Slapdash International Improv Festival brings some of the finest improvisers from all over the world to play and teach in Central London. Previous headliners have included DUMMY, Convoy, and Anthony Atamanuik. Over seven days of workshops and three nights of shows, we host hundreds of improvisers in the longest running festival of Improvised Theatre in London. This year we are excited to host Armando Diaz as our headliner on Saturday night!
A big thank you to all of this year’s applicants! Applications have now closed for Slapdash 2017. We plan to have decisions by the beginning of August. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter pages.
If your team is selected there is a £20 per performer administration fee.
We are very excited to announce Armando Diaz will be headlining Saturday night’s show and teaching workshops! Stayed tuned for details more details.
Armando is widely regarded as one of the best improv teachers in New York City and beyond. His list of teaching credits is a long one: the ImprovOlympic Theater, Victory Gardens Theater, The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, NYU and Michael Howard Studios. He has trained dozens of actors who have performed or written for Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Mad TV, and The Daily Show.
A Chicago native, Armando studied improv under Del Close at the ImprovOlympic, Mick Napier at the Annoyance, and graduated from the Second City Conservatory. He performed in and helped create one of the most popular improvised longforms in Chicago, “The Armando Diaz Experience….” For the last decade, “the Armando” has been performed weekly in Chicago, and is now taught and performed in many other cities including Los Angeles and New York.
First the first time this year we have the Slapdash International Team, a team of invited improvisers brought together for the first time to train over five days with well-known ensemble narrative and storytelling teacher and director, Jon Bolden of The Hideout Theatre in Austin, Texas. The Slapdash International Team will headline our Friday night show. Here are more details including how to audition. Applications and auditions (Don’t worry. Auditions will be easy and fun!) for the Slapdash International Team open 17 May and close 17 July.
We are also excited to be the first international event to host On The Spot Improv from Hawaii. On The Spot Improv been called one of the most innovative improv groups in the world for their unique approach to improvised theatre, and will be presenting Hush, an improvised silent movie.
Thank you to The Improv Network for partnering with us to make applications so easy this year!
Slapdash is part of a not for profit organisation. If you own or know of an organisation who would like to sponsor us get in touch: mail<at>slapdashfestival.com. Thank you!