We are accepting requests for Patti’s 2018 touring schedule.
Tour 1 – Europe (March) – FULL Tour 2 – Europe (May – July) September – October (North America) October – November (UAE & Europe)
Requests for 2019 and 2020 are also being accepted.
Just send an Email if you’d like to chat. Thank you.
Due to multiple timezones, all below dates and times listed are that of the host city
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – Feb 4 @ 5:00 pm
Nautical adventures will focus on the great legends and lore from the sea. Maritime stories of heroism, tales of great deeds, quirky superstitions, fantastic creatures, the human relationship to the sea and sea voyages, and the psychological struggles of the individual in the hostile environment of the sea. Enter the world of adventure, omens, haunted islands and accursed ships, Davy Jones’s locker, mermaids, sirens, Neptune & Poseidon and other Greek & Roman mythology. The stories will be brought to life through improvised storytelling and improvised set creation (snogging). About, about, in reel and rout The death-fires danced at night; The water, like a witch’s oils, Burnt green, and blue and white. The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner (BY SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE) Pre-requisites: Students need to have completed Spontaneity and Narrative Technique or have equivalent improvisation and performance skills. Please contact Kate to discuss.
May 8 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Quotable Women is a celebration of women improvisors. Using quotes from notable women throughout history as inspiration, Quotable Women will take us on a playful expedition into the often untold stories of women. Power, submission, lust, love, sexuality, body image, success, politics, friends, sister, mothers, daughters, whores, virgins and lovers. Join this all female cast on a journey from concubine to feminist, from damsel in distress to patriarchal working woman. Quotable Women was first performed in Melbourne, Australia on the anniversary of the first women’s rights convention in the USA. It has also been performed at the Welcome Festival (Rome, Italy),Calgary Improv Festival (Calgary, Canada) and Lipschtick A celebration of Women in Improv (London, UK). Quotable Women was created by Patti Stiles to acknowledge and celebrate women who inspire from all walks of life. The cast are asked to share quotes that connect with them personally as a stimulus. The result is an evening of powerful female voices, triggering the imaginations of a female cast, in a space allowing the cast to step into the challenge of playing characters and stories which they do not normally encountered in other improvisational forms. All content copyright © pattistiles 2013
May 9 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
« Many of the genres we perform have characters that were created to reflect society of the time. Even if the author set the story in a different time, the actions or behaviours of the characters represented the social sensibility of the reader. These acceptable social rules were heavily categorised into male and female behaviour. Today’s world is different. Our social dynamics and ‘rules’ of engagement encompass more freedom then rules of the past yet our storytelling is still shackled to historical roles. For example, if we continue to categorise behaviour by gender, in reflection of today’s world, are we not perpetuating a form of sexism? Do the actions need to be linked to the gender for the story to be told? Do the stories remain genre ‘true’ regardless of ‘gender’ casting? By questioning, challenging and exploring the purpose of the character in the story and removing the gender assumptions we break open new levels of impro play and possibilities. The effects on the audience are really quite interesting. »
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