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Wednesday 15 Feb 20:00
Wednesday
15 Feb
20:00

What makes an improv spectacular more spectacular? Music! Our special Wednesday comedy show takes a fascinating guest storyteller who inspires the audience and the Boom actors. The comedians then create a original, improvised scenes and songs based on those stories. It sounds impossible, but it’s hysterical and exciting!

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Friday 17 Feb 20:00
Friday
17 Feb
20:00

A graduation show for the students, followed by a Musical Armando by the main cast

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19
Sunday 19 Feb 12:00
Sunday
19 Feb
12:00

The Easylaughs sunday workshops are the best to try out improv for the first time. And they are a great way to get more improv practice when you've done it before.

2 hours of fun and improv practice

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Sunday 19 Feb 20:30
Sunday
19 Feb
20:30

Musical Comedy Night hosted by Stacey Smith. Includes a set by the Musical Improv students and jam where you can play on stage yourself

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Wednesday 22 Feb 19:30
Wednesday
22 Feb
19:30

Hand Signs “You bring the suggestions, we bring the funny!” Amsterdam-based improv group Pointing at Fingers presents Hand Signs, a fully improvised show! The first half is all about long form improv and will open with a guest act, followed by us - Pointing at Fingers. After a drink (or two) at the bar, the second half will feature a short form jam where anyone who wants to give improv a go can jump on stage (yes, you!). Don’t worry, we’ll have your back and help you shine. And after? Celebration time at the bar (we like to drink…)!

Doors open 7:30pm, show starts 8pm Tickets €9

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Friday 24 Feb 20:00
Friday
24 Feb
20:00

We bring you the unique combination of standup comedy and improv theatre. Which form of art will give you the best humour? Or the magic is to join the forces?

ImproNation is the largest English speaking improv theater community in South Holland. We are not random strangers, we are social, inviting and supportive. Everyone can find their space. For those who are curious about improv theater: it's a magical way to make you creative and be true to yourself. For those with improv experiences, get ready to join the jam! We typically have audience joining the last game.

Tickets = 5 Euros!! All tickets are charged at the door or via tikkie.

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Saturday 25 Feb 19:30
Saturday
25 Feb
19:30


www.impro-amsterdam.nl


From the 25th of February to the 4th of March, IMPRO Amsterdam 2023 will rock Amsterdam Noord with eight days of high-quality international Improvisational Theatre.


"Bee Swarm" directed by Dan Seyfried

(19:30 - 20:30 - Theaterzaal)


Every bee's nest there has a queen and workers who work for her, for the community. There seems to be chaos, but each individual has a very specific and important role to play in the hive. Together they form a super-organism, where ego is put aside and everything is done to make the whole perfect. In this format, the stories will be the nests in which the main characters will be the queens and all other elements (music, secondary characters, setting) will act as the workers. Despite the chaos that seems to reign, it will form a coherent whole. You will see the improvisers constantly playing together, miming an element of the scenery, illustrating a simple leaf blowing in the wind, a beating heart, a princess dress or sometimes playing the main character living 1000 adventures. But each one will be important for the coherence, poetry and beauty of the spontaneously created story. They will play together as a superorganism!



"Stacejam" by Stacey Smith

(20:45 - 21:15 - Theaterzaal)


STACEJAM is a solo musical improv show created and performed by Stacey Smith. With one suggestion, Stacey will create a world with dozens of characters and tell their stories through scenes and songs.



"Neverfolk" directed by Chris Mead

(21:30 - 22:15 - Theaterzaal)


We eat. We sleep. We desire. We tell stories. Every culture, every society. We tell stories to try and understand who we were and who we might yet become. These are the folktales that never were. That might still be. Improvised stories of the ordinary and the extraordinary. Of everyday lives and the magic that bleeds from their edges. NeverFolk creates improvised theatre that is funny and heart-breaking, wise and foolish. Stories that live for a glorious moment and then never again.

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25
Saturday 25 Feb 22:00
Saturday
25 Feb
22:00

The late night improv comedy show. Fun improv games with free shots for the best suggestions. It's an improv party.

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26
Sunday 26 Feb 12:00
Sunday
26 Feb
12:00

The Easylaughs sunday workshops are the best to try out improv for the first time. And they are a great way to get more improv practice when you've done it before.

