FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

We have a fairly simple structure for FiiF

Workshops in the daytime. Shows at night.

WORKSHOPS

WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
10:30-13:30  &  14:30-17:30

Tammerkosken Koulutalo
Rautatienkatu 3-5

PERFORMANCES

WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
19:00-23:00

Tampereen Ylioppilasteatteri
Itsenäisyydenkatu 12-14

TICKETS

1-DAY PASS: 18€
(15€ Students)

4-DAY PASS: 60€
(50€ Students) 

SHOW SCHEDULE

The festival has 4 nights of shows, starting on Wednesday, and running through Saturday night.

WEDNESDAY

JUNE 13th

ACT I

TEAMS

MULTIPLAYER - FIN

MULTIPLAYER PRESENTS:
SHOW NAME

Show Description

JINX - ROM

JINX PRESENTS:
THE ROAD TRIP

“It’s all about the journey, not the destination.”

It’s a saying we love, so, we’ve decided to test it out through a format called The Road Trip.

The Road Trip is an improv show in which three characters travel together. On their journey they talk, fight, fall in and out of love and God knows what else. In other words, it’s just like any other road trip that you take with your friends that you’ll always remember, even if you forgot where it was you were supposed to go…

PARAPHRASE - SWE

PARAPHRASE PRESENTS:
UNSPOKEN

Great moments in life are often ruined by words. Could the most important words be the ones left unsaid? What power do words have and how much can be said without them?

In UNSPOKEN, the main character is restricted in the ability to speak, thus limiting the choices and leaving them in an unusual position of silence as the other characters tell their stories using words

ACT II

FESTIVAL ENSEMBLES

IMPROVVOICESTRA

Improvvoicestra is an a cappella Long Form where improvisers not only perform scenes, but also create an orchestra of voices, enriching the storytelling techniques without the use of any musical instruments.

Players will learn how to find their real voice, its colours, how to use it and the magic of using it to vocalimprovise stories in many different ways in your scenes.

This show explores all the possibilities of acting, voice, and movement, for the perfect marriage between vocal improvisation and improvisational theater, because the power of the music is not just in being a soundtrack to improvisation, but its potential to make it the main focus and touch people’s souls.

PARALLEL

Parallel is an unusual, movement-driven long-form where all players are on stage the entire show, using the entire space.

Players work in pairs, developing three different threads that are each a different perspective on any given human-interest topic, and never intersect. Frozen characters from other stories may be like a barrier between you and your partner, or an inanimate object to climb over. Sometimes the scenes all happen at once, and a moving character from another scene may sweep across to change your thought pattern or the atmosphere in your scene.

ACT III

HEADLINER

LES FRALTONS - FRA

LES FRALTONS PRESENTS:
FRENCH BANDITS

Inspired by the famous, the Daltons, Les Fraltons create a Wild West universe where clowning, mime, and 4 French Bandits, all combine together with devastating humor at the rendezvous!

THURSDAY

JUNE 14th

ACT I

TEAMS

WEREWOLVES THE IMPROV SHOW - NED/BEL

WEREWOLVES THE IMPROV SHOW PRESENTS:
WEREWOLVES THE IMPROV SHOW

Werewolves The Improv Show takes the audience back in time to a mediaeval village.

We meet the villagers and their everyday life, their dreams and ambition. But then the town gets struck by werewolves. One by one they start killing off the villagers. Who can be trusted? It’s up to the audience to decide: they have to unmask the werewolves before it’s too late…

The format is based on popular partygames such as The Werewolves of Millers Hollow, Mafia and The Resistance, but the audience does not need to know those to enjoy (and participate in) the show.

MONA & SHARA DO IMPROV - USA

MONA & SHARA DO IMPROV PRESENTS:
NOTED

A list of paint supplies, descriptions of dreams, famous quotes, business ideas–every note has a story. Join Mona and Shara as they improvise scenes and stories inspired by the things you wrote down in your phone and completely forgot about.

ACT II

FESTIVAL ENSEMBLES

DECIBEL

In everyday life, how do we do when we want to express ourselves without the possibility to speak?

This show uses the art of mime and body language instead of dialogue, presenting the audience with a variety of situations, real ones or not, where language is not possible.

Players will explores ways of using the human body as a tool for comedy and storytelling through aspects of mime, clown, and physicality, learning to use them to effectively play scenes together on stage without relying heavily on dialogue.

NOIR

Everyone cheats. Everyone lies.

This Film Noir format draws inspiration from classic noir films and hard-boiled fiction to create a dirty, rotten world where everyone gets their hands dirty. A world where the rich are above the law and the poor operate below it.

Players will learn how to play out riveting scenes between all types of genre-specific characters including double-crossing detectives, cunning criminals, honest dames, lying broads, and careless thieves. Build your gritty world and then have fun getting dirty in it!

ACT III

HEADLINER

THE FEROCIOUS 4 - NED

THE FEROCIOUS 4 PRESENTS:
THE FEROCIOUS 4

An improvised tale of action, power and heroines.

Imagine a combination of Ghostbusters, the Fantastic Four and Jason Bourne performed by badass women playing badass heroines.

This talented cast of performers gives you a badass improv show, where the story is told of a team of heroines collaborating to battle evil.

You will love seeing these performers jump, move, chase, defuse, fight and basically… Kick ass.

Awesome characters. Exciting action. And Badass Heroines.

FRIDAY

JUNE 15th

ACT I

TEAMS

JADA JADA IMPROV - FIN

JADAJADA PRESENTS:
BARE

Description coming soon…

INSPIRED - AUS

INSPIRED PRESENTS:
INSPIRED

Inspired is a solo show by Australian improviser Nick Byrne, where he performs scenes based on audience interviews.

ACT II

FESTIVAL ENSEMBLES

MAGIC ADVENTURE SCHOOL

Taking inspiration from international smash hit young adult fiction such as Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, and The Golden Compass, “Magical Adventure School Quest” creates a ridiculous underground magical world and school that our young protagonist must navigate after leaving their boring and unfulfilling childhood behind them.

Players will rehearse a variety of techniques to make memorable characters, chase compelling stories, and improvise with imagination. This format has lots of room for big characters, familiar relationships, and delightful genre tropes.

MUSICAL LONG FORM

This Musical Long Form is an exploration of a single suggestion that is interpreted through songs, scenes, and perhaps even choreography.

In rehearsal we will first focus on creating & performing improvised songs, which is something we can all do! We will prove in this ensemble that each of us has been so immersed in (western) pop music, that we all unconsciously know ‘the rules’ of pop music, and we will unlock this unconscious knowledge.

Once everyone is comfortable with the singing part, we work on the structure of the format, including opening and closing numbers.
There is no musical experience needed for this Ensemble, and players don’t even need a good singing voice! You can be tone-deaf and rhythmically challenged, and we’ll still make you sing. And shine.

ACT III

HEADLINER

PGRAPH - USA

PGRAPH PRESENTS:
NEW WORKS

In Parallelogramophonograph’s New Works, A Dramatists Play Service catalog is used to inspire the premier of a never-before-seen, fully-improvised one act play. The whim and desire of the audience is taken into account, creating an evening of bespoke theatre for those looking to be surprised.

SATURDAY

JUNE 16th

ACT I

TEAMS

MUGSHOT - GER

MUGSHOT PRESENTS:
TRUST ME

Families reunite for all kinds of reasons: a wedding, a funeral, the 60th birthday of the family matriarch.

“Trust Me” is the story of one such family reunion. Or, rather, the same story as experienced by three siblings, each with their very own take on what really happend. During the course of the evening, the characters unveil long-hidden secrets, which, of course, have had an enormous impact on the other two.

The show plays with truth and lies, trust and betrayal, comedy and drama. It is up to the audience to decide which version of each scene is the most credible, and decide whom it trusts most.

IMP - FIN

IMP PRESENTS:
DREAMSCAPES

What did you dream about last night? Did you have a recurring dream or nightmare when you were a child? Now it’s the time to see it on stage!

Dreamscapes is a show that is based on the audience’s dreams, exploring all the things we dream about at night, when our rational brain has gone to sleep: monsters, melting parents, flying, and dreams about dreaming. So fluff your pillow, lay down your head, relax… We welcome you to this absurd dreamworld where anything is possible!

PAT & MISCH BREAK UP - USA

PAT & MISCH BREAK UP PRESENTS:
PAT & MISCH BREAK UP

Pat and Misch interview an audience member about a break up they’ve had in their lives. Based on the information from that interview they improvise a full, one act musical about the relationship and its inevitable demise.

ACT II

FESTIVAL ENSEMBLES

FREESTYLE IMPROV

This ain’t your mama’s musical improv show.

Freestyle Improv is a high-energy show that combines Freestyle Rap & Improvised Comedy. This show mixes the kinetic energy of hip hop with the playful spirit of improv, blending them together with rap battles, beatboxing, and good old-fashioned improv scenes.

There is no experience in rap or musical improv necessary to join this ensemble. Players will learn everything they need to know to throw down a fat beat, spit some slick rhymes, and release the rhythm on stage to uproarious applause. And above all, they’ll learn how to fake it till they make it, because in hip hop, like in improv, it isn’t just what you say, it’s how you say it.

PIXAR

Pixar Improvised draws its inspiration from unique way Pixar stells its stories. Characters are flawed but cute, go on fantastic adventures and have feelings of joy, fear and need for freedom, just like we do in our real lives. Have you ever wondered what is happening in the kitchen drawers? How birds fall in love? Who is playing behind the clouds? Find out, in Pixar Improvised.

Players will explore the different ways of playing objects and animals, focusing on physicality, voices, movement. Then we dive into their everyday lives, exploring their daily habits, their wants, their needs, their relationships and their desires. We will disect the way Pixar approaches storytelling, acting and themes in these worlds. We will discover what is important in the world of a Lego brick, understand the unique relationship a swimming pool jas with a towel, and portray the journey of two hamsters breaking out of their cage.

Most of all, we’ll learn that playing objects and animals can set you free, taking you out of your head, into your body, and sparking the imaginations of player and audience alike.

ACT III

HEADLINER

INSTRUCTOR SHOWCASE
WORKSHOP INSTRUCTOR SHOWCASE

The traditional closing of FiiF, the Instructor Showcase is a chance for the instructors to gather together, let down their hair, and celebrate the success of the entire week. This ensemble of the world’s best instructors is always a highlight of the festival, and a crowd favorite.

FiiF OFF STAGE

Monday to Friday at O’Connell’s Irish Bar

MONDAY

THE IMPROV PLAYGROUND

Open Improv Jam
20:00 – 22:00

Come to Watch. Come To Play.
Come to have a Better Day!

TUESDAY

IMPROV KARAOKE

The Official Kickoff to FiiF2018
19:00 – 22:00

Live Band.
Improvised Songs.

WED - FRI

FiiF OFF SHOWS

The Official Kickoff to FiiF2018
23:30 – 01:00

Open Improv Jams.
A new theme each night.