International Improv Symposium

International Improv Symposium

The Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium 2017 seeks to be an international gathering of theorists, scholars, practitioners, educators, activists, and players to promote the evolution and advancement of improvisation for future generations. With a focus on scholarship, pedagogy, and process, this unique exploration of theatre improvisation will launch collaboratively from Chapman University and the University of California, Irvine, in Southern California.

This two day event will feature workshops, roundtable discussions, panels, and presentations from over 40 renowned artists and practitioners (link: http://www.globalimprovisation.com/people) who are making an impact with improvisation in the world today. 

Tentative Schedule: 

Friday, May 12, 2017
Location: UC Irvine

9:00-9:30am     Registration/Morning Coffee & Tea
9:30-10:00am   Welcome
10:00-11:30am    Concurrent Sessions Round I
11:30-1:00pm      Concurrent Sessions Round II
Lunch Break
2:00-5:00pm       Special Event
Dinner Break
7:00-11:00pm      Coup de Comedy Festival performances

Saturday, May 13, 2017
Location: Chapman University, Argyros Forum

9:00-9:30am       Registration/Morning Coffee & Tea
9:30-10:00am     Welcome
10:00-11:30am   Concurrent Sessions Round III
11:30-1:00pm      Concurrent Sessions Round IV
Lunch Break
1:30-2:30pm       Special Event
2:30-4:00pm      Concurrent Sessions Round V
4:00-5:00pm      Open Space Wrap-Up
Dinner Break
7:00-11:00pm      Coup de Comedy Festival performances (at UC Irvine)

Additional information, updates, and registration can be found at http://www.globalimprovisation.com/

Event Details

  • When: Friday, May 12, & Saturday, May 13, 9:00 a.m. -- 11:00 p.m.
  • Where: May 12 - UC Irvine and May 13 - Chapman University, Argyros Forum
  • Organizer: Joel Veenstra (email)
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