What's New, Groovy Gang
The Diabolical Dr. Fiend
Tym Moss in IRTE Noir
The Diabolical Dr. Fiend!
IRTE Noir
Wow Wee 2!
What's New, Groovy Gang?!
Wow Wee 2! Adventures of a Little Girl Killbot
Wow Wee 2! Adventures of a Little Girl Killbot

IRTE's 2019 Season​*

Tammy's Bachelorette

Conceived by Nannette Deasy

Directed by Robert Baumgardner  (NYC) and Curt Dixon (Tucson Fringe)

 

Starring: Evie Aronson (NYC), Robert Baumgardner (Tucson Fringe)Bill Berg (NYC), Tony Bozanich (Tucson Fringe), Izzy Church (NYC & Tucson Fringe), Nannette Deasy (NYC & Tucson Fringe), Natalie Hunter (Tucson Fringe), Sam Katz (NYC & Tucson Fringe), Claire Kraus (NYC),Jamie Maloney (NYC), and Connie Perry (Tucson Fringe)

Featuring live music by David E. Johnston (NYC & Tucson Fringe)

Technical Director: Curt Dixon (NYC) and Will Knapp (Tucson Fringe)

Blonde, beautiful Tammy Tucker is getting married, and you're invited! She’s reunited all her besties, one male stripper and an ex-boyfriend or two to say goodbye to single life in this improvised and interactive Bachelorette Party of the CENTURY!

The Ship Be Sinkin'
Conceived and Directed by Robert Baumgardner

Starring: Izzy Church, Nannette Deasy, Michael HauschildNatalie Hunter, Jamie Maloney, and Connie Perry

Featuring live music by Tym Moss

Technical Director: Anne Carlton

 

The largest cruise ship ever built is going down!!

What did it hit? Who will survive? Why does that singer keep singing?

Find out at the hilarious improvised comedy that will float your boat!

Evil Clowns Have Feelings, Too
Conceived by Izzy Church
Directed by Nannette Deasy

Starring: Robert Baumgardner, Tony Bozanich, Izzy Church, Natalie Hunter, Sam Katz, Claire KrausJamie Maloney, and Ryan Lea

Featuring live music by David E. Johnston (Mr. David Jay)

Technical Director: William Knapp

 

When their car breaks down in the woods, the Poolander's family vacation comes to a screeching halt, forcing them to seek refuge in an old cabin in the woods until help arrives. Little do they know, that a bunch of evil clowns own the cabin and are having a really, really bad day. 

 

Join the IRTE jesters, fools and jokers in this improvised and totally terrifying family comedy

Go to Sleep, Stupid Kids!
Original Concept by Nannette Deasy
Directed by Robert Baumgardner
Starring: Nannette Deasy, Izzy Church, Natalie Hunter, Sam Katz, Bridget Knapp, Claire Kraus, Connie Perry, and Jamie Maloney
 
Technical Director: William Knapp
Jamie's been twelve for THREE WHOLE MONTHS and has NEVER had a "big girl" slumber party. That's all going to change in this improvised sequel to IRTE's hit comedy "Happy Birthday, Stupid Kid!" Grab your sleeping bag and your best PJs and hope that Jamie's dysfunctional family doesn't embarrass her in front of the cool kids!
*Due to the improvisational nature of the shows, there may be adult content. Parental discretion is advised.

 

 

IRTE's 2018 Season​*

The Experiment at the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival, 
Conceived and Directed by Bill Berg

With Special Guest Improvisers Sam Katz, and Connie Perry

 

Time-traveling creatures from inside your mind...

Genetically-modified clones of your worst-nightmare-self…

Hold onto your seats because anything can happen when the twisted minds of IRTE meld with the spur-of-the-moment suggestions of the audience in this improvised B-movie sci-fi thriller that will have you laughing, screaming, and dying for more!

 

Featuring Musical Guest Mike Andersen and Friends

What's New, Groovy Gang?!

