2016-2017

An Improvised Edgar Allan Poe

Take a night out of your dark and dreary life to contemplate the strange and unsettling world of the master of the macabre Edgar Allen Poe. Our cast will create short stories on stage inspired by audience suggestions. Quoth the raven, "Yes, And!"

Happened Wed Oct 26th - Sat Oct 29th, 2016
8pm | $15
@ Intrepid Studio Theatre

Improv Actually

The holidays are a minefield of family obligations, friendly misunderstandings and romantic entanglements. This Christmas watch as Paper Street's cast navigates their way to the true meaning of the season in a holly-jolly escapade based entirely on audience suggestions.

Happened Wed Dec 14th - Sat Dec 17th, 2016
8pm | $15
@ Intrepid Studio Theatre
ADDED 10pm Late show on Fri Dec 16th!

O.F.F.E.R.S.

Situational Comedy: it's the cornerstone of prime TV and it usually involves a catch phrase and a couch. Paper Street Theatre will create a new sitcom each night - complete with opening credits - and perform 3 episodes based on your suggestions.

Happened Wed Feb 15th - Sat Feb 18th, 2017
8pm | $15
@ Intrepid Studio Theatre

2015-2016

Improv’s For Closers

Always. Be. Improvising. Inspired by the works of playwright David Mamet, Paper Street Theatre tackles the ball-busting world of business. Come enjoy an evening filled with fast-paced cutting dialogue as the disgruntled, the downtrodden and the overly ambitious do whatever it takes to get what they want - and probably fail. Some see the glass half empty; some see the glass half-full; some know the whole thing is bullshit.

Happened Wed Oct 14th - Fri Oct 16th
8pm (10pm on Friday) | $15 - available soon!!
@ Intrepid Studio Theatre

Lethal Christmas

Yippee-ki-yay Father Christmas! Action movies and holiday season make for some explosive fun in Paper Street's second show of the season. Inspired by 1980s films like Die Hard and Lethal Weapon, there’s something about the holiday season that brings out the worst in bad guys, but thankfully there’s always a hard-working hero around when you need one. Strap in and hold onto your seat for this unrelenting action-packed holiday show!

Happened Wed Dec 16th - Sat Dec 19th
8pm | $15
@ Intrepid Studio Theatre

The Handmade Tale

In a dystopian future Paper Street’s improvisers struggle with gender politics and identity - and to stay alive. Inspired by the works of renowned Canadian author Margaret Atwood, this show captures her stark prose and the dark undercurrent that runs through her work. If you've ever loved a book by Atwood, this is one show you cannot miss.

Happened Wed Feb 17th - Sat Feb 20th
8pm | $15
@ Intrepid Studio Theatre

2014-2015

The Extemporium

Enter a strange world so utterly mundane that it becomes absurd. Welcome to the Extemporium: a place where anything suggested by the audience will likely drive you mad.

This Halloween Paper Street Theatre brings you this disturbing set of improvised tales inspired by the works of author Franz Kafka.

Ever wondered what Kafka-esque truly feels like? Come find out.

Happened Wed Oct 22nd - Sat Oct 25th
8pm | $15
@ Intrepid Studio Theatre

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Miracle on Paper Street

Every time a bell rings, an improviser gets their wings.

This holiday season join Paper Street for a delightful Christmas show inspired by beloved Hollywood classics such as It’s a Wonderful Life, the Bells of St Mary’s and Miracle on 34th Street. It’s a family-friendly improvised outing that is sure to fill you with the spirit of Christmas.

Do you believe?

Happened Wed Dec 17th - Sat Dec 20th
8pm | $15
@ Intrepid Studio Theatre

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A Fistful of Improv

“You see, in this world there’s two kinds of people, my friend. Those with improvised guns and those who dig. You dig?

Stick ‘em up! Escape to a time when the tumbleweeds and dusty cowboys rolled through town as Paper Street Theatre brings back the Old West with a little improvised spit polish.

Get ready to meet all the colourful characters in the local saloon, maybe even see a shoot-out at high noon, and if you’re real lucky you may even see a cowboy ride off into the sunset.

Wednesday April 8th - Saturday April 11th
8pm* | $15 – available now from Ticket Rocket
@ Intrepid Studio Theatre


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2013-2014

An Improvised Quentin Tarantino

Sharpen your samurai sword for this fully improvised play in the style of Pulp Fiction’s Quentin Tarantino. It’s a show packed with clever dialogue, grindhouse music and just enough violence to pay homage to this Reservoir Dog of a filmmaker. Director Dave Morris is a “master of his art” and his “approach to improv is sophisticated” — TIMES COLONIST. ★★★★

Happened on
Fri Aug 23, 10:00
Sat Aug 24, 4:45
Sun Aug 25, 6:30
Fri Aug 30, 10:00
Sat Aug 31, 9:15
& Sun Sept 1, 7:30

as part of Intrepid Theatre's Fringe Festival.