2 hours of fun and improv practice

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26
Sunday 26 Feb 19:30
Sunday
26 Feb
19:30


www.impro-amsterdam.nl


From the 25th of February to the 4th of March, IMPRO Amsterdam 2023 will rock Amsterdam Noord with eight days of high-quality international Improvisational Theatre.


"On the Floor" directed by Laura Doorneweerd-Perry

(19:30 - 22:00 - Theaterzaal)


Did you know that for 20 years the Netherlands had an improv show on television? The tv format 'De Vloer Op' showed improvised scenes set up by a theatre director and has inspired the Dutch improv landscape ever since. For one night only, 12 talented players from the Netherlands will perform poignant, funny, and heartwarming scenes led by director Laura Doorneweerd-Perry.


NEW FORMAT: "H.U.M.A.N.S" by We're Both Gabe

(22:30 - 23:00 - Blauwe Zaal)


In this show, beings from the planet "Observer" retell and re-enact moments of human history for their own entertainment. Details of some historic events, as chosen by the audience are filled in based on their best understanding of how humans function.

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26
Sunday 26 Feb 20:30
Sunday
26 Feb
20:30

Come watch the two teams from the Boom Chicago Academy!

Featuring the teams coached by Katie and Simon.

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27
Monday 27 Feb 19:30
Monday
27 Feb
19:30


www.impro-amsterdam.nl


From the 25th of February to the 4th of March, IMPRO Amsterdam 2023 will rock Amsterdam Noord with eight days of high-quality international Improvisational Theatre.


"The Glass Imaginary" by The Improvised Play

(19:30 - 20:30 - Theaterzaal)


In The Glass Imaginary, we improvise a brand new play every evening, inspired by the works of Tennessee Williams. Lush Southern accents, unrequited love, passionately requited love, and inner turmoil all feature in this unique period piece. Set against the backdrop of the deep south, where everyone has a role to fulfil in life, we see characters who struggle to find their place. In 2022, when the world is again in turmoil and society seems unrecognisable, this piece takes on new meaning.


In the works of Tennessee Williams, vivid dreams collide with stark reality. Repressed desires, an excess of emotion, and poetic language express the inner life of the playwright and each character as they struggle against the confines of society. Tennessee Williams’ goal was to write plays that were ‘a picture of my own heart; we strive to emulate this approach as we wear our hearts on our sleeves with each show.


Developed in Conjunction with Kaci Beeler of American Berserk Theatre in Austin, Texas.


"Promised" directed by Anja Sophie Boorsma

(21:00 - 22:00 - Theaterzaal)


In movies, we often ache for the main characters to fall in love.. Tonight, we make you a promise: they will. Over the course of 4 rainy seasons in a year, we get to know these two people in their own worlds, until finally.. they meet. A theatrical longform format by Anja Sophie Boorsma where the story unfolds before your eyes and.. in your imagination.


NEW FORMAT: "Woman up!" by Woman Up!

(22:30 - 23:00 - Blauwe Zaal)


Hovering over a public toilet seat while keeping your pants from touching the floor, wearing another pair of underwear over your stockings to keep them from sliding down, being sexually harassed, coughing over your farts to cover the sound, keeping business as usual even while hurting from period pain, allowing someone to help you carry your suitcase up the stairs, feeling your baby kick in your womb… These are only some of our experiences as women in this world.The kind of things women talk about behind closed doors, (if they even talk about them at all...) and the kind of experiences we rarely see on stage. Until now!


In this show everything will be out in the open - all the funny, painful, scary, icky and powerful moments we experience as women, alone and together.


How does it feel to be a woman on this planet? Come watch the show!This show is not just for women! - men and all genders are invited !

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Tuesday 28 Feb 19:30
Tuesday
28 Feb
19:30


www.impro-amsterdam.nl


From the 25th of February to the 4th of March, IMPRO Amsterdam 2023 will rock Amsterdam Noord with eight days of high-quality international Improvisational Theatre.


"Hairspring" directed by Alice Rey

(19:30 - 20:30 - Theaterzaal)


In this show, a detail of the scene can at any time be highlighted, described and become the starting point for a new scene.


