Improguise's 5th Annual Improv festival

Improv • Running Time: 60 mins
Performed by ImproGuise | Tandi Buchan, Megan Furniss, Leon Clingman, Ryan Jales, Brett Fish Anderson, Anne Hirsch, David Luyt, Carolyn Lewis and Ardine Fick.

ImproGuise, Cape Town’s oldest and award winning improv troupe present their fifth, week-long annual improv festival. 6 Nights of different formats, some new and some old audience favourites. New formats include Alexander Abbey- a period drama,  “WestWord “– a word from the audience that allows them to improv travel, and The Show Currently Known as Tribute – an improvised tribute show about a made up band, with real, made up songs based on titles from the audience. Old favourites include Naked Improv , Documentary and Duo’s. Each night is different, so watch one or watch all!

ImproGuise, has been delighting audiences by playing TheatreSports for 23 years. Their most loved format TheatreSports and improv shows are made up as they go, always different, based on suggestions from the audience and always bring the magic of live theatre right onto the stage. ImproGuise is also a 2 time Fleur de Cap winner. Their team consists of Megan Furniss(Founder), Tandi Buchan (Artistic Director) and veteran players: Ryan Jales, Leon Clingman, Brett Fish Anderson, Anne Hirsch, David Luyt, Ardine Fick and Carolyn Lewis plus a few surprise guests!

After completing her drama degree and diploma at UCT in 1986, Megan has been involved in theatre of all kinds, specialising in writing, performing and directing her own creations.

Megan has been playing and teaching TheatreSports in Cape Town for almost 20 years after starting up Theatresports Cape Town in 1993.She writes plays, stories and a blog In 2011 her play The Tent was selected to be part of an exiting programme of African plays at the National Theatre Studio in London. It was also published in the Proyecto 34°S Theatre in Translation 10 plays from South Africa and Argentina.

Tandi is currently the Artistic Director of Improguise. After graduating from U.C.T drama school in 1995, Tandi joined TheatreSports and has been playing and teaching improvisation ever since. She is an established actress and has appeared in many films, plays and commercials. In 1999 she moved to London and in 2001 she co -founded “Two Foot rule\'’ an Improv company in London performing a show called ‘Off the cuff\' in Battersea. Whilst in London she also worked extensively as a drama teacher, working for The Bigfoot Theatre Co , directed annual Theatre for Youth Projects at the Roundhouse in Camden and worked with The Natural theatre Co, masters of Invisible theatre and performance Art. She has taught and led workshops in Improvisation at schools, festivals and in business in London, parts of Europe, Australia, Reunion and South Africa. She freelances as an acting and Dialogue coach and currently works as a Lecturer in Improvisation and Voice at The Waterfront Theatre College.

Leon is a professional freelance actor and voice artist and has been part of Improguise since 2005.Leon studied acting at The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York.Leon’s New York theatre credits include Blues for Mr Charlie, Julius Caesar and The Mischievious Machinations of Scapin.Since returning from New York Leon’s local theatre credits include The Graduate, Three Sisters, The Tent, Line and I am Hamlet which won the 2013 Fleur du Cap People’s Choice award.Leon has acted in many local and international films, tv shows and commercials including Interrogation Room, Isidingo, America: The Story of Us, The Philanthropist, Beaver Falls, Black Sails, The Lion of Judah and the Golden Globe nominated The Girl.

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