2014-2015

The 2014-2015 season

ATC Improv: Rocket Sugar Factory & Friends (22-23 Nov 2014)

22 & 23 November, 8pm
The Warehouse Studio Theatre, Rue Waelhem 69a, 1030 Schaerbeek
€10 entry

Rocket Sugar Factory is the North American power-duo, Jim Libby (USA) and Jacob Banigan (Canada). They spend most of their time together touring all over. Their influence on the already fresh and vibrant scene in Europe is well known: as innovators, as consummate performers and all around good guys. 

The list of places RSF has performed sold out shows sounds like a dream vacation: Berlin, London, Zurich, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Hannover, Oslo, Milan, Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, Hamburg, Ljubljana, Memphis, Seattle, Atlanta, and Edmonton. They play Improv because it can be Fast and Funny, Serious and Stupid, Unforgettable and Disposable, Disgusting and True, Ridiculous and Sublime. 
Over their combined 35 years in impro, Jim and Jacob have played thousands of shows, worked with the top improvisers around the world, and have won many international competitions.

Saturday show

First up, The Ghost Sheep & guests will warm you up with the help of the ATC’s delightful guest improvisers.

Jim and Jacob will then take centre stage with their improv duo, Rocket Sugar Factory!

Lastly, we will welcome guest improvisers from Belgium and beyond for a legendary IMPROV Jam!

Sunday show

We will invite our enthusiastic workshop attendees and ATC Improv members to perform some fast paced shortform games, under the direction of Jim and Jacob.

Next, The Ghost Sheep and Rocket Sugar Factory will bring down the house with a grand weekend finale. What they will perform will be a magnificent, improvised surprise…

Two nights. Four class acts. Plenty of surprises. Don’t miss it!! Attend the facebook event here.

Sign up to the workshops here.

ITG: Dolly West’s Kitchen (9-13 Dec 2014)

The ITG presents Dolly West’s Kitchen by Frank McGuinness.
Bronks Theatre,9-13 December 2014

Directed by Isabel Walsh

Dolly West returns from Italy during World War Two to live with her family in Buncrana, Co. Donegal.  The lives of the unhappy West family  are transformed by the arrival of Dolly’s former lover, now in the British Army and two American GIs.

Tickets available here

ATC: Spoon River Anthology (14 Jan 2015)

AUDITIONS- SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY

By Edgar Lee Masters
Adapted and Directed by Christopher Flores 
The American Theatre Company is proud to announce auditions for its 2015 FEATS entry: Spoon River Anthology. This American classic is a collection of eloquently and sharply written free-verse epitaphs spoken from the cemetery of the fictional town of Spoon River. Published in 1915, this ground breaking work caused great sensation because of its forthrightness about sex, moral decay and hypocrisy. One hundred years later, Master’s critique and observations of man still resonate deeply.AUDITION DETAILS
If you are interested in auditioning, please prepare one of the epitaphs and email the director. You can obtain a copy of the script by clicking here. The competition will take place from 22-25 May.Profiles 
Each actor will be required to play multiple characters. There is no set number of actors for the play and therefore casting will be based on the range each actor is able to display in the audition.4 males
3 females

Dates and Location
14 January at 20.00

The Warehouse
Rue Waelhem 73
1030 – Schaerbeek

ABOUT FEATS
The Festival of European Anglophone Theatrical Societies (FEATS) is a four-day competitive theatre festival held in different European cities every year. On each of four nights three one-act plays are presented in English by groups from all over continental Europe. The performances are adjudicated by a member of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators (GoDA).

ECC: Aladdin (9-11 Jan 2015)

Following last year’s successful production of Jack & The Beanstalk, the ECC present their latest pantomime: Aladdin. This well-loved story will be told with energy, music and dance and promises to be fun for all the family.

Aladdin lives with his mum, Widow Twankey, who runs a laundry in Old Peking in the shadow of the Imperial Palace.  Aladdin dreams of a better life when one day he meets the Emperor’s beautiful daughter, Princess Jasmine. The boy has to grow up fast when a mysterious uncle turns up asking for his help in obtaining a lamp from a magical cave. This episode sets off an exciting and hilarious chain of events that bring Aladdin love and riches beyond his wildest dreams.

Combining humour, songs and special effects, the show will delight young and old. It will feature the traditional pantomime classics, such as ‘he’s behind you!’ and ‘oh no it isn’t!’ and poke gentle fun at expat life.

The show runs from 9-11 January 2015 at the Auderghem Cultural Centre, Boulevard du Souverain 183, 1160 Brussels. Tickets (€16/€12) are available here.

ECC: War Brides (13, 15, 18 Jan 2015)

ECC Brussels will be presenting War Brides by Marion Craig Wentworth at FEATS 2015 in Hamburg (22-25 May 2015). The show will also be performed earlier in May in Brussels.

There are seven characters (four women, three men) in the show:

  • Hedwig (Joan)“tall, well built, and carries herself proudly. Strong, intelligent features, but pale”
  • Amelia (Amy): “a slight, flaxen-haired girl of nineteen”
  • Mother: “sturdy and stoical”
  • Minna“young, pretty”
  • Hoffman (Joseph Kerman): “familiar, inclined to stoutness, but good-looking”
  • Arno:“in his early twenties, and looks even younger than he really is”
  • Hertz (Captain Bragg)“well along in years, rheumatic, but tremendously self-important”

The script (copyright-free) is available from http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/14602. If you are interested in auditioning, please contact the director, Conrad Toft, to arrange an audition time. Auditions will take place on 13 & 15 January 2015 at 20:00 and 18 January 2015 at 11:00. If you are unable to make those audition times, we may be able to find alternatives.

ATC: The Ghost Sheep Improv (1 Mar 2015)

ATC Improv presents The Ghost Sheep, Inbal Lori and Sven Lanser
Sunday, March 1, 8pm (5 euro entry)
Le Cercle des Voyageurs 

18, Rue des Grands Carmes, 1000 Brussels

Your favourite Brussels-based troupe will be joined by not one but TWO fantastic international improv superstars for their next show!!

Inbal Lori 

Inbal is a graduate of the  Nisan Nativ acting studio (2000), founder of the  improv school Impro TLV and a member of the Israeli improv troupe, 3 Falling. She writes for television, theatre and gives improv and acting workshops. Inbal has taken part in a few fringe groups and one woman shows. She won a scholarship for playwrighting at the American Israeli foundation and the “open screen” festival of Beit Lessin theatre. Inbal won “best performer” 2008 of the Israeli Fringe Festival for her one woman show- ‘The Woman I Could Have Been’. Inbal teaches improv around the globe and has performed in many festivals, including Amsterdam, Austin, Ljublana, Berlin, Hanover, Antwerp and Milan.

Sven Lanser 

When Sven started doing improv 10 years ago, it changed his life. A few years later he quit his regular job and became a fulltime improv teacher and trainer/facilitator using Improv principles in organizations. He is the chairman of the Applied Improv Network Holland and artistic director of IMPRO Amsterdam, the biggest international improfestival in Holland.

With his impro company Rocky Amaretto (check out their beautiful website: http://www.rockyamaretto.nl) they are bridging the gap between North American inspired improv and the rich European theatre tradition.