Conceived by Nannette Deasy

Directed by Jeff Moulton

With Special Guest Improvisers Bridget Knapp, Alexandra Palmer and Steve Tardio

Zoinks! The Groovy Gang is BACK! Catch up with your favorite band of teen sleuths and their talking alligator drummer Chompers, as they return to the IRTE stage for more spooky improvised fun!

Come in your pajamas and get a free box of cereal to enjoy with your "Saturday morning cartoon"!

Featuring Musical Guests John Munnelly (March 23 & 24) and ReW STaRR (March 30 & 31)

The Diabolical Dr. Fiend
Original Concept by Curt Dixon
Directed by Nannette Deasy
With Special Guest Improvisers Izzy ChurchHeather JohnsonConnie Perryand Cheryl Pickett

Trapped in a 9-5 job is tough when you’re diabolical. So many evil plans, so litle time... but rent and bills are due, so the destruction of humanity will have to wait... at least until Friday. Join us for a night of diabolically fun improvised  theater.

Featuring Musical Guests John Munnelly (April 20, 21 & 28) and Craig Greenberg (April 27)

IRTE Noir
Conceived and Directed by Curt Dixon

With Special Guest Improvisers Izzy ChurchConnie Perryand Sam Katz

 

IRTE invites you to a night of crime, passion, intrigue, betrayal, drama, deception, more passion, twists, turns, mood lighting, and inner dialogue. Improv never looked so cool.

 

Featuring Musical Guest Tym Moss

Wow Wee 2! Adventures of a Little Girl Killbot
Original Concept by Nannette Deasy
Directed by Curt Dixon
With Special Guest Improvisers Evie Aronson (NYC and PortFringe), Izzy Church (NYC and PortFringe)Sam Katz (NYC and PortFringe), and Connie Perry (InFringe), 
 
What's a little girl robot to do now that the singularity has occurred? Check in with the Trumans, America's favorite tv family and their mechanical moppet, Andie the Android, as they face the End of the World. Wow Wee! It's a completely improvised post-apocalyptic 80s sitcom!
 
Featuring Musical Guests Mr. David Jay (NYC and PortFringe) and Craig Greenberg (InFringe).
 
*Due to the improvisational nature of the shows, there may be adult content. Parental discretion is advised.

IRTE's 2017 Season​*

Happy Birthday, Stupid Kid! at the 
Asheville Fringe Arts Festival, Providence Fringe Festival & MITF
Original Concept by Nannette Deasy
Directed by Robert Baumgardner
With Special Guest Improvisers Evie Aronson  (Asheville Fringe), Michael Hauschild, (Providence Fringe & MITF), Connie Perry (Providence Fringe & MITF), and Sam Katz (Asheville Fringe, Providence Fringe & MITF)

 

Featuring Musical Guests Jonathan Santos (Asheville Fringe), David Alves (Providence Fringe) and John Munnelly (MITF)

Jamie McCluskey is turning 12! Come join us as we celebrate the BIG DAY! There will be games, goodie bags, a BirthdayCake, and plenty of mayhem. Jamie may be just a "stupid kid," but it's the adults who are out of control in this improvised and interactive Birthday Party.

The Sense-ations!

Conceived by Curt Dixon

Directed by Robert Baumgardner

With Special Guest Improvisers Evie Aronson, Michael HauschildBrianna Lee and Tara Sargente

 

They're international pop superstars!  They have REAL super powers!  Experience the phenomenon that is THE SENSE-ATIONS!**  

 

**Management not responsible for any super villain attacks during the show.

Featuring Musical Guests ReW STaRR (March 17),  Craig Greenberg (March 18), Eli Bridges (March 24) and  Carla Ulbrich (March 25)

 

The Experiment
Conceived and Directed by Bill Berg

With Special Guest Improvisers Michael Hauschild, Brianna Lee, and Connie Perry

 

Time-traveling creatures from inside your mind...

Genetically-modified clones of your worst-nightmare-self…

Hold onto your seats because anything can happen when the twisted minds of IRTE meld with the spur-of-the-moment suggestions of the audience in this improvised B-movie sci-fi thriller that will have you laughing, screaming, and dying for more!

