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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

HAMILTON-GIBSON'S IMPROVISATIONAL COMEDY SHOW

Gabe Hakvaag (shown) is the director of the improvisational comedy workshop. This Saturday, workshop participants will present a show at the Warehouse Theatre in Wellsboro featuring improv comedy skits they have created.


WELLSBORO—At 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 13, participants in Hamilton-Gibson's improvisational comedy workshop will perform short comedic skits for the public.

Admission to this show is Pay-What-You-Can. It will be in the Warehouse Theatre, next to the Native Bagel on Central Avenue in Wellsboro.

Participants are meeting at 6:30 p.m. each night this week to learn improv techniques, play games, and create short skits.

Leading the workshop is Director Gabe Hakvaag who has a long history in sketch and improvisational comedy. He worked with comedy troupes such as the Unusual Suspects, Broadcast Free Radio, Renegade Duck and others. His collaboration with improv comedian Kurt Fitzpatrick created the one-man show “Rebel Without A Niche.” It premiered in New York City in June 2006. Since then, it has been performed throughout North America.

“Improv is working on stage without a script,” Hakvaag said. "It has a set of basic rules of engagement to make sure everyone is working together and supported. When everyone on stage is listening to each other, the results are surprising and often very funny.”

To reserve a seat, call Hamilton-Gibson Productions at 570-724-2079 or email hamgib@gmail.com.

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