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Thursday, June 3
 

5:30am PDT

Worldwide Welcome to the Coup de Comedy Festival | Global Improvisation Initiative (GII) Symposium 2021
Limited Capacity seats available

The beginning of the worldwide Coup de Comedy (CdC) Festival 2021 (presented by Improv Revolution and the University of California, Irvine Claire Trever School of the Arts Department of Drama) and Global Improvisation Initiative (GII) Symposium 2021, in partnership with Improbable - join us as we launch this one-of-a-kind FREE collaborative event exploring improvisation and comedy.

Register in advance for this event:
https://ucitrevor.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__ftm14ZaQBuurynPErlm0Q
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event. 

Events that have space limits will honor those who have scheduled this event on Sched, so please register for the entire FREE Coup de Comedy Festival | Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium 2021 here. Once an event is full, it is full.

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

Artists
avatar for Joel Veenstra

Joel Veenstra

Faculty | Co-Founder/Creative Team, University of California, Irvine | Global Improvisation Initiative (GII)
Joel Veenstra teaches improvisation, stage management, and collaborative production at the University of California, Irvine. He is active in the improvisation and applied improvisation world and serves on the Board of AIN and as the co-director of Global Improvisation Initiative... Read More →


Thursday June 3, 2021 5:30am - 6:00am PDT
UCI Zoom Webinar

6:00am PDT

Exploration: Applied Improvisation Network (AIN) Experience (6/3/21)
Limited Capacity filling up

Come to the Applied Improvisation Network (AIN) open space to play games, meet-up with AIN friends, try something new and receive support, initiate a conversation, or whatever else you'd like to offer and enjoy.

ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Register for this event here:
http://bit.ly/osregJun03E

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


Sponsors
avatar for Applied Improvisation Network (AIN)

Applied Improvisation Network (AIN)

Applied improvisation uses the principles, tools, practices, skills and mind-sets developed in comedy, jazz and theatre and utilises them for non-theatrical or performance purposes.Practitioners of applied improvisation facilitate workshops, for individuals or organisations, introducing... Read More →


Thursday June 3, 2021 6:00am - 8:00am PDT
Artist Zoom

8:00am PDT

Opening of the GII Symposium | Coup de Comedy Festival
Limited Capacity seats available

The launch of the Global Improvisation Initiative (GII) Symposium 2021, in partnership with Improbable, and the Coup de Comedy (CdC) Festival 2021, presented by Improv Revolution and the University of California, Irvine Claire Trever School of the Arts Department of Drama - join us as we launch this one-of-a-kind FREE collaborative event exploring improvisation and comedy.

Register in advance for this event:
https://ucitrevor.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LWTRSOLSQdaldmc07TmzKQ
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

Events that have space limits will honor those who have scheduled this event on Sched, so please register for the entire FREE Coup de Comedy Festival | Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium 2021 here. Once an event is full, it is full.


Starting on Thursday, June 3 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 (Fri) Tokyo, Japan JST UTC+9
1:00 am (Fri) Sydney, Australia AeST UTC+10

Artists
avatar for Joel Veenstra

Joel Veenstra

Faculty | Co-Founder/Creative Team, University of California, Irvine | Global Improvisation Initiative (GII)
Joel Veenstra teaches improvisation, stage management, and collaborative production at the University of California, Irvine. He is active in the improvisation and applied improvisation world and serves on the Board of AIN and as the co-director of Global Improvisation Initiative... Read More →
avatar for Lee Simpson

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 →
avatar for Phelim McDermott

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 →
avatar for Theresa Robbins Dudeck

Theresa Robbins Dudeck

Co-Founder/Creative Team, Global Improvisation Initiative (GII)
Theresa Robbins Dudeck, PhD, is a theatre scholar-practitioner with expertise in improvisation and applied improvisation. She works globally, in both professional and academic settings, applying the power of impro to pedagogy, leadership, teamwork, collaborative creation, and social... Read More →


Thursday June 3, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
UCI Zoom Webinar

9:00am PDT

Panel: How Have We Transformed?
Limited Capacity seats available

Leaders in the field of improvisation and heads of improvisational organizations share how they have had to improvise in the face of the pandemic, economic struggles, and the overwhelming need for anti-racist and inclusive spaces. Scheduled to appear on this panel include Jon Carr (The Second City), Dan O'Connor (Impro Theatre), Phelim McDermott & Lee Simpson (Improbable), and Katy Schutte (The Improv Place/Hoopla!).

Register in advance for this event:
https://ucitrevor.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TQaTg_TTRFOQ63y_kXSggg
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

Events that have space limits will honor those who have scheduled this event on Sched, so please register for the entire FREE Coup de Comedy Festival | Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium 2021 here. Once an event is full, it is full.

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

Artists
avatar for Dan O’Connor

Dan O’Connor

Founder, Impro Theatre
Dan O’Connor (USA) is co-founder and Producing Artistic Director of Impro Theatre as well as a co-founder of Los Angeles Theatresports and BATS Improv in San Francisco. He is an actor, writer, director, producer and improviser. For Impro Theatre he is the co-director for Jane Austen... Read More →
avatar for Joel Veenstra

Joel Veenstra

Faculty | Co-Founder/Creative Team, University of California, Irvine | Global Improvisation Initiative (GII)
Joel Veenstra teaches improvisation, stage management, and collaborative production at the University of California, Irvine. He is active in the improvisation and applied improvisation world and serves on the Board of AIN and as the co-director of Global Improvisation Initiative... Read More →
avatar for Jon Carr

Jon Carr

Executive Producer, The Second City
Jon Carr is executive producer of The Second City. Prior to joining us, he was artistic director for Dad’s Garage Theater in Atlanta, Georgia. A seasoned improviser, performer, and award-winning playwright with nearly 20 years of industry experience, Jon has been part of Atlanta’s... Read More →
avatar for Katy Schutte

Katy Schutte

Co-Founder/Director, The Improv Place
Katy Schutte is one of the UK's original long form improvisers. She performs and teaches all over the world, is Head Teacher and Course Designer for Hoopla (the UK's largest improv school), Co-Founder/Director at The Improv Place and has been one of The Maydays since their founding... Read More →
avatar for Lee Simpson

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 →
avatar for Phelim McDermott

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 →


Thursday June 3, 2021 9:00am - 10:15am PDT
UCI Zoom Webinar

10:30am PDT

Exploration: Tech Tips for Engaging Performance
Limited Capacity seats available

In a world that asked us to pivot from onstage performances to online, we had to learn new skills on the fly in order to bring the same quality show our audience is used to. Not only that, we have an opportunity now to reach people that otherwise never would have seen us. In this workshop you'll not only learn how to make dynamic technical choices for online streaming that increase the production value of your show, but you'll also understand the importance of why you should double down on an online presence even as things open back up.

Register in advance for this event:
https://uci.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvde2uqDsvG9BN8BckgSXL_jrYpe_DXKoG
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

Events that have space limits will honor those who have scheduled this event on Sched, so please register for the entire FREE Coup de Comedy Festival | Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium 2021 here. Once an event is full, it is full.

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

Artists
avatar for Jessica Lynn Verdi

Jessica Lynn Verdi

Jessica Lynn Verdi is an actress in Los Angeles and has been performing, directing, and producing long-form narrative improv for the last 4 years at Impro Theatre in Los Feliz. She has performed in such shows as The Improvised Generation, YA Dystopia, Improvised 80s Soap Opera, Oregon... Read More →
avatar for Madi Goff

Madi Goff

Company Member, Ripley & Impro Theatre
Madi Goff is an improviser, actress, & writer who brings heart to comedy and lightness to drama. She lives in Los Angeles & is a member of Ripley Improv, the Impro Theatre main company, and an alumna of the Groundlings Sunday Company. Madi plays Agent Millie Mayhem on SLAY, an i... Read More →


Thursday June 3, 2021 10:30am - 12:30pm PDT
UCI Zoom

10:30am PDT

Workshop: Transformation Amidst the Odds: Supporting Humanitarian Systems With Improvisation
Limited Capacity filling up

This interactive workshop invites participants to explore complex systems using an improvisational mindset and toolbox. Focusing specifically on improvisational intervention in the humanitarian sector, we will explore phenomena related to climate change, conflict, and power. This session include case studies, systems theory, experiential activities and discussion.

Register in advance for this event:
https://uci.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsf-GsrzguHtAdCCQxIze2KL8O1wO8Go4q 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

Events that have space limits will honor those who have scheduled this event on Sched, so please register for the entire FREE Coup de Comedy Festival | Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium 2021 here. Once an event is full, it is full.

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


Artists
avatar for Barbara Tint

Barbara Tint

Professor, Trainer, Consultant, Improviser, Portland State University/Barbara Tint Inc.
Barbara Tint (USA) PhD, has over 30 years of experience as a psychologist, university professor, consultant and global trainer. She has been improvising and applying improvisation for over twelve years and served as the President of the Applied Improvisation Network from 2016-2020... Read More →
avatar for Bettina Koelle

Bettina Koelle

Senior Learning Specialist, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre
Bettina Koelle joined the Climate Centre in 2013 and is the Southern Africa focal point.She has worked with stakeholder groups from small-scale farmers in the South African dry lands to policy-makers and business representatives.A geographer by training with an MSc from the Free University... Read More →


Thursday June 3, 2021 10:30am - 12:30pm PDT
UCI Zoom

12:30pm PDT

BREAK
Thursday June 3, 2021 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT
Your Location

1:00pm PDT

Workshop: Storytelling for Influence: Applying Improvisational Storytelling Skills Everywhere (AIN's Kat Koppett)
Limited Capacity seats available

Storytelling for Influence: Applying Improvisational Storytelling Skills Everywhere
An Applied Improv Network (AIN) Workshop by Kat Koppett

Register in advance for this event:
https://uci.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qcOupqzMvGtFRY0zU5tLGfLTEciPib-Os
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

Events that have space limits will honor those who have scheduled this event on Sched, so please register for the entire FREE Coup de Comedy Festival | Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium 2021 here. Once an event is full, it is full.

Onstage we hone our storytelling skills to entertain and captivate audiences. Offstage, storytelling skills can be applied for those objectives, and to persuade, motivate, teach, and lead.

In this interactive practicum, we will develop our skills and mindsets as storytellers so that we
can better communicate with clarity, purpose and inspiration.