 

Featuring Musical Guests Elijah Tucker (April 21),  Victoria Cave (April 22), Tym Moss (April 28) and Noam Osband (April 29)

 

 

Avoidance!
Original Concept by Jamie Maloney
Directed by Marc Adam Smith
With Special Guest Improvisers Michael Hauschild and Gethie Argetsinger

The game show where contestants face the discomforts of everyday life, vying for the grand prize - a year alone, away from the madness of daily life. Will they succeed in avoiding their greatest fears and anxieties?

Featuring live music performed by Tym Moss

 

 

BRP II
Original Concept and Directed by Robert Baumgardner
With Special Guest Improvisers Michael Hauschild and Sam Katz
 
The big get BIGGER, the rich get RICHERER, the powerful get even more POWERFULLERERER! … but who Trumps them all? Witness the private lives of the titans of industry. Who falls from grace? Who marries up? Who moves to Washington? Find out in this improvised comedy based on the IRTE hit "Big, Rich & Powerful"!
 
With Musical Guests Craig Greenberg (June 16), Tym Moss (June 17), John Munnelly (June 23), and Mr. David Jay (June 24)
 
*Due to the improvisational nature of the shows, there may be adult content. Parental discretion is advised.

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IRTE's 2016 Season​*

 
Big, Rich & Powerful

Conceived and Directed by Robert Baumgardner

With Special Guest Improvisers Evie Aronson, Brianna Lee and Sam Katz

 

Money doesn't matter.

On top of the ladder.

What's your biggest problem?

Your wife's spending too much time with the tennis pro.

 

Improvised theatre about a filthy rich family, their loves, their ambitions, and toast points.

 

Featuring Musical Guests Mr. David Jay (March 18), Tym Moss (March 19), Craig Greenberg (March 25), and Carla Ulbrich (March 26)

 

DIG
Conceived and Directed by Curt Dixon

With Special Guest Improvisers Brianna Lee (March shows), Cedric Lilly, (March shows and MITF) Marcia Sofley (March shows), Alena Acker (MITF), Nicole Beninato (MITF) and Jeff O'Leary (MITF)

 

A major archaeological discovery is about to be unearthed. Will it be something amazing or something that should have remained hidden forever?  Join us at the dig site to find out in this improvised adventure as we discover what lies buried below.

 

Just remember to be careful what you dig for.

 

Featuring Musical Guests Elijah Tucker (April 15),  Mr. David Jay (April 16), Leslie Kernochan (April 22) and Tym Moss (April 23 & MITF)

 

 

Happy Birthday, Stupid Kid!
Original Concept by Nannette Deasy
Directed by Robert Baumgardner
With Special Guest Improvisers Evie Aronson (NYC & Asheville Fringe), Melissa Cole,  Brianna Lee, Sam Katz (NYC & Asheville Fringe)

 

Jamie McCluskey is turning 12! Come join us as we celebrate the BIG DAY! There will be games, goodie bags, a BirthdayCake, and plenty of mayhem. Jamie may be just a "stupid kid," but it's the adults who are out of control in this improvised and interactive Birthday Party.
 

Featuring Musical Guests ReW STaRR (May 13), Craig Greenberg (May 14), Small Batch Mafia (May 20) and Julian Lee (May 21)

 

 

Last Resort
Original Concept by Curt Dixon
Directed by Marc Adam Smith
With Special Guest Improvisers Nicole Beninato and Cedric Lilly
 
 
When you're old and you know your time is short what do you do?  Go on a kick-ass vacation!  Thrill seeking seniors spare no expense at going out with a bang at this resort.  To hell with laws and rules when you know you'll die soon anyway.  Better not get in the way of these "oldies" or you might just check out before they do!
 
With Musical Guest  Mr. David Jay
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*Due to the improvisational nature of the shows, there may be adult content. Parental discretion is advised.

 

 

IRTE's 2015 Season​

 

Wow Wee!
Adventures of a Little Girl Robot

 

Original Concept by Nannette Deasy

Directed by Robert Baumgardner

With Special Guest Improvisers Evie Aronson, Sam Katz, and

Brian Michael

 

"Wow wee! That little girl's a... ROBOT!!!" 

