5, 4, 3, 2, 1… HUMANITY! We’re excited to welcome two fantastic guests to Improv Against Humanity on Wednesday, June at Rio Theatre: Elizabeth Bowen and Barbara Beall!
Elizabeth Bowen has been a part of the Vancouver improv scene since she began performing with Vancouver TheatreSports in 1999. She was a cast member of the critically acclaimed and long-running ImprovMusical at the Improv Centre. Elizabeth was also proud to be a part of Bard On The Beach’s 25th Anniversary Season performing in Will Shakespeare’s ImproMusical.
Various film and TV projects over the years include FX’s Fargo, Freeform’s Angry Angel and a recurring role as the bespectacled Peggy in the CW’s No Tomorrow. You can see her in the upcoming feature film The Art Of Racing In The Rain and Netflix’s Green Beret’s Guide To Surviving The Apocalypse.
Barbara Beall is a professional actress living in Vancouver, BC. Recent credits include a recurring role on the TV show The 100, and appearances on iZombie, Ties That Bind and the remake of Beaches. Barbara earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting at the University of British Columbia where she also received the Hnatyshyn Foundation Developing Artist Grant for English Theatre, an annual award given to one Canadian recipient per year.
In addition to acting in film, television, and theatre, Barbara is a skilled fire dancer, improviser, and Marilyn Monroe impersonator as well as member of the Te Tini A Maui Kapa Haka performance group.
Come enjoy our summer kickoff party with Elizabeth, Barbara and the Horrible People of Vancouver at The Rio Theatre on Wednesday, June 20! Doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm, and tickets for #IAHatRIO: Maple Madness are on sale now.
Improv Against Humanity takes over the Rio Theatre on May 16 for another epic evening of comedy, prizes, and more! Joining us for our Marvelous May special is the talented VJ Delos-Reyes!
VJ Delos-Reyes is an ensemble member and tech improviser with Vancouver TheatreSports, and has been performing with the company since 2005. He has coached improv around British Columbia, and performed sketch with Fresh Off The Boat comedy Jam. VJ can also be seen in film and TV shows such as Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, The Killing, and Psych.
Who will be the next Most Horrible Person?
We’re excited to welcome VJ as we crown the next Most Horrible Person at The Rio Theatre on Wednesday, May 16! Sign-up for the chance to play in our live audience tournament and it could be you! Doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm, and tickets for #IAHatRIO: Marvelous May are on sale now.
Oh the HUMANITY! We’re excited to welcome two amazing guests to join Improv Against Humanity on Wednesday, April 18 at Rio Theatre: Ali Frogatt and Andrew Job!
Ali Frogatt began her improv career at Loose Moose Theatre, and spent the last 10 years performing and studying with impro gurus Keith Johnstone, Dennis Cahill, Rebecca Northan, and Shawn Kinley. She has performed in Den Andre Teaterfestivalen, Improvaganza, Vancouver International Improv Festival, and is the founder and Artistic Director of the Canmore International Improv Festival.
Ali has performed and taught across Canada as well as in Norway, Holland, and the United Arab Emirates. She works frequently with Rebecca Northan’s Spontaneous Theatre, and has also appeared in Undercover (Tarragon Theatre) and An Undiscovered Shakespeare (Stratford Festival) She is thrilled to be joining the cast of Blind Date and begin her training in the iconic role of Mimi at ArtsClub Vancouver in November 2018.
Andrew Job is an actor and comedian who currently performs improv at Vancouver TheatreSports, where he has played the lead in their successful mainstage show Christmas Queen and weekly as part of Rookie Night. Andrew started improvising in high school as part of the Canadian Improv Games and has gone on to perform at Vancouver International Improv Festival, The Fictionas, Blind Tiger’s Little Mountain Gallery, Fortune Sound Club, The China Cloud, Instant Theatre, and numerous charity and corporate events. He is also part of the local improv/sketch comedy duo Those Guys where he performs, co-writes, and co-directs online and live sketches and short films.
Come party with Ali, Andrew and all of us at The Rio Theatre on Wednesay, April 18! Doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm, and tickets for #IAHatRIO: Spring Fling are on sale now.