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Rain City Improv

Discipline: Theatre
Homebase: Vancouver
Regions Available: Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley &, Howe Sound, Vancouver Island Lower, Vancouver Island Mid, Vancouver Island North, Interior, North, Remote, Kootenays
Languages: English
Grant Eligibility: Eligible for 70% AIE

Founded in 2021 by Taz VanRassel, Rain City Improv focuses on unscripted comedy theatre geared towards ages 5 to 18. Each performance is heavily inspired by audience suggestions and volunteers that make every show totally unique. Taz VanRassel has been committed to a life of improvisational performance since he was introduced to it in high school. In the last 25 years, Taz has performed for thousands of diverse audiences, establishing himself as an enthusiastic member of both the Vancouver and global improv community. While he has been performing in secondary, middle, and elementary schools since 2005 he is very excited to be venturing forward under his own umbrella of Rain City Improv.


Improv in the Schools!

School Year: 24-25
Discipline: Theatre
Offered Languages: English
Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45 mins.
Capacity: 600
Tech Requirements: a centre aisle through the audience
Available Formats: In Person

Lower Mainland
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
Vancouver Island Lower
Vancouver Island Mid
Vancouver Island North

Fast paced, hilarious, and highly interactive! Every show features fun, inclusive improv scenes using willing volunteers and a variety of diverse audience suggestions. Our performers will adapt to and engage any crowd, whether it’s a gymnasium full of elementary school students, or a small group of high school seniors. Students will gain confidence through the collaboration, creativity, and imagination of improv storytelling.

Testimonials & Reviews

I really liked how the actors had lots of student participation on stage - very brave! I also liked how they played to such a wide range of ages in our audience, from Ks to Grade 7s! We were bent over laughing so hard! Nootka Elementary, Vancouver
“They did an excellent job of entertaining all of our students and staff to the point of tears because we were laughing so hard! They did an excellent job of incorporating our students into their skits with great wit and helpful hints. One of our students was special needs and they included his abilities seamlessly. ” Royston Elementary, Courtenay, BC
“It was the highlight of the semester. We need more of this!” Prince of Wales Secondary, Vancouver

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