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An Improvised John Hughes

Pick-of-the-Fringe winner Paper Street Theatre is back – this time with a little teen angst, romance and a lot of 80s fun. Come enjoy the show as the cast creates the touching teen movie John Hughes never wrote - based on your suggestions!

So tell your mother you’re sick, blow out your birthday candles and get ready for detention because this December we’re rocking out John Hughes-style!

Happened on Wednesday December 11th - Saturday December 14th
8pm | $15
@ Intrepid Studio Theatre

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IMPROV: A Science Fiction Thriller

What’s more frightening than the cold, empty darkness of space? Improvising.

Pick-of-the-Fringe winner Paper Street Theatre tackles the horrors of space in the third instalment in its movie-inspired season. IMPROV: A Science Fiction Thriller is a full-length improvised play based on films such as Alien, Solaris, Prometheus and even Stanley Kubrick's 2001: Space Odyssey. Paper Street Theatre will boldly go where no improvisers have gone before.

What lurks at the edge of space? Aliens, madness, hell dimensions? No one knows.

Happened on Wed April 9th - Sat April 12th
8pm | $15
@ Intrepid Studio Theatre

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2012-2013

The Horror Within

This Halloween come and listen to the harrowing tales of three intrepid knowledge seekers as they delve too deep into ancient mysteries...

Inspired by the works of the grandfather of horror, HP Lovecraft, Paper Street Theatre presents a miasmic show steeped in eldritch lore and dripping with tentacles too terrible to name. Listen in rapt terror as three characters tell you horror stories based on your suggestions. If you love to be scared by the unknown, or if you have a soft spot in your heart for Cthulhu then this is a show not to be missed. Cthulhu Fhtagn!

Happened on Fri Oct 26th & Sat Oct 27th
8pm | $12
@ Intrepid Studio Theatre

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A Carol for Christmas

It was the best of shows, it was the most improvised of shows. It was a gladsome performance enjoyed most resoundingly by all who joined in the festivities and called out merry suggestions. Indeed there was not a humbug to be found.

Did you know that beloved author Charles Dickens wrote a Christmas story every year – we only know the most famous one, A Christmas Carol. This Christmas Paper Street Theatre will improvise a full-length play in the spirit (or three) of the season. Join a cast of memorable Dickensian characters to find the meaning of Christmas set against the backdrop of the trials and triumphs of the Industrial Revolution.

Happened on Fri Dec 14th & Sat Dec 15th
8pm | $12
@ Intrepid Studio Theatre

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Yes and Yesteryear

One knows that aside from the security of the hearth, social standing and familial responsibilities the sensibility of the heart is of great importance to a young lady. And that generally, a suggestion or two is always greatly appreciated.

Join Paper Street’s cast of landed gentry as they attempt to improvise their way through the conventions and manners of proper society and all the unforeseen complications such constraints provide. It is sure to be an outing Jane Austen would be delighted to attend!

Happened on Fri April 12th & Sat April 13th
8pm | $12
@ Intrepid Studio Theatre

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2011-2012

An Improvised Tennessee Williams

He might just be America's best known playwright; he's certainly one of the most beloved playwrights in America. And now Paper Street Theatre Co., in its inagrual show, will take the stage with two full-length improvised plays in the style of Tennessee Williams.

If you love the southern drawl, the rich imagery and layered prose, the sexual tension you could cut with a knife then you're going to love An Improvised Tennessee Williams. Starring Dave Morris, Missie Peters, Byron Kjeldsen, Scott Thompson and Chris Gabel.

Happened on Wed June 29th & Thurs June 30th
8pm | $12
@ Intrepid Studio Theatre

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An Improvised Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett was a poet, novelist, and theatre director, although most well known as a playwright. His work has a tragicomedic outlook on human nature. Much of it was black humour, and most is what we would call today, absurd.

If you love aburdist dark comedy you'll love An Improvised Samuel Beckett.

Happened on Thurs Nov 17th & Fri Nov 18th
8pm | $12
@ Intrepid Studio Theatre

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An Improvised Film Noir

He’s standing in the streetlight as the fog clears, his face hidden between his hat and the upturned collar of his trench coat. He’s here to dance with a dame, but she’s dirty. She steps out from the shadows and…

In its third full-length improvised show Paper Street Theatre Co. brings classic film noir to the stage with An Improvised Film Noir. Led by Pick of the Fringe performer Dave Morris, the cast includes local improvisers Missie Peters, Chris Gabel, Scott Thompson and Byron Kjeldsen.

Happened on Fri March 30th & Sat March 31st
8pm | $12
@ Intrepid Studio Theatre

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