Manila Improv Festival tickles funny bones
(The Philippine Star) - August 7, 2015 - 10:00am

MANILA, Philippines - The Manila Improv Festival 2015 held at the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) drew international crowd with the hilarious antics and mayhem unleashed by the wacky crew of the Silly People’s Improv Theater (SPIT) Manila and international comics from around the world.

Organized by SPIT Manila and supported by the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), the three-day festival is now on its third year. Making the event interesting and unique is the absence of scripts or rehearsals with performers taking their cues from the audience to develop the plots and make the whole performance interactive, spontaneous and wildly entertaining.

Performing at the Manila Improv Festival 2015 were international groups from Asia, including Tokyo’s Pirates of Tokyo Bay, Singapore’s Improv Company, Beijing’s Beijing Collective, Shanghai’s People’s Republic of Comedy and Zmack, Taichung’s Taichung Improv; and Hong Kong’s To Be Continued, People’s Liberation Improv, 3 Dudes Improv and Lamb Ink. Also joining were wacky troops from the US, Australia and Poland, such as Landry & Summers from Los Angeles, Impro Mafia from Brisbane and IP Show from Warsaw.

Of course, Filipino performers, like Switch Improv and One and a Half Men from Manila, Bacolod Improv Group from Bacolod and Dulaang Atenista from Cagayan De Oro also showcased homegrown humor.

A fun experience like no other, the Manila Improv Festival gave foreign tourists an outrageously great time. Both international performers and audience members also looked forward to another exciting improv festival next year.

The Manila Improv Festival 2015 is a featured event of the Visit the Philippines Year 2015 campaign.

For details, log on to www.visitph2015.com.

ACIRC AUSTRALIA AND POLAND BACOLOD AND DULAANG ATENISTA BACOLOD IMPROV GROUP BEIJING COLLECTIVE CAGAYAN DE ORO DUDES IMPROV AND LAMB INK HALF MEN HONG KONG IMPROV MANILA IMPROV FESTIVAL
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