Tightrope Impro Theatre is a company specializing in the art and application of improvisation. Collectively our team has over 50 years of professional improvisation experience, performing and teaching in over 15 countries worldwide.
Tightrope Impro Theatre's approach to improvisation is deeply rooted in the works of Keith Johnstone. We are committed to keeping the spirit alive, to fail forward, and continually push the boundaries of what is improvisationally possible.
This spirit will live on our stage and in our culture, and act as our driving force. Embracing failure while being obvious and good natured sets the groundwork which our company is built, and this will be reflected in our people, in our training, and on our stage. We are not afraid to make mistakes. We are ready to turn those 'mistakes' into opportunities to grow.
“There are people who prefer to say 'yes' and there are people who prefer to say 'no'. Those who say 'yes' are rewarded by the adventures they have. Those who say 'no' are rewarded by the safety they attain.”
― Keith Johnstone
Tightrope Impro Theatre believes in genuine human connection and sustainability, and understands that profits are a product of the social benefits provided. These social benefits include laughter, connection, happiness, education, community involvement and development, as well as the preservation and promotion of arts and culture. Moreover, Vancouver, the location of Tightrope Theatre is growing and as the digital world takes over, real human interaction and connection is harder to find, yet more and more sought after. Let's create a place, an experience, where people can connect with people, face to face, to continue to challenge and investigate new ideas.
We want to bring Mountains, Beers, and Laughs to beautiful Vancouver. Canmore International Improv Festival (CIIF) was founded and is operated by members of our team. CIIF has successfully sold out 3 annual festivals. This festival is a key example of how our team is able to pull off such a successful and unique project. The Tightrope will be very similar to CIIF only it will be year round project rather than just 1 weekend every year.