 

Can an adorable mechanical moppet fit in with the Trumans, a normal, wholesome, suburban family? Or will she be dismantled in a lab? You decide! Follow the HILARIOUS adventures of Andie the Android in this classic (and completely improvised) 80s sitcom!

 

With Musical Guests David Jay (March 7), Craig Greenberg (March 14), ​and Food Will Win the War (March 21)

 

Adrift

Original Concept by Jamie Maloney

Directed by Marc Adam Smith

With Special Guest Improvisers Evie Aronson and Jeffrey O'Leary

 

 

One month ago the Cruise liner Ted Mcginley lost power. No one has come to its rescue. Join the passengers, crew and entertainment staff as they improvise their new life "Adrift"

 

With Musical Guests Mary Knapp (April 4), ReW STaRR (April 11), ​and ​​David Jay (April 18)

 

Late Night News

Original Concept and Directed by Curt Dixon

With Special Guest Improvisers Evie Aronson and Melissa Cole

 

The IRTE News Team is here to keep you informed of all of the late night happenings. Because the city never sleeps and neither does this improvised news show. You suggest it, we'll report it!


Late Night News:  Wake Up And Smell The Headlines

 

With Musical Guests Leslie Kernochan (May 2), Craig Greenberg (May 9), ​and Tym Moss (May 16)

 

Camp Fitness

Original Concept by Jamie Maloney

Directed by Marc Adam Smith

With Special Guest Improvisers Evie Aronson and Graceann Dorse

 

Come to The Pocono Valley Image Enhancement Resort where our highly trained staff of improvisational image professionals will work very, very hard to make you live up to your ultimate potential as a perfect human being in mind, body and soul.

 

With Musical Guests Mr.David Jay (June 6), and Tom Cryan (June 13) and Summer and Eve (June 20)

 

Calamity!

Original Concept and Directed by Bill Berg

With Special Guest Improvisers Evie Aronson, Nate Betancourt,  Melissa Cole, and Sam Katz

 

Every year cities and towns all over the world are flooded with epic tales of a global threat. This summer be a part of the action as IRTE presents Calamity! - a fully improvised “choose your own” disaster movie. You choose the disaster. We save the world!

 

This summer...where will you be when Calamity! hits?

 

With Musical Guests Carla Ulbrich (July 11), Tym Moss (July 18) and Mr.David Jay (July 25)

 

THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY BLONDES!

at Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival
Original Concept and Directed by Robert Baumgardner

Starring: Nannette Deasy, Bill Berg, Melissa Cole, Curt Dixon, Brianna Lee, Jamie Maloney, Brian Michael and David E. Johnston

 

The year is 2014. The world is in disarray: global warming; political unrest; economic collapse; bicycles on sidewalks. Who is behind this evil? Some brunette. Who can save us?

!!!!!THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY BLONDES!!!!

An improvised action packed adventure based on audience suggestions and the brave teamwork of the most famous blondes in the world!

 

Original Music by Mr. David Jay

 

 

 

 

IRTE's 2014 Season​

 

THE SCARY
Improvised Stephen King

 

Original Concept by Nannette Deasy

Directed by Pat Shay

With Special Guest Improvisers Evie Aronson (NYC, BCAF, Unscripted NY), Irene Carroll (Unscripted NY), and Brian Michael (Unscripted NY)

 

Your dead pet stands by a shining dark tower in Maine...
 

Watch in terror as the twisted members of IRTE craft your suggestions into a story worthy of the KING of Horror, himself! Dare you face... THE SCARY?!!

 

With Musical Guests Craig Greenberg (April 12), ​​Pablo (Bluesboy) (April 19) and Gift of Tongues (April 26)

 

Small Claims

Original Concept and Directed by Curt Dixon

With Special Guest Improvisers Sam Katz and Brian Michael

 

In this courtroom, size matters!

