The comedy mashup returns to Cafe Deux Soleils on Tuesday, September 25 with a celebration of Vancouver Fringe 2018! Joining us for Improv X Fringe are performers Jennifer Pielak (Inside Voices), Travis Bernhardt (Pick of the Fringe winner Unscriptured) and Rachelle Lachland (Dyck Spacee)!
Jennifer is an actor, improviser and singer who has trained as a performer in Vancouver and Chicago. Along with being a working actor in Commercials, TV/Film & Theatre, she is becoming known as one of the top musical improvisers in Canada. She co-founded Off Key Improv and teaches classes in the art form here in Vancouver.
Jennifer has performed improv at Second Storey Theatre, with Vancouver TheatreSports Rookie League, The Fictionals Comedy Co, Table23 Comedy, Improv Boston, the rEvolver Theatre Festival, the Vancouver International Improv Festival, and the New York Musical Improv Festival. Her latest theatre credits include RENT (Maureen), Connected: The Musical, Dogfight, and playing Katniss Everdeen in Hunger Games The Musical Trilogy (which got it’s start at Vancouver Fringe 2015).
Travis Bernhardt is a Fringe veteran who has performed all over the world with his shows Unpossible, Charlatan and 2017 & 2018’s hit Unscriptured. As well as being a regular performer with Instant Theatre and The Fictionals, he’s the Travis half of the duo Chris & Travis, who has performed at Fringe festivals across Canada. Travis is also an award-winning cabaret host, magician, and corporate entertainer.
Rachelle Lachland regularly performs improv in Vancouver at the The Quad Comedy’s monthly shows at XYYVR Lounge. She has created formats and produced shows through Union Jacked and The Quad Comedy and has had her work featured in Instant Theatre Company’s Prototype Festival. She is Producing, Directing and Playing in the 2018 Vancouver Fringe Festival show ‘Dyck Spacee- A Spy-Fi Improvised Radio Play’. The show is a Film Noir/ Science Fiction comedic genre mash up. Her goal in life is to share improv with as many people as she can, in as many countries as she can afford to go to!
We will be inspired by Inside Voices, Unscriptured and Dyck Spacee, as well as the Fringe and other theatre works! Join us for Hot Improv Tuesdays at Cafe Deux Soleils on September 25 starting at 8 pm – tickets just $7 or $5 for students!