Founder of the Winnipeg Improv Festival way back in 2000. One half of the duo "Stephen & Caity". One half of the international duo CRUMBS. He is also the cofounder of "The Improv Company" and a life long improviser.
Associate Artistic Director
Improviser, performer and producer. She is cofounder of "The Improv Company" and one half of the duo "Stephen & Caity". She is the Associate Artistic Director of this festival as well as the Regional Director of the Canadian Improv Games in Manitoba. . She is amazing.
Dr Joel Carter
Joel Carter is an accomplished palliative care and pain specialist, author, speaker, storyteller and artist. He speaks and lectures on various topics related to the life lessons of his patients share with him on meaning and life purpose, and the integration of creative art process with healing arts practice.
Meags Fitzgerald is a Montreal based writer and illustrator. Over the last 12 years, Meags has performed and taught improv in theatres across Canada, in the United States and Australia. Meags is also an award-winning graphic novelist and an aspiring circus aerialist.
Dave Morris is a speaker, teacher, and storyteller, but mostly he's an improviser. He's been teaching, producing and performing improvisation around Canada and the world since the turn of the century. He is the artistic director of the award-winning Paper Street Theatre co. in Victoria B.C.. He has performed and taught at festivals around the world, and he probably likes you already.
Tony hasn't sent in his bio yet. He does improv in Seattle. He is the Associate Artistic Director of the Unexpected productions. He probably does other things too. I heard that he was the guy responsible for the character "Clippy" for Microsoft... that's cool huh? He is really cool. We like him a lot. You will too.
Stepheny Hunter is an actor and improviser currently living in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She's recently graduated from Dalhousie's Fountain School of Performing Arts Acting Program and has been producing and performing in improv shows over the past four years. She has worked with Make 'Em Ups Improv Company as a performer, producer and teacher, as well as was a member of the East Coast Improv Festival 2015 and 2016 Ensemble.
NEW YORK CITY
Megan Gray is the Artistic Director of the Magnet Theater in NYC, a writer, performer, teacher and native New Yorker. She has been studying improvisation for over a decade. Megan has taught improvisation at universities and festivals around the country, Canada and Europe, as well as companies and organizations. She also does a lot of yoga.
All new, all women, all funny!
We have assembled a sketch ensemble for the festival and it's all women and all funny. We have (in particular order) Cathy Herbert, Jessina Cheffins, Ashley Burdett, Angie St. Mars, Sara Jane Martin, Taylor Owens and directed by Caity Curtis.
The Local Ensemble
Hand picked improv ensemble
The Local Ensemble is back again after a very successful debut at last year's festival. The ensemble will be working with the improv festival to create some brand new improv for you. Who is in the ensemble? Jesse Bergen, Bohdan Dyck, Sam Antonick, Brigitte Sabourin, Anna Currie, Mack Norberg, Jayden Pommer, and Mike MacDonald.
Winnipeg International Writers Festival
Guest Spoken Word Artists
We will again be collaborating with some writer and poets, this time from the Winnipeg International Writer's Festival. Improv meets the written word. We have Steve Locke, Larysa Musik and Bruce Symaka will inspire the Festival Ensemble with the written word.
All the performers in the festival
This will take you to a page with all the performers at the festival. We have so many guests coming to town and locals performing that we want to tell you about.
HOW do you see these amazing shows? You get your tickets online. The Improv Festival will feature performers from New York City, Montreal, Seattle, Victoria, Minneapolis, Regina, and Winnipeg.
HOW do we make this festival happen? We thank our wonderful sponsors... Club Regent event centre, The Gas Station Arts Centre, The Winnipeg Arts Council, The METRO, Jonnie's Sticky Buns, 101.5 UMFM