 

Your neighbor ran over your mailbox, your friend won't pay for that concert ticket and your ex left and took your dog.  Don't get mad.  Take 'em to court IRTE style!

 

With Musical Guests ​​Pablo (Bluesboy) (May 17), Craig Greenberg (May 24), and Elijah Tucker (May 31)
 

vIRTE Go-Go!

Original Concept and Directed by Curt Dixon

With Special Guest Improvisers Evie Aronson, Bill Berg, Sam Katz  and Mike Sause

 

The grooviest booty shaking short form show ever!

 

Come join IRTE as we shake, rattle and roll our way through your suggestions in this short form improv party!

 

With Musical Guests ​​Ben Lerman (June 14), Positive Feedback (June 21), and Gift of Tongues (June 28)

 

 

The Magic Zoo

Original Concept by Jamie Maloney

Directed by Marc Adam Smith

With Special Guest Improvisers Alena Acker, Evie Aronson and Jeffrey O'Leary

 

You WILL learn!

 

Hey kids! It's Sunday morning and the Magic Zoo is open for FUN! Tune in for all the improvised merriment as we learn about good citizenship, fitting in and the way life is supposed to be from Game Warden Bob and his Zoo Pals!

 

Open up the cages

Animals wait for you!

Children of all ages

Love the Magic Zoo!

We'll sing a song 

of gettin' along

Learn a thing or two

Every single Sunday

at our Magic Zoo!

 

 

With Musical Guests ​​The Dreamstalks (July 13), Summer and Eve (July 20), and Gift of Tongues  (July 27)

 

 

THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY BLONDES!
Original Concept and Directed by Robert Baumgardner

With Special Guest Improviser Bill Berg

 

The year is 2014. The world is in disarray: global warming; political unrest; economic collapse; bicycles on sidewalks. Who is behind this evil? Some brunette. Who can save us?

!!!!!THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY BLONDES!!!!

An improvised action packed adventure based on audience suggestions and the brave teamwork of the most famous blondes in the world!

 

With Musical Guests ​​Craig Greenberg (August 10), Carla Ulbrich (August 17), and Lesley Kernochan  (August 24)

 

 

 

IRTE's 2013 Season



The Groovy Gang Adventures

Original Concept by Nannette Deasy

Directed by Pat Shay


Jinkies! The Groovy Gang is up to their old tricks in IRTE's latest long-form improvisational comedy. Join your favorite band of teen sleuths and their talking alligator drummer Chompers, as they solve yet another spooky mystery.



With Musical Guests Jessica Delfino (April 6), Summer & Eve (April 10), and Mr. Big Head (April 20)


INTERLUDES 2063
Original Concept and Directed by Alex Decaneas

Produced by Alistair Firebrand

With Special Guest Improvisers Stacy Price and Stephen Thornton


In a world where chaos is king, one traveling theater troupe remains, forever on tour.


Well met, mutants! IRTE improv returns to perform as INTERLUDES. Set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, INTERLUDES is the last regional touring theater company taking bookings. Based on audience suggestions, this menagerie of performers will astonish with comic tales of days past - if they don’t kill each other first!



With Musical Guests EVan Laurence (May 4), Squirm and Germ (May 8), and Gift of Tongues (May 18)


vIRTEgo Circus
Original Concept and Directed by Nannette Deasy (Gotham City Improv, NYC)

Directed by Pat Shay (Tampa Improv Festival, FL)

With Special Guest Improvisers Evie AronsonAdam Leong and Marcia Sofley



In the back roads of Anywhere, USA, a travelling carnival of lost souls and circus misfits will perform games and scenes based entirely on your wicked suggestions. Just be careful what you wish for.



vIRTEgo Circus! Something funny this way comes!



With Musical Guests Jason Soffer (June 1), Gift of Tongues (June 15) and Positive Feedback (June 29)



SPACE PROBE

Original Concept and Directed by Robert Baumgardner (Gotham City Improv, NYC)

Directed by Pat Shay​ (NYC Improv Fest 2014)

With Special Guest Improvisers Graceann Dorse, Stephen Thornton, and Evie Aronson (NYCIF 2014)

The crew of the SS Buzz Aldrin flounders in deep space. Their only option...get a tow to the nearest planet from AakAak Towing. One problem, AakAak only takes payment in the local currency of Grudax.

