Improv n’ Nations (2015)


From July 20th to 24th, Full Circle is honoured to welcome visiting Indigenous performer and improv artist extraordinaire Robert Vestal of Native Voices to Coast Salish Territory for a week intensive improv training with our Ensemble members, Alumni and special guests Coyote Brothers  (Vancouver’s local Aboriginal improv team).

Improv n’ Nations activities also include our next two Indian Acts – so come on out! Guaranteed to be fast, funny and furious! Open to the public- all welcome!

Please RSVP by email: Kwasuun@fullcircle.ca or call the Full Circle Office  604-683-0497

Improv n’ Nations Community Class

WHERE: Full Circle Office, 1577 W. Georgia St. Vancouver

WHEN: Thursday July 23rd, 6pm-9pm, Improv expert Robert Vestal will join with the hilariously talented Coyote Brothers (Sam Bob, Duane Howard, Curtis Talon Ahenakew for a community class of creative comedy.

Improv n’ Nations Showcase Night & BBQ Feast

WHERE: Full Circle Office, 1577 w. Georgia St. Vancouver

WHEN:  Friday July 24th 5:30pm BBQ Feast & 7:30pm Improv ‘n’ Nations showcase – students show off their new skillz to the public, come join us for an evening of good food, great people and guaranteed laughter! A suggested $10 donation to offset the cost of BBQ is much appreciated.

BIOS

Native Voices at the Autry in Los Angeles California is the country’s only Equity theatre company dedicated exclusively to producing new works by Native American, Alaska Native, and First Nations playwrights. The company has been hailed by critics as “a virtual Who’s Who of American Indian theatre artists,” “a hotbed for contemporary Native theatre,” “deeply compelling,” and “a powerful and eloquent voice.”

Robert Vestal (Cherokee) has been an actor for almost 20 years and has been a part of Native Voices since 2002. He also writes and directs and was on ER once. Vestal co-founded the Native American comedy troupe The Mayflower Welcoming Committee.

Coyote Bros was created by Sam Bob, Duane Howard and Curtis Talon Ahenakew back in early 2000, since then they have created comedy gigs for numerous conferences and shows that were born out of improv. They would improv ideas, rehearse them and perform them. They have performed at many festivals around BC, including the Talking stick Festival. Duane and Curtis created free community acting classes at the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Center in 2005 and since then have taught numerous improv and acting classes to interested individuals from all walks of life.