An external narrator can come and give focus to an element of the scene to create a fluid transition. The actors will then take the time in music to restructure a new universe with their bodies. Round trips are possible in universes already crossed. The goal is to find the echoes and common threads that will emerge, then gradually blur the boundaries between the worlds and create organic sensory universes where the corporality will express the essence of the scenes played.


"Playing with the enemy" by Playing with the enemy

(21:00 - 22:00 - Theaterzaal)


Inspired by poems from the Arab spring, which are being read on stage in Arabic and Hebrew, Inbal and Zaki will play scenes about conflict, love, friendship, hardship, and more.


They will use the cultural similarities between them and dive into the distances.


They don't shy away from “Hard” topics and they'll use storytelling and humour to explore them.


NEW FORMAT: "Investigation" by Raining Cats and Bats

(22:30 - 23:00 - Blauwe Zaal)


A totally unexpected murder happens during a social event. Everybody present knew the deceased, and thus everybody is a suspect. The interrogations begin, and with them the story unravels. Who had the greatest motive and who, ultimately, is the killer? The interrogator listens to the same story from different angles and needs to untangle the mystery and bring the culprit to justice. The killer is discovered and the inspector, in a dramatic public announcement, reveals who the person responsible for the murder is. Were they right or wrong? It remains to be seen…

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Wednesday 1 Mar 19:30
Wednesday
1 Mar
19:30


www.impro-amsterdam.nl


From the 25th of February to the 4th of March, IMPRO Amsterdam 2023 will rock Amsterdam Noord with eight days of high-quality international Improvisational Theatre.


"King's Whim" by Global Impro

(19:30 - 20:30 - Theaterzaal)


The king wants a theatre play. He doesn't know what he wants, but he wants it right now. A playwright and a jester must collaborate to create a story to satisfy the king and they only have 30 minutes to please the king's whim. Their lives depend on it.


This improvised play highlights the importance of oral tradition and storytelling through two different and conflicting characters: a calm, brain-centered playwright and a wacky physical jester.


"Here: The Sondheim Improvised Musical" directed by Katy Schutte

(21:00 - 22:00 - Theaterzaal)


Here is an improvised musical inspired by the work of Stephen Sondheim and Jason Robert Brown. It’s a piece of theatre about the everyday. Did you ever feel deep fulfilment from sharpening your pencils, utter disgust for your office job or a wonderful sense of serendipity when you stepped off the bus and saw a squirrel? Of course you did, and so do we.


NEW FORMAT: "What a Play Looks Like" - Somewhat Theatre

(22:30 - 23:00 - Blauwe Zaal)


We all know what a play looks like, but do we all see the same thing? Somewhat Theatre ask what makes a play a play.


A new piece exploring the nature of theatre and other grand-minded ideas. Somewhat Theatre formed with the idea of working out what makes something feel like a play, and we're digging into that - we'll be asking the audience what makes a play a play and then performing that play. Playfully.

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Thursday 2 Mar 19:30
Thursday
2 Mar
19:30


www.impro-amsterdam.nl


From the 25th of February to the 4th of March, IMPRO Amsterdam 2023 will rock Amsterdam Noord with eight days of high-quality international Improvisational Theatre.


"The Cell" directed by Tom Hill

(19:30 - 20:30 - Theaterzaal)


What is it like to witness the inside of an improviser's brain?


The Cell is an improv show that locks an improviser in a sound proof cell with a camera for an hour straight while the onstage comedians dive into the captive comedian’s mind…right as it breaks.


One improviser is selected at random to be locked in a cell with nothing but a camera that is streaming their every move to a screen on stage – only they don’t know when they’re being watched and when they’re not.


As players onstage create a hilarious run of scenes, games, and monologues inspired by the madness coming from the cell, the captive comedian has to keep turning out a never-ending show without an audience, and without ever knowing when they’re being watched.


Created by Tom Hill (Amy&Tom), the Cell has been performed all over the world.


"CHEKHOV'S TOY GUN PEW-PEW EXCELLENT SHOW" by Doris Likes Everything

(21:00 - 22:00 - Theaterzaal)


In this monoscene-ish show “CHEKHOV’S TOY GUN PEW-PEW EXCELLENT SHOW!” Doris Likes Everything does what they do best - they play hard and silly in a space time continuum, taking you to a destination unknown, until it has been created together with the help of the audience. In the beginning of the show Doris asks for different objects that exist in the fixed location, and by the end of the show they have used all/some of them in the most obvious and not-so-obvious ways to ensue hilarity.


