IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble

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IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, an ensemble of theatrical actors and writers who will develop, produce, and perform a season of original themed improvisational shows and video sketches following the basic model of traditional repertory theatre. 


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THE SHIP BE SINKIN'  | Open: 04/05/19 Close: 04/13/19
The largest cruise ship ever built is going down!!

What did it hit? Who will survive? Why does that singer keep singing?

Find out at the hilarious improvised comedy that will float your boat!

 

Starring: 
Izzy Church, Nannette Deasy, Michael Hauschild, Natalie Hunter, Jamie Maloney, Connie Perry, Brittney Rae, and La'Rema S. Russell


Featuring live music performed by Tym Moss

Technical Director: Anne Carlton

 

Praise for IRTE

 

  • Winner: “Artists Whose Work Made Me Laugh The Most” Award at the 2017 Asheville Fringe Arts Festival
  • Winner: 2014 SHITFA (Supreme Honorary Improvised Theater & Film Award) from Unscripted New York Improvised Theatre and Film Festival
  • Nominated for Outstanding MITF/Variety Performance for HAPPY BIRTHDAY, STUPID KID! at the Midtown International Theatre Festival 2017
  • Nominated for Outstanding MITF/Variety Performance for DIG at the Midtown International Theatre Festival 2016

 


"...surprise-a-minute..." Jay Lloyd, CBS Philly, KYW News Radio

"Pleasurable, funny, artfully crafted and fast paced..." Michael D’Antoni, Outerstage

“...wildly unique and wildly funny shows." Natasha Dawsen, Drama Queens

”...pure fun.” Anthony J. Piccione, OnStage Blog 

"...theatre-goers will have a phenomenal time." Amy Carothers, NYC Travels.

 

Parental discretion is advised as Improv can be -well- spontaneous.

 

Theater is not wheelchair accessible. Entrance into theater is up a flight of stairs.

 

 

Press contact: Jay Michaels Arts & Entertainment
646-338-5472 / Jay.Michaels.Theatricals@gmail.com


About the Company: IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble

IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, an ensemble of theatrical actors and writers who will develop, produce, and perform a season of original themed improvisational shows and video sketches following the basic model of traditional repertory theatre. 

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Production History

ADRIFT  | Open: 04/04/15 Close: 04/18/15
One month ago the Cruise liner Ted McGinley lost power. No one has come to its rescue. Join the passengers, crew and entertainment staff as they improvise their new life "Adrift"!

Winner of the 2014 SHITFA (Supreme Honorary Improvised Theater & Film Award) for Outstanding Genre Performance (THE SCARY, Improvised Stephen King), IRTE, the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, invites you to set sail with Adrift.

Come see the comedy theatre company whose previous show was called "so much fun...comedic brilliance"  (Susanne Pinedo, Pinedo PR) and an "amazing improv super-crew." (Roberto Tobar, Comedy Blogger)

The NYC-based ensemble of comedy performers returns with its own unique brand of original themed, character-driven improvisational shows performed in rep. April 4th, IRTE opens its second show of the season, Adrift.

Adrift, directed by Marc Adam Smith (Former Artistic Director, Gotham City Improv; San Francisco Improv Festival), is a live improvised comedy set aboard a stranded cruise liner. Watch the comic mayhem unfold as civilization takes a back seat to survival in this Love Boat meets Lord of the Flies spectacle.

IRTE’s ship manifest includes Artistic Director Nannette Deasy and IRTE Ensemble Robert Baumgardner, Curt Dixon, and Jamie Maloney. They will be joined by guest performers Evie Aronson (TruTV, HBO Films, Frigid Fest NY) and Jeffrey O'Leary (IRTE Ensemble 2013, original series Principal O'Leary).  The group’s collective credits include off-Broadway theater, national tours and feature film.

Each show will include appearances by talented up and comers from the NY indie music scene. For Adrift, they will be joined by Mary Knapp (April 4), ReW STaRR (April 11), ​and ​​David Jay (April 18)

Tickets for all IRTE shows at the Producers Club are $12.00, and are available for purchase online at http://www.irteinfo.com/#!tickets/cz8h/!/Adrift/p/45840924/category=8705737, or at The Producers Club Box Office (Day of Performance only), 358 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036. Group discounts are available online.
 
All media inquiries in reference to IRTE please contact Nannette Deasy, Artistic Director,  IRTEinfo@gmail.com


 


About the Company: IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble

IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, an ensemble of theatrical actors and writers who will develop, produce, and perform a season of original themed improvisational shows and video sketches following the basic model of traditional repertory theatre. 

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Avoidance!  | Open: 05/19/17 Close: 05/27/17
Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble (IRTE) Presents: 

AVOIDANCE!

The improvised game show where contestants face the discomforts of everyday life, vying for the grand prize - a year alone, away from the madness of daily life. Will they succeed in avoiding their greatest fears and anxieties?

Original Concept by Jamie Maloney
Directed by Marc Adam Smith

Starring: 
Getchie Argetsinger, Robert Baumgardner, William Berg, Nannette Deasy,Curt Dixon, Mike Hauschild, and Jamie Maloney

Featuring live music performed by Tym Moss

Technical Director: Anne Carlton

WHEN: Fridays & Saturdays May 19, 20, 26 & 27
TIME: 8:00pm

WHEREThe Producers Club358 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

Tickets $15

Season Pass and Group Discounts Available
 
Recent Praise for IRTE

"...a Sense-ational Experience ...theatre-goers will have a phenomenal time." Amy Carothers, NYC Travels.

"...the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble has become one of the leading improv troupes in merry old Manhattan and a welcome and uproarious asset to festivals and other engagements across the country. The innovative group mixes retro humor, clever off-on-the-spot wit, and classic theatrical techniques to present wildly unique and wildly funny shows." Natasha Dawsen, Drama Queens

"... a very exciting–and very different–kind of improv show... Hats off to The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble as well as the wonderful cast for creating something I loved. " Conor D. Mullen, Outerstage

Winner: "Artists Whose Work Made Me Laugh The Most" Award at the 2017 Asheville Fringe Arts Festival

Winner: 2014 SHITFA (Supreme Honorary Improvised Theater & Film Award) from Unscripted New York Improvised Theatre and Film Festival

Nominated for Outstanding MITF/Variety Performance for DIG at the Midtown International Theatre Festiva

 

Parental discretion is advised as Improv can be -well- spontaneous.

Theater is not wheelchair accessible. Entrance into theater is up a flight of stairs.

 

Press contact: Jay Michaels Arts & Entertainment   

646-338-5472 / jmae.events@gmail.com

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BRP II  | Open: 06/16/17 Close: 06/24/17
Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble (IRTE) Presents: 

BRP II

The big get BIGGER, the rich get RICHERER, the powerful get even more POWERFULLERERER! … but who Trumps them all? Witness the private lives of the titans of industry. Who falls from grace? Who marries up? Who moves to Washington? Find out in this improvised comedy based on the IRTE hit "Big, Rich & Powerful"!

Conceived and Directed by Robert Baumgardner

Starring: 
William Berg, Nannette Deasy, Curt Dixon, Mike Hauschild, Sam Katz and Jamie Maloney

Featuring Musical Guests:
Craig Greenberg - June 16
Tym Moss - June 17
Victoria Cave - June 23
Mr. David Jay - June 24

Technical Director: Anne Carlton

WHEN: Fridays & Saturdays June 16, 17, 23 & 24
TIME: 8:00pm

WHERE: The Producers Club358 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

Tickets $15 

Season Pass and Group Discounts Available

http://www.irteinfo.com/tickets/BRP-II-p77887497


Recent Praise for IRTE

"...a Sense-ational Experience ...theatre-goers will have a phenomenal time." Amy Carothers, NYC Travels.

"...the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble has become one of the leading improv troupes in merry old Manhattan and a welcome and uproarious asset to festivals and other engagements across the country. The innovative group mixes retro humor, clever off-on-the-spot wit, and classic theatrical techniques to present wildly unique and wildly funny shows." Natasha Dawsen, Drama Queens

"... a very exciting–and very different–kind of improv show... Hats off to The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble as well as the wonderful cast for creating something I loved. " Conor D. Mullen, Outerstage

Winner: "Artists Whose Work Made Me Laugh The Most" Award at the 2017 Asheville Fringe Arts Festival

Winner: 2014 SHITFA (Supreme Honorary Improvised Theater & Film Award) from Unscripted New York Improvised Theatre and Film Festival

Nominated for Outstanding MITF/Variety Performance for DIG at the Midtown International Theatre Festival
 

 

Parental discretion is advised as Improv can be -well- spontaneous.

Theater is not wheelchair accessible. Entrance into theater is up a flight of stairs.