Using your own specific real-life examples and projects, you will:
● Understand the power of story as a meaning-making and influencing tool
● Acquire tools for identifying your message and the needs, values, and preferences of
your audience
● Use key structures to create well-organized narratives that drive toward your key
message
● Distinguish between action and description in order to craft compelling and
memorable stories customized for the moment and the audience
● Practice adapting stories in the moment based on listener reaction and feedback
● Receive and apply individual coaching and feedback
● Learn to listen for and to handle objections in real-time

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

Artists
avatar for Kat Koppett

Kat Koppett

Koppett.
Kat Koppett (USA) is the Co-director of the Mopco Improv Theatre and the Eponymous Founder of Koppett  a consultancy specializing in the use of improv to enhance individual and organizational performance. She is the author of Training to Imagine: Practical Improvisational Theatre... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Applied Improvisation Network (AIN)

Applied Improvisation Network (AIN)

Applied improvisation uses the principles, tools, practices, skills and mind-sets developed in comedy, jazz and theatre and utilises them for non-theatrical or performance purposes.Practitioners of applied improvisation facilitate workshops, for individuals or organisations, introducing... Read More →


Thursday June 3, 2021 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
UCI Zoom

1:00pm PDT

Workshop: Transforming Improv: Build Your Own Form
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Are you tired of watching different groups play the same ten short-form games? Let’s break the mold together! Instead of trying to fit into the box of “classic short form,” we’re gonna crack it wide open and create our own games. We’ll identify the types of games you like most, discuss your unique interests, and combine this information to create new games which highlight your natural strengths. Or - if you prefer longer forms - we can make a midform! We’ll discuss the essentials of plot structure and techniques for editing and transitions, identify the types of narratives you most enjoy, and create and share our new structures in an epic showcase. Maybe you'll stick to the rules of ‘classic improv,’ or maybe you'll use props, costumes, and music. The possibilities are endless!
Students will learn:
  • The basic elements of popular long and short form pieces
  • Creative scene editing
  • How to build short form games and construct an original mid-form

Register in advance for this event:
https://uci.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrceyppz0iHdPYfu0oNgCGddkEnTfY0SOJ
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

Events that have space limits will honor those who have scheduled this event on Sched, so please register for the entire FREE Coup de Comedy Festival | Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium 2021 here. Once an event is full, it is full.

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

Artists
avatar for Stephanie Rae

Stephanie Rae

Stephanie Rae has been formally studying improv for the last eleven years. She’s directed a Boyz II Men themed show for UCB's Del Close Marathon, guest played with everyone from the Groundlings to ComedySportz, and taught classes and workshops for improvisers from Louisiana to Liverpool... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Black Improv Alliance

Black Improv Alliance

The Black Improv Alliance (BIA) makes spaces for people of African descent to build worlds, create characters, and tell original stories - authentically and unapologetically. Through unscripted comedy, drama, and music, they are dismantling white supremacy, one scene at a time.   BIA... Read More →


Thursday June 3, 2021 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
UCI Zoom

3:00pm PDT

Panel: "On Keith: Artists Speak On Johnstone & Impro" Docuseries Team
Limited Capacity seats available

The production team from the YouTube docuseries "On Keith: Artists Speak on Johnstone & Impro" share insights about Season 1, updates on Season 2 (coming out this summer), and future goals for this exciting, ongoing project! Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/onkeith

Register in advance for this event: 
https://ucitrevor.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fPd_4ugnRYK6uEU59mGQCA
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

Events that have space limits will honor those who have scheduled this event on Sched, so please register for the entire FREE Coup de Comedy Festival | Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium 2021 here. Once an event is full, it is full.

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

Artists
avatar for Alicia Robbins

Alicia Robbins

Director of Photography
Director of Photography Alicia Robbins holds the record for being the first female cinematographer to shoot a Shondaland series.Robbins was lead DP on Grey’s Anatomy season 17, after also having shot season 16. Robbins' talent shone when she lensed "Silent All These Years," episode... Read More →
avatar for Dan O’Connor

Dan O’Connor

Founder, Impro Theatre
Dan O’Connor (USA) is co-founder and Producing Artistic Director of Impro Theatre as well as a co-founder of Los Angeles Theatresports and BATS Improv in San Francisco. He is an actor, writer, director, producer and improviser. For Impro Theatre he is the co-director for Jane Austen... Read More →
avatar for Keith Johnstone

Keith Johnstone

KEITH JOHNSTONE is one of the few internationally recognized authorities in the field of improvisation, great chunks of which he created, including the formats Theatresports™, Maestro Impro©, Gorilla Theatre™, and The Life Game©.Theatresports™ is known worldwide. The Life... Read More →
avatar for Theresa Robbins Dudeck

Theresa Robbins Dudeck

Co-Founder/Creative Team, Global Improvisation Initiative (GII)
Theresa Robbins Dudeck, PhD, is a theatre scholar-practitioner with expertise in improvisation and applied improvisation. She works globally, in both professional and academic settings, applying the power of impro to pedagogy, leadership, teamwork, collaborative creation, and social... Read More →


Thursday June 3, 2021 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
UCI Zoom Webinar

3:30pm PDT

Wait! You're Muted! - Peformance (LIVE from Irvine)
Limited Capacity seats available

Two teams enter, one team is muted.
An Improv Battle between Yes. vs. Dead Fish Society
A FREE virtual comedy experience! The show will run around 60 minutes (more or less) with a talkback.

Register in advance for this event:
https://ucitrevor.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oBX6LkMUT1Ow2F4ACJ9kJw
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

Events that have space limits will honor those who have scheduled this event on Sched, so please register for the entire FREE Coup de Comedy Festival | Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium 2021 here. Once an event is full, it is full.

Featuring these incredible talents:
on 
Yes.
Lisa Allin
Melissa Castillo
Sittichai Chaiyahat
Lorenz Gido
Jame Holmgren
Neo Patel
Andrew Stefani

and
 
on
Dead Fish Society

Brent Arciniega
Krikor Balkian
Jeruel Canda
Veronica Fealy
Carina Negrete
Michael Newton
Claire Raines
Kiki Ruiz

Come laugh with us! What else are you going to being doing?
#UCIArtsAnywhere


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

Artists
avatar for Andrew Stefani

Andrew Stefani

Wait You're Muted - Improv
Andrew Stefani studies at the University of California, Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts. He is proud to perform in the pseudo-competition "Wait You're Muted". Join us!
avatar for Brent Arciniega

Brent Arciniega

Wait You’re Muted - Improv
Brent Arciniega studies at the University of California, Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts. He is proud to perform in the pseudo-competition “Wait You're Muted". Join us!
avatar for Carina Negrete

Carina Negrete

Wait You’re Muted - Improv
Carina Negrete studies at the University of California, Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts. She is proud to perform in the pseudo-competition “Wait You're Muted". Join us!
avatar for Claire Raines

Claire Raines

Wait You’re Muted - Improv
Claire Raines studies at the University of California, Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts. She is proud to perform in the pseudo-competition “Wait You're Muted". Join us!
avatar for James Holmgren

James Holmgren

Captain, Improv Revolution
James Holmgren is a sophomore and has been doing improv for 6 years and is enjoying his time on Irev. He is super excited to be a part of this year's Coup de Comedy! He is also a part of Joel Veenstra’s Improv class and can be seen in Wait You're Muted - Improv representing the... Read More →
avatar for Jeruel Canda

Jeruel Canda

Wait You’re Muted - Improv
Jeruel Canda studies at the University of California, Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts. He is proud to perform in the pseudo-competition “Wait You're Muted". Join us!
avatar for Joel Veenstra

Joel Veenstra

Faculty | Co-Founder/Creative Team, University of California, Irvine | Global Improvisation Initiative (GII)
Joel Veenstra teaches improvisation, stage management, and collaborative production at the University of California, Irvine. He is active in the improvisation and applied improvisation world and serves on the Board of AIN and as the co-director of Global Improvisation Initiative... Read More →
avatar for Kristina Kiki Ruiz

Kristina Kiki Ruiz

Wait You’re Muted - Improv
Kiki Ruiz studies at the University of California, Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts. She is proud to perform in the pseudo-competition “Wait You're Muted". Join us!
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Lisa Marie Allin

Wait You’re Muted - Improv
Lisa Marie Allin studies at the University of California, Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts. She is proud to perform in the pseudo-competition "Wait You're Muted". Join us!
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Lorenz Gido

Wait You’re Muted - Improv
Lorenz Gido studies at the University of California, Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts. He is proud to perform in the pseudo-competition “Wait You're Muted". Join us!
avatar for Melissa Castillo

Melissa Castillo

Wait You’re Muted - Improv
Melissa Castillo studies at the University of California, Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts. She is proud to perform in the pseudo-competition “Wait You're Muted". Join us!
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Michael Newton

Wait You’re Muted - Improv
Michael Newton studies at the University of California, Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts. He is proud to perform in the pseudo-competition “Wait You're Muted". Join us!
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Neo Patel

Improv Magician | Improv Revolution
Neo Patel is a magician who started his career off as a cardistry artist (Doing fancy stuff with a deck of cards) and a card thrower. His brother picked up magic and he used the spare decks to do some card throwing and cardistry. His brother would experiment tricks on him and that... Read More →
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Sittichai Chaiyahat

Wait You’re Muted - Improv
Sittichai Chaiyahat studies at the University of California, Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts. He is proud to perform in the pseudo-competition "Wait You're Muted". Join us!
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Veronica Fealy

Wait You’re Muted - Improv
Veronica Fealy studies at the University of California, Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts. She is proud to perform in the pseudo-competition “Wait You're Muted". Join us!


Thursday June 3, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
UCI Zoom Webinar

5:00pm PDT

Panel: Improvisation in Brazil
Limited Capacity seats available

Improvisation has evolved in Brazil thanks to these three individuals: Dr. Mariana Lima Muniz, Marcio Ballas, and Daniel Nascimento of Barbixas. Join us for a conversation on the art and impact of improvisation in Brazil and beyond. This panel will be moderated by UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts Associate Chair of Production and Co-Head of Stage Management Joel Veenstra and Theresa Robbins Dudeck, PhD, a 2019/2020 U.S. Fulbright Scholar in Brazil.

Register in advance for this event: 
https://ucitrevor.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CVxPqJ6oTiCvAy-oyomp4g
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

Events that have space limits will honor those who have scheduled this event on Sched, so please register for the entire FREE Coup de Comedy Festival | Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium 2021 here. Once an event is full, it is full.

- Dr. Mariana Lima Muniz, a well-known and highly respected theatre educator, scholar, and artist, credited by many as the person responsible for bringing contemporary improvisation inspiration to Brazil. She founded the company Uma Companhia, has created several unique long-form improvisation formats, coached the first professional Brazilian improv troupe Jogando no Quintal, and she is the producer of FIMPRO, a yearly improv festival in Brazil that attracts improvisers and other performance artists from around the world.

- Marcio Ballas cofounded Jogando no Quintal (“Playing in the Yard”) in 2002, the oldest improvisational troupe in Brazil. He is the creator/director of Caleidoscópio, one of the first improvised long form structures in Brazil and is a performer on the popular TV show É Tudo Improviso. Ballas trained in Paris at École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq and has performed as a clown and improviser on stages and screens all over the world. He trained the hugely successful group, Barbixas, and works often as an emcee and/or as a facilitator of big corporate events (http://marcioballas.com.br/).

- Daniel Nascimento is a member of Barbixas, the famous improv troupe based in São Paulo, Brazil, has performed in more than 80 cities in Latin America and Europe to almost always to sold-out houses in very large theaters. Their live show, “Improvável” has been seen by over a million people. Every week, Barbixas uploads content from the live shows to their YouTube channel, which was listed in 2010 as one of the 100 most viewed web series in the world. They now have over 3 million subscribers and their videos get 14 million hits each month (https://www.barbixas.com.br/).

