Annual acting festival returning to Baltimore

August 1, 2013 by  

Actors from a number of major cities along the Eastern Seaboard have arrived in Baltimore to participate in the seventh annual Improv Festival. Flyer printing may be on the rise as staff and volunteers from the Creative Alliance theater order promotional materials for this five-night event, which kicked off yesterday.

Groups from New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington, D.C. are all putting on comedy shows for their audiences, as will local acting organizations from the greater Baltimore area. All of the performances will be completely off-the-cuff, with the actors coming up with their lines as they stand on stage. The lack of set scripts will highlight the performers’ natural acting abilities, and the organizers of the festival also expect it to make the shows even more entertaining for attendees.

Members of the general public are also encouraged to attend daytime acting workshops at the theater during the week of the festivities. These classes will focus on building the improvisational performance skills of every participant, regardless of his or her level of on-stage experience. Individuals of all ages will be welcome.

The Improv Festival run through Sunday, August 4, with start times for the comedy shows and workshops varying.

Those who would like to take part in any of the events may call (410) 276-1651 or visit the Creative Alliance box office at 3134 Eastern Avenue to learn more information and purchase their tickets. The Baltimore Improv Group, which is orchestrating the festival, is also accepting donations from supporters.