TheatreSports™ as performed by Grand Stretch

TheatreSports™ — a competitively improvised theatrical experience

Teams of improvisers go head to head in rip roaring competition, setting challenges and calling for audience suggestions to fuel round after action-packed round of fully improvised scenes, games, stories, songs, and whatever else it takes to earn points and win out in TheatreSports™  — starring Grand Stretch players and our improv friends.
 

TheatreSports™ is a high-octane theatrical experience that entertains and educates audiences and performers alike. You never know what to expect! Any given performance is capable of inducing fits of laughter, heartfelt tears, provoking thought and the kind of divisive, uproarious heat you could only expect of a true sporting event!
 

IT’S ALL TO PLAY FOR! 

(Let us play!)

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Whatever TheatreSports™ has in store for you, this much is certain: there will be winners, there will be losers, and everyone will get involved! 


Shout out suggestions to inspire scenes! Boo, jeer and hiss at our Judges for overly stingy scores!  (Or boo, jeer and hiss for overly generous scores, at that!) Hold players accountable for rude, crude or offensive behaviour!  Or just sit back and watch the mayhem play out...

WHAT TO EXPECT:

1. Open Improv

LETS SHOW EM HOW ITS DONE.


Before the competition kicks off, we like to ease ourselves into TheatreSports™ with 10 - 15 mins of an Open Improv warm up. This is also the perfect opportunity to show you how we improvise, to teach our favourite exercises and highlight the philosophy and skills we develop in playing them.

2. The Danish Match

MAY THE AUDIENCE BE EVER IN YOUR FAVOUR.


In lieu of Judges, a Moderator will facilitate our Danish Match, in which the audience decides which scenes should be awarded points after each round.  Most significantly, our Moderator is authorised to ‘honk’ a horn at their behest, and to to sanction a 'basket' with dire consequences...

3. Regulation Challenge Match

THE CASES ARE REAL. THE RULINGS ARE FINAL.


Our esteemed Judges panel award points to at their discretion throughout our Regulation Challenge Match. The panel are also authorised to issue warnings and dole out penalties as they see fit — and the all-important horns and basket are still very much in play...

UPCOMING PRODUCTION:

A Brief History of TheatreSports™

The brainchild of Keith Johnstone (a pioneer of improvisation), TheatreSports™ spread like wildfire and has been delighting audiences around the world for over 40 years.  


As proudly licensed members of the International TheatreSports Institute., Grand Stretch are honoured to finally be bringing TheatreSports™ to full and frequent production in Ireland.