Storyteller Series - Dr. Joe Norris
Nov
24
7:00 PM19:00

Storyteller Series - Dr. Joe Norris

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ONE PART CELEBRATION OF NIAGARA
ONE PART IMPROV COMEDY SHOW

Big Chicken Improv's "Storyteller Series" is about celebrating a member of the local community with a unique or important story to tell. Each month, we invite you to hear these stories and watch our performers create comedy inspired by them.

THIS MONTH'S STORYTELLER: DR JOE NORRIS

Joe Norris is a professor of Drama in Education at Brock University. It’s a broad, exciting field of drama that focuses on “creative play for education and community development”. Joe has used improvisation and drama to explore issues like mental health on campus, civic engagement, educational reforms, and so much more. He has won an Outstanding Book Award from the American Educational Research Association, a Teaching Best Practices award from Brock university, and believes we all need to be more playful. If you like improv, you’re going to love Joe.

WHEN: 7:00-9:00PM, Saturday, November 24th (Doors at 6:30)

WHERE: 36 James Street, 3rd Floor, Downtown St. Catharines

PRICE: $10 at the door or online

(PS: Stick around after the show for a free 30 minute MUSICAL IMPROV late show.)

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Storyteller Series - Beechwood Donuts w/ Tayler Book
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Storyteller Series - Beechwood Donuts w/ Tayler Book

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ONE PART CELEBRATION OF NIAGARA
ONE PART IMPROV COMEDY SHOW

Big Chicken Improv's "Storyteller Series" is about celebrating a member of the local community with a unique or important story to tell. Each month, we invite you to hear these stories and watch our performers create comedy inspired by them.

THIS MONTH'S STORYTELLER: TAYLER BOOK

In January of 2015, Tayler Book co-founded Beechwood Doughnuts, Niagara's first and only 100% vegan doughnut shop. Located in the heart of Downtown St. Catharines, Beechwood Doughnuts is here to prove that plant-based foods can be just as delicious as they are compassionate. Tayler continues to improve and expand Beechwood's menu today. We're so excited to welcome such a passionate, creative member of our community to tell their story.

WHEN: 7:00-9:00PM, Saturday, October 20th

WHERE: Suitcase in Point, 36 James Street, 3rd Floor, Downtown St. Catharines

PRICE: $10 at the door or online

