Femprovisor Fest 2020April 30-May 03, 2020
About Femprovisor Fest 2020About Femprovisor Fest 2020
Leela is proud to present, Femprovisor Fest '20!
We put women+ improvisors where they belong: center stage!
April 30th-May 3rd, 2020 @ The Exit Theatre, Downtown San Francisco!
Femprovisor Fest showcases diverse women+*/feminist improv ensembles, comics, sketch groups, and solo performance artists in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout the US. We produce workshops, panels, and shows with innovative artists who are committed to increasing the visibility of women+ in all areas of improvised performance.
This will be our seventh year! This year's theme is “Credit the Source.” This year we will explore ways to credit, acknowledge, honor, and illuminate the contributions of women+ improvisational theatre artists. Femprovisor Fest 2020 honors our past, present, and future. As such, we aim to showcase a large age range of performers in order to reach across and support one another across generations.
Femprovisor Fest accepts submissions from diverse women+/feminist improv ensembles, comics, sketch groups, and performance artists. Improvisation must be a part of the act’s process in some manner. Improvisation could be part of the act’s scripting process, and need not necessarily be a live improvised performance.
If you submit a show/ensemble that includes non-women performers and male allies, we ask that you tell us how your show/ensemble supports the mission of our fest---to increase the visibility of women+ and have an active women+'s presence on the improv stage.
Featured performers of past Femprovisor Fests include Ratas de dos Patas (CHI), DMXX (NYC), Virgin Daiquiri (CHI), Shulie Cowen (LA), Laura Hall (Who’s Line Is It Anyway?), Tara DeFrancisco (CHI), Susan Messing (CHI), Lady Town (LA)- starring Maribeth Monroe (Workaholics, The Good Place), Jaime Moyer, and Kate Duffy.
Local SF/ Bay Area favorites: The Bad Aunties, The Right Now, Tracy Burns, Rachel Hamilton (The Second City) & Kimberly MacLean (BATS Improv), Granny Kart Gangstas (Biddlestiff), and Piano Fight's Chardonnay.
SF improv training centers were represented in all women improv ensembles from BATS Improv, Endgames Improv, Leela, and The Un-Scripted Theatre Company. Workshop instructors of years' past include Dina Facklis (CHI), Dana Quercioli (CHI), Mary Catherine Curran (CHI), R. Kevin Garcia Doyle (HI), Jessica Steinrock (LA), Alison Gates (Saturday Night Live), Colleen Doyle (LA), Amey Goerlich (LA), Jahnavi Dave (India), The Shrieking Harpies (Minneapolis), Amy Larimer (NY), Tara DeFranciso (CHI/ Columbus), Laura Hall (LA), Shulie Cowen (LA), Susan Messing (CHI), Jaime Moyer (LA), Kate Duffy (LA), Sunita Deshpande (NYC), Betsaida LeBron (Sacramento), Kaci Beeler and Valerie Ward (Austin), Lauren Morris (Winter Park, FL), Kat Brown & Amy Lisewski (San Diego), and SF/Bay Area locals, Rachel Hamilton, Maurissa Afanador, Allison Page, Chrysteena Lairamore & Jill Eickmann.
For more information, visit our website at www.femprovisorfest.com
* Women+ means we're welcoming of anyone who identifies as a woman, however they choose to spell the word, inclusive of cisgender, transgender, and nonbinary people.
Femprovisor Fest showcases diverse womxn improv ensembles, comics and sketch groups in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout the US. We produce workshops, panels, and shows with innovative artists who are committed to increasing the visibility of womxn in all areas of improvised performance.