NEW FORMAT: "Solo for Two People" by Ty Bougs

(22:30 - 23:00 - Blauwe Zaal)


Life is made of strong choices.


But have you ever asked yourself: what would my life be like if I had made the other choice? Would it have been better?


This show allows you to live these choices, in parallel, and perhaps give you an element of answer.

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Thursday 2 Mar 20:00
Thursday
2 Mar
20:00

Get ready for a night of thrills, laughs, and suspense. Join us on March 2nd at 20:30 for a one-of-a-kind performance with our international guests.

The Interrogation, by Raining Cats & Bats Follow along as the mystery unfolds before your very eyes and try to solve the crime before the final curtain call. A totally unexpected murder happens during a social event. Everybody present knew the deceased, and thus everybody is a suspect. The interrogations begin, and with them the story unravels. Who had the greatest motive and who, ultimately, is the killer? Audience members should pay close attention as the interrogators listen to the same story from different angles and need to untangle the mystery and decide all together who the culprit is. As more and more clues are gathered, the killer is discovered and the inspectors, in a dramatic public announcement, reveal who the person responsible for the murder is. What do they have to say for themselves?

Is everything what it seems to be or is there more?

Pump up the Jam The Spark players will take the stage with guests for a festival of of games, short scenes and randomness. You might even get to participate too!

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Friday 3 Mar 19:30
Friday
3 Mar
19:30


www.impro-amsterdam.nl


From the 25th of February to the 4th of March, IMPRO Amsterdam 2023 will rock Amsterdam Noord with eight days of high-quality international Improvisational Theatre.


"Solo: An improvised love musical" by Impromadrid

(19:30 - 20:30 - Theaterzaal)


Claudio (Luis de Pablo ) returns to his mother's village where the smell of the countryside, the fresh air and cheeky Cupid enter through the window of his heart. From that moment on he begins a musical, unpredictable and passionate journey in search of love. Does love have a final destination? Is love the solution to end loneliness? What exactly is love? In this improvised show, a single performer creates the entire story which is all about the sweetest of feelings. And what better way to celebrate this than through music?


"Patchwork" directed by Gael Doorneweerd-Perry

(21:00 - 22:00 - Theaterzaal)


An improvised theatre show based on movement, the body and music! A series of scenes connected to the things you have shared with us, to create a beautiful patchwork of characters, stories and feelings.


NEW FORMAT: "What's on TV?" by Tre Ting

(22:30 - 23:00 - Blauwe Zaal)


In this improvised show, we get to know characters that occasionally turn on the tv. As you might find yourself swapping between channels, so do the stories unfolding on stage. Watch several stories play out, both between the people watching, and not to mention - what they're watching. It will be like nothing you´ve ever seen before, not even on tv. GuaranTV’d.

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Saturday 4 Mar 19:30
Saturday
4 Mar
19:30


www.impro-amsterdam.nl


From the 25th of February to the 4th of March, IMPRO Amsterdam 2023 will rock Amsterdam Noord with eight days of high-quality international Improvisational Theatre.


"The Hook" by Viper

(19:30 - 20:00 - Theaterzaal)


A physical impro show inspired by Tarantino.


It's an exiting exploration on the dark side of humans, either villains or heroes, diving into their deepest feelings: love, anger, revenge, greed, etc. Through movement, stage fighting, imaginary objects and spaces, "The Hook" will take you throw a journey of emotions. Stage fighting set choreographies are part of the improvised stories that talk about social and political topics that touch our lives day by day.



"Grand Finale" directed by Gael Doorneweerd-Perry. Styles directed by Tanine Dunais, Billy Kissa, Raschid Daniel Sidgi, Felipe Ortiz

(20:15 - 22:00 - Theaterzaal)


Impro Amsterdam brings each year people from many places, with such diverse backgrounds, and with unique cultures. As the closing night of this 27th edition, we offer you a show bringing on stage four different genres inspired by four places in the world: Iran, Greece, Sudan and Colombia. The audience will get to pick which stories they want to see more of, and which stories will be brought to an end, in an extravaganza of improvised theatre with the entire IA Cast one last time on stage!

