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.
Monday, March 19 & Monday, March 26 - 8:30 p.m. - Luca Lounge, 222 Avenue B, NYC and Monday, April 2 - 7:00 p.m. - Parkside Lounge, 317 E. Houston St., NYC
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New York, NY
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