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Saturday, June 5 • 8:00am - 4:00pm
Devoted & Disgruntled: How is the world transforming improvisation? How can impro transform the world? Block A

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Love impro? Passionate about improv? Have a special place in your heart for the art of improvisation? This is the online event for you. Come and be part of a global conversation about making it up as you go along.

Improbable’s Devoted and Disgruntled events have been running for 16 years, in which time tens of thousands of people have gathered to discuss, work, plot and plan ways to celebrate and share what is great about theatre and the performing arts and take action on the things that urgently need to change. This event is focussed on the world of improvisation and whatever it is about that world that makes your heart sing or your blood boil.

The format is Open Space so no speeches, no panel of experts, no pre-set agenda (feel familiar? This is basically an improvised conference). The agenda is created at the event and anyone can post a session about anything. Then you go only to the discussions and groups that you want to. You participate as much or as little as you want, you come and go as you please.

Improvisation, along with the vast majority of the world, is facing an uncertain future and a daunting set of challenges. Some of these have arrived like a bolt from the blue but some are undeniably self-inflicted and real action to address them is long overdue. The best way for us to begin the work of meeting those challenges is to come together as a community, with our passions, our conflicts, our different philosophies and a shared joy in not having the faintest idea what happens next.

Whether you're improvisation is performance or applied, therapy or conflict resolution, actor or audience, whatever your relationship to this practice your voice is needed in this vital conversation.

This will be a continuous 24 hour online event. One turn of the world. Improvisers from everywhere on earth joined up as never before. A precious chance to learn and connect to what improvisation means to people somewhere else, people different to you. A global improvisation.

Lee Simpson, Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Improbable

For more information about this event, please see the registration page:

Starting on Saturday, June 5 at:
8:00 am Pacific Time (US) PDT UTC-7
9:00 am Mountain Time (US) MDT UTC-6
10:00 am Central Time (US) CDT UTC-5
11:00 am Eastern Time (US) EDT UTC-4
12:00 am Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -3UTC-3
4:00 pm London, UK BST UTC+1
5:00 pm Berlin, Germany CEST UTC+2
6:00 pm Moscow, Russia MSK UTC+4
7:00 pm Dubai, United Arab Emirates+04 UTC+4
8:30 pm Mumbai, India IST UTC+5:30
11:00 pm Beijing, China & Singapore +08 UTC+8
12:00 am Tokyo, Japan JST UTC+9
1:00 am Sydney, Australia AeST UTC+10

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Ben Monks

Executive Director, Improbable
Ben joined Improbable in September 2016. Before that he was the co-founder of theatre company Supporting Wall, and for them produced the Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Bartlett's BULL with the Young Vic and world premieres of five plays by Philip Ridley including Dark Vanilla... Read More →
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Johanna Taylor

Open Space Producer, Improbable
Johanna is a Producer based in London who works with performing arts, digital and visual artists to create work that informs, delights and inspires audiences. Johanna joined Improbable this year to produce Open Space. More info: https://www.johannataylor.co.uk... Read More →
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Lee Simpson

Artistic Director, Improbable
Lee is a founder member of Improbable, a Comedy Store Player and one of Paul Merton's Impro Chums. He’s also been a croupier, cinema projectionist and breakfast show DJ. He’s written plays, appeared in sit-coms and in some films, been on some Radio 4 panel shows and once did a... Read More →
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Phelim McDermott

Artistic Director, Improbable
Phelim is a founder member of Improbable. He has won various awards such as an Olivier Award for Best Entertainment, TMA Awards for Best Touring Production and Best Director and a Critics Circle Best Designer Award. He was awarded a National Endowment for Science, Technology and the... Read More →

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