Follow our intrepid crew as they improvise life among the aliens of a planet they know absolutely nothing about. Can they find work as foreigners to pay the towing charges? Is that alien dueling, or proposing marriage? How much can a faster than light propulsion unit cost? Come see the fun of IRTE's next fully improvised comedy, and find out what happens. Will our explorers get off, or will they get...PROBED?



With Musical Guests ​Charlotte Cornfield (July 6), Gift of Tongues Featuring Matt Dallow on Accordion and Theremin (July 13) and Craig Greenberg (July 20)



The Clique
Original Concept and Directed by Jeff O’Leary

With Special Guest Improviser Graceann Dorse 



You got what it takes to hang with the cool kids? What are you: a burn-out, band geek, goth kid, jock, bookworm, skater, emo kid, cheerleader, stoner dude, preppy wannabe, choir kid, drama nerd? What’s it gonna be? Make up your mind, kid – this school is a warzone and if you don’t find a posse to back you up, you’re gonna get caught in the crossfire.



IRTE presents an evening of long-form improv  based on the high school experiences of one of our audience members. And that audience member could be you!



It's time to hang with the cool kids, with the real rulers of this school. It’s time to hang with...THE CLIQUE

 

With Musical Guests ​Carla Ulbrich (August 3), The Vigilante (August 10) and Craig Greenberg (August 17)



IRTE's 2012 Season

 

Hint!

Original Concept and Directed by Curt Dixon

​With Special Guest Improvisers Isabelle Owens and Jeff O'Leary

"When is murder funny? Here's a hint: when a group of outlandish characters are involved! Follow the clues as this band of suspects try to uncover the truth about who dunnit and who didn't dunnit. See if you can figure out the who, where and how before the killer strikes again!



Hint! The improvised murder mystery that's so funny you just might laugh yourself to death!"

 

vIRTEgo

Directed by Nannette Deasy

With Special Guest Improvisers Isabelle Owens and Marc Adam Smith



Do you have virtego - that dizzying sensation of whirling and tilting within otherwise stable surroundings? You will after watching your favorite Alfred Hitchcock characters perform games and scenes based entirely on your suggestions! And who knows? You may become part of the action!



vIRTEgo! Short-form Comedy Improv that will leave you dizzy!

 

Mrs. Carrol's 3rd Grade Houghton Mifflin Spelling Class

Original Concept by Nannette Deasy

Directed by Jeff LaGreca

With Special Guest Improvisers Isabelle Owens & Vickie Mesrie

 

Spell "physical." Now use it in a sentence. "Olivia Newton-John wants to get physical and hear your body talk."



It's September, 1981 at Millard Fillmore Elementary School in Randy Lakes, NJ. Post it notes have just been invented, MTV has hit the airwaves and Ronald Regan is President. Follow the students of Mrs. Carroll's Spelling and Vocabulary Class as they improvise their way through the 3rd grade armed only with their Houghton Mifflin primers.

That Kick Ass Time Jump Show*

                    *Please don't sue us, Scott Bakula



Original Concept by Adam Leong

Directed by Robert Baumgardner (PIT, Parkside, the Creek and the Cave, NYC)

Directed by Pat Shay​ (New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival, LA)

With Special Guest Improvisers Evie Aronson, Philip Casale and Jeff O'Leary

 

Theorizing that one could time travel within his own lifetime, Doctor Sam Bakula led an elite group of improvisers into the desert to develop a top secret project, known as THAT KICK ASS TIME JUMP PROJECT! Pressured to prove his theories, Doctor Bakula, prematurely stepped into the Kick Ass Time Jump Accelerator and vanished. Trapped in the past, the doctor finds himself improvising from life to life, putting things right, that once went wrong, kicking ass and hoping each time, that his next kick ass jump will be the kick ass jump home.



"Oh Boy"

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