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Monday, June 17, 2024

Spontaneity Improv Company takes it to the mat

Halifax’s Spontaneity Improv Company presents Spontaneity Super Slam, a wrestling-inspired improv battle.

Halifax’s Spontaneity Improv Company presents Spontaneity Super Slam, a wrestling-inspired improv battle.

This is Spontaneity’s first Halifax Fringe show and we wanted to have fun, bring joy and make comedy.

We learn more in this Q&A with the company’s executive director, Sophie Nadeau.

Spontaneity Super Slam plays as part of the 2023 Halifax Fringe Festival at Neptune Theatre’s Scotiabank Stage from September 1-7. Visit the Halifax Fringe ticket outlet for tickets and information.

This interview has been edited.

Tell us about Spontaneity Super Slam. What can audiences expect?

Spontaneity Improv Company presents our best improv battle yet. Watch as different improv teams get together and compete. The face, the heel and the evil producer will grace the stage in our wrestling-themed Fringe show. Our performers will wear wild costumes and smack talk each other until the best of the best enter the ring and win their battle. Improv prompts, short-form games, and comedic bits. It’s all wrapped up into one show that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat.

What inspired Spontaneity Super Slam?

We have done our improv battle format a few times, and it’s been very successful. We want to show off as many Spontaneity performers as possible and give as many people the opportunity to get up on stage, so we decided this would be the best option for Halifax Fringe. Also, one of our teachers is really into wrestling, so we just leaned into it.

Why this particular show now?

This is Spontaneity’s first Halifax Fringe show, and we wanted to have fun, bring joy and make comedy.

What do you hope audiences leave Spontaneity Super Slam talking about?

We hope audiences feel inspired to try improv after checking out our show and consider taking one of our many classes.

Why should someone come to see Spontaneity Super Slam?

We have many local and up-and-coming improvisers coming on the scene, and our show will be a great time. Who knows what to expect because each show will be different.

Spontaneity Super Slam plays as part of the 2023 Halifax Fringe Festival at Neptune Theatre’s Scotiabank Stage from September 1-7. Visit the Halifax Fringe ticket outlet for tickets and information.

The Halifax Fringe Festival returns from August 31 through September 10, with more than 60 productions taking place at venues across the city.

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