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

Artists
avatar for Daniel Nascimento

Daniel Nascimento

Founder, Cia Barbixas de Humor
Daniel Nascimento of Barbixas, the famous improv troupe based in São Paulo, Brazil, has performed in more than 80 cities in Latin America and Europe to almost always to sold-out houses in very large theaters. Their live show, “Improvável” has been seen by over a million people... Read More →
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Dr. Mariana Lima Muniz

Dr. Mariana Lima Muniz, a well-known and highly respected theatre educator, scholar, and artist, credited by many as the person responsible for bringing contemporary improvisation inspiration to Brazil. She founded the company Uma Companhia, has created several unique long-form improvisation... Read More →
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Joel Veenstra

Faculty | Co-Founder/Creative Team, University of California, Irvine | Global Improvisation Initiative (GII)
Joel Veenstra teaches improvisation, stage management, and collaborative production at the University of California, Irvine. He is active in the improvisation and applied improvisation world and serves on the Board of AIN and as the co-director of Global Improvisation Initiative... Read More →
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Marcio Ballas

Marcio Ballas co-founded Jogando no Quintal (“Playing in the Yard”) in 2002, the oldest improvisational troupe in Brazil. He is the creator/director of Caleidoscópio, one of the first improvised long form structures in Brazil and is a performer on the popular TV show É Tudo... Read More →
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Theresa Robbins Dudeck

Co-Founder/Creative Team, Global Improvisation Initiative (GII)
Theresa Robbins Dudeck, PhD, is a theatre scholar-practitioner with expertise in improvisation and applied improvisation. She works globally, in both professional and academic settings, applying the power of impro to pedagogy, leadership, teamwork, collaborative creation, and social... Read More →


Thursday June 3, 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
UCI Zoom Webinar

6:00pm PDT

Virtual Maestro: Improv Comedy Competition hosted by Hideout Theatre, Austin, TX, USA
The Hideout Theatre hosts a Virtual Maestro of international improv talents for a night of games and scenes based on audience suggestions — but only one of them will make it to the end of the show and be crowned MAESTRO for the week and awarded the coveted Canadian five-dollar bill.

For time being, Maestro is a VIRTUAL show. That means that rather than being on stage, it will be live-streamed on Twitch.

The show is free to watch, but ticket purchases or donations are highly appreciated as we work to keep improv theaters and organizations afloat.

If you want to help determine the winner, you’ll need to create a free Twitch account to post in the chat room, so go do that right now at http://twitch.tv/ and follow the hideout’s channel: https://www.twitch.tv/hideouttheatre


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

Artists
avatar for Andrés Serrano

Andrés Serrano

Captain, Improv Revolution
José Andrés Serrano is in his fourth year at UCI as a Political Science and Anthropology major with a minor in drama and has spent the past 9 years learning and teaching improv. As captain of Improv Revolution, he has helped produce 3 Coup de Comedies, has worked on outreach programs... Read More →
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Andy Crouch

Director of Education, The Hideout Theatre
Andy Crouch fell in love with improv in 2001 because it was scary and cool and seemed like it might change his life forever. Now he spends all of his time sharing the secrets of improvisation with other people looking for that same thing.
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Dan O’Connor

Founder, Impro Theatre
Dan O’Connor (USA) is co-founder and Producing Artistic Director of Impro Theatre as well as a co-founder of Los Angeles Theatresports and BATS Improv in San Francisco. He is an actor, writer, director, producer and improviser. For Impro Theatre he is the co-director for Jane Austen... Read More →
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Doreen Calderon

Company member of Ripley Improv, Los Angeles.Most recently, Doreen debuted her character, “Nana Topaz”, in Season 5 of the CW’s Riverdale. Other TV credits include This Is Us, All American, Animal Kingdom, The Big  Bang Theory, etc.. She’s also done national commercials and... Read More →
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Edi Patterson

The Groundlings
Edi plays Judy Gemstone on HBO’s THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES, and is also a writer for the series. Films include Rian Johnson’s KNIVES OUT, TROOP ZERO, BETWEEN TWO FERNS:THE MOVIE, and YOU’RE KILLING ME. She plays Mertha on the Cartoon Network series THE FUNGIES, and has also done... Read More →
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Felipe Ortiz

Felipe is a founding member of La Gata Cirko and PICNIC impro. Has been working on improvisation theatre, clown, and new circus from a physical approach since 1995.He´s a reference in the improv world for his skills and experience with improv, physical theatre, and clowning.Contemporary... Read More →
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Gabe Mercado

President, Third World Improv
Gabe is the founder of SPIT and is the president of Third World Improv. SPIT has performed to critical acclaim in improv festivals in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Bogota and Amsterdam. He is the producer of the Manila Improv Festival. Gabe... Read More →
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Giovanni (Geo) Alva

Giovanni Alva is the artistic mind behind Latinx Improv. His roots go back to San Diego where he created Underground Improv. He's an advocate for multilingual/multicultural improv. Studied under Mark Pentilescu at SWC where he got his AA and later at Humboldt State University where... Read More →
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Kelechi EZIE

Actress, Singer, Mermaid: Dissertation on Real Housewives of Atlanta available upon request (other cities available)Kelechi Ezie is an actress, singer and writer from Buffalo New York. A graduate of Princeton University, Kelechi took her degree in History and did not use it. Instead... Read More →
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Larry Dorsey Jr.

Larry Dorsey Jr. is a storyteller born & raised in San Francisco. He is known in the city for his adventurous lifestyle and as a radio personality for the premiere Hip Hop station in the Bay Area (106kmel #iHeartMedia). Before being involved with BATS, he crafted his talents in various... Read More →
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Lisa Wang

Lisa began her improv journey after reading Keith Johnstone’s “Impro” and deciding she was going to find and meet the man himself. Ever the groupie, this fortuitously led her to BATS, where she began her improv training. She has since performed in festivals throughout the country... Read More →
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Oshima

Oshima (Hideko Ohshima) is a Japanese improviser. She lives in Niigata, a quiet city in Japan, yet she is able to improvise with many people in many places online. Oshima has been studying and performing improv in and outside Japan since the mid-90s. She was lucky enough to have had... Read More →
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Patti Stiles

Patti Stiles (AUS) Patti Stiles (Australia): Patti is an actor, improviser, director, instructor, and playwright who has been working professionally in theatre since 1983. She served her theatre apprenticeship at the world renowned Loose Moose Theatre and was trained by Keith Johnstone... Read More →
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Rebecca Stockley

Born and raised in Washington State, Rebecca Stockley fell in love with theatre in her teens. She pursued her passion for acting, attending the University of Washington Professional Actor Training Program where she got her BFA.Rebecca acted and directed in various theatres for several... Read More →


Thursday June 3, 2021 6:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
Twitch

8:00pm PDT

SPIT Performance (LIVE from Manila, Philippines)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

SPIT (Silly People’s Improvisational Theater) is Manila’s premier improvisational theater company with over 18 years of continued operation. They’re proud to share the improv theater scene with many performing groups formed by and through Third World Improv, their learning institute founded in 2015. SPIT remains determined to experiment with, expand, and explore the boundaries of improv in the Philippines, and the world.

Register in advance for this event:
https://uci.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErfuqprjwuHtH0X_XMQwQ1AlzbwnxxRHah
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

Events that have space limits will honor those who have scheduled this event on Sched, so please register for the entire FREE Coup de Comedy Festival | Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium 2021 here. Once an event is full, it is full.

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



Artists
avatar for Gabe Mercado

Gabe Mercado

President, Third World Improv
Gabe is the founder of SPIT and is the president of Third World Improv. SPIT has performed to critical acclaim in improv festivals in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Bogota and Amsterdam. He is the producer of the Manila Improv Festival. Gabe... Read More →


Thursday June 3, 2021 8:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
UCI Zoom

9:00pm PDT

No Shoes Allowed (AAPI Sketch Comedy Team) Screening & Talkback
Limited Capacity seats available

Join members of No Shoes Allowed, an all AAPI Sketch Comedy team to view some of their work before and during the lockdown! In the first half for the session, we will present original sketches, live performance footage, and web content as we sought avenues for continued creative expression in unprecedented times. And stay for the second half's Q&A to discuss AAPI representation in the entertainment industry today. Don't make our families judge you for wearing your shoes inside and then have to come over to your place to watch you until you clean.

BIO: 
No Shoes Allowed is an all AAPI sketch comedy team born from the Second City Hollywood in 2018 and performing monthly on their main theater until the 'rona and plans to perform again once the theaters reopen. These decisions, the choices we have made, have been well received by our parents...because they still think it's a hobby. And we will not rest until shoes are removed from feet inside homes. It's the right thing to do.

Register in advance for this event:
https://ucitrevor.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_g4xOzDQrS1i41LF8z2k58g
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

Events that have space limits will honor those who have scheduled this event on Sched, so please register for the entire FREE Coup de Comedy Festival | Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium 2021 here. Once an event is full, it is full.

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


Artists
avatar for Ron Song

Ron Song

No Shoes Allowed
Ron Song is a graduate of the Second City Conservatory program in Hollywood. He comes to comedy via a winding path from Korea, to Chicago, to Silicon Valley, and then Irvine, CA. He is a husband to a ceramic artist/Ironman athlete and a father to 2 of the kindest wonder-filled boys... Read More →



Thursday June 3, 2021 9:00pm - 10:00pm PDT
UCI Zoom Webinar

10:00pm PDT

Workshop: Fast Food Stanislavski with Patti Stiles (LIVE from Australia)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Character lists, or Fast Food Stanislavski (as Keith Johnstone calls it) inspires improvisors to play character they might not normally choose themselves. These lists are a wonderful way to investigate, create and generate characters with complexity and extend your range as an improvisation actor. Enjoy transforming yourself in this active workshop with lots of opportunity to explore and play lots of characters in small groups in breakout rooms.

Register in advance for this event:
https://uci.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEsfu2upjkuGtzC6dchQQWSN_o_V9GRziHx
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

Events that have space limits will honor those who have scheduled this event on Sched, so please register for the entire FREE Coup de Comedy Festival | Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium 2021 here. Once an event is full, it is full.

Starting on Thursday, June 3 at:
10:00 pm Pacific Time (US) PDT UTC-7
12:00 pm Mountain Time (US) MDT UTC-6
12:00 am (Fri) Central Time (US) CDT UTC-5
1:00 am (Fri) Eastern Time (US) EDT UTC-4
2:00 am (Fri) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -3UTC-3
6:00 am (Fri) London, UK BST UTC+1
7:00 am (Fri) Berlin, Germany CEST UTC+2
8:00 am (Fri) Moscow, Russia MSK UTC+4
9:00 am (Fri) Dubai, United Arab Emirates+04 UTC+4
20:30 am (Fri) Mumbai, India IST UTC+5:30
1:00 pm (Fri) Beijing, China & Singapore +08 UTC+8
3:00 pm (Fri) Tokyo, Japan JST UTC+9
3:00 pm (Fri) Sydney, Australia AeST UTC+10

Artists
avatar for Patti Stiles

Patti Stiles

Patti Stiles (AUS) Patti Stiles (Australia): Patti is an actor, improviser, director, instructor, and playwright who has been working professionally in theatre since 1983. She served her theatre apprenticeship at the world renowned Loose Moose Theatre and was trained by Keith Johnstone... Read More →


Thursday June 3, 2021 10:00pm - 11:59pm PDT
UCI Zoom
 
Friday, June 4
 

6:30am PDT

Day 2 Welcome to the GII Symposium | Coup de Comedy Festival
Limited Capacity seats available

Welcome to Day 2 of the worldwide Coup de Comedy (CdC) Festival 2021 (presented by Improv Revolution and the University of California, Irvine Claire Trever School of the Arts Department of Drama) and Global Improvisation Initiative (GII) Symposium 2021, in partnership with Improbable - join us as we review the Friday and weekend schedule of this one-of-a-kind FREE collaborative event exploring improvisation and comedy.

Register in advance for this event:
https://ucitrevor.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uOK1UQ2JQVOP_TUEsbUzPQ
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

Events that have space limits will honor those who have scheduled this event on Sched, so please register for the entire FREE Coup de Comedy Festival | Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium 2021 here. Once an event is full, it is full.

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

Artists
avatar for Joel Veenstra

Joel Veenstra

Faculty | Co-Founder/Creative Team, University of California, Irvine | Global Improvisation Initiative (GII)
Joel Veenstra teaches improvisation, stage management, and collaborative production at the University of California, Irvine. He is active in the improvisation and applied improvisation world and serves on the Board of AIN and as the co-director of Global Improvisation Initiative... Read More →


Friday June 4, 2021 6:30am - 7:00am PDT
UCI Zoom Webinar

7:00am PDT

Playback for People Performance
Limited Capacity seats available

Playback Theatre is an original form of improvisation where audience members share stories and moments from their lives and watch the actors bring it to life. In this performance, Playback for People, an international troupe of actors from across the globe will enact your very own stories of transformation. Come listen and share!



Register in advance for this event:
https://ucitrevor.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_InZGOKphTbGNKKlcNGfGoQ
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

Events that have space limits will honor those who have scheduled this event on Sched, so please register for the entire FREE Coup de Comedy Festival | Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium 2021 here. Once an event is full, it is full.

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

Artists
avatar for Heidi Winters Vogel

Heidi Winters Vogel

Theater faculty, Wabash College
Heidi Winters Vogel she/her (United States) is a theatre activist and practitioner. She is an Associate Professor of Theater at Wabash College, teaching acting, dramaturgy, improv., and socially-engaged performance. Heidi works as a director (Crossroads Repertory Theatre, Pennsylvania... Read More →
avatar for Jordan Rosin

Jordan Rosin

Playback for People
Jordan Rosin (he/they) [USA] is a director/choreographer, actor/creator, and researcher/teacher, specializing in Butoh Dance and ensemble-devised physical theatre. Jordan was co-founder & Producing Artistic Director of the New York City-based physical theatre ensemble The Ume Gr... Read More →
avatar for Oluwadamilola Abdulai-Apotieri

Oluwadamilola Abdulai-Apotieri

CEO, Playback Nigeria
Oluwadamilola Apotieri-Abdulai (NG) is the CEO of Playback Nigeria and a member of the board of Centre for Playback Theatre (USA). He is a confidence coach and communication skills trainer dedicated to bringing effective change to individuals and organizations through theatre and... Read More →
avatar for Peggy Soo

Peggy Soo

Playback for People
From Malaysia, now is a Property Agent. Playback performance is my hobby. Had join some drama Performance and word in Video Production Before.
avatar for Ranji David

Ranji David

Playback for People
Ranji David is a theatre practitioner for the last 20 years in Bangalore.He has completed:Devising, Moving Body, and Theatre for Change from the London International School of performing Arts (LISPA).Clowning and Mindfulness from N2N, Emerson College, Essex, UKTheatre for Social Change... Read More →
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Roberta Colombano

Playback for People
Roberta Colombano (Italian living in The Netherlands) is a body oriented coach where she uses touch, conscious movement and energy work to help her clients to feel better in their own bodies and lives.In 2018 she went back to Italy to go to a counselling School (Become- persone in... Read More →
avatar for Roberta Roberto

Roberta Roberto

Playback for People
Roberta Roberto [Italy] is a Playback Theatre improv-based performer. She is a Playback theatre performer and conductor and an expressive and transformative Counselor. She trained in methods from multiple approaches and in artistic fields. She is a member of two Italian groups, Live... Read More →
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Sarah Rifaat

Playback for People
Sarah Rifaat (Egypt) Is a theater performer, environmental educator/activist and trainer/facilitator with a background in graphic design and photography. Sarah is a member of Playback for People as well as Khoyout Troupe for Playback Theater, and a practitioner of Theater of the... Read More →



Friday June 4, 2021 7:00am - 8:00am PDT
UCI Zoom Webinar

7:00am PDT

Exploration: The Pandemic, Power and Play: Creating an Improvisational Movement for Social Change
Limited Capacity seats available

Register in advance for this event:
https://uci.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEpc-CopjgsGtOu5IL-yLJCpDpOSJVz0tyt (UPDATED)
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

Events that have space limits will honor those who have scheduled this event on Sched, so please register for the entire FREE Coup de Comedy Festival | Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium 2021 here. Once an event is full, it is full.

The power of improvisation, play and performance for social change and human development is profound, alive, transforming and growing by leaps and bounds.

Early on in the pandemic; 100 impro performance activists gathered online to improvisationally create a transformational community; since June of 2020 the Global Play Brigade has provided over 250 free impro and emotional support workshops on Zoom and WhatsAPP, to 5000 people from 60 countries as a way to socially connect, create new possibilities, and support our fellow human beings through this crisis.

Global Play Brigadiers; Improvisers, clowns, educators, therapists, musicians, scholars, artists, are giving their time and talent to co-create with thousands of others in the building of a movement/network/community that reaches into homes, workplaces, communities, universities, and across geographies. We are not interested in simply “going back to normal” when/if the pandemic ends. The Global Play Brigade and its multi-cultural/disciplined activists are using this window of opportunity that the pandemic opened in many different ways to cross borders, barriers and boundaries -- bringing play and impro to people everywhere as a way to listen, talk, heal, laugh, co-create and change the world together.

Join Brigadiers Cathy Salit, Rita Ezenwa-Okoro, and Omar Ali in this interactive session to explore how to continue to grow and transform the global improvisation movement for social change.

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

Artists
avatar for Cathy Salit

Cathy Salit

Chief Organizer, Global Play Brigade
Cathy Salit is the founder of the Global Play Brigade, a volunteer community of play, impro and performance activists providing free workshops online. She is the CEO Emerita of the award-winning performatory leadership consultancy Performance of a Lifetime, author of Performance Breakthrough... Read More →
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Omar H. Ali

Omar H. Ali is Dean of Lloyd International Honors College, and Professor of Comparative African Diaspora History at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he has infused improvisation, performance and play into the curriculum and in the culture of the college and the... Read More →
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Rita Ezenwa-Okoro

Rita Ezenwa-Okoro is a Creative Culturist, Performance Activist and Communications expert. She is the Founder and Lead Visionary of Street Project Foundation Nigeria, where she uses improv, play and performance as tools for youth development, social mobilization and cross-cultural... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Global Play Brigade (GPB)

Global Play Brigade (GPB)

The Global Play Brigade (GPB) has emerged in response to the global pandemic that is affecting all of humanity. We are artists/performers/therapists/educators who come out of the growing social movement of performance activism. We believe that integrating and utilizing play, impro... Read More →


Friday June 4, 2021 7:00am - 8:30am PDT
UCI Zoom

8:30am PDT

West Panel: Global Check-in: What is happening in the world?
Limited Capacity seats available

A panel exploring and highlighting what improvisers around the world are doing during this global pandemic to survive and stay inspired.

Register in advance for this event: 
https://ucitrevor.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TZM5tQMNQ1mkoXOT2UUlIA
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

Events that have space limits will honor those who have scheduled this event on Sched, so please register for the entire FREE Coup de Comedy Festival | Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium 2021 here. Once an event is full, it is full.

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


Artists
avatar for Gunter Lösel

Gunter Lösel

Head of Reseach Focus Performative Practice, University for the Arts, Zurich
Gunter Lösel (SWT) has been publishing on the theme of improvisation since 2004. He is an accomplished impro-player, a member of the German National Team of Theatresports (2006), founder of the “Improtheater Bremen” and member of the price-winning duo “Stupid Lovers”. He... Read More →
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Joel Veenstra

Faculty | Co-Founder/Creative Team, University of California, Irvine | Global Improvisation Initiative (GII)
Joel Veenstra teaches improvisation, stage management, and collaborative production at the University of California, Irvine. He is active in the improvisation and applied improvisation world and serves on the Board of AIN and as the co-director of Global Improvisation Initiative... Read More →
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Koray Bülent Tarhan

istanbulimpro
Koray Bülent Tarhan (TR) graduated from Ankara University Theater Department. In 2000, he co-founded one of the first improv groups in Turkey. He works as an actor, instructor, musician and project coordinator at  Istanbulimpro.  He also works with children, teenagers, and adults in different foundations and organizations. He wrote the first handbook on Improv in Turkish, Dogaclama Icin Elkitabi (2013) and designed the first Impro App in Turkish in 2018. He is the coordinator of Istanbul International Improv Festival. Tarhan participated as a work... Read More →
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Martin Geijer

Artistic Director, Improvisationsstudion
Martin Geijer (SE) is the founder and Artistic Director of Improvisationsstudion. He is in many ways responsible for the introduction and expansion of improvisation in Sweden. From the beginning of his career when he worked at the Loose Moose Theatre with Keith Johnstone, to his position... Read More →
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Oluwadamilola Abdulai-Apotieri

CEO, Playback Nigeria
Oluwadamilola Apotieri-Abdulai (NG) is the CEO of Playback Nigeria and a member of the board of Centre for Playback Theatre (USA). He is a confidence coach and communication skills trainer dedicated to bringing effective change to individuals and organizations through theatre and... Read More →
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Theresa Robbins Dudeck

Co-Founder/Creative Team, Global Improvisation Initiative (GII)
Theresa Robbins Dudeck, PhD, is a theatre scholar-practitioner with expertise in improvisation and applied improvisation. She works globally, in both professional and academic settings, applying the power of impro to pedagogy, leadership, teamwork, collaborative creation, and social... Read More →


Friday June 4, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
UCI Zoom Webinar

9:30am PDT

Devoted & Disgruntled Open Space Orientation Session
Limited Capacity seats available

Improbable will be hosting a 30-minute orientation session on Friday 4th June 2021 at 5:30pm (BST) (9:30 am PDT) – this session is optional, but if you would like a chance to familiarise yourself with the online tools we’ll be using, we will explain how they work and answer any questions. If you have any access needs, we would highly recommend that you to attend one of the orientation session - let us know in advance if you'd like to join one: johanna@improbable.co.uk.

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

Artists
avatar for Jeremy Wong

Jeremy Wong

Operations & Finance Officer, Improbable
Jeremy joined Improbable in August 2018. Previously, he worked for Bush Theatre as their Theatre Administration Intern, before moving to Omnibus Theatre as their Development Officer. He also co-founded Dirty Rascals, a performance and live art company based in South London. He recently... 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 →

Sponsors
avatar for Improbable

Improbable

A world-renowned company of pioneering improvisers, theatre makers and conversation facilitators.


Friday June 4, 2021 9:30am - 10:00am PDT
Improbable QiqoChat - Additional Registration Required

9:30am PDT

Workshop: Improvising with Reality (LIVE from Brazil)
Limited Capacity seats available

How to tell stories and make scenes connected with our current reality? Can impro make a positive change in our local and/or global situation? Those are the main issues that will be explored in this workshop. Based on Keith Jonstone and Augusto Boal's exercises and ideas, we will discover together how to improvise in a more meaningful way.

This workshop will have 10 active participants and is open to observers.

Register in advance for this event:
https://ucitrevor.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fhaHmMLjToaTiZussYwU0g
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

Events that have space limits will honor those who have scheduled this event on Sched, so please register for the entire FREE Coup de Comedy Festival | Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium 2021 here. Once an event is full, it is full.

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

Artists
avatar for Dr. Mariana Lima Muniz

Dr. Mariana Lima Muniz

Dr. Mariana Lima Muniz, a well-known and highly respected theatre educator, scholar, and artist, credited by many as the person responsible for bringing contemporary improvisation inspiration to Brazil. She founded the company Uma Companhia, has created several unique long-form improvisation... Read More →


Friday June 4, 2021 9:30am - 11:00am PDT
UCI Zoom Webinar

11:00am PDT

Panel: Intersectional Inclusion in Improvisation
Limited Capacity seats available

A panel exploring how we can make improvisational spaces safe and/or brave spaces for everyone and all of their identities. Amelia Fowler will be moderating. 

Register in advance for this event:
https://ucitrevor.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fLctQHSnQGSA6AA60i435Q
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

Events that have space limits will honor those who have scheduled this event on Sched, so please register for the entire FREE Coup de Comedy Festival | Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium 2021 here. Once an event is full, it is full.

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


Artists
avatar for Amelia Fowler

Amelia Fowler

Amelia is a native of Brooklyn, New York and proud to have performed in works like "POSE", GLAAD award winning play “She Like Girls” and her one woman show “Flozetta” performed at HERE as part of the Downtown Urban Theater Festival. Amelia has also been seen in commercial... Read More →
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Diana Elizabeth Jordan

As a self-professed Expression Arts Passionista (one passion, many hats) Diana Elizabeth Jordan is an actor, filmmaker, solo artist, (speaker) artist-educator, acting coach (Performing Arts Studio West) writer, and a disability inclusion artivist,  though I rarely do it all at the... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Rae

Stephanie Rae

Stephanie Rae has been formally studying improv for the last eleven years. She’s directed a Boyz II Men themed show for UCB's Del Close Marathon, guest played with everyone from the Groundlings to ComedySportz, and taught classes and workshops for improvisers from Louisiana to Liverpool... Read More →
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stephen davidson

Stephen Davidson is the Artistic Director of The Improvised Play,  Improvable, QI: Queer Improv, Carmen: A gender-swapped Film Noir Fantasy, and of Zeal: The Pride Improv Festival. Stephen is the author of two books about improv, Play Like an Ally and Improvising Gender. Stephen... Read More →
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Velvet Duke

International Players Club
Velvet Duke (he/him) is a world-beloved Black, autistic, queer, velvet voiced, multi-faceted creator, facilitator, and community leader. Velvet is a member of the Black Improv Alliance, The Dandies, and OverDude. He produces online musical improvisation shows coast to coast.


Friday June 4, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
UCI Zoom Webinar

12:00pm PDT

Exploration: Applied Improvisation Network (AIN) Experience (6/4/21)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to the Applied Improvisation Network (AIN) open space to play games, meet-up with AIN friends, try something new and receive support, initiate a conversation, or whatever else you'd like to offer and enjoy.

ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Register for this event here: http://bit.ly/OSregJune4

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


Sponsors
avatar for Applied Improvisation Network (AIN)

Applied Improvisation Network (AIN)

Applied improvisation uses the principles, tools, practices, skills and mind-sets developed in comedy, jazz and theatre and utilises them for non-theatrical or performance purposes.Practitioners of applied improvisation facilitate workshops, for individuals or organisations, introducing... Read More →


Friday June 4, 2021 12:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Artist Zoom

1:00pm PDT

Workshop: Breathe with Tracy Burns
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This workshop focuses on the transformative power of breath. Connect more deeply with yourself and your fellow human beings, as we play our way into our new normal.

Register in advance for this event: 
https://uci.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIoduqrqD0tH9xK2-p8BHixxOrpFYiz_RVx 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

Events that have space limits will honor those who have scheduled this event on Sched, so please register for the entire FREE Coup de Comedy Festival | Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium 2021 here. Once an event is full, it is full.

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


Artists
avatar for Tracy Burns

Tracy Burns

Tracy Burns has been teaching and performing internationally for over 30 years. She has taught acting, performance analysis, and improv at many animation studios, gaming companies and production houses including Pixar, DreamWorks, Laika, Blue Sky Animation, The Sims, Cinesite, and The... Read More →


Friday June 4, 2021 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
UCI Zoom

1:00pm PDT

Workshop: Musical Improv via Zoom
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The pandemic forced everyone in improv online in March, 2020; one of the first things we learned about was LAG. It's impossible to do improvised music on Zoom - or is it? This workshop will explore how a 34-year veteran of improv and his team pivoted to Zoom and embraced the situation instead of fighting it. We'll briefly talk about audio settings, and tools - but we'll spend most of the time playing and singing and laughing. Improv music is liberating and transformative. Let's make some music together!

Pre-requisite: updated to the latest version of Zoom. Best experienced on a laptop or desktop, but don't let your phone or tablet stop you.

Limited to 12 active participants and 18 observers.

Register in advance for this event:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckcu6vrTspG9X5Zw4KHkG7KR-GdOtZZKwo?_x_zm_rtaid=9eOEzlSWQYmoy6UrpVNYRw.1621089277808.3d822cb9842367e7030cf8ad5e3e9437&_x_zm_rhtaid=30
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

Events that have space limits will honor those who have scheduled this event on Sched, so please register for the entire FREE Coup de Comedy Festival | Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium 2021 here. Once an event is full, it is full.

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

Artists
avatar for CSz Portland (ComedySportz)

CSz Portland (ComedySportz)

Viewers Like You, LLC
CSz Portland, in its 29th season, has played over 5,000 ComedySportz shows and hasn't missed a weekend since May, 1993.  We are unique in the wonderful Portland improv scene in that our players are employees who are paid for every ComedySportz match as well as for teaching public... Read More →
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Patrick Short

GM, CSz Portland, Year 2099
Patrick Short serves as co-owner and General Manager of CSz Portland (Oregon). Established in 1993, he company has performed over 5,000 ComedySportz shows, 1,000 other improv and scripted events, taught 2,000+ classes and has continued these efforts online in the pandemic.  Patrick... Read More →


Friday June 4, 2021 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Artist Zoom

2:00pm PDT

Exploration: Ensemble! with Dan O'Connor & Jeff Katzman
Limited Capacity seats available

Loneliness – it has become an epidemic in Western cultures. Come play with us as we explore the dynamics behind the myths of isolation and disconnection. How can we learn to bring more of ourselves to our relationships, wonder about those around us, and engage in perspective taking to feel more connected to our friends, families, work communities, and neighborhoods. Just as a team of improvisers responds to one another on stage, so can we learn to do this in our lives – whether in a virtual or real- life situation.

Jeff Katzman and Dan O'Connor share the core skill sets of their book Ensemble! Integrating depth psychology and improvisation, this class brings focus to how we show up for ourselves and connect with others. The class includes brief lectures as well as demonstrations of core skill sets through improvisation exercises while integrating question and answer periods.

Register in advance for this event:
https://uci.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0uf-2urD4rEtDDApjvLXbCeJUKKkQ_UAJg
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

Events that have space limits will honor those who have scheduled this event on Sched, so please register for the entire FREE Coup de Comedy Festival | Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium 2021 here. Once an event is full, it is full.

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


Artists
avatar for Dan O’Connor

Dan O’Connor

Founder, Impro Theatre
Dan O’Connor (USA) is co-founder and Producing Artistic Director of Impro Theatre as well as a co-founder of Los Angeles Theatresports and BATS Improv in San Francisco. He is an actor, writer, director, producer and improviser. For Impro Theatre he is the co-director for Jane Austen... Read More →
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Jeffrey Katzman

Vice Chair, Clinical Services, University of New Mexico, Psychiatry
Dr. Jeff Katzman received his BA at Stanford University, his MD at UC San and completed his psychiatry residency at UCLA where he was on faculty for four years before moving to Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine... Read More →


Friday June 4, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
UCI Zoom

3:00pm PDT

Impro with Keith Johnstone: A Demo and Q&A
Limited Capacity seats available

Impro with Keith: A Demo and Q&A, an hour live demonstration of Keith's methods followed by a 30-minute Q&A. In the demo, Keith will be working with 6 actors/improvisers from The Actors Conservatory at Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland, Oregon, who have been deeply engaging in Johnstone's Impro System over the last 8 months with their impro professor, Theresa Robbins Dudeck.

Register in advance for this event:
https://ucitrevor.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sfKIuhiqSHmHu5E5wM0Fpw
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

Events that have space limits will honor those who have scheduled this event on Sched, so please register for the entire FREE Coup de Comedy Festival | Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium 2021 here. Once an event is full, it is full.

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


Artists
avatar for Brave Zamogogo

Brave Zamogogo

The Adam Drivers
They identify as a queer nonbinary latiné collaborator (they/them). A playwright, actor, and ceremonialist - relationships are everything to them. Talk about food, magic, queer liberation, mamas, grandmamas, and grandpapas. A jack of many trades and a lover of many.Brave Zamogogo... Read More →
avatar for Erin Jackson

Erin Jackson

The Adam Drivers
Originally from Athens, GA, Erin Jackson has been a resident of Portland, OR since 2019. Coming from the world of filmmaking, this is Erin's first year as both an actor and an improviser. Erin loves all things movies, animals and delicious vegan food.
avatar for Keith Johnstone

Keith Johnstone

KEITH JOHNSTONE is one of the few internationally recognized authorities in the field of improvisation, great chunks of which he created, including the formats Theatresports™, Maestro Impro©, Gorilla Theatre™, and The Life Game©.Theatresports™ is known worldwide. The Life... Read More →
avatar for Morgan Mitchell

Morgan Mitchell

The Adam Drivers
A lifelong Alaskan, Morgan Mitchell is more than happy to expound upon all things outdoors: glaciers, ice worms, bears - don't get her started! When she's not waxing poetic about the 49th state, Morgan can be found performing, directing, scenic designing, co-hosting cryptid podcast... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Campbell

Nancy Campbell

Nancy Campbell is a student at The Actors Conservatory in Portland and came to appreciate Keith Johnstone's methods through Theresa Robbins Dudeck's Impro classes. Keith's approach to creativity opened up not only acting for her, but also changed her approach to writing plays and... Read More →
avatar for Theresa Robbins Dudeck

Theresa Robbins Dudeck

Co-Founder/Creative Team, Global Improvisation Initiative (GII)
Theresa Robbins Dudeck, PhD, is a theatre scholar-practitioner with expertise in improvisation and applied improvisation. She works globally, in both professional and academic settings, applying the power of impro to pedagogy, leadership, teamwork, collaborative creation, and social... Read More →
avatar for Tyler Hunt

Tyler Hunt

The Adam Drivers
Originally from Tacoma, Washington, Tyler Hunt is an actor, stage manager, improviser, and reading fiend. Since mid-2018 he has read 305 plays and 19 books. Tyler also loves coffee, animals, trips to Seattle, and watching TCM! This is Tyler's first GII Symposium, and first year as... Read More →
avatar for William Futterman

William Futterman

William Futterman hails from the eastern lands of New York/Connecticut, and received his Bachelor’s of Film & Television Production from Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. He loves dogs.


Friday June 4, 2021 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
UCI Zoom Webinar

3:00pm PDT

Workshop: START WRITING SKETCH COMEDY NOW! with The Sketch School
Limited Capacity seats available

START WRITING SKETCH COMEDY NOW! Have you always been curious about writing Sketch Comedy? Have you written Sketch Comedy but want to learn more? This is your chance! In this Comedy Writing workshop we’ll have fun together as we explore useful tips and tools to jumpstart your comedy writing so you can Start Writing Sketch Comedy Now!

While not required, individuals who have writing samples are encourage to bring them in.

Register in advance for this event:
https://uci.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEtc-ihrTovHdDaUeNGkJJ7uBAv8KjgyZzU 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

Events that have space limits will honor those who have scheduled this event on Sched, so please register for the entire FREE Coup de Comedy Festival | Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium 2021 here. Once an event is full, it is full.

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


Artists
avatar for Marc Warzecha

Marc Warzecha

Founder, The Sketch School
Marc Warzecha (instructor)  With two decades at THE SECOND CITY Comedy Theatre, Marc Warzecha is an award-winning HEAD WRITER and ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, overseeing the development of dozens of original sketch comedy revues. Additional sketch credits include: THE KENNEDY CENTER... Read More →
avatar for Marc Warzecha @ The Sketch School

Marc Warzecha @ The Sketch School

The Sketch School
The Sketch School specializes in sketch and shortform comedy, it's is the only training ground dedicated exclusively to sketch and shortform comedy writing, available onlinefrom anywhere in the world.


Friday June 4, 2021 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
UCI Zoom

5:00pm PDT

Improv Revolution's Showel Veenstra Performance (LIVE from Irvine)
Limited Capacity seats available

UCI's Improv Revolution (iRev) presents their unique improvisational stylings with weekly performances. This week's show is "Showel Veenstra", inspired by our mentor and founder Joel Veenstra.

Register in advance for this event:
https://ucitrevor.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VzeTUNwfSzOdX7tS7bAIDg
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

Events that have space limits will honor those who have scheduled this event on Sched, so please register for the entire FREE Coup de Comedy Festival | Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium 2021 here. Once an event is full, it is full.

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



Artists
avatar for Amin Fuson

Amin Fuson

Improv Revolution
Amin Fuson is going into his final year at UCI as a Music Theatre major and has been on Improv Revolution for 2 years. He is excited to be participating in his first Coup De Comedy as the first one he was supposed to be in was canceled due to covid. He hopes to be a Broadway performer... Read More →
avatar for Andrés Serrano

Andrés Serrano

Captain, Improv Revolution
José Andrés Serrano is in his fourth year at UCI as a Political Science and Anthropology major with a minor in drama and has spent the past 9 years learning and teaching improv. As captain of Improv Revolution, he has helped produce 3 Coup de Comedies, has worked on outreach programs... Read More →
avatar for Ashton Craven

Ashton Craven

Improv Revolution
Ashton Craven is a first year Dance and Biology double major, and has loved her time so far on Improv Revolution. She is excited to participate in this year’s Coup de Comedy, and hopes to continue to grow as an improviser over her next three years at UCI. She is also excited to... Read More →
avatar for Chloe-Jeanne Cuberly

Chloe-Jeanne Cuberly

Improv Revolution
Chloe-Jeanne Cuberly is ecstatic to join Improv Revolution at our annual Coup de Comedy for her third year. When not exerting every ounce of energy she has on stage (that commonly leads to injury), she is probably studying something Criminology related at UCI. If none of the above... Read More →
avatar for James Holmgren

James Holmgren

Captain, Improv Revolution
James Holmgren is a sophomore and has been doing improv for 6 years and is enjoying his time on Irev. He is super excited to be a part of this year's Coup de Comedy! He is also a part of Joel Veenstra’s Improv class and can be seen in Wait You're Muted - Improv representing the... Read More →
avatar for Karren Shamo

Karren Shamo

Improv Revolution
This is Karren Shamo's final year at UCI, as she will be graduating with her Bachelor's in Drama with a minor in Chinese language and literature. She focuses much of her time on informing the unsuspecting ear of Taiwanese culture and history, but sometimes she can be found painting... Read More →
avatar for Maria Andreyev

Maria Andreyev

Improv Revolution
Maria Andreyev (Masha) is going into her final year at UCI as an Art major, Digital Art and Art History Minor. She has been doing Improv for almost 2 years and is excited to be a part of this year's Coup de Comedy. She is an artist and strives to work in visual development and animation... Read More →
avatar for Neo Patel

Neo Patel

Improv Magician | Improv Revolution
Neo Patel is a magician who started his career off as a cardistry artist (Doing fancy stuff with a deck of cards) and a card thrower. His brother picked up magic and he used the spare decks to do some card throwing and cardistry. His brother would experiment tricks on him and that... Read More →
avatar for Sarajane Bradford

Sarajane Bradford

Improv Revolution
Sarajane Bradford is a graduating drama major at UCI and is elated to be spending a third year on Improv Revolution. Post graduation she hopes to travel Europe and explore the theatre scene in the many countries overseas. Eventually, she would love to form a traveling acting troupe... Read More →
avatar for Shane McClure

Shane McClure

Captain, Improv Revolution
Shane McClure is in his 3rd and final year at UCI as an English major and Creative Writing Minor. As a fellow captain of iRev, this will be his second Coup. Shane has spent half of his short time at UCI online so he is excited to participate in an online event that will reach so many... Read More →
avatar for Tristan Lee

Tristan Lee

Improv Revolution
Tristan Lee (they/them she/her) is a second year vocal performance major- this is their first quarter as a member of Improv Revolution as well as their first Coup. If given the chance, they will geek out about music, video games, or any other obscure topic they are encroached in... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Improv Revolution (iRev)

Improv Revolution (iRev)

Improv Revolution generates creativity, comedy, and community at and around UC Irvine.Through a positive approach to improvisation, we construct opportunities for as many people as possible to engage in the creative process and to participate in community. We work on our own and develop... Read More →


Friday June 4, 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
UCI Zoom Webinar

6:00pm PDT

SLAY by Ripley
SLAY is a live-streamed monster hunting monologue show, performed entirely online by Ripley Improv.

SLAY marries improv, theater, monologues, inspiration from streaming TTRPGs, and the tech tools that we've all had to embrace more since the beginning of pandemic life last year to create a unique and exciting piece of live-streamed digital theater. The show opens Friday May 7th, and runs every Friday in May and June at Twitch.tv/RipleyImprov.

The premise of the show is layered: the audience clicks on the show's Twitch link, and gets a peek inside a shadowy monster-hunting government agency's computer database. One actor serves as a ringleader of sorts for the performers, taking up the role of a Monster Profiler under the employ of the secret government agency D.O.R.M. (Department of Occult Risk Management). The Profiler records a video report of her process in assembling a complete picture of a new monster each week-- and that's where the rest of the ensemble comes in.

If you want to add suggestions and interact with the show, you’ll need to create a free Twitch account to post in the chat room, so go do that right now at http://twitch.tv/ and then as showtime go to: Twitch.tv/RipleyImprov.

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


Artists
avatar for Doreen Calderon

Doreen Calderon

Company member of Ripley Improv, Los Angeles.Most recently, Doreen debuted her character, “Nana Topaz”, in Season 5 of the CW’s Riverdale. Other TV credits include This Is Us, All American, Animal Kingdom, The Big  Bang Theory, etc.. She’s also done national commercials and... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Lynn Verdi

Jessica Lynn Verdi

Jessica Lynn Verdi is an actress in Los Angeles and has been performing, directing, and producing long-form narrative improv for the last 4 years at Impro Theatre in Los Feliz. She has performed in such shows as The Improvised Generation, YA Dystopia, Improvised 80s Soap Opera, Oregon... Read More →
avatar for Kelechi EZIE

Kelechi EZIE

Actress, Singer, Mermaid: Dissertation on Real Housewives of Atlanta available upon request (other cities available)Kelechi Ezie is an actress, singer and writer from Buffalo New York. A graduate of Princeton University, Kelechi took her degree in History and did not use it. Instead... Read More →
avatar for Ripley Improv

Ripley Improv

An all-female improv collective that creates stories about real women who save the day, save the world, and save each other.Our mission: To awaken bravery, embrace weird, and cultivate play.


Friday June 4, 2021 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Twitch

7:30pm PDT

CSz Virtual ComedySportz Chicago (LIVE from Chicago, USA)
Join members of the Ensemble for the same great show - in the comfort of your home! With our two notorious teams and  quick witted Ref, you will feel like you are right back in the theater! Our virtual show has been keeping Loyal Fans laughing with just as much high energy and unpredictability as you would see from the stage! Perfect for all ages, it’s the one event you won’t want to miss each week!

RATED: E FOR EVERYONE
RUNNING TIME: 90 Minutes

If you want to add suggestions and interact with the show, you’ll need to create a free Twitch account to post in the chat room, so go do that right now at http://twitch.tv/ and then as showtime go to: https://www.twitch.tv/csznchicago.

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

Artists
avatar for ComedySportz (CSz) Theater Chicago

ComedySportz (CSz) Theater Chicago

ComedySportz is an improvised match between two teams of improvisers, going head to head in comedy competition, all presided over by a referee. Sound fun? It is! Our teams sing, do characters, perform physical feats of daring do, and all based on your suggestions. You get to vote... Read More →
avatar for Vinny Tangherlini

Vinny Tangherlini

Performer, CSz Chicago
"(Vinny is) simply the best." -Tina Turner


Friday June 4, 2021 7:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
Twitch

8:30pm PDT

Seattle Theatresports Improv Comedy returns to Unexpected Productions' Market Theater in Pike Place Market (LIVE from Seattle, USA)
After one year in the dark, Unexpected Productions want to thank YOU and welcome you back to Theatresports, Seattle’s legendary improv show LIVE. It’s the same Theatresports you love…based on your suggestion, two teams of improvisers rumble, competing with exciting improv games. After this year, we all deserve to laugh…together!

Online Audience: https://www.twitch.tv/unexpectedproductions

If you want to be engaged in the chat, you’ll need to create a free Twitch account to post in the chat room, so go do that right now at http://twitch.tv/ and GIICoup21 attendees will be given a special access code or have open access to the performance.

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


Artists
avatar for Randy Dixon

Randy Dixon

Artistic Director, Unexpected Productions
Randy Dixon (USA) is regarded as one of the most experienced improvisational artists in the Pacific Northwest and around the world. He was a founding member of Unexpected Productions and has served as the Artistic Director since 1988. Randy founded The Orcas Island Project, an international... Read More →



Friday June 4, 2021 8:30pm - 9:30pm PDT
Twitch

10:00pm PDT

BlackProv with Year 2099 (LIVE from Portland, USA)
Limited Capacity seats available

Two incredible teams perform back-to-back:

BlackProv Jamie Montgomery, John Eaglin, Jr and Michael Buchanon are BlackProv, creating improv in Portland, OR, through the lens of people of color. In The Barbershop, Jamie, John and Michael will meet in the neighborhood gathering place, where conversation creates characters and scenes.

Year 2099Young adult dystopian improv - set in a future world that has fallen apart, where something mundane (suggested by the audience) has become very, very important - worth fighting and dying for. Directed by Fiona Jenkins and Patrick Short (CSz Portland), with a multigenerational cast ranging from 17 - 62.

Following the performance, the directors and cast members will participate in a talkback session with interested viewers.

Register in advance for this event: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QOxihOmqTFS6znFJAbdAhQ
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

Events that have space limits will honor those who have scheduled this event on Sched, so please register for the entire FREE Coup de Comedy Festival | Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium 2021 here. Once an event is full, it is full.

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

Artists
avatar for CSz Portland (ComedySportz)

CSz Portland (ComedySportz)

Viewers Like You, LLC
CSz Portland, in its 29th season, has played over 5,000 ComedySportz shows and hasn't missed a weekend since May, 1993.  We are unique in the wonderful Portland improv scene in that our players are employees who are paid for every ComedySportz match as well as for teaching public... Read More →
avatar for Jamie Montgomery

Jamie Montgomery

Blackprov
Jamie Montgomery is a member of BlackProv, with John Eaglin, Jr and Michael Buchanon, creating improv in Portland, OR and beyond, through the lens of people of color. In The Barbershop, Jamie, John and Michael will meet in the neighborhood gathering place, where conversation creates... Read More →
avatar for John Eaglin, Jr

John Eaglin, Jr

BlackProv
John Eaglin, Jr is a member of BlackProv, with Jamie Montgomery and Michael Buchanon, creating improv in Portland, OR and beyond, through the lens of people of color. In The Barbershop, Jamie, John and Michael will meet in the neighborhood gathering place, where conversation creates... Read More →
avatar for Michael Buchanan

Michael Buchanan

BlackProv
Michael Buchanan is a member of BlackProv, with Jamie Montgomery and John Eaglin, Jr, creating improv in Portland, OR and beyond, through the lens of people of color. In The Barbershop, Jamie, John and Michael will meet in the neighborhood gathering place, where conversation creates... Read More →



Friday June 4, 2021 10:00pm - 11:00pm PDT
Artist Zoom

11:00pm PDT

East Panel: Global Check-in: What is happening in the world?
Limited Capacity seats available

A panel exploring and highlighting what improvisers around the world are doing during this global pandemic to survive and stay inspired.

Register in advance for this event: 
https://ucitrevor.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9jutBAaiTsK6TB5U7oEtBA
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

Events that have space limits will honor those who have scheduled this event on Sched, so please register for the entire FREE Coup de Comedy Festival | Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium 2021 here. Once an event is full, it is full.

Starting on Friday, June 4 at:
11:00 pm Pacific Time (US) PDT UTC-7
12:00 am (Sat) Mountain Time (US) MDT UTC-6
1:00 am (Sat) Central Time (US) CDT UTC-5
2:00 am (Sat) Eastern Time (US) EDT UTC-4
3:00 am (Sat) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -3UTC-3
5:00 am (Sat) London, UK BST UTC+1
6:00 am (Sat) Berlin, Germany CEST UTC+2
7:00 am (Sat) Moscow, Russia MSK UTC+4
9:00 am (Sat) Dubai, United Arab Emirates+04 UTC+4
21:30 am (Sat) Mumbai, India IST UTC+5:30
2:00 pm (Sat) Beijing, China & Singapore +08 UTC+8
4:00 pm (Sat) Tokyo, Japan JST UTC+9
5:00 pm (Sat) Sydney, Australia AeST UTC+10

Artists
avatar for Joel Veenstra

Joel Veenstra

Faculty | Co-Founder/Creative Team, University of California, Irvine | Global Improvisation Initiative (GII)
Joel Veenstra teaches improvisation, stage management, and collaborative production at the University of California, Irvine. He is active in the improvisation and applied improvisation world and serves on the Board of AIN and as the co-director of Global Improvisation Initiative... Read More →
avatar for Patti Stiles

Patti Stiles

Patti Stiles (AUS) Patti Stiles (Australia): Patti is an actor, improviser, director, instructor, and playwright who has been working professionally in theatre since 1983. She served her theatre apprenticeship at the world renowned Loose Moose Theatre and was trained by Keith Johnstone... Read More →
avatar for Serzh Velychanskyi

Serzh Velychanskyi

Founder, Kyiv Improv Club
Journalist, TV host, Entertainer, Motivational speaker, ActorSolo Improv Comedy performer; Teacher of Applied Improv at Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts; Founder of IMPROV CLUB (since 2009) Facebook,com/ImprovClub; Founder of IMPROVersity - learning English, through Improv... Read More →
avatar for Theresa Robbins Dudeck

Theresa Robbins Dudeck

Co-Founder/Creative Team, Global Improvisation Initiative (GII)
Theresa Robbins Dudeck, PhD, is a theatre scholar-practitioner with expertise in improvisation and applied improvisation. She works globally, in both professional and academic settings, applying the power of impro to pedagogy, leadership, teamwork, collaborative creation, and social... Read More →
avatar for Yuri Kinugawa

Yuri Kinugawa

Yuri has also been a professional actor over 30 years and improviser for 26 years. She began her career as a theatre actress in Tokyo and then began improvisation theatre, while at the same time moving into film and TV.  Performance and teaching experience of Improvisation: USA... Read More →


Friday June 4, 2021 11:00pm - 11:59pm PDT
UCI Zoom Webinar
 
Saturday, June 5
 

8:00am PDT

Devoted & Disgruntled: How is the world transforming improvisation? How can impro transform the world? Block A
To join this Devoted & Disgruntled Open Space event, you will need to register separately HEREYou will receive login information in your confirmation email.

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:
https://www.tickettailor.com/events/improbable1/522111

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

Artists
avatar for Ben Monks

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 →
avatar for Johanna Taylor

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 →
avatar for Lee Simpson

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 →
avatar for Phelim McDermott

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 →

Sponsors
avatar for Improbable

Improbable

A world-renowned company of pioneering improvisers, theatre makers and conversation facilitators.


Saturday June 5, 2021 8:00am - 4:00pm PDT
Improbable QiqoChat - Additional Registration Required

4:00pm PDT

Devoted & Disgruntled: How is the world transforming improvisation? How can impro transform the world? Block B
To join this Devoted & Disgruntled Open Space event, you will need to register separately HERE. You will receive login information in your confirmation email.

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: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/improbable1/522111

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

Artists
avatar for Ben Monks

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 →
avatar for Johanna Taylor

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 →
avatar for Lee Simpson

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 →
avatar for Phelim McDermott

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 →

Sponsors
avatar for Improbable

Improbable

A world-renowned company of pioneering improvisers, theatre makers and conversation facilitators.


Saturday June 5, 2021 4:00pm - Sunday June 6, 2021 12:00am PDT
Improbable QiqoChat - Additional Registration Required
 
Sunday, June 6
 

12:00am PDT

Devoted & Disgruntled: How is the world transforming improvisation? How can impro transform the world? Block C
To join this Devoted & Disgruntled Open Space event, you will need to register separately HERE. You will receive login information in your confirmation email.

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: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/improbable1/522111

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

Artists
avatar for Ben Monks

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 →
avatar for Johanna Taylor

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 →
avatar for Lee Simpson

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 →
avatar for Phelim McDermott

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 →

Sponsors
avatar for Improbable

Improbable

A world-renowned company of pioneering improvisers, theatre makers and conversation facilitators.


Sunday June 6, 2021 12:00am - 8:00am PDT
Improbable QiqoChat - Additional Registration Required

8:00am PDT

Devoted & Disgruntled: How is the world transforming improvisation? How can impro transform the world? Closing Circle
To join this Devoted & Disgruntled Open Space event, you will need to register separately HERE. You will receive login information in your confirmation email.

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: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/improbable1/522111

Starting on Sunday, June 6 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

Artists
avatar for Ben Monks

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 →
avatar for Johanna Taylor

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 →
avatar for Lee Simpson

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 →
avatar for Phelim McDermott

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 →

Sponsors
avatar for Improbable

Improbable

A world-renowned company of pioneering improvisers, theatre makers and conversation facilitators.


Sunday June 6, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
Improbable QiqoChat - Additional Registration Required

10:00am PDT

Tricky Tim: Comedic Family Friendly Magic Show
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a virtual magic show for all ages! Be ready to have some fun for the whole family with Tricky Tim!

The Zoom link for this event will be send to everyone who adds this event to their Sched schedule.

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


Artists
avatar for Tricky Tim

Tricky Tim

Magician
With over 20 years of experience performing magic for kids, Tricky Tim found just the right magic and performing style to keep kids and families engaged and guarantee they have a funtacular time! At only 4 years old, he got his first few magic tricks, and by 10 years old, he was performing... Read More →



Sunday June 6, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Artist Zoom

11:30am PDT

Workshop: Learn Magic with Neo Patel
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn magic with Neo! Get some sleight of hand knowledge to make you look like the coolest person at your next get-together (post-COVID) and learn some trade secrets. Bring a deck of cards and a couple of quarters and have fun!

Register in advance for this event:
https://uci.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEuf--orjorHNaBWNm_ct87sHu0rSwWwSth
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

Events that have space limits will honor those who have scheduled this event on Sched, so please register for the entire FREE Coup de Comedy Festival | Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium 2021 here. Once an event is full, it is full.

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

Artists
avatar for Neo Patel

Neo Patel

Improv Magician | Improv Revolution
Neo Patel is a magician who started his career off as a cardistry artist (Doing fancy stuff with a deck of cards) and a card thrower. His brother picked up magic and he used the spare decks to do some card throwing and cardistry. His brother would experiment tricks on him and that... Read More →



Sunday June 6, 2021 11:30am - 1:00pm PDT
UCI Zoom

12:00pm PDT

The Second City's Really Awesome Improv Show
Limited Capacity seats available

The Really Awesome Improv Show is a fast paced and high energy improv comedy show born at The Second City in Hollywood - it's a fun for all ages show! The Really Awesome Improv Show features improv games that rely on audience suggestions and participation, very "Whose Line is it Anyway," but 100% family friendly, and voted "Best Kids' Comedy Show" by LA Magazine.

Register in advance for this event:
https://ucitrevor.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_o2SOpERbTTWRbUiAbOssVA
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

Events that have space limits will honor those who have scheduled this event on Sched, so please register for the entire FREE Coup de Comedy Festival | Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium 2021 here. Once an event is full, it is full.

