The College of the Desert Dramatic Arts Department
“THE IMPROV GAMES 2”
An Evening of Theatre in Which the Audience Directs
Friday, November 22, 8:00 p.m.
Location: Theatre Too (on the campus of College of
Tickets: $5 COD Students / $10 General Admission
All Proceeds Benefit the COD Dramatic Arts
craziness of the holiday season approaches, the students of the College of the
Desert (COD) Dramatic Arts Department are preparing to add to the chaos with another
production of the hit comedy series “The Improv Games.” The show will
feature a raucous evening of original material and improvisational comedy.
“The audience will literally
dictate everything the performers do on stage,” says Director & COD
Assistant Professor of Theatre, Tres Dean. “Improvisation is the
foundation of so many aspects of acting and performing. Improv calls upon
the performer to think on their feet, immediately bring a character to life,
and fully commit to that character. When you add the unpredictable
suggestions and guidance of the audience, you have the recipe for an extremely
Improvisational Theatre is the
backbone of iconic television mainstays such as Saturday Night Live and “Who’s
Line Is It Anyway?” It has also given birth to live venues and training
facilities such as The Second City, The Groundlings, and The Upright Citizens
The ensemble cast consists of
current COD students and local professional performers including Jennifer
Bennett (currently training with the world famous improvisation studio “The
Groundlings” in Hollywood) Tamami Ono, Nina Charming, Renee Borgeau, Chris
Hoggatt, Christopher A. Moody, Miranda Hane, Armando Robles, Anthony Gomez,
Carson Graf, David Loperena, Lindsey Gilbert, and Gabriella St. Claire.
For ticket information and
reservations, please call 760-776-7370. Tickets are $5.00 for COD
students and $10.00 general admission. All proceeds benefit the students
of the COD Dramatic Arts Department. The performance is recommended
for mature audiences for possible language.