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Vancouver TheatreSports® League

Discipline: Theatre
Homebase: Vancouver
Languages: English

Vancouver TheatreSports® League (VTSL) is a Vancouver institution and a worldwide phenomenon, producing some the most daring and innovative improv in the world. The names of VTSL alumni are a veritable who's who of the North American entertainment scene. Award-winning performers such as Ryan Stiles and Colin Mochrie have filled the ranks of VTSL's fast-thinking players.


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
Fabulous! Irwin Park Elementary, West Vancouver

Performances & Workshops

Create Your Own Improv Show!

Grade Suitability: Grades 6 - 12 for workshop to create a show suitable for K-12
Duration: 1 day
Capacity: 30 students for workshop, 600 for performance
Fee Range: $960 - $1,660 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$925.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$960.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$1,625.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$1,625.00
Vancouver Island North
$1,625.00
Interior
$1,625.00
North
$1,625.00
Kootenays
$1,625.00

A performance your entire school can enjoy - starring your own students working alongside professionals! Two of Vancouver TheatreSports' finest facilitators will work with up to 30 students from Grades 6 and up for a full day, at the end of which they will present a 45-minute improv performance. Students will learn the basics of improvisation, how to think on their feet, and performing improvisation for an audience of their peers.

Inclusive Improv: Everyone is welcome!

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45 mins.
Capacity: 600 students
Fee Range: $860-$985 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$825.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$860.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$950.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$950.00
Vancouver Island North
$950.00
Interior
$950.00
North
$950.00
Kootenays
$950.00

What is inclusion and why does it matter? What better way for students to find out than through improv, where all voices and ideas are included? Vancouver TheatreSports' new show explores the main themes of the BC Curriculum's inclusion policy through games and scenes based on audience suggestions. Elementary-school students won't just be learning about inclusivity, they'll be putting it into hilarious action in this dynamic and collaborative performance.

Instant Improv

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45-50 mins.
Capacity: 600 students
Fee Range: $860-$985 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$825.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$860.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$950.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$950.00
Vancouver Island North
$950.00
Interior
$950.00
North
$950.00
Kootenays
$950.00

Instant Improv - The audience provides the inspiration in the form of suggestions, and the improvisers provide the entertainment in tte form of hilarious improvised scenes. Instant Improv allows the audience to see their ideas instantly transformed into reality. Whether reconstructing the story of an audience member's first time on a ferris wheel, a bad day at school, or a recent mishap, each Instant Improv performance is as unique as its audience.

Made in Canada: An Improvised Documentary

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45 mins.
Capacity: 600 students
Fee Range: $854 - $984 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)


In 2017, Canada will celebrate its 150th anniversary. Canadians have invented many things in various fields and industries including the lightbulb, zipper and basketball. We seldom get much acknowledgement for these inventions but they helped identify who we are. Made in Canada is an improv comedy show based on a wide array of Canadian-driven inventions. Content will also be generated by the audience through suggestions and participation.

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