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Saturday 4 Mar 22:00
Saturday
4 Mar
22:00

The late night improv comedy show. Fun improv games with free shots for the best suggestions. It's an improv party.

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Sunday 5 Mar 19:00
Sunday
5 Mar
19:00

Sunday Night Live is Boom Chicago's long form improvisation show.

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Saturday 11 Mar 22:30
Saturday
11 Mar
22:30

The late night improv comedy show. Fun improv games with free shots for the best suggestions. It's an improv party.

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Sunday 12 Mar 19:00
Sunday
12 Mar
19:00

Come watch the two teams from the Boom Chicago Academy!

Featuring the teams coached by Katie and Simon.

This week at 7pm

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Friday 17 Mar 19:30
Friday
17 Mar
19:30

Improv Utrecht Comedy Graduation show

Looking for some live entertainment in an open and warm community after a long and cold winter? Look no further than this second show from Improv Utrecht!

On March the 17th you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll be enthralled and you’ll even be able to join in! It’s a night like no other, literally! With improv, no two shows are the same, what you will witness on stage is a one-time-only, once-in-a-lifetime experience! Think Whose Line Is It Anyway? Think De Llamas. Think more laughs than you can possibly count.

This is a show of two halves, first up, it’s the

BEGINNERS IMPROV COURSE GRADUATION SHOW followed by the

INTERMEDIATE IMPROV COURSE GRADUATION SHOW Watch the Irish comedian Emma Holmes lead her intrepid students through a series of games and challenges, all for your amusement. These students have been on a 9-week course learning new skills, having fun, and making new friends. Come see the amazing chemistry and talents that will be a sight for sore eyes!

Two shows, one tiny price, an evening of laughs, don’t miss out!

And a FREE bar drink! Tickets €11 + €0,90 service fee, including VAT, including 1 drink

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Friday 17 Mar 20:00
Friday
17 Mar
20:00

20h show Beginners 1 Grad Show

Our students have taken an 8 week course to practice their impro skills.

21h show Gumbo

New format!! A delicious mix of different improvisers with guest players and the easylaughs cast.

22h show The Jam Show

Put your name in a hat and you may get a chance to come on stage and play too! An easylaughs MC will guide you through a bunch of short form improv games.

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Saturday 18 Mar 22:00
Saturday
18 Mar
22:00

The late night improv comedy show. Fun improv games with free shots for the best suggestions. It's an improv party.

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Friday 24 Mar 20:00
Friday
24 Mar
20:00

20h show Stand-up 1 Grad Show

Our students have taken an 8 week course to dare to go on stage with their sets and a microphone.

21h show Musical games

Marco will lead his students in all sort of fun and entertaining games. They will also have to sing!!

22h show The Jam Show

Put your name in a hat and you may get a chance to come on stage and play too! An easylaughs MC will guide you through a bunch of short form improv games.

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Saturday 25 Mar 22:00
Saturday
25 Mar
22:00

The late night improv comedy show. Fun improv games with free shots for the best suggestions. It's an improv party.

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Sunday 26 Mar 19:30
Sunday
26 Mar
19:30

Come and watch a futuristic experience of what society could look like if it was confined in a never-stopping train. What natural threat is outside? You decide!

A theatrical adventure of class struggle, solid friendships, and unexpected betrayals.

‘Transperceneige’ is a new improvised theatre play set in the dystopian world created by the comic book author Jacques Lob, and since then explored in the movie and series ‘Snowpiercer’.

In this performance directed by Gael Doorneweerd-Perry, you will have the chance to get a peek inside the train and experience an immersive and innovative theatre piece, that is written live and is different every time!

Cast: Robyn Berk Laura Doorneweerd-Perry Tanine M. Dunais Jenny Hasenack Ashley Moore Harry Sidiropulos

Musicians: Guido Boogaard Roelof Ruis

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Sunday 26 Mar 20:30
Sunday
26 Mar
20:30

Come watch the two teams from the Boom Chicago Academy!

Featuring the teams coached by Katie and Simon.

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