Edmonton Regional Program

Welcome to the Edmonton Regional Canadian Improv Games Program! 

Established in 1997, the Edmonton program (serving all of Alberta) is part of a national network of regional teams that join the Canadian Improv Games through their local high school.  During the school year, students gain access to a number of exciting and unique programs that encourage exploring the art of improv, learning life skills like Positivity, Communication, Leadership, Commitment and Teamwork, making new friends and having fun.

For more information, to register your high school in our 2018 program or to get involved as a volunteer, player or coach, please contact Regional Director Joey Lucius at alberta@improv.ca

 

Regional Producer, Joey Lucius 

Homegrown on the prairies, Joey has been improvising with Edmonton’s Rapid Fire Theatre since 2007. During his time with the company, Joey has had the pleasure of performing in cities across North America including Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, Halifax, Portland, and Atlanta. Joey spent 3 seasons working as a principle cast member on YTV’s Gemini nominated series That’s So Weird. The series earned Joey a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Ensemble Television Performance. As of 2018, Joey will be Alberta’s Regional Producer for The Canadian Improv Games as well as the producer of Alberta’s 3-week long teen improv festival Wildfire, a role he will carry out as Rapid Fire Theatre’s Associate Director of Education – Youth. Joey is currently working on his education degree at the University of Alberta where you can find him eating boiled eggs in the library. 

 

2018/2019 Edmonton Region + CIG National Upcoming Events

TBD – Regional Tournament

April 1-5 – CIG National Festival (Ottawa, ON)
TBD  – ImprovU Summer Camp (Sherbrooke, QC @ Bishop’s University)
TBD– Next Act Festival (Guelph, ON)
TBD – Improv Camp (Vancouver, British Columbia @Camp Fircom)

 

CIG Edmonton Fun Fact: Alberta was first seen at the National Festival in 1994 when the Westwood Improv Team from Fort McMurray were chosen from the video competition. In 1997, thanks to the wonderful work of Karen Towsley, Alberta became its own region in the games. For the next 10 years the games were hosted by various schools across the province until 2006 when Edmonton’s premiere improv company: Rapid Fire Theatre became the producer of the games. Teams come from all over the province (Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, etc), and even once from the Yukon. In 2016, to honour her retirement from teaching and coaching the games, Alberta’s Spirit of the Games award was renamed the Karen Towsley Kick Butt and Sparkle Award.

 

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