Vancouver TheatreSports™ League is making noise on Granville Island with its new show Gorilla Theatre™, playing Thursday through Saturday until May 31 at the Improv Centre.
Gorilla Theatre™ is style developed by Theatresports™ pioneer Keith Johnstone. In this format, performers take turns directing each other in a variety of scenes, songs and stories. If the audience approves of the resulting scene, the director is awarded a banana. If the audience feels it wasn’t up to snuff, the director gets a improv punishment, which they draw randomly and immediately perform.
Johnstone is one of the few internationally recognized authorities in the field of improvisation, great chunks of which he created, including Theatresports™, Maestro Impro©, Gorilla Theatre™ and The Life Game©. His books Impro: Improvisation and the Theatre, and Impro for Storytellers have become best sellers in the theatre training world, and have inspired many people from a wide range of disciplines, because the ideas of Johnstone’s Impro System are applicable to almost every endeavour that requires human interaction.
“Keith Johnstone’s contributions to the improv community have been huge,” says VTSL Executive Director Jay Ono, “We’re big fans of his here at VTSL and are proud to showcase three of his innovative formats in our current programming.”
When: Thursdays to Saturdays until May 31
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Improv Centre on Granville Island – 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver