Steve Jarand

 is a performer with a passion for developing artistic projects that feed his curiosities. As an improviser he travels the world cultivating stories with various colleagues. Together with Felipe he founded an impro group called Picnic and a festival that happens every year since 2011 in Colombia, his hometown.He is part of an international gang known as The Fabulous Problemas, a trio of thieves that play a criminal comedy around the U.S. He can be seen in numerous T.V adds, Music videos and as a host in TEDx talks.In addition to this he designs workshops for different groups aiming to explore together interesting relationships between life, theater and other art forms. As part of this investigation he has taken part in workshops with many mentors such as: Keith Johnstone, The Loose Moose Theater, Avner the Essentric, Jeff Wirth, The Upright Citicens Brigade, Davis Robinson, 500 Clown, Spymonkey, and others.


Workshop: Full Masks

Saturday August 12th 10AM-12PM $40

Felipe Ortiz

Felipe is a performer, director and teacher interested in exchanging, interacting, playing and sharing experiences with different artists around the world. He´s curious about the body in movement and its possibilities, that´s why he explores it through acrobatics, improvisation, clowning, physical theater and object manipulation to create new forms of expression in performing arts. As a performer he´s been touring around the world with different projects in festivals, companies, and collaborating with artists in these areas. He´s a well known international impro, physical theater and clown teacher.He´s currently working as a clown, acrobatics and impro teacher at the Javeriana University in Bogota.  He´s being the artistic director of La Gata Cirko (new circus) for 15 years and coo director of PICNIC ( impro ).

See Felipe in LUGARES, Friday August 11th at 8:10PM

Workshop: Scenes Without Words

Saturday August 12th 1PM-3PM

Daniel Orrantia

is a performer with a passion for developing artistic projects that feed his curiosities. As an improviser he travels the world cultivating stories with various colleagues. Together with Felipe he founded an impro group called Picnic and a festival that happens every year since 2011 in Colombia, his hometown.He is part of an international gang known as The Fabulous Problemas, a trio of thieves that play a criminal comedy around the U.S. He can be seen in numerous T.V adds, Music videos and as a host in TEDx talks.In addition to this he designs workshops for different groups aiming to explore together interesting relationships between life, theater and other art forms. As part of this investigation he has taken part in workshops with many mentors such as: Keith Johnstone, The Loose Moose Theater, Avner the Essentric, Jeff Wirth, The Upright Citicens Brigade, Davis Robinson, 500 Clown, Spymonkey, and others.

See Daniel in LUGARES, Friday August 11th at 8:10PM

Workshop: Physical Impro

Saturday August 12th 3PM-5PM $40


Shawn Kinley

Shawn's home base is Canada which he is rarely in. He works with people in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Australasia and Africa 9 months of the year - enough time to make a baby.... which, he has not yet done but says he would like to one day.

Broadly speaking, Shawn teaches workshops and performs.

More specifically he engages performers, businesses people, health care professionals, education experts, scientists, toymakers, dancers, psychologists and even the military in various forms of improvisation and movement to make their world a little better.

Over the past three decades Shawn has been asked to teach in 43 countries. Memorable visits include Universities in Oxford and Cambridge, a roofless building in Peru, the National Theatre of Iceland, and Opera of Norway, a Favela in Brazil, palaces in Germany, circuses in Poland and Colombia.

"There are no boundaries to the possibilities of ideas, especially improvisation based ideas that push us to the edge of our safety structure and create growth"

Shawn's work has influence in education, group dynamics, awareness in human behaviour and creativity to name just a few.

"With improvisation as a base, more and more groups are recognizing the worth of a flexible mind-set that responds to a world that changes faster than business plans and curriculums. Adapt, respond, innovate, expand possibilities."

See Shawn in SUPER SCENE, Friday August 11th at 7PM

Workshop: Technique and Spirit

Sunday August 13th 11AM-1PM $40

Mats Eldoen

Mats Eldøen (born 1983) has been playing and teaching improvisation for the last 15 years, both in Norway and internationally. He also works as an actor and have starred in several movies and TV-shows. At the moment he is part of the hit show ”Alt er lov” /”Everything goes” on TV2. The last couple of years he has directed a number of plays, music videos and commercials.

See Mats in Throwaway Saturday August 12th at 7PM

Workshop: Making Stuff Come Alive

Sunday August 13th 1PM-3PM

Performers

Joleen Ballendine







Off Book The Musical (Edmonton) Friday 9:20 PM

Matt Alden







Off Book The Musical (Edmonton) Friday 9:20 PM

Vincent Forcier







Off Book The Musical (Edmonton) Friday 9:20 PM

Quinn Contini








Off Book The Musical & Super Scene (Edmonton) Friday 7:00PM & 9:20PM

Stian Gulli









Throwaway (Norway) Saturday at 7:00PM

Anyssa Mckee









Super Scene (Calgary) Friday at 7:00PM

Marisol Correa







Lugares (Columbia) Friday 8:10 PM                     

Joel Crichton







Off Book The Musical (Edmonton) Friday 9:20 PM

Erik Mortimer

Off Book The Musical (Edmonton) Friday 9:20PM

Ali Froggatt

Festival Director

Ali Froggatt began improvising at Loose Moose Theatre when she was 16 years old. Since then she has fallen head over heels in love with improvisation. She has performed and taught on numerous stages across Canada as well as in Norway, Holland, and the United Arab Emirates. She recently had the thrilling opportunity of performing in An Undiscovered Shakespeare (Spontaneous Theatre), at the 2016 Stratford Festival. Ali currently runs the youth and teen training program at Loose Moose Theatre and performs regularly as a senior ensemble member. Ali is excited to continue traveling around the world and connecting with the international improv community.

See Ali in Super Scene Friday 7:00PM