Venture Improv celebrated their 10th season in 2015 and their still going strong!
In the beginning…
Venture Improv was the brainchild of Venture founder Mace Archer.
“We were approached by the old Lamplighter Lounge to create a comedy night once a week,” Archer said. “We all thought that the gig would last for three months and 10 years and nearly 50 actors later, we’re still making people laugh.”
The original troupe was composed of seven people: Archer, Lysa Fox, Tracy Mayfield, Kyle Trott, Jim Patterson, Aaron Malek and Scott Fletcher. Archer, Fox and Patterson are the only original members able to attend the anniversary. Also at the show, though, will be other former members: Nick Capetanakis, Lisa Johnson and Roxy LaFeevers, each of whom joined the troupe less than a year after its launch.
Matching wits with these old-school improvers will be many of the current favorites, including Jason Harris, David Overturf, Lydia O’Neil, Zak Kreiter, Chad Korb, Wendy Kessler and Aric Weber.
Opening the evening of comedy will be The Funky Bunch, Venture’s youth improv troupe. Founded four years ago, The Funky Bunch has become a right of passage for the young actors of Venture Theatre. The combination of the young and the old will make this a must-see for audiences of all ages.
Kevin Schweigert- Leader
DeLaney K. Hardy
Upcoming Improv Events!
All Improv tickets are sold at the door for $7 unless other wise noted. *
February 6-Improv Performance at NOVA
February 6 Master Improv Class-Instructor Kevin Schweigert
March 5- Improv Open * Tickets sold at the door for $10
Event will include the Improverts from Bozeman and Gingers and Spice from Missoula
April 2- Improv Performance at NOVA
May 7- Improv Performance