Third Thursday is Going Back to School!

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It’s September, which means school is back in session …and so is Third Thursday at FCI! Join this group of improvisers as they take us through the hurdles of the hallway. Get your tickets now for this A+ event! One ticket gets you in all night! It all starts at 7:30 on Thursday, Sept. 20th. Don’t be late or you’ll find yourself in detention! Open Jam – Anyone can join! NES Shermer High Gals & Dolls Subject To Change Iota Eta Pie Figment!

What to Expect at an Improv Show

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So you’re about to see your first improv show. Hooray! Seeing improv can be a magical experience, to witness something so strange but so creative come together in front of your eyes — magic! And while it’s good to go into a show without too many expectations, it’s super helpful to know what exactly you’re getting into. Let’s start at the beginning. What is improv? Improv (or improvisation, if you want to be formal about it) is a performance art form where “players” or improvisers go out on stage without a script and attempt to make stuff up! Many times … Read More

SDIF 2019 Location

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The San Diego Improv Festival is going on its 6th year and it’s high time (tee he) to get a bigger venue. We are so excited to have secured the Tenth Ave Arts Center for the 2019 SD Improv Festival February 7th through 10th, 2019. An 85 seat main stage. An additional 30 seat stage. More classrooms. A ROOF TOP overlooking beautiful downtown San Diego!  The Tenth is located in the booming East Village, adjacent to the famous Gaslamp District.  It is just blocks from Petco Park and near hundreds of awesome restaurants, rooftop bars, hotels, and attractions. The “Top … Read More

Submissions for the 2019 San Diego Improv Festival Are Open!

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The sun is shining, the breweries are brewing, the whales are singing in the bay, the fish tacos are sizzling, the bike lanes are open, the craft cocktails have one giant ice cube, someone is saying “woot woot” in the Gaslamp District, and love is in the air! That can mean only one thing. Submissions for the 6th annual San Diego Improv Festival are open! Submit to perform as a group or as part of our ensemble team Single Riders. Teacher submissions are now open also! We strive to have a diverse and inclusive presence at our festival so we … Read More

Musical Intensive Workshop with Robot Teammate!

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On Saturday, September 15th, visiting FCI from LA is the musical team Robot Teammate. They are not only performing, but they’re offering a 4-hour Intensive Musical Improv Workshop! Take this opportunity to learn from true masters and the 2016 SDIC “Best of the Fest” winners! In Robot Teammate’s 4-hour intensive, students will learn the tools to create one-of-a-kind characters audiences will remember long after the curtain closes. Taking inspiration from their original narrative structure, the Robots will challenge you to tell nuanced and hilarious stories through lyrics, physicality, and form. Whether you’re the narrator, villain, sidekick or star, this workshop will … Read More

FCI Welcomes Robot Teammate!

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The rumors are true! Saturday, September 15th,  Robot Teammate is BACK at FCI! Come out to see this award winning group create musical magic! Robot Teammate was the SDIF “Best of the Fest” winner in 2016 thanks to their unique and fast-past musical narrative structure. Whenever they come to down, they always sell out, so get those tickets early! ROBOT TEAMMATE is a musical comedy collective based in LA. Founded in 2012, the rag tag group of improvisers initially made a name for themselves with a world record-setting 86 week streak in an iO West cage match. As they honed … Read More

Attack of the Rotten Tomatoes Attacks… Heathers!

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Chaos may have killed the dinosaurs, but we’re bringing the chaos right to the stage! Attack of the Rotten Tomatoes is taking on the ’80s cult hit, Heathers! How very. FCI’s feature team Attack of the Rotten Tomatoes will take this classic film and turn it inside out and upside down, all with the help of audience suggestions! There will be singing! There may or may not be shoulder pads, but there should be. Who knows? Join us Saturday, Sept. 8th at 9pm to see what this crazy cast will come up with. Our comedy is gold; let’s go get … Read More

Be Your Badass Self with Niki Kalmus!

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It’s time to be LOUD, to take up SPACE, and to BE YOUR BAD ASS SELF. That’s right, ladies, this workshop is for you. FCI instructor and house team player Niki Kalmus is leading “Being Your Badass Self,” a master class for female-identified improvisors. With Niki at the helm, you will practice Yes, And-ing yourself and each other, surprising yourself, and trusting that who you are and what you bring to the table are 100% enough. Join Niki at 2pm on Saturday, September 8th. This class is sure to fill up fast, so register quick!   About the instructor: Niki … Read More

September Starts with Single Lady Iris Magid!

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Hailing from Philadelphia, Iris Magid is a fundraising professional, a huge fan of outdoor activities and she’s looking for her perfect match! That’s why she’s our Single Lady for September! The first Saturday of each month, we recruit a different, real-life San Diego single lady to share her dating experience with a crowd of strangers and embrace the role of being the only non-improviser on stage. On Saturday, Sept. 1st at 9pm, we’ll bring Iris up on stage to find out… Act 1: Why she’s still single! Act 2: Who is her perfect match! Act 3: We now declare you … Read More

Speak Up! New Workshop for Women and Girls

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  Women and girls often have trouble speaking up in the moment, expressing themselves in front of groups, and simply “putting themselves out there.” Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men—and that to succeed, confidence matters as much as competence.*The Atlantic, 2015 Speak Up! is a new program designed to help women and teenage girls cultivate confidence to address the “confidence gap.” What could you achieve at work, at school, or in your personal life if you had more courage to speak up? Using exercises and tools from improvisational theater and leadership training, this one-day program guarantees to help you: “I … Read More