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


Sunday June 6, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
UCI Zoom Webinar

1:00pm PDT

The International Players Club Performance
Limited Capacity seats available

The International Players Club is an international team of Black improvisers from around the world. They mostly meet and play online, but when they get together...ISSA PARTY.

Register in advance for this event:
https://ucitrevor.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bjvH_621R0Shf--SKDaydA
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

Events that have space limits will honor those who have scheduled this event on Sched, so please register for the entire FREE Coup de Comedy Festival | Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium 2021 here. Once an event is full, it is full.

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


Artists
avatar for Blue Cavell-Allette

Blue Cavell-Allette

International Players Club
Blue Cavell-Allette has over a decade of experience as a mainstage performer, producer,director and advocate for equity in improv. As a founding member of the internationally known troupe Casually Dope, Blue has headlined and taught sold out workshops all over North America. You can... Read More →
avatar for Dorian Beal

Dorian Beal

International Players Club
Dorian Beal is from Minneapolis Minnesota. He’s been doing improv for nearly two years through Huge Theater in Uptown Minneapolis. He has also done several performances with the International Players Club and Black Improv Alliance for Black Joy Friday’s. A joint project with Highwire... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Rae

Stephanie Rae

Stephanie Rae has been formally studying improv for the last eleven years. She’s directed a Boyz II Men themed show for UCB's Del Close Marathon, guest played with everyone from the Groundlings to ComedySportz, and taught classes and workshops for improvisers from Louisiana to Liverpool... Read More →
avatar for Tashika Campbell

Tashika Campbell

International Players Club
Tashika Campbell began improvising in Baltimore Maryland in 2017. Originally from Charlotte North Carolina, Tashika is a founding member of Cake Walk, and performs with the dramatic Improv team, Dreamweaver. In addition to performing, she is also a Coach, Teacher and workshop Fac... Read More →
avatar for Velvet Duke

Velvet Duke

International Players Club
Velvet Duke (he/him) is a world-beloved Black, autistic, queer, velvet voiced, multi-faceted creator, facilitator, and community leader. Velvet is a member of the Black Improv Alliance, The Dandies, and OverDude. He produces online musical improvisation shows coast to coast.

Sponsors
avatar for Black Improv Alliance

Black Improv Alliance

The Black Improv Alliance (BIA) makes spaces for people of African descent to build worlds, create characters, and tell original stories - authentically and unapologetically. Through unscripted comedy, drama, and music, they are dismantling white supremacy, one scene at a time.   BIA... Read More →


Sunday June 6, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
UCI Zoom Webinar

1:00pm PDT

TIP House (The Improv Place House Team) Performances (LIVE from the UK)
Limited Capacity seats available

TIP House (The Improv Place House team) are thrilled to perform for you. The first half will play with ensemble and visual improv on screen and the second half will be inspired by real life story monologues. Thanks so much for your chat and suggestions. Welcome to the show!

Starring: Aih Mendoza, Jenny Rowe, Jon Nguyen, Jennifer Jordan, Vera Chok, Katy Schutte, Laxmi Priya, Chris Mead, Lloydie James Lloyd & Mara Joy.

TheTIP House (The Improv Place House Team) Performances (LIVE from the UK) starts soon! Join us here https://zoom.us/j/92169940506

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

Artists
avatar for Katy Schutte

Katy Schutte

Co-Founder/Director, The Improv Place
Katy Schutte is one of the UK's original long form improvisers. She performs and teaches all over the world, is Head Teacher and Course Designer for Hoopla (the UK's largest improv school), Co-Founder/Director at The Improv Place and has been one of The Maydays since their founding... Read More →


Sunday June 6, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Artist Zoom

2:00pm PDT

Panel: Stage Managing the Unexpected
Limited Capacity seats available

A panel discussion stage managing unscripted, audience interactive, and/or improvised productions. Panelists include Cody Renard Richard (Freestyle Love Supreme), Kyle Anderson (The Second City), and Shatha Uebler (The Second City, Blue Man Group).

Register in advance for this event:
https://ucitrevor.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Z4nuLgFpRTCCvny3vaLjrA
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event. 

Events that have space limits will honor those who have scheduled this event on Sched, so please register for the entire FREE Coup de Comedy Festival | Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium 2021 here. Once an event is full, it is full.

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

Artists
avatar for Cody Renard Richard

Cody Renard Richard

Stage Manager
Cody Renard Richard (Freestyle Love Supreme) was born and raised in Houston, Texas and grew up on a ranch surrounded by cows, chickens, horses, rabbits and even pigs. He competed with his family in Rodeo events before trading his cowboy boots in for a career in theatre. Cody Renard... Read More →
avatar for Joel Veenstra

Joel Veenstra

Faculty | Co-Founder/Creative Team, University of California, Irvine | Global Improvisation Initiative (GII)
Joel Veenstra teaches improvisation, stage management, and collaborative production at the University of California, Irvine. He is active in the improvisation and applied improvisation world and serves on the Board of AIN and as the co-director of Global Improvisation Initiative... Read More →
avatar for Kyle Anderson

Kyle Anderson

Stage Manager | Technical Director, The Second City
Kyle Anderson (The Second City) stage managed five revues on the ETC and was a Stage Manager for Second City’s Touring Company, and he is now The Second City’s Technical Director. He’s grateful to his family, friends, and teachers from Somonauk and Monmouth, for... Read More →
avatar for Shatha Uebler

Shatha Uebler

Stage Manager | Business Owner
Shatha Uebler (The Second City, Blue Man Group) has 20 years experience as a professional stage manager with the Blue Man Group in Las Vegas as well as with The Second City in Chicago. With these unique performance formats, the unexpected happens every day. It was this specialized... Read More →


Sunday June 6, 2021 2:00pm - 3:15pm PDT
UCI Zoom Webinar

3:15pm PDT

Workshop: Process of Transformation with Randy Dixon (LIVE from Seattle, USA)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Transformative energy in improvisation is best expressed for an audience through the personal example you set. We get the audience to think about their lives by examining our own lives, moving forward, and showing that life is a process.

This will explore how to use aspects of your own life to inform your improvisation and find deeper meaning for your audience. Using the skills of performance to further accentuate and extend the impact of your work on everyone in the room, we will look at our relationship to the stage and the audience relationship to us.

Limited to 10 active participants and up to 300 observers - if the event is full, join the waitlist and still register to observe the session.

Register in advance for this event:
https://ucitrevor.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_t7ubuwi8TbK5Lar9rTS4lQ 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

Events that have space limits will honor those who have scheduled this event on Sched, so please register for the entire FREE Coup de Comedy Festival | Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium 2021 here. Once an event is full, it is full.

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


Artists
avatar for Randy Dixon

Randy Dixon

Artistic Director, Unexpected Productions
Randy Dixon (USA) is regarded as one of the most experienced improvisational artists in the Pacific Northwest and around the world. He was a founding member of Unexpected Productions and has served as the Artistic Director since 1988. Randy founded The Orcas Island Project, an international... Read More →


Sunday June 6, 2021 3:15pm - 5:00pm PDT
UCI Zoom Webinar

4:00pm PDT

Act Social Screening & Talkback
Limited Capacity seats available

From politics to medicine, Act Social, a documentary film, explores the healing potential of applied improvisation. Features famed improv comedian Colin Mochrie of Whose Line is it, Anyway?
The principles of improv, such as “Yes And,” lead to hilarious comedy onstage but can they also be used to solve problems like depression, social anxiety, or conflict? Applied improvisers believe the answer is “Yes!”
In our documentary film we show what happens when different kinds of people try improv: refugees, tragedy survivors, couples in counseling, and people involved in political debate.
In Act Social, you will also meet improv teachers and drama therapists who work with communities in need, giving audiences a never-before-seen look at the possibilities improv can bring to real life.

The screening will be followed by a talkback with the film's director Sean A. Mulvihill

Register in advance for this event:
https://uci.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsfumopj8iGdVCR-23eGS8juCYnDKdRebN
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

Events that have space limits will honor those who have scheduled this event on Sched, so please register for the entire FREE Coup de Comedy Festival | Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium 2021 here. Once an event is full, it is full.

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

Artists
avatar for Sean Mulvihill

Sean Mulvihill

Artistic Director, Exuberant Improv Comedy Team
Sean is the Artistic Director of the Exuberant Improv Comedy Team which has had an open-ended run of over two years at New York City’s Broadway Comedy Club.Sean A. Mulvihill is currently directing the documentary feature film, Act Social starring Colin Mochrie (Whose Line is it, Anyway?). In the film, Sean and Colin lead a group of improv instructors who try to save the world by teaching improv to politicians (and everybody else).Sean is known around the globe for creating and starring in the 2007 docu/drama feature... Read More →


Sunday June 6, 2021 4:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
UCI Zoom

5:00pm PDT

HEARTBEATS by Ripley Screening & Talkback
Limited Capacity seats available

HEARTBEATS is the first fully-improvised medical drama, performed LIVE on Twitch. The Season One finale ended on a cliffhanger with both lives and loves at stake. Join us at the screening of the Finale from this past season followed by a talkback with the creative team behind this groundbreaking series.

Register in advance for this event:
https://ucitrevor.zoom.us/j/99097598627?pwd=MmVnaG1ORlhPQXFkeENRYUkvbzBwdz09
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

Events that have space limits will honor those who have scheduled this event on Sched, so please register for the entire FREE Coup de Comedy Festival | Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium 2021 here. Once an event is full, it is full.

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


Artists
avatar for Ripley Improv

Ripley Improv

An all-female improv collective that creates stories about real women who save the day, save the world, and save each other.Our mission: To awaken bravery, embrace weird, and cultivate play.


Sunday June 6, 2021 5:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
UCI Zoom Webinar

6:30pm PDT

BREAK
Sunday June 6, 2021 6:30pm - 7:00pm PDT
Your Location

7:00pm PDT

GIICoup21 Closing - A Conversation with Sam Richardson
The official closing of Coup de Comedy (CdC) Festival 2021 (presented by Improv Revolution and the University of California, Irvine Claire Trever School of the Arts Department of Drama) and Global Improvisation Initiative (GII) Symposium 2021, in partnership with Improbable!

Special guest Sam Richardson (VEEP, Detroiters, Arrested Development, The Second City) to join us in closing out this unique experience of transformation.

Register in advance for this event:
https://ucitrevor.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_u3P2bjoHRoWTDOIroFdBjw
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

Events that have space limits will honor those who have scheduled this event on Sched, so please register for the entire FREE Coup de Comedy Festival | Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium 2021 here. Once an event is full, it is full.

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

Artists
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Joel Veenstra

Faculty | Co-Founder/Creative Team, University of California, Irvine | Global Improvisation Initiative (GII)
Joel Veenstra teaches improvisation, stage management, and collaborative production at the University of California, Irvine. He is active in the improvisation and applied improvisation world and serves on the Board of AIN and as the co-director of Global Improvisation Initiative... Read More →
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Sam Richardson

Sam Richardson is an actor, writer and producer perhaps best known as ‘Richard Splett’ on HBO’s landmark, Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning comedy series, VEEP, which recently aired its seventh and final season.This year, Sam has an exciting slate of projects set to be released... Read More →


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