Improvisation News is an organization dedicated to providing a platform for reporting the latest Improvisation News and uniting Improvisers from around the world. Their website features reviews, blogs, team and performer listings and many articles pertaining to Improv. Improvisation News also launched a unique team that comprises professional improvisers who are also writers.
Improvisation News began as an online magazine in March 2009. Founder Israel Savage developed this valuable resource into a website that serves to provide improvisers with useful tools and resources. The website features reviews, blogs, team and performer listings and many articles pertaining to Improv. The Improvisation News soon expanded and in the spirit of its mission to unite improvisers from different backgrounds and schools, began sponsoring workshops and free weekly mixers to provide an outlet for improvisers to mix and mingle. In March 2012, the organization expanded with its newest endeavor The Improvisation News Team. The finalists of the group debuted "The Living Newspaper" on June 9th, 2012
Improvisation News provides unique training opportunities that are different from traditional improv schools. These workshops focus on different skills or techniques and are open to improvisers from all schools and training backgrounds. They provide an opportunity for improvisers to focus on specific skills and improv elements in supportive environment
The Underground Improv Mixer
In keeping with its philosophy of providing a collaborative opportunities for improvisers, in 2012, Improvisation News launched a weekly event, The Underground Improv Mixer. Open to improvisers of all backgrounds and skill levels, it provides an outlet for improvisers to mix, mingle and improvise together. The Mixer features performances by improv troupes throughout the city as well as featuring sets by The Improv News Team. Attendees may also rsvp for the opportunity to perform alongside these improvisers in exercises and 'instant teams'.
The Improvisation News Team
The Improvisation News Team (IN Team) is a long form improvisational comedy and Sketch troupe in founded by Improvisation News in 2012 in New York City. The group specializes in Long Form Improvisation as well as sketch development. They perform weekly in the Underground Improv Mixer sponsored by Improvisation News.
The IN Team History
In March of 2012, Improvisation News editor Isreal Savage announced a "Search for the Ultimate Improvisers" to form a new and unique type of team consisting of "triple threats," improvisers who were also tech savvy writers.   After screening over 400 applicants, conducting auditions and reviewing writing submissions, Improvisation News selected Twenty nine Semi-Finalists and after an online voting process on the Improvisation News website, sixteen finalists were chosen to begin rehearsing and performing with the IN Team.  After the finalists were announced, rehearsals began with Second City alum Scotty Watson, and the group debuted with "The Living Newspaper" at the Improvisation News' Underground Improv Mixer on June 9, 2012.
The IN Team Finalists
Jesenia Bailey, Christopher Booth, Irene Carroll, Bonita Elery, Johnny Harkins, Darrel Haynes, Mark Hudson, Mary Hynes, Patrick Lawlor, Mark Levy, Sarah Miller, Dorit Oitzinger, Kate Sidley, Marcia Sofley, Elena Tarsitani, Caitlin Venedam
- ↑ Improvisation News Home Page.
- ↑ The Underground Mixer. NY Improv Teams.
- ↑ Casting Announcement. Backstage.
- ↑ Improvisation News is Creating New Sketch Improv Team. Improv Resource Center.
- ↑ Search for the Ultimate Improvsiers. Improvisation News.
- ↑ The IN Team Semi-Finalists. Improvisation News.
- ↑ IN Team Finalists Announced. Improvisation News.
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