January 3, 2020
After Party
 

After Party

Chicago, IL
After Party is a musical comedy ensemble based in Chicago. Showcasing fast and crisp musical comedy, the cast of After Party creates a never-before-seen modern musical world based on a single audience suggestion. The ensemble has been featured at comedy festivals from Seattle to NYC and has taught workshops everywhere from Nashville to Reykjavik, Iceland.
January 3, 2020
 

Deborah

Phoenix, AZ
We are Deborah, the newest House Team at the Torch Theatre in Phoenix Arizona.
January 3, 2020
 

Dream Catchers

Costa Mesa, CA
Dream Catchers use the JTS Brown form to take you to a mystical, ephemeral place you can usually only find when sleeping. They hail from the suburbs of Orange County, but pack diverse stories and backgrounds.
January 3, 2020
 

EST.

Los Angeles, CA
A long-form team that presents a more or less historically accurate, one-act play based in a year suggested by the audience. It is an always entertaining, intellectually stimulating, and more or less historically accurate ride.
January 3, 2020
 

Franklin Institute

Phoenix, AZ
Franklin Institute is a house team currently performing weekly at The Torch Theatre. Franklin Institute delivers a balanced mix of grounded and imaginative scenes to build a world for the characters and relationships they explore.
January 3, 2020
 

Galapagos

Phoenix, AZ
Having performed countless forms and styles of shows across North America since 2003, Galapagos's performances are now liquid metal shaped by the suggestion and the group mind. One of the founding groups of The Torch Theatre in Phoenix, they place full commitment, exploring the absurd as a team, and having a blast above all, especially when it involves hijinks like mixing lofty artistic ideals with shameless pop culture tropes. Galapagos is Bill Binder, Jose Gonzalez, and Jon Jarhmarkt, and they love you.
January 3, 2020
Honey
 

Honey

New York, NY
Honey is a group of 6 friends that takes inspiration from each other on and off stage. Our long form presentation is an exercise in love and silliness, two things we love to see more of on stage. An official selection of over 35 festivals in large cities over the past 8 years, they are one of the most well-traveled NYC improv teams.
January 3, 2020
 

IN PROCESS with Chad Damiani

Los Angeles, CA
Chad Damiani takes the stage with a simple goal -- create something so beautiful that it will change long-form improvisation forever. But in order to pull off the impossible, he will need the help of the entire audience.
January 3, 2020
 

LimboLand

New York, NY
One man. Four chairs. Unlimited characters. LimboLand is a one man tour-de-force featuring the founder of the NY Musical Improv Festival. T.J. Mannix plays every role in a completely improvised, music-fueled show - mining the humor, passion, and dark side that make us irresistible.
January 3, 2020
 

Matt Damon Improv

Chicago, IL
The cast of Matt Damon Improv is comprised of all women of color slaying improv comedy. The group’s mission is to empower marginalized voices after a highly publicized incident on Project Greenlight. Their satirical improv form features a special guest white male (Matt Damon) or female (Lena Dunham) improv comedy veteran who can only speak when repeating things that the women of Matt Damon Improv have already said in the show – forcing the guest to really listen and take a baby step in a woman of color’s shoes.
January 3, 2020
MAX
 

MAX

Los Angeles, CA
MAX was an iO West house Harold team (RIP) and the only team that was graduated from Harold night. After moving beyond the Harold, MAX started experimenting with other forms. The result is an unexpected blend of forms and genres by a group of people who really enjoy playing with each other.
January 3, 2020
MCT Phoenix
 

NCT Shortform

Mesa, AZ
Short form with an emphasis on honest real scenework. Oh and games because we love it.
January 3, 2020
 

Nepotism

Portland, OR
Nepotism is an improv duo with a twist - an aunt and nephew who weave stories with relatable characters in unusual situations and have a blast throughout. Nepotism is Kerry Leek and Noah Goldenberg.
January 3, 2020
Rat Kween
 

Rat Kween

Phoenix, AZ
Rat Kween improvises and discovers intricate relationships, environments, and characters through a single continuous scene. Rat Kween was formed during Laugh Riot Improv Festival, a festival at Torch Theatre for Arizona performers who identify as female/non-binary/gender non-conforming. Rat Kween has also performed in the 2019 GhostFest improv marathon at Torch Theatre.
January 3, 2020
Rollin' in Riches
 

Rollin’ In Riches

Santa Monica, CA
Rolland Lopez teaches and performs improv at the Westside Comedy Theatre. Rich Baker currently teaches and performs at the Westside Comedy Theatre and Second City Hollywood. From Los Angeles, these two goofballs hit the stage with no plan other than to bring the energy and have a blast!
January 3, 2020
 

Velvet Hammer

Portland, OR
Velvet Hammer delivers grounded, connected improv that's dangerously funny straight to your face. It's hard hitting, yet soft and cuddly. It's like a war hammer wrapped in velvet. Velvet Hammer is Carla Cackowski (improv yak, Orange Tuxedo), DK Reinemer (Becoming Magic Mike, Seattle Improv Fest), Dylan Reiff (Kickstand Comedy, Stumptown Improv Fest), Kara Moore (MI Improv Fest, Kickstand Comedy).
January 3, 2020
 

VerizonQwest

Phoenix, AZ
VerizonQwest is Marisol Chavez and Jose Gonzalez from The Torch Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona and we do improv at the speed of light! Our goal is to do as many scenes as possible in our shows - someday we will reach 1000! Our show melts together as scenes merge and morph. We play big, physical, fast, furious, and chaotic.
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