Improv Showcase

Saturday Sept 3rd at 9:30pm Location – Inkwell Centre (link to tickets will be available shortly) improvbreak


Patrick McInnis is an original co-founding member of the Third Thought(TTT), created & directs Troupe X and has performed & taught throughout the state of Florida and across the country. Patrick teaches regularly with American Stage Improv as well as various drop-in courses around Tampa Bay along with annual courses taught with the University of Southern California’s Global Education program. Patrick is excited to be returning to teach & perform at the Tampa Bay Theatre Festival.


Dear Aunt Gertrude has been a resident improv house team at The Box Theater in the heart of Tampa, since 2009. They perform both short-form and long-form shows that are constantly changing keeping audiences laughing with its fun-loving, themed shows, chock-full of innovative comedy. In the past they have had the privilege of opening for The Upright Citizen’s Brigade Touring Company at the Palladium as well as performing among other improv fanatics at The Orlando Improv Festival, The Gainesville Improv Festival, The Tampa Improv Festival, Sarasota Improv Festival. They couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of Tampa Bay Theatre Festival this year.


As Per Usual is a UCB style long-form team developed out of the American Stage Improvisation program with lead instructors Gavin Hawk and Ricky Wayne. APU had the great privilege performing in the Tampa Bay Improv Festival and Del Close Marathon in New York over the past year. They are now one of American Stage’s first house teams performing bi-monthly at American Stage Theatre and Sunshine Center in downtown St. Petersburg. APU is excited to be a part of Tampa Bay Theatre Festival’s first Improv Showcase.


Since 2001, FST Improv has been providing laughs to every nook and cranny of Sarasota and beyond. From snowbirds to roundabouts and everything in between, every show is unexpected and made up on the spot. Taking audience suggestions, the cast of FST Improv twists and turns it into an improvised game. With audience favorites such as the three headed Broadway star, paper chase, puppets, and more – it’s easy to see why audiences keep coming back. FST Improv is excited to bring their style to the Tampa Bay Theatre Festival