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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. 

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. 

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. 

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
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.

IRTE
646-620-5051
IRTEinfo@gmail.com
http://irteinfo.wix.com/irte
https://www.facebook.com/pages/IRTE/312498052101722?fref=ts

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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. 

Blowout Tell-a-thon  | Open: 09/08/12 Close: 09/08/12
Come join Blowout Theatre Company as we start off out new season. The night will feature dynamite storytellers competing for prizes and you, the audience, will decide who wins. Each storyteller will be given 5-8 minutes to tell a story based on theme "refrain."

The doors open at 7:15 for hors d'oeuvres and pre-show drinks. The storytelling will begin at 8. Be sure to stay after the show for the after-show features a DJ, more drinks, and a raffle with awesome prizes.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.


Arts.Performance

Teen Movie High  | Open: 03/02/07 Close: 05/18/07
Following in the path of the great teen comedies, Teen Movie High improvises a completely original teen genre plot each performance! Escape to a world where the nerd gets the girl, the jocks get their comeuppance, and friendships last forever.
What Women Talk About  | Open: 05/19/05 Close: 06/23/05
Ever wonder what women really say when men aren't around? Wonder no more.

Unscripted. Unbelievable. Unpredictable. This unscripted weekly episodic show follows the women from dating to divorce, from politics to the proper way to cheat on someone. These women talk about anything and everything in between!

The same creative force that brought you "Chick Flicks" and "Sexy, Sane & Single" presents Brenna Palughi as Sophie, Mardi Sykes as Kimmi, Katharine Heller as Sara, and Lauren Seikaly as Bonnie. Directed by acclaimed duo of Wayne Parillo and Hugh Sinclair.

Improv Comedy  | Open: 03/14/05 Close: 04/18/05
More insanity from the kids at Raw Meat. Standup, sketch
and a woman from Transylvania.