From its roots in Commedia dell'arte Improvisation has evolved into a flourishing independent art form. On TV it's been popularized by the British and USA show "Whose Line Is it Anyway?". Finding a niche somewhere between scripted theater and sketch comedy,improv appears in a multitude of incarnations. Competitive improvisation, where 2 or more teams play against each other, the audience or a jury determining the winner, is presented by groups like "ImprovOlympics", theatersports",and "comedysports. Comedy/Satire Improvisation comes in either short or long form. Short meaning that a troupe presents a performance comprised of a series of diverse, audience driven sketches. Long form usually means that the company presents an evening long improv losely structed around an initial audience suggested theme/plot/cast of characters.

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Bay Area Playback Theatre Company
Uses improvisational theatre to transform personal stories told by audience members into theatre pieces by using movement, music and spoken word. Based in Marin, California.
Canadian Improv Games
Canada's national festival of improvisation for youth. Regional information, explanation of how to get involved and event details.
Hudson River Playback Theatre
Audience members' true stories are brought to life from this Mid-Hudson area company. Information on show schedule, information on using playback for schools or business, and contacts.
INDYPROV Sketchy Comedy
Improvisational comedy troupe based in Indianapolis
Lunatic Players, The
The Lunatic Players is an improv troupe dedicated to provide entertainment for everyone in communities around the NYC and Long island areas.
Open Door Playback Theatre Company
Performs shows and holds workshops with hospital patients as well as staff and community groups from the campus of North Texas State Hospital in Vernon, TX.
Pocket Full of Tales Children Theater
Improvised shows where kids supply the characters and locations for original musicals, or scripted shows for parties and schools. Cast information, shows, classes, tickets, calendar, and contact details.
Transactors Improv Co.
Professional touring theater based in Chapel Hill, N.C. Schedule and reviews.
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