Creatures of Impulse (Pleasanton)
Creatures of Impulse is a teen improv troupe made up of youth ages 14-18. They perform all kinds of improv, but mainly focus on long-form, narrative improv (plays without a script).
In 2012, The Creatures of Impulse teen improv program was awarded the California Park and Recreation Society’s “Creating Community Award of Excellence” in youth development, being recognized not only for providing an innovative means of connecting youth in the community, but for its work in cross-generational programming and youth-to-youth arts education. Along with performing five main stage shows each season at the Firehouse Arts Center, Creatures of Impulse has been the only troupe to represent The State of California at the Teen Comedy Festival four years in a row from 2010 to 2013 and is the youngest troupe to perform at the New York Musical Improv Festival to date.
CAST: Megan Farrell, Matt Bessiere, Olivia Jones, Charlotte Kirk, Emma Reddy, Jared Sigman
Un-Scripted Theater Company® (San Francisco)
Un-Scripted Theater Company® is one of a handful of theater companies specializing in theatrical improvisation. Theatrical improvisation emphasizes acting, truthful, grounded characters, believable relationships, and uses narrative structure to tell a story. Theatrical improvisation is usually funny, but it's just as likely to be serious, thought-provoking, and touching.
Un-Scripted will bring its unique narrative longform style to create a never-before-seen musical. Bringing contemporary musical theatre styles to the stage, Un-Scripted delights with heartfelt harmonies in an engaging story.
CAST: Derek Cochran, Michael Fleming, Melissa Holman-Kursky, Molly Robertson, Vanessa Speed