June 28-30 2019 – Berlin

It’s Berlin’s alternative improv comedy festival! From June 28 – 30 we celebrate the bold, the funny, and the madness that is improvised comedy. Come see some of the world’s best improvisers, take a workshop and jam it out on stage!

36 Shows! 31 Teams from around the world! Podcast Recordings! And so much more…

 

Check out our festival schedule and a full list of teams

Empire - Musical Improv

Empire

Musical improv from Katy Berry, Jon Bander & Patrick Noth

Stupid Queens

Stupid Queens

Featuring Devin Bockrath and Philip Markle of Brooklyn Comedy Collective

The Homonculus

The Homunculus

Featuring Tim Grewcock & Shaun Lowthian

Lee White & Friends

Lee White & Friends

Featuring Lee White (and friends)

GLB

GLB

One of Berlin’s longest running international longform teams!

It's That Time of the Month

It’s That Time of the Month

Berlin’s favorite late night daytime improvised talk show!

And so many more!

7 world-class instructors! 10 amazing workshops! Come learn from the best!

 

Full workshop schedule and registration

 

Creating Solo Shows

Creating Solo Shows
with Philip Markle
Friday June 28th & Sunday June 30th, 2:15pm – 5:15pm
Ida Nowhere

The most powerful thing you can share onstage comes from your own life experiences. What can you say, from your point of view, that no one else could express like you do? This class will mine your true-life stories to create a narrative solo show that represents your voice onstage. Over the course of two classes (with a bit of homework in-between), students will learn to use the tools and talents at their disposal to bring to life a thematically-driven, one-person show. By the end of workshop, students will develop the outline of a solo show, along with intense, personal feedback on honing your voice. Philip has written many solo shows including his one-man musical SPARKLE HOUR, which has played all over the USA, including to rave reviews in the NY international Fringe Festival.

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Musical Improv Intensive

Musical Improv Intensive
with Katy Berry and Jon Bander
Saturday June 29th, 11am – 5:15pm
Ida Nowhere

This workshop will dial your musical improv up to 11! First we’ll go over song structures, taking scenes into songs and different song structures to create a full-length narrative musical (opening number, protag song, antagonist song, etc). Then we’ll put it all together and start creating musicals ON THE SPOT! We’ll also include tips and tricks for bringing out your most unique, powerful characters and the best way to sing memorable improvised GENIUS!

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Play Like an Ally

Play Like an Ally
with Stephen Davidson
Saturday June 29th, 2:15pm – 5:15pm
Comedy Café Berlin

Are you looking to increase diversity in your group, theatre, or improv scene? This workshop will focus on practical steps you can take as a player, teacher, and director to make sure everybody feels welcome. Improv can stagnate without diversity because it becomes predictable; turn on your awareness and let this art form continue to surprise and delight you.
This workshop will focus on awareness of what players need, and what they’re offering. We’ll play through a balanced warmup designed to make sure everybody starts on the same page, and talk about how (and if) to modify for people who are differently-abled or neuro-diverse, or have English as their second language. We’ll work on supporting different types of initiations and offers, players with different styles, diverse points of view, stage time, and amplifying less heard voices.

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2 amazing venues in one of Berlin’s most fun neighborhoods!

Travel info

The main venue for the Festival is Comedy Café Berlin (CCB), at Roseggerstr. 17 in the neighborhood of Neukölln. The M41 bus, U7 U-Bahn (subway), and the S-Bahn (urban rail ringline) all stop nearby. Our second venue is the art collective/performance space Ida Nowhere, just down the street at Donaustr. 79.

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