 

Press contact: Jay Michaels Arts & Entertainment   

646-338-5472 / jmae.events@gmail.com


About the Company: IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble

IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, an ensemble of theatrical actors and writers who will develop, produce, and perform a season of original themed improvisational shows and video sketches following the basic model of traditional repertory theatre. 

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CALAMITY!  | Open: 07/11/15 Close: 07/25/15
Every year cities and towns all over the world are flooded with epic tales of a global threat. This summer be a part of the action as IRTE presents Calamity! - a fully improvised “choose your own” disaster movie. You choose the disaster. We save the world!

This summer...where will you be when Calamity! hits?

Winner of the 2014 SHITFA (Supreme Honorary Improvised Theater & Film Award) for Outstanding Genre Performance (THE SCARY, Improvised Stephen King), IRTE, the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, invites you to be a part of the action in CALAMITY!

Come see the comedy theatre company whose shows have been called "so much fun...comedic brilliance"  (Susanne Pinedo, Pinedo PR), "completely unique" (Heather Boddy, Thespi-Honest), "quick-wit hijinks!" (Amy M. Frateo, Outerstage​) and an "amazing improv super-crew." (Roberto Tobar, Comedy Blogger).

The NYC-based ensemble of comedy performers returns with its own unique brand of original themed, character-driven improvisational shows performed in rep. July 11th, IRTE opens its fifth and final show of the season, CALAMITY! Directed and originally conceived by Bill Berg (IRTE Ensemble, Gotham City Improv), CALAMITY! is a live improvised action adventure disaster "movie."

The cast will include Artistic Director Nannette Deasy and IRTE Ensemble Robert Baumgardner, Curt Dixon, and Jamie Maloney. They will be joined by guest performers Evie Aronson (TruTV, HBO Films, Frigid Fest NY), Sam Katz (IRTE's Wow Wee! and Small Claims), Melissa Cole (Cherub Improv, Small Faces, IRTE's Late Night News) and Nate Betancourt (Critical Point Theatre’s podcast The Grayscale). The group’s collective credits include off-Broadway theater, national tours and feature film.

Each show will include appearances by talented up and comers from the NY indie music scene, including Carla Ulbrich July 11th, Tym Moss July 18 and Mr. David Jay July 25th.


About the Company: IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble

IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, an ensemble of theatrical actors and writers who will develop, produce, and perform a season of original themed improvisational shows and video sketches following the basic model of traditional repertory theatre. 

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, STUPID KID! AT PROVIDENCE FRINGE AND MITF  | Open: 07/29/17 Close: 08/05/17
Jamie McCluskey is turning 12 and you're invited to celebrate THE BIG DAY! There will be games, goodie bags, live music, a birthday cake and plenty of mayhem. Jamie may be just a "stupid kid," but it's the adults who are out of control in this improvised and interactive birthday party. You'll get to join in the fun while witnessing the over-the-top antics of Jamie's family. 

Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble (IRTE) Presents: 

Happy Birthday, Stupid Kid!

THE PROVIDENCE FRINGE FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, July 29, 2017, 10:00-11:00pm
Waterfire Arts Center, L Studio
475 Valley St., Providence, RI 02908
Tickets: $10 (available at the door)

Starring: William Berg, Nannette Deasy, Curt Dixon, Mike Hauschild, Jamie Maloney, Connie Perry and Sam Katz
Featuring live music performed by David Alves


MIDTOWN INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, August 5, 2017 @ 9:30-10:15pm
The Workshop Theater, Jewel Box Theater
312 West 36th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10018
Tickets: $20 http://ow.ly/R60w30dquBt


Starring: Nannette Deasy, Curt Dixon, Mike Hauschild, Jamie Maloney, Connie Perry and Sam Katz
Featuring live music performed by John Munnelly
Technical Director: Anne Carlton

PRAISE FOR IRTE:
"The newest production from IRTE rehashes all of the awkward, hilarious, unforgettable shenanigans that occur whenever families get together to celebrate... an unforgettably entertaining evening." Catherine Santino, Spoiled NYC, Laugh-Your-A$$-Off-Funny: Check Out These 2 Can’t-Miss Comedy Shows in NYC

"...a Sense-ational Experience ...theatre-goers will have a phenomenal time." Amy Carothers, NYC Travels.

"...the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble has become one of the leading improv troupes in merry old Manhattan and a welcome and uproarious asset to festivals and other engagements across the country. ...wildly unique and wildly funny shows." Natasha Dawsen, Drama Queens

"... a very exciting–and very different–kind of improv show... Hats off to The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble as well as the wonderful cast for creating something I loved. " 
Conor D. Mullen, Outerstage

Winner: "Artists Whose Work Made Me Laugh The Most" 
Award at the 2017 Asheville Fringe Arts Festival

Winner: 2014 SHITFA (Supreme Honorary Improvised Theater & Film Award) from Unscripted New York Improvised 
Theatre and Film Festival

PressContact: 

Jay Michaels Arts & Entertainment, 646-338-5472 or JMITF2017@gmail.com


About the Company: IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble

IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, an ensemble of theatrical actors and writers who will develop, produce, and perform a season of original themed improvisational shows and video sketches following the basic model of traditional repertory theatre. 

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Happy Birthday, Stupid Kid!  | Open: 05/13/16 Close: 05/21/16
You're Invited to an Improvised and Interactive Birthday Party

Jamie McCluskey is turning 12 and you're invited to join the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble as they celebrate THE BIG DAY! When their comedy show Happy Birthday, Stupid Kid! hits the Producers' Club in New York, there'll be games, goodie bags, a birthday cake and plenty of mayhem. Jamie may be just a "stupid kid," but it's the adults who are out of control in this improvised and interactive birthday party. You'll get to join in the fun while witnessing the over-the-top antics of Jamie's family. Plus, at each show, IRTE's cast of seasoned improvisers will be joined by a different musical guest.

Celebrating its fifth season, the award-winning group of trained actors work to develop, produce and perform a full season of original themed, theatrically-staged, and character-driven comedy shows based in improvisation and following the basic model of seasonal repertory theatre. IRTE has won praise for elevating the art of improvisational theatre while opening it up to a broader audience of theatergoers. Adding simple costumes, props, and strong characters and you get a very theatrical, raw, ridiculous and irreverent, narrative-driven and completely improvised show that has made a powerful impact around the country
 
As with all IRTE shows, Happy Birthday, Stupid Kid! will also include a musical guest, connecting the the­atre-going public, not only to this new form of Improv but to up & coming indie music talents.
 
Most recently, IRTE performed at the Theatre for the New City’s Dream Up Festival, three sea­sons of the Del Close Marathon, Philadelphia Improv Festival, Boston Comedy Arts Festival, NYC Improv Festival, two seasons of the Unscripted New York Improvised Theatre and Film Festival, Tampa Improv Festival, New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival, and Portland Improv Festival. They enjoyed a residency at Gotham City Improv, and were honored with the 2014 Supreme Honor­ary Improvised Theater & Film Award for Outstanding Genre Performance by Unscripted New York. They were named one of the “Seven Must-See Shows” of the 2014 Boston Comedy Arts Festival.

 

Starring: 
Evie AronsonWilliam BergMelissa Cole, Nannette Deasy, Curt Dixon, Brianna Lee, and Jamie Maloney

Featuring Musical Guests:
Rew Starr - May 13
Craig Greenberg - May 14
Small Batch Mafia - May 20
and 
Mr. David Jay - May 21


Please note that due to the improvisational nature of the shows, there may be some adult content. Shows are recommended for ages 13 and older with parental guidance.

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Hint!  | Open: 03/19/12 Close: 04/02/12
The latest is made up of the greatest as seasoned professional actors, writers, and improvisers have banded together to create IRTE, The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, an ensemble of theatrical actors and writers who will develop, produce, and perform a season of original themed improvisational shows and video sketches following the basic model of traditional repertory theatre. Their first season opener is HINT! A long-form performance in the style of the grand old murder mysteries. As further incentive to the audiences to join the fun, all IRTE performances of "HINT" are FREE! Long form improv is longer, story-based improvisation focused on developing character and plot so that an audience becomes invested in the work being done on stage.

 

IRTE’s roster of merrymakers – led by artistic director Nannette Deasy – include Robert Baumgardner, Alex Decaneas, Curt Dixon, Adam Leong, Donna Lobello, Jamie Maloney, Danielle Montezinos, and Johnny Zito. What makes this group unique is their back-story: this is a group of professionals with celebrated careers on stage and film coming together to create on-the-spot humor. This group’s credits reads like a who’s who of the American theater including off-Broadway theater and feature film, with performances at The Public Theater, The Kennedy Center, Second City, Upright Citizens Brigade, and the Groundlings; and stand-out showings at Tony ‘N’ Tina’s Wedding and Paul Sills' Wisconsin Theater Game Center.

 

“I couldn’t be happier,” says Ms. Deasy, “I have the brightest, funniest, and quickest on my team” she exclaimed. “Here’s to a great season!”

 

IRTE’s 2012 season continues with

vIRTEgo (April 16 & 23, 8:30pm @ Luca Lounge, April 30 @ TBA) a whirl-wind audience participation event.

Mrs. Carrol's 3rd Grade Houghton Mifflin Spelling Class (May 14 &21, 8:30pm @ Luca Lounge, June 4 @ TBA) imagine the words this group can come up with … and then using them in a sentence!!??

vIRTEgo returns to the Luca Lounge on June 18 & 25 at 8:30 p.m. and July 9 @ Location TBA.

That Kick-Ass Time-Jump Show – please don't sue us, Scott Bakula (July 23 & 30, 8:30pm @ Luca Lounge and August 6 @ TBA) IRTE takes you on a spontaneous sci-fi thrill ride filled with references ranging from Quantum Leap and Star Trek to Doctor Who!

 


About the Company: IRTE, The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble

 IRTE, The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, an ensemble of theatrical actors and writers who will develop, produce, and perform a season of original themed improvisational shows and video sketches following the basic model of traditional repertory theatre. 

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IRTE NOIR  | Open: 05/18/18 Close: 06/02/18
IRTE invites you to a night of crime, passion, intrigue, betrayal, drama, deception, more passion, twists, turns, mood lighting, and inner dialogue. Improv never looked so cool.

Conceived and Directed by Curt Dixon

Starring: Robert Baumgardner, Izzy Church, Nannette Deasy, Jamie Maloney, Connie Perry, and Sam Katz

Featuring Musical Guest Tym Moss

Technical Director: Anne Carlton
 

Recent Praise for IRTE

·         Winner: “Artists Whose Work Made Me Laugh The Most” Award at the 2017 Asheville Fringe Arts Festival

·         Winner: 2014 SHITFA (Supreme Honorary Improvised Theater & Film Award) from Unscripted New York Improvised Theatre and Film Festival

·         Nominated for Outstanding MITF/Variety Performance for HAPPY BIRTHDAY, STUPID KID! at the Midtown International Theatre Festival 2017

·         Nominated for Outstanding MITF/Variety Performance for DIG at the Midtown International Theatre Festival 2016

 

"...surprise-a-minute..." Jay Lloyd, CBS Philly, KYW News Radio

"...pure fun." Anthony J. Piccione, OnStage Blog

"Magnificent... fantastic... one of the finest improv troupes today!" Outerstage, IRTE MITF A-OK 

"...wildly unique and wildly funny shows." Natasha Dawsen, Drama Queens 

"...theatre-goers will have a phenomenal time." Amy Carothers, NYC Travels.

 

Parental discretion is advised as Improv can be - well - spontaneous.

Theater is not wheelchair accessible. Entrance into theater is up a flight of stairs.

 

Press contact: Jay Michaels Arts & Entertainment
646-338-5472 / Jay.Michaels.Theatricals@gmail.com

 


About the Company: IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble

IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, an ensemble of theatrical actors and writers who will develop, produce, and perform a season of original themed improvisational shows and video sketches following the basic model of traditional repertory theatre. 

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IRTE Presents: INTERLUDES 2063  | Open: 05/04/13 Close: 05/18/13
 

In a world where chaos is king, one traveling theater troupe remains, forever on tour.
 
Well met, mutants! IRTE improv returns to perform as INTERLUDES. Set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, INTERLUDES is the last regional touring theater company taking bookings. Based on audience suggestions, this menagerie of performers will astonish with comic tales of days past - if they don’t kill each other first!
 
The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble returns after a highly successful premiere season filled with full houses, standing Os, and glowing praise. IRTE’s six-month tour included stand-out showings at The Peoples Improv Theater, Luca Lounge, the PIT, the Creek and the Cave in Long Island City, and the Parkside Lounge. Peppering each jestful jam session were talented musical guests like Jessica Delfino, Alexis Thomason, Jason Soffer, Mindy Raf, Ben Lerman, Amy Albert, Caroline Eckman, Summer and Eve, Taylor Ferrera, and The Vigilante!
 
Their banner year culminated with official selection in the 2012 Portland Improv Festival and the 2013 New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival.
 
Raves included:
"A clever cacophony of topical humor, retro references, and on-their-feet wit ... a merry chase"  Bob Greene, Outerstage
 
"A great show that included enough specifics to satisfy my inner-geek and also stood on its own as a delightful long-form improvisation... smart, grounded comedy" 
Marcia Sofley, Improvisation News

After a successful run of The Groovy Gang Adventures, which Dennis Holden of Dennis Has a Podcast called "A lot of fun!" 
and Susanne Pinedo of Pinedo PR called "a hilarious spoof... I was cracking up throughout the entire show...magnificent"

...they are following up with INTERLUDES 2063

Original Concept and Directed by Alex Decaneas
Starring Nannette Deasy, Curt Dixon, Jamie Maloney, Danielle Montezinos, Jeff O'Leary, Isabelle Owens, Stacy Price and Stephen Thornton

with Special Guest Musicians Squirm & Germ and Gift of Tongues
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Irte Presents: Space Probe!  | Open: 07/06/13 Close: 07/20/13
For Immediate Release

IRTE Presents

SPACE PROBE!

 

Calendar Listings

SPACE PROBE!

When:Saturdays, July 6, 13 & 20, 8:00pm-9:00pm

What:Improv Comedy

Where:Gotham City Improv

48 W 21st Street, 8th Floor (Buzz #801)

Between 5th & 6th Ave.

NYC

Price:$6.00

Special Discount!!!: $3.00 for High School / College Students with advance reservation.

$3.00 for groups of 3 or more with advance reservation by emailing IRTEinfo@gmail.com

 

Public Info: http://irteinfo.wix.com/irte (main website)

http://www.gothamcityimprov.com/index.php (GCI)

Contact: For discount advance reservation: email IRTEinfo@gmail.com

(212) 367-8222 For Tickets

 

Show Info

The crew of the SS Buzz Aldrin flounders in deep space. Their only option...get a tow to the nearest planet from AakAak Towing. One problem, AakAak only takes payment in the local currency of Grudax.

Follow our intrepid crew as they improvise life among the aliens of a planet they know absolutely nothing about. Can they find work as foreigners to pay the towing charges? Is that alien dueling, or proposing marriage? How much can a faster than light propulsion unit cost? Come see the fun of IRTE's next fully improvised comedy, and find out what happens. 

 

The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble is back with its most cosmic comedy, yet! Will our explorers get off, or will they get...PROBED?

 

Original Concept and Directed by Robert Baumgardner

Starring Nannette Deasy, Curt Dixon, Graceann Dorse, Jamie Maloney, Jeff O'Leary, Isabelle Owens and Stephen Thornton

 

With Special Musical Guests Charlotte Cornfield (July 6), Gift of Tongues (July 13) and Craig Greenberg (July 20)

 

About IRTE

The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble is an ensemble of comedy actors and writers who develop, produce and perform a season of original themed improvisational shows and video sketches, following the basic model of traditional repertory theatre. IRTE returns this year after a highly successful premiere season of fully improvised and stylized shows. Last season, IRTE’s six-month tour included stand-out showings at The Peoples Improv Theater, Luca Lounge, The Creek and the Cave, and the Parkside Lounge.

IRTE has also been an official selection at festivals including the 2012 Portland Improv Festival, the 2013 New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival, the 2013 Unscripted New York Improvised Theatre and Film Festival and the 15th Anniversary Del Close Marathon.

Peppering each showcase were talented musical guests like Jessica Delfino, Alexis Thomason, Jason Soffer, Gift of Tongues, Mindy Raf, Ben Lerman, Amy Albert, Caroline Eckman, Summer and Eve, Squirm & Germ, Taylor Ferrera, Mr. Big Head, The Vigilante, and Evan Laurence.

Raves included:

"A clever cacophony of topical humor, retro references, and on-their-feet wit ... a merry chase"  Bob Greene, Outerstage

 

"A great show that included enough specifics to satisfy my inner-geek and also stood on its own as a delightful long-form improvisation... smart, grounded comedy" Marcia Sofley, Improvisation News

 

"A lot of fun!"  Dennis Holden, Dennis Has aPodcas

 

"Quick-wit hi-jinks... humor for the thinking man – and woman,"  Amy M. Frateo, Outerstage​

 

 

For more information about IRTE and the performers: http://irteinfo.wix.com/irte

For all inquiries, media requests, interviews, please contact Susanne Pinedo, Pinedo Public Relations

(786) 556-7925 / SusannePinedo@gmail.com


About the Company: IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble

IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, an ensemble of theatrical actors and writers who will develop, produce, and perform a season of original themed improvisational shows and video sketches following the basic model of traditional repertory theatre. 

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Irte Presents: The Clique  | Open: 08/03/13 Close: 08/17/13
You got what it takes to hang with the cool kids? What are you: a burn-out, band geek, goth kid, jock, bookworm, skater, emo kid, cheerleader, stoner dude, preppy wannabe, choir kid, drama nerd? What’s it gonna be? Make up your mind, kid – this school is a warzone and if you don’t find a posse to back you up, you’re gonna get caught in the crossfire.

IRTE, The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, presents an evening of long-form improv  based on the high school experiences of one of our audience members. And that audience member could be you!

It's time to hang with the cool kids, with the real rulers of this school. It’s time to hang with...THE CLIQUE.

 

Original Concept and Directed by Jeff O'Leary

Starring Robert Baumgardner, Nannette Deasy, Alex Decaneas, Curt Dixon, Graceann Dorse, Jamie Maloney, Danielle Montezinos and Isabelle Owens

With Special Musical Guests Carla Ulbrich (August 3), TBA (August 10) and TBA (August 17)

 

About IRTE

The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble is an ensemble of comedy actors and writers who develop, produce and perform a season of original themed improvisational shows and video sketches, following the basic model of traditional repertory theatre. IRTE returns this year after a highly successful premiere season of fully improvised and stylized shows. Last season, IRTE’s six-month tour included stand-out showings at The Peoples Improv Theater, Luca Lounge, The Creek and the Cave, and the Parkside Lounge.

IRTE has also been an official selection at festivals including the 2012 Portland Improv Festival, the 2013 New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival, the 2013 Unscripted New York Improvised Theatre and Film Festival and the 15th Anniversary Del Close Marathon.

Peppering each showcase were talented musical guests like Jessica Delfino, Alexis Thomason, Jason Soffer, Gift of Tongues, Mindy Raf, Ben Lerman, Amy Albert, Caroline Eckman, Summer and Eve, Squirm & Germ, Taylor Ferrera, Mr. Big Head, The Vigilante, and Evan Laurence.

Raves included:

"A clever cacophony of topical humor, retro references, and on-their-feet wit ... a merry chase" Bob Greene, Outerstage

"A great show that included enough specifics to satisfy my inner-geek and also stood on its own as a delightful long-form improvisation... smart, grounded comedy" Marcia Sofley, Improvisation News

"A lot of fun!"  Dennis Holden, Dennis Has aPodcas

"Quick-wit hi-jinks... humor for the thinking man – and woman,"  Amy M. Frateo, Outerstage​

 

For more information about IRTE and the performers: http://irteinfo.wix.com/irte

For all inquiries, media requests, interviews, please contact Susanne Pinedo, Pinedo Public Relations / (786) 556-7925 / SusannePinedo@gmail.com


About the Company: IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble

IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, an ensemble of theatrical actors and writers who will develop, produce, and perform a season of original themed improvisational shows and video sketches following the basic model of traditional repertory theatre. 

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Irte Presents: Virtego Circus  | Open: 06/29/13 Close: 06/29/13
 

In the back roads of Anywhere, USA, a travelling carnival of lost souls and circus misfits will perform games and scenes based entirely on your wicked suggestions. Just be careful what you wish for.
 
IRTE, The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble is back with its wickedly funny short-form comedy improv show. Won't you run away and join the vIRTEgo Circus?
 
Praise for IRTE includes:
 
"A clever cacophony of topical humor, retro references, and on-their-feet wit ... a merry chase"  Bob Greene, Outerstage
 
"A lot of fun!"  Dennis Holden, Dennis Has a Podcas
 
"Quick-wit hi-jinks... humor for the thinking man – and woman,"  Amy M. Frateo, Outerstage​
 

Original Concept and Directed by Nannette Deasy
Starring Robert Baumgardner, Nannette Deasy, Curt Dixon, Adam Leong, Jamie Maloney, Danielle Montezinos, and Marcia Sofley

with Special Musical Guests Jason Soffer (June 1), Gift of Tongues (June 15) and TBA (June 29)


About the Company: IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble

IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, an ensemble of theatrical actors and writers who will develop, produce, and perform a season of original themed improvisational shows and video sketches following the basic model of traditional repertory theatre. 

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Irte: The Groovy Gang Adventures  | Open: 04/06/13 Close: 04/20/13
 

 

For Immediate Release
Contact Jay Michaels 646-338-5472 or wrightgroupny@gmail.com

What has four letters and is funnier the second time?
I R T E !


New York -- The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble returns after a highly successful premiere season filled with full houses, standing Os, and glowing praise. IRTE’s six-month tour included stand-out showings at The Peoples Improv Theater, Luca Lounge, the Creek and the Cave in Long Island City, and the Parkside Lounge. Peppering each jestful jam session were talented musical guests like Jessica Delfino, Alexis Thomason, Jason Soffer, Mindy Raf, Ben Lerman, Amy Albert, Caroline Eckman, Summer and Eve, Taylor Ferrera, and The Vigilante!

Their banner year culminated with official selection in the 2012 Portland Improv Festival and the 2013 New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival.

Raves included:
"A clever cacophony of topical humor, retro references, and on-their-feet wit ... a merry chase" Bob Greene, Outerstage

"A great show that included enough specifics to satisfy my inner-geek and also stood on its own as a delightful long-form improvisation... smart, grounded comedy" 
Marcia Sofley, Improvisation News
For its second season, IRTE joins with Gotham City Improv to present their entire season at GCI's theater at 48 West 21st, 8th Floor, Buzzer #801

Season Opener:

THE GROOVY GANG ADVENTURES
Saturdays, April 6 & 20 @ 8:00 p.m.
Original Concept by Nannette Deasy • Directed by Pat Shay
Jinkies! The Groovy Gang is up to their old tricks in IRTE's latest long-form improvisational comedy. Join your favorite band of teen sleuths and their talking alligator drummer Chompers, as they solve yet another spooky mystery.
Special Mid-Week Showing at The People's Improv Theater, 123 East 24th Street, NYC, 212.563.7488
Wednesday April 10, 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $5

The fun continues with ... 

INTERLUDES 2063
Saturdays, May 4 & 18 @ 8:00 p.m.
Original Concept and Directed by Alex Decaneas
Well met, mutants! IRTE improv returns to perform as INTERLUDES. Set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, INTERLUDES is the last regional touring theater company taking bookings. Based on audience suggestions, this menagerie of performers will astonish with comic tales of days past – if they don’t kill each other first!
Special Mid-Week Showing at The People's Improv Theater, 123 East 24th Street, NYC, 212.563.7488
Wednesday, May 8, 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $5

vIRTEgo CIRCUS
Saturdays, June 1, 15, 29 @ 8:00 p.m.
Original Concept and Directed by Nannette Deasy
In the back roads of Anywhere, USA, a traveling carnival of lost souls and circus misfits perform games and scenes based entirely on your wicked suggestions. vIRTEgo Circus! Something funny this way comes!

SPACE PROBE
Saturdays, July 6, 13, 20 @ 8:00 p.m.
Original Concept by Robert Baumgardner
The crew of the SS Buzz Aldrin flounders in deep space. Their only option...get a tow to the nearest planet from AakAak Towing. One problem, AakAak only takes payment in the local currency of Grudax.
Follow our intrepid crew as they improvise life among the aliens of a planet they know absolutely nothing about. Will our explorers get off, or will they get...PROBED?

THE CLIQUE
Saturdays, August 3, 10, 17 @ 8:00 p.m.
Original Concept and Directed by Jeff O’Leary
You got what it takes to hang with the cool kids? What are you: a burn-out, band geek, goth kid, jock, bookworm, skater, emo kid, cheerleader, stoner dude, preppy wannabe, choir kid, drama nerd? IRTE presents an evening of long-form improv based on the high school experiences of one of our audience members. And that audience member could be you!

 

 

MUSICAL GUESTS: 

Jessica Delfino (http://www.jessicadelfino.com/) will be the musical guest on April 6th.

Summer & Eve (http://www.summerandeve.com) will be the musical guest on the April 10th PIT show.

Mr. Big Head (http://mrbighead13.webs.com/) will be the musical guest on April 20th.

SPECIAL TICKET DISCOUNT FOR THE GOTHAM SHOWS: 

$3 discount tickets to high school and college students to all of the Gotham shows with advance reservation. 
In order to take advantage of the offer, students must email IRTEinfo@gmail.com and reference the offer.

3 for $3 group rate for the Gotham shows. For reservations of three or more people, we can offer groups $3 discounted tickets.. Just email us at IRTEinfo@gmail.com and reference this offer.

 

 

GET A TASTE OF IRTE BEFORE OPENING: http://www.meetup.com/Comedy-Tawks/

featuring Nannette Deasy,  Wednesday, April 3 at 5pm.

 

LISTEN TO THEIR INTERVIEW on Dennis Has a Podcast.   

http://www.dennishasapodcast.com/2013/03/episode-86-irte-improv.html


All weekend performances will be at Gotham City Improv • All tickets are $6 • Call 212-367-8222

All members of IRTE are available for interviews • Call Jay Michaels at 646-338-5472 for more information.

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646-620-5051
IRTEinfo@gmail.com
http://irteinfo.wix.com/irte
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About the Company: IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble

IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, an ensemble of theatrical actors and writers who will develop, produce, and perform a season of original themed improvisational shows and video sketches following the basic model of traditional repertory theatre. 

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LAST RESORT  | Open: 06/10/16 Close: 06/18/16
When you're old and you know your time is short what do you do? Go on a kick-ass vacation! Thrill seeking seniors spare no expense at going out with a bang at this resort. To hell with laws and rules when you know you'll die soon anyway. Join the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble (IRTE) at the ultra-exclusive Golden Sunset, the LAST RESORT you will ever need or want. IRTE mixes traditional theatrical storytelling with the excitement of off-the-cuff comedy for an improvised look at the "what-ifs" of life.  IRTE provides the basic framework, and you and your fellow audience members choose the items on the characters' bucket lists, which make up that evening's unique storyline. However, not all is as it seems at the Golden Sunset - Better not get in the way of these "oldies" and their ever accommodating staff, or you might just check out before they do!

Celebrating its fifth season, the award-winning group of trained actors work to develop, produce and perform a full season of original themed, theatrically-staged, and character-driven comedy shows based in improvisation and following the basic model of seasonal repertory theatre. IRTE has won praise for elevating the art of improvisational theatre while opening it up to a broader audience of theatergoers. Adding simple costumes, props, and strong characters and you get a very theatrical, raw, ridiculous and irreverent, narrative-driven and completely improvised show that has made a powerful impact around the country

Most recently, IRTE performed at the Theatre for the New City’s Dream Up Festival, three sea­sons of the Del Close Marathon, Philadelphia Improv Festival, Boston Comedy Arts Festival, NYC Improv Festival, two seasons of the Unscripted New York Improvised Theatre and Film Festival, Tampa Improv Festival, New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival, and Portland Improv Festival. They enjoyed a residency at Gotham City Improv, and were honored with the 2014 Supreme Honor­ary Improvised Theater & Film Award for Outstanding Genre Performance by Unscripted New York. They were named one of the “Seven Must-See Shows” of the 2014 Boston Comedy Arts Festival. In July, they will be appearing at the Midtown International Theatre Festival.

Please note that due to the improvisational nature of the show, there may be some adult content. The show is recommended for ages 13 and older with parental guidance.

Starring:

Robert Baumgardner, Nicole Beninato, Bill Berg, Nannette Deasy, Curt Dixon, Cedric Lilly, and Jamie Maloney.

With live music performed by Mr. David Jay.


About the Company: IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble

IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, an ensemble of theatrical actors and writers who will develop, produce, and perform a season of original themed improvisational shows and video sketches following the basic model of traditional repertory theatre. 

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LATE NIGHT NEWS  | Open: 05/02/15 Close: 05/16/15
The IRTE News Team is here to keep you informed of all of the late night happenings. Because the city never sleeps and neither does this improvised news show. You suggest it, we'll report it!

Late Night News:  Wake Up And Smell The Headlines

Winner of the 2014 SHITFA (Supreme Honorary Improvised Theater & Film Award) for Outstanding Genre Performance (THE SCARY, Improvised Stephen King), IRTE, the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, invites you to "wake up and smell the Headlines" with Late Night News.

Come see the comedy theatre company whose previous show was called "so much fun...comedic brilliance"  (Susanne Pinedo, Pinedo PR) and an "amazing improv super-crew." (Roberto Tobar, Comedy Blogger)

The NYC-based ensemble of comedy performers returns with its own unique brand of original themed, character-driven improvisational shows performed in rep. Late Night News, directed by Curt Dixon (IRTE founding member, Gotham City Improv main stage member, Groundlings alum), is a live improvised and audience interactive comedy news show. 

The IRTE News Team will include Artistic Director Nannette Deasy and IRTE Ensemble Robert Baumgardner, Bill Berg, Jamie Maloney and Marcia Sofley. They will be joined by guest performers Evie Aronson (TruTV, HBO Films, Frigid Fest NY) and Melissa Cole (Cherub Improv, Small Faces).  The group’s collective credits include off-Broadway theater, national tours and feature film.

Each show will include appearances by talented up and comers from the NY indie music scene, including Craig Greenberg on May 9th and Tym Moss on May 16.
 


About the Company: IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble

IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, an ensemble of theatrical actors and writers who will develop, produce, and perform a season of original themed improvisational shows and video sketches following the basic model of traditional repertory theatre. 

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Mrs. Carrol's 3rd Grade Houghton Mifflin Spelling Class  | Open: 05/21/12 Close: 06/28/12
It's September, 1981 at Millard Fillmore Elementary School in Randy Lakes, NJ.  Post it notes have just been invented, MTV has hit the airwaves and Ronald Regan is President.  Follow the students of Mrs. Carrol's Spelling and Vocabulary Class as they improvise their way through the 3rd grade armed only with their Houghton Mifflin primers.

IRTE is heading back to school with their latest long-form improvised comedy. Long form improv is "unscripted theater" focused on developing strong, fun characters and plot. Taking just a few suggestions from the audience, the cast of Mrs. Carrol's will create a new play every night, completely on the fly.

Starring Nannette Deasy, Robert Baumgardner, Alex Decaneas, Curt Dixon, Jamie Maloney, Vicky Mesrie, Isabelle Owens, and Johnny Zito.

After successful runs of vIRTEgoand HINT! which Outerstage called 

"a clever cacophony of topical humor, retro references, and  on-their-feet wit

... a merry chase" ,


About the Company: IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble

IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, an ensemble of theatrical actors and writers who will develop, produce, and perform a season of original themed improvisational shows and video sketches following the basic model of traditional repertory theatre. 

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Small Claims  | Open: 05/17/14 Close: 05/31/14
IRTE Continues its 2014 Season of Improvised Comedies with
SMALL CLAIMS at The Producers Club
 
IRTE, the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, continues its third season of improvised shows. After its hit season opener THE SCARY (which Casual Comedy News called "a terrifying trifecta of laughter, looneys, and even live music"), the NYC-based ensemble of comedy actors and writers returns with its own unique brand of original themed, character-driven improvisational shows performed in rep. May 17, IRTE opens its second show at The Producers Club,Small Claims. In this courtroom, size matters! Your neighbor ran over your mailbox, your friend won't pay for that concert ticket and your ex left and took your dog. Don't get mad. Take 'em to court IRTE style!
 
Small Claims, directed by Curt Dixon (IRTE founding member, Gotham City Improv faculty and main stage co.), is a live improvised spoof of "reality" court shows, a hilarious cross between Judge Judy and Night Court!
 
IRTE’s jury of fun – led by artistic director Nannette Deasy – include Robert Baumgardner, Curt Dixon, Graceann Dorse, Jamie Maloney, and Marcia Sofley. ForSmall Claims, they will be joined by guest performer Brian Michael (Broadway Comedy Club, Blue Bloods CBS, Gotham City Improv main stage co.).  The group’s collective credits include off-Broadway theater, national tours and feature film.

Each show will include appearances by talented up and comers from the NY indie music scene. Past musical guests have included Craig Greenberg, Pablo (Bluesboy), Gift of Tongues, Carla Ulbrich, Charlotte Cornfield, Jason Soffer, Jessica Delfino, Matt Dallow, Mr. Big Head, Positive Feedback, Squirm and Germ, Summer & Eve and The Vigilante.  
 
All media inquiries in reference to IRTE please contact Susanne Pinedo, Publicist, Tel: 786.556.7925 & email SusannePinedo@gmail.com.
 
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Contact: IRTE 
irteinfo@gmail.com / http://irteinfo.wix.com/irte

 


About the Company: IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble

IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, an ensemble of theatrical actors and writers who will develop, produce, and perform a season of original themed improvisational shows and video sketches following the basic model of traditional repertory theatre. 

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TAMMY'S BACHELORETTE  | Open: 03/08/19 Close: 03/16/19
Blonde, beautiful Tammy Tucker is getting married, and you're invited! She’s reunited all her besties, one male stripper and an ex-boyfriend or two to say goodbye to single life in this improvised and interactive Bachelorette Party of the CENTURY!

Starring: Evie Aronson, William Berg, Izzy Church, Nannette Deasy, Sam Katz, Claire Kraus, and Jamie Maloney

Featuring live music by David E Johnston as Mr. David Jay!
 

*Due to the improvisational nature of the shows, there may be adult content. Parental discretion is advised.

Theater is not wheelchair accessible. Entrance into theater is up a flight of stairs.

Press Contact: Jay Michaels Arts & Entertainment  
 

Praise for IRTE

  • Winner: “Artists Whose Work Made Me Laugh The Most” Award at the 2017 Asheville Fringe Arts Festival
  • Winner: 2014 SHITFA (Supreme Honorary Improvised Theater & Film Award) from Unscripted New York Improvised Theatre and Film Festival
  • Nominated for Outstanding MITF/Variety Performance for HAPPY BIRTHDAY, STUPID KID! at the Midtown International Theatre Festival 2017
  • Nominated for Outstanding MITF/Variety Performance for DIG at the Midtown International Theatre Festival 2016


"...surprise-a-minute..." Jay Lloyd, CBS Philly, KYW News Radio

"Pleasurable, funny, artfully crafted and fast paced..." Michael D’Antoni, Outerstage

“...wildly unique and wildly funny shows." Natasha Dawsen, Drama Queens

”...pure fun.” Anthony J. Piccione, OnStage Blog

"...theatre-goers will have a phenomenal time." Amy Carothers, NYC Travels.

 

 

Parental discretion is advised as Improv can be -well- spontaneous.

Theater is not wheelchair accessible. Entrance into theater is up a flight of stairs.

 

Press contact: Jay Michaels Arts & Entertainment
646-338-5472 / Jay.Michaels.Theatricals@gmail.com

 


About the Company: IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble

IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, an ensemble of theatrical actors and writers who will develop, produce, and perform a season of original themed improvisational shows and video sketches following the basic model of traditional repertory theatre. 

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THE EXPERIMENT  | Open: 04/21/17 Close: 04/29/17
IRTE Presents: 

THE EXPERIMENT

Time-traveling creatures from inside your mind...

Genetically-modified clones of your worst-nightmare-self…


Hold onto your seats because anything can happen when the twisted minds of IRTE meld with the spur-of-the-moment suggestions of the audience in this improvised B-movie sci-fi thriller that will have you laughing, screaming, and dying for more!

Starring: 
Robert BaumgardnerNannette DeasyCurt DixonMike Hauschild, Brianna LeeJamie Maloney, and Connie Perry

Featuring Musical Guests:
Elijah Tucker - April 21
Victoria Cave - April 22
TBA - April 28 
Noam Osband - April 29

Technical Director: Anne Carlton

WHEN: Fridays & Saturdays April 21, 22, 28 & 29
TIME: 8:00pm
Tickets $15
Season Pass and Group Discounts Available

*Due to the improvisational nature of the shows, there may be adult content. Parental discretion is advised. 

Theater is not wheelchair accessible. Entrance into theater is up a flight of stairs.

Praise for IRTE

Winner: "Artists Whose Work Made Me Laugh The Most" Award at the 2017 Asheville Fringe Arts Festival

Winner: 2014 SHITFA (Supreme Honorary Improvised Theater & Film Award) from Unscripted New York Improvised Theatre and Film Festival

Nominated for Outstanding MITF/Variety Performance for DIG at the Midtown International Theatre Festival

"... an unforgettably entertaining evening." --Catherine Santino, Spoiled NYC

"truly worth watching.... astonishing." Emmy Pai, Outerstage, Big, Rich and TALENTED people

"...surprise-a-minute..." Jay Lloyd, CBS Philly, KYW News Radio


About the Company: IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble

IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, an ensemble of theatrical actors and writers who will develop, produce, and perform a season of original themed improvisational shows and video sketches following the basic model of traditional repertory theatre. 

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THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY BLONDES AT THE DREAM UP FESTIVAL  | Open: 09/16/15 Close: 09/20/15
An improvised action packed comedy adventure based on audience suggestions and the brave teamwork of the most famous blondes in the world!

The year is 2015. The world is in disarray: global warming; political unrest; economic collapse; bicycles on sidewalks. Who is behind this evil? Some brunette. Who can save us? THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY BLONDES!!!!

"The League of Extraordinary Blondes" features members of Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble (IRTE) in an action-packed comedy adventure, in which the most famous, glamorous blondes are called together to find and defeat the evil villain behind the world's latest crisis. The show is stylized and cartoon-ish and features live music. The League of Extraordinary Blondes was conceived, directed and designed by Robert Baumgardner. The show, which is completely improvised, was developed by the members of IRTE. Prop and Set Designer: Robert Baumgardner. Lighting Designer: Anne Carlton. Costume Designer: IRTE. Music by: David E. Johnston. The League of Extraordinary Blondes stars the members of the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble (IRTE), including: Nannette Deasy, Bill Berg, Melissa Cole, Curt Dixon, Brianna Lee, Jamie Maloney, Brian Michael and David E. Johnston

The sixth Dream Up Festival (www.dreamupfestival.org) will be presented by Theater for the New City (TNC) from August 30 to September 20, 2015, offering a lineup of wide-ranging and original theatrical visions embracing drama, musicals, improv, aerial and more. The festival is dedicated to new works. TNC feels this festival is especially needed now in a time of declining donations to the arts, when grants are not being awarded due to market conditions and arts funding is being cut across the country and abroad. The festival aims to push ideas to the forefront through imaginative presentations so as to challenge audience expectations and make us question our understanding of the way art illuminates the world around us.


About the Company: IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble

IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, an ensemble of theatrical actors and writers who will develop, produce, and perform a season of original themed improvisational shows and video sketches following the basic model of traditional repertory theatre. 

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THE SENSE-ATIONS!  | Open: 03/17/17 Close: 03/25/17
IRTE Presents: 

THE SENSE-ATIONS!

They're international pop superstars! They have REAL super powers! Experience the phenomenon that is THE SENSE-ATIONS!*

*Management not responsible for any super villain attacks during the show.

Starring: 
Evie AronsonWilliam BergNannette Deasy, Curt Dixon, Mike Hauschild, Brianna Lee, Jamie Maloney, and Tara Sargente Cho

Are they superheroes who happen to be pop stars, or pop stars who happen to be superheroes? Either way, The Sense-ations! fight evil and break hearts on a daily routine. Just remember, supervillain attacks happen all the time, so you can't sue anybody if a giant robot or death-ray shows up. This outrageous improv show from Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble deals with all things extraordinary at New York's own Producers' Club.

Featuring Musical Guests:
Rew Starr - March 17
Craig Greenberg - March 18
TBA - March 24 & 25

WHEN: Fridays & Saturdays March 17, 18, 24 & 25
TIME: 8:00pm
Tickets $15
Season Pass and Group Discounts Available

*Due to the improvisational nature of the shows, there may be adult content. Parental discretion is advised. 

Theater is not wheelchair accessible. Entrance into theater is up a flight of stairs.

Praise for IRTE

Winner: "Artists Whose Work Made Me Laugh The Most" Award at the 2017 Asheville Fringe Arts Festival

Winner: 2014 SHITFA (Supreme Honorary Improvised Theater & Film Award) from Unscripted New York Improvised Theatre and Film Festival

Nominated for Outstanding MITF/Variety Performance for DIG at the Midtown International Theatre Festival

"... an unforgettably entertaining evening." --Catherine Santino, Spoiled NYC

"truly worth watching.... astonishing." Emmy Pai, Outerstage, Big, Rich and TALENTED people

"...surprise-a-minute..." Jay Lloyd, CBS Philly, KYW News Radio


About the Company: IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble

IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, an ensemble of theatrical actors and writers who will develop, produce, and perform a season of original themed improvisational shows and video sketches following the basic model of traditional repertory theatre. 

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That Kick Ass Time Jump Show  | Open: 07/22/12 Close: 08/05/12
Theorizing that one could time travel within his own lifetime, Doctor Sam Bakula led an elite group of improvisers into the desert to develop a top secret project, known as THAT KICK ASS TIME JUMP PROJECT! Pressured to prove his theories, Doctor Bakula, prematurely stepped into the Kick Ass Time Jump Accelerator and vanished. Trapped in the past, the doctor finds himself improvising from life to life, putting things right, that once went wrong, kicking ass and hoping each time, that his next kick ass jump will be the kick ass jump home. 

IRTE is leaping back into theatres with their latest long-form improvised comedy. Long form improv is "unscripted theater" focused on developing strong, fun characters and plot. Taking just a few suggestions from the audience, the cast of That Kick Ass Time Jump Show will create a new play every night, completely on the fly.
 
Original Concept by Adam Leong (and Donald Bellisario... well, sort of)
Starring Evie Aronson, Philip Casale, Nannette Deasy, Alex Decaneas, Curt Dixon, Adam Leong and Jamie Maloney
 
"a clever cacophony of topical humor, retro references, and on-their-feet wit ... a merry chase" , Bob Greene, Outerstage
 
Check out our commercial!
 
Sunday, July 22, 9:30-10:30 p.m. 
Parkside Lounge
317 East Houston, New York, NY
Btwn Ave B & C
FREE ADMISSION w/2 Drink Min


Tuesday, July 31, 10 p.m.-11 p.m. 
The Peoples Improv Theater
123 East 24th Street
New York, NY 10010
N, R, 4, 6 Trains
Tickets: $8


Sunday, August 5, 6:00-7:00 p.m. 
The Creek and the Cave
10-93 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101

7, G, E, V Trains
FREE ADMISSION  


About the Company: IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble

IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, an ensemble of theatrical actors and writers who will develop, produce, and perform a season of original themed improvisational shows and video sketches following the basic model of traditional repertory theatre. 

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The Diabolical Dr. Fiend  | Open: 04/20/18 Close: 04/28/18
Trapped in a 9-5 job is tough when you’re diabolical. So many evil plans, so litle time... but rent and bills are due, so the destruction of humanity will have to wait... at least until Friday. Join us for a night of diabolically fun improvised theater.

 

Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble (IRTE) Presents: 


The Diabolical Dr. Fiend

Starring: Robert Baumgardner, Izzy Church, Curt Dixon, Mike Hauschild, Heather Johnson, Jamie Maloney, Connie Perry and Cheryl Pickett

Featuring live music performed by John Munnelly (April 20, 21 & 28) and Craig Greenberg (April 27)
 

Season Pass and Group Discounts Available
 
Recent Praise for IRTE
 

·         Winner: “Artists Whose Work Made Me Laugh The Most” Award at the 2017 Asheville Fringe Arts Festival

·         Winner: 2014 SHITFA (Supreme Honorary Improvised Theater & Film Award) from Unscripted New York Improvised Theatre and Film Festival

·         Nominated for Outstanding MITF/Variety Performance for HAPPY BIRTHDAY, STUPID KID! at the Midtown International Theatre Festival 2017

·         Nominated for Outstanding MITF/Variety Performance for DIG at the Midtown International Theatre Festival 2016

 

"...a Sense-ational Experience ...theatre-goers will have a phenomenal time." Amy Carothers, NYC Travels

"...the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble has become one of the leading improv troupes in merry old Manhattan and a welcome and uproarious asset to festivals and other engagements across the country. The innovative group mixes retro humor, clever off-on-the-spot wit, and classic theatrical techniques to present wildly unique and wildly funny shows." Natasha Dawsen, Drama Queens, Comedy is Deasy! A moment with IRTE’s leader and comedian-in-chief

"... a very exciting–and very different–kind of improv show... If you see The Sense-ations! you’re in for a wild night... All in all The Sense-ations! is a wonderful night of theatre, comedy, and improv. Hats off to The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble as well as the wonderful cast for creating something I loved. " Sense-ational! Conor D. Mullen, Outerstage
 

"The newest production from IRTE (Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble) rehashes all of the awkward, hilarious, unforgettable shenanigans that occur whenever families get together to celebrate... an unforgettably entertaining evening." - Catherine Santino, Spoiled NYC, Laugh-Your-A$$-Off-Funny: Check Out These 2 Can’t-Miss Comedy Shows in NYC
 

"Big, Rich, Powerful...and FUNNY!" - Inola McGuire, Drama Queens
 

"...surprise-a-minute..." - Jay Lloyd, CBS Philly, KYW News Radio
 

"Big, Rich and Powerful was a soap-opera style comedy... that was truly worth watching... They captured the idea of the late night drama beautifully and pulled you right in with humor and ingenuity.... astonishing." - Emmy Pai, Outerstage, Big, Rich and TALENTED people
 

 "IRTE is a cutting edge improv group" - Theatre has its Goddesses: Women making a difference off-off Broadway

 

Parental discretion is advised as Improv can be - well - spontaneous.

Theater is not wheelchair accessible. Entrance into theater is up a flight of stairs.

 

Press contact: Jay Michaels Arts & Entertainment

646-338-5472 / Jay.Michaels.Theatricals@gmail.com

 

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The League Of Extraordinary Blondes  | Open: 08/10/14 Close: 08/24/14
The year is 2014. The world is in disarray: global warming; political unrest; economic collapse; bicycles on sidewalks. Who is behind this evil? Some brunette. Who can save us?

!!!!!THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY BLONDES!!!!

An improvised action packed adventure based on audience suggestions and the brave teamwork of the most famous blondes in the world!

IRTE, the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, finishes its third season of improvised shows with The League of Extraordinary Blondes. Come see the group critics are calling "Completely unique" (Heather Boddy, THESPI-HONEST), "radical and theatrical fun!" (Imani Johnson, The High 5 Review), and "remarkable," (Lillian Rodriguez, Film Annex)!

The NYC-based ensemble of comedy performers returns with its own unique brand of original themed, character-driven improvisational shows performed in rep. August 10, IRTE opens its final show of the Season at The Producers Club, The League of Extraordinary Blondes.

Each show will include appearances by talented up and comers from the NY indie music scene, including Craig Greenberg, and Lesley Kernochan.  

The cast – led by artistic director Nannette Deasy – includes Curt Dixon, Graceann Dorse, Jamie Maloney and Marcia Sofley. For The League of Extraordinary Blondes, they will be joined by guest performer Bill Berg (Gotham City Improv alum, The Heath). The group’s collective credits include off-Broadway theater, national tours and feature film.

Tickets for all IRTE shows at the Producers Club are $10.00, and are available for purchase online at http://irteinfo.wix.com/irte#!online-store/cz8h/!/~/product/category=8705737&id=33991269, or at The Producers Club Box Office (Day of Performance only), 358 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036. 20% Group discounts are available.
 
All media inquiries in reference to IRTE please contact Susanne Pinedo, Publicist, Tel: 786.556.7925 & email SusannePinedo@gmail.com.

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The Magic Zoo  | Open: 07/13/14 Close: 07/27/14
IRTE Continues its 2014 Season of Improvised Comedies with
The Magic Zoo at The Producers Club
 
NEW YORK, NY, IRTE, the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, continues its third season of improvised shows with The Magic Zoo. Come see the group critics are calling "Completely unique" (Heather Boddy, THESPI-HONEST), "radical and theatrical fun!" (Imani Johnson, The High 5 Review), and "remarkable," (Lillian Rodriguez, Film Annex)!

The NYC-based ensemble of comedy performers returns with its own unique brand of original themed, character-driven improvisational shows performed in rep. July 13, IRTE opens its fourth show at The Producers Club, The Magic Zoo. You WILL learn! Hey kids! It's Sunday morning and the Magic Zoo is open for FUN! Tune in for all the improvised merriment as we learn about good citizenship, fitting in and the way life is supposed to be from Game Warden Bob and his Zoo Pals!
 
The Magic Zoo, directed by Marc Adam Smith (Former Artistic Director, Gotham City Improv; Manhattan Comedy School faculty), is a live improvised comedy spoofing beloved children's public television programs like The Magic Garden and The New Zoo Revue.
 
IRTE’s menagerie – led by artistic director Nannette Deasy – include Robert Baumgardner, Curt Dixon, Jamie Maloney and Marcia Sofley. For The Magic Zoo they will be joined by guest performers Evie Aronson (TruTV, HBO Films, Frigid Fest NY), Alena Acker (Mother Eve's Secret Garden of Sensual Sisterhood, Discovery ID), Jeffrey O'Leary (IRTE Ensemble 2013).  The group’s collective credits include off-Broadway theater, national tours and feature film.

Each show will include appearances by talented up and comers from the NY indie music scene. Only July 13, they will be joined by The Dreamstalks and on July 20th, they will be joined by Summer and Eve.
 
All media inquiries in reference to IRTE please contact Susanne Pinedo, Publicist, Tel: 786.556.7925 & email SusannePinedo@gmail.com.
 
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Contact: IRTE 
irteinfo@gmail.com / http://irteinfo.wix.com/irte

 

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The Scary, Improvised Stephen King, At The Producers Club  | Open: 04/12/14 Close: 04/26/14
IRTE, the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, is BACK with its third season of improvised shows. After another highly successful season of full houses, stand-out fest appearances and glowing praise, the NYC-based ensemble of comedy actors and writers returns with its own unique brand of original themed, character-driven improvisational shows performed in rep. April 12, IRTE begins its official residency at The Producers Club with THE SCARY, Improvised Stephen King. Your dead pet stands by a shining dark tower in Maine...Watch in terror as the twisted members of IRTE craft your suggestions into a story worthy of the KING of Horror, himself! Dare you face... THE SCARY?!!


About the Company: IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble

IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, an ensemble of theatrical actors and writers who will develop, produce, and perform a season of original themed improvisational shows and video sketches following the basic model of traditional repertory theatre. 

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Virtego  | Open: 06/18/12 Close: 07/01/12
 IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble continues its first season of FREE performances with vIRTEgo- A whirl-wind audience participation event

Monday, June 18 - 7:30 p.m., Parkside Lounge, 317 East Houston Avenue, Manhattan, NYC
 
Sunday, July 1 - 6:00 p.m., The Creek & the Cave, 10-93 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NYC
 
The latest is made up of the greatest as seasoned professional actors, writers, and improvisers have banded together to create IRTE, The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, an ensemble of theatrical actors and writers who will develop, produce, and perform a season of original themed improvisational shows and video sketches following the basic model of traditional repertory theatre. 
 
After a successful run of HINT! which Outerstage called 
 
"a clever cacophony of topical humor, retro references, and  on-their-feet wit
... a merry chase" , 
 
they are following up with vIRTEgo, a short-form comedy improv show that will leave you dizzy!
 
 As further incentive to the audiences to join the fun, all IRTE performances  of "vIRTEgo" are FREE! 
"Short-form" comedy improv is quick and zippy, delivering, short-attention span "on-the-spot" games based on the audience's own zany and spontaneous suggestions. 

IRTE’s roster of merrymakers – led by artistic director Nannette Deasy – include Robert Baumgardner, Alex Decaneas, Curt Dixon, Adam Leong, Jamie Maloney, Danielle Montezinos, and Johnny Zito.

 

IRTE’s 2012 season continues with

Mrs. Carrol's 3rd Grade Houghton Mifflin Spelling Class (June 3, 6:00pm @ The Creek and The Cave, June 28, 11:00pm @ The PIT, $5) Imagine the words this group can come up with … and then using them in a sentence!!??

That Kick-Ass Time-Jump Show – please don't sue us, Scott Bakula (July 23 , 7:30pm @ Parkside Lounge and August 5, 6:00pm @ The Creek and The Cave) IRTE takes you on a spontaneous sci-fi thrill ride filled with references ranging from Quantum Leap and Star Trek to Doctor Who!


About the Company: IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble

IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, an ensemble of theatrical actors and writers who will develop, produce, and perform a season of original themed improvisational shows and video sketches following the basic model of traditional repertory theatre. 

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WOW WEE! ADVENTURES OF A LITTLE GIRL ROBOT  | Open: 03/07/15 Close: 03/21/15
"Wow wee! That little girl's a... ROBOT!!!" 

Can an adorable mechanical moppet fit in with the Trumans, a normal, wholesome, suburban family? Or will she be dismantled in a lab? You decide! Follow the HILARIOUS adventures of Andie the Android in this classic (and completely improvised) 80s sitcom!

Winner of the 2014 SHITFA (Supreme Honorary Improvised Theater & Film Award) for Outstanding Genre Performance (THE SCARY, Improvised Stephen King), IRTE (the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble) kicks off their fourth season with Wow Wee! Adventures of a Little Girl Robot. A spoof of 80s sitcoms, particularly Small Wonder, IRTE asks you decide as they improvise your answers.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:   Saturdays: March 7, 14 and 21 at 8pm

PERFORMANCE VENUE: ​The Producers Club at 358 West 44th Street, NYC

TICKETS: $12 - Group discounts and season passes available

Visit www.irteinfo.com for more information.

Cast:
Evie Aronson
Bill Berg
Nannette Deasy
Curt Dixon
Sam Katz
Jamie Maloney
Brian Michael
Marcia Sofley

 

All media inquiries in reference to IRTE please contact Publicist Malini Singh McDonald at 917-951-0673 malini@theatrebeyondbroadway.com


About the Company: IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble

IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, an ensemble of theatrical actors and writers who will develop, produce, and perform a season of original themed improvisational shows and video sketches following the basic model of traditional repertory theatre. 

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Wow Wee 2! Adventures of a Little Girl Killbot  | Open: 06/22/18 Close: 06/30/18
What's a little girl robot to do now that the singularity has occurred? Check in with the Trumans, America's favorite tv family and their mechanical moppet, Andie the Android, as they face the End of the World. Wow Wee! It's a completely improvised post-apocalyptic 80s sitcom! 

Original Concept by Nannette Deasy
Directed by Curt Dixon

Starring: 
Evie Aronson, Robert Baumgardner, Izzy Church, Nannette Deasy, Michael Hauschild, Jamie Maloney, and Sam Katz 

Featuring live music performed by Mr. David Jay, as the LAST MUSICIAN ON EARTH


Technical Director: Anne Carlton
 

WHEN: Fridays & Saturdays June 22, 23, 29 & 30

TIME: 8:00pm

WHEREThe Producers Club358 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

Tickets $15

Season Pass and Group Discounts Available


Recent Praise for IRTE

  • Winner: “Artists Whose Work Made Me Laugh The Most” Award at the 2017 Asheville Fringe Arts Festival
  • Winner: 2014 SHITFA (Supreme Honorary Improvised Theater & Film Award) from Unscripted New York Improvised Theatre and Film Festival
  • Nominated for Outstanding MITF/Variety Performance for HAPPY BIRTHDAY, STUPID KID! at the Midtown International Theatre Festival 2017
  • Nominated for Outstanding MITF/Variety Performance for DIG at the Midtown International Theatre Festival 2016

"...surprise-a-minute..." Jay Lloyd, CBS Philly, KYW News Radio

"...pure fun." Anthony J. Piccione, OnStage Blog

"Magnificent... fantastic... one of the finest improv troupes today!" Outerstage, IRTE MITF A-OK 

"Pleasurable, funny, artfully crafted and fast paced... a quick and welcoming reboot to one’s personal laugh meter." Michael D’Antoni, True Blue Noir

"...wildly unique and wildly funny shows." Natasha Dawsen, Drama Queens 

"...theatre-goers will have a phenomenal time." Amy Carothers, NYC Travels.
 

Parental discretion is advised as Improv can be -well- spontaneous.

Theater is not wheelchair accessible. Entrance into theater is up a flight of stairs.

Press contact: Jay Michaels Arts & Entertainment
646-338-5472 / Jay.Michaels.Theatricals@gmail.com

 

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vIRTE Go-Go!  | Open: 06/14/14 Close: 06/28/14
IRTE Continues its 2014 Season of Improvised Comedies with
vIRTE Go-Go! at The Producers Club
 
NEW YORK, NY, IRTE, the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, continues its third season of improvised shows with vIRTE Go-Go! Come see the group critics are calling "Completely unique" (Heather Boddy, THESPI-HONEST), "radical and theatrical fun!" (Imani Johnson, The High 5 Review), and "remarkable," (Lillian Rodriguez, Film Annex)!

The NYC-based ensemble of comedy performers returns with its own unique brand of original themed, character-driven improvisational shows performed in rep. June 14, IRTE opens its third show at The Producers Club, vIRTE Go-Go!, the grooviest booty shaking short form show ever! Come join IRTE as they shake, rattle and roll their way through audience suggestions in this short form improv party!
 
Set in 1972, vIRTE Go-Go!, directed by Curt Dixon (IRTE founding member, Gotham City Improv faculty and main stage co.), is a a live "short-form" improvised comedy show reminiscent of such classics as Laugh-In and the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
 
IRTE’s band of merry makers – led by artistic director Nannette Deasy – include Robert Baumgardner and Marcia Sofley. For Small Claims, they will be joined by guest performers Evie Aronson (TruTV, HBO Films, Frigid Fest NY), Bill Berg (Gotham City Improv alum, The Heath), Sam Katz (Artistic New Directions), and Michael Sause (Gotham City Improv main stage co., Two Man Tango).  The group’s collective credits include off-Broadway theater, national tours and feature film.

Each show will include appearances by talented up and comers from the NY indie music scene. Past musical guests have included Craig Greenberg, Pablo (Bluesboy), Gift of Tongues, Lesley Kernochan, Carla Ulbrich, Charlotte Cornfield, Jason Soffer, Jessica Delfino, Matt Dallow, Mr. Big Head, Positive Feedback, Squirm and Germ, Summer & Eve and The Vigilante.  

Tickets for all IRTE shows at the Producers Club are $10.00, and are available for purchase online at http://irteinfo.wix.com/irte#!online-store/cz8h/!/~/product/category=0&id=33991265 , or at The Producers Club Box Office (Day of Performance only), 358 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036. 20% Group discounts are available.
 
All media inquiries in reference to IRTE please contact Susanne Pinedo, Publicist, Tel: 786.556.7925 & email SusannePinedo@gmail.com.
 
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irteinfo@gmail.com / http://irteinfo.wix.com/irte

 

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