Dave Morris is a storyteller and improviser. He's performed at Festivals around Canada and the world including, but not limited to, Winnipeg, Seattle, Chicago, Berlin, and of course Victoria where he now lives.
He spends his days teaching improv classes, performing as a one-man improvised storyteller, and producing The Sunday Night Improv show at the Victoria Event Centre.
Vinny Francois has nearly 15 years of experience as a professional improviser. A founding director of Montreal Improv, he has performed in more shows and venues across Canada than he cares to count.
He has co-produced four improvised plays for the Montreal Fringe Festival, runs the trivia-comedy podcast, The Follow-Up" and directed the tragic improv show "It's Not You, It's Me". He has appeared in improv festivals in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Austin, Ottawa, Toronto & Victoria. Vinny has also held workshops in London, Paris & Antwerp.
Trained by improv luminaries Keith Johnstone, Joe Bill, Bob Dassie, Scott Adsit & John Lutz among many others, Vinny is excited to share the thrill of doing improv with anyone willing to learn.
Missie Peters is the artistic director of Not Your Grandma's Poetry in Victoria, BC.
Missie has been improvising for more than 5 years as a member of SpeakEasy and Paper Street Theatre and has toured Canada, the United States and performed at the Berlin International Improv Festival. She is also an award-winning and nationally ranked spoken word artist.
Gerald is a professional improviser, trainer, and director living in Zurich, Switzerland. Born in the USA, brought up in Germany, Gerald found himself in his 20th year in Zurich knowing nobody.
After a ten-year love affair with scripted theatre and a brief intermission with an university – presenting him with a BSc. in biotechnology and a MSc. in economy - he found his true love in improvisational theatre and decided to marry her.
Now Gerry is the artistic director of Harri Olli and an ensemble member of theater anundpfirsich two of the leading Swiss improvisation companies. He tours Europe and North America regularly as a performer and teacher and is the co-founder of the Ohana Impro Project
For over ten years, Meags Fitzgerald performed and taught improv theatre across Canada and a little bit in the USA, Australia, Europe, and Japan too. Most notably she was a member of PROJECTProject’s Tumbleweed tour, an instructor at six Improv Camps and recognized for her Improv History workshop.
Meags now works as an illustrator and exhibiting artist. She is currently writing and illustrating a graphic novel, Photobooth, A Biography. She's called many cities home, presently she resides in Montreal.
Billy is the Artistic Director for The Upfront Theatre in Bellingham, Washington.
He has been improvising (in the craft sense of the word) for over 15 years. He was the Artistic Director of the Blue Door Theatre in Spokane, WA for a couple of years and has traveled throughout North America and Europe watching, learning, teaching and performing improvisational theatre.
Ryan is an improviser, trainer, writer and comedian living in Amsterdam. Originally from Vancouver – Ryan has, since his last stint in Amsterdam, lived in Brussels, Rome, and London with a brief stint in Hawaii along the way.
He has over fifteen years experience as an improviser, writer and trainer, working in different countries and languages.
Ryan is an expert in professional communications with an MA in Professional Writing from London Metropolitan University, a BA in Communications and a Certificate in Sustainable Community Development, both from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver Canada, where he's from. He also has a diploma in Acting for Theatre & Film from Gastown Actors Studio in Vancouver.
Steven Ray Orr is an improvisor, writer, and student -- although rarely in that order. He is currently studying political theory at the University of Victoria and pretends that a PhD in philosophy is going to help him tell better stories. He has been improvising for the last twelve years and can usually be seen working with Paper Street Theatre. He regularly performs in a number of local shows and is currently writing a novel alongside his thesis.
He also has a website, but doesn't update it as often as he would like.
Andy has been improvising since 1996. He is an ensemble member, instructor and coach with Unexpected Productions. His credits include A(n Improvised) Christmas Carol, Campfire, Found Objects, Harold, Improvised Shakespeare, Roethke and Seattle TheatreSports™.
Andy received his Bachelor of Science from University of Washington’s Applied and Computational Mathematical Sciences program and his Master of Business Administration from Seattle University.
Domeka Parker has gratefully enjoyed a life rich in Improvisation. She first performed for a live audience at 9 years old and has been performing consistently for 25 years. Domeka has developed and directed several improvisational long form works, including the award winning Anon & On & On. She is currently an instructor and ensemble member with Brody Theater and the artistic director of Blank Slate Performance Collective in Portland, Oregon USA.
Graham Myers is the Owner and Artistic Director of Second Storey Theatre and a founding member of table23 Comedy established in 1999. Graham has been teaching and performing improv professionally since 1998.
He has had the great pleasure of working with the likes of Unexpected Productions, The Upfront Theatre, Vancouver Theatresports, Instant Theatre Company, C is For Comedy, The Bobbers, Urban Improv, Impromaniacs, Yuk Yuk's, Canadian Improv Games, UBCimprov and Lafflines. He has also been a part of the Vancouver International Improv Festival, The Seattle Festival of Improv, as well as the Edmonton Fringe Festival. He was a runner up in the Vicious Games hosted by Yuk Yuk’s, and won in both Ultimate Improv Challenges and Cage Matches. He loves to perform and hopes to do so until he’s so wrinkly that he is mistaken for a human prune.