Welcome to Grand Stretch

An improvisation-based Irish arts company founded by Darren Yorke

Grand Stretch was established in 2017 with a view to:

  • Cultivating a diverse community of improvisers in the practice of a unique Philosophy & Style of improvisational theatre and play 
  • Producing and collaborating on multi-disciplinary works that are conceived, developed or presented through improvisation 
  • Launching an Irish contingent of the International Theatresports™ Institute (iTi) – a global community of improvisers working  with Keith Johnstone’s IMPRO methods, techniques and formats, including the world-renowned THEATRESPORTS™ for which Grand Stretch is licensed  
  • Offering improvisation-based Education Programmes, Training Opportunities and Outreach Initiatives for all ages and abilities
  • Providing life-long learning experiences in the arts, diversifying the theatre experience, and inspiring a culture of creativity

Now, if you read all of that, and you're still none the wiser, don't give up hope! 

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