv Festival, Vancouver International Improv Festival, Del Close Marathon, Sketchfest), produces Fit To Print and can be seen on various stages around town. This is his 7th year directing Impulse!
About the Young Professionals Company
The Young Professionals Company offers a series of plays presented by our talented Young Professionals-dedicated theater students ages 14-18 who have been selected to participate in a year-long mentoring program where they receive advanced training through exposure to a wide range of college-level workshops and professional development. The YP program is dedicated to building a supportive community of theater peers, providing them with resources, information, and professional on-the-job experience.
About Oregon Children's Theatre
Founded in 1988, Oregon Children's Theatre has served well over two million children, teachers, and families. OCT is Oregon's largest non-profit professional children's theater company and a resident company of Portland'5 Centers for the Arts. Performances are held weekdays for school audiences and on weekends for family audiences. OCT serves more than 120,000 children of all ages each year. OCT offers numerous school services including study guides, teacher professional development opportunities, in-school workshops, and an extensive outreach program. In partnership with Kaiser Permanente, the Educational Theatre Program provides free touring productions that promote healthy living. OCT's year round Acting Academy offers theater classes for children ages 3-18 and Young Professionals, a mentoring program for teens.
Tickets are now on sale and can be ordered by calling OCT at 503-228-9571.