Genre: Comedy, Musical, Other
©Curt Dixon
Original Concept by Curt Dixon, Directed by Nannette Deasy

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 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 /


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. 

Open:   04/20/18
Close:   04/28/18

WHEN: Fridays & Saturdays April 20, 21, 27 & 28
TIME: 8:00pm:
Theater:   The Producer's Club
Address:   358 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10001
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Buy Tickets Online or Call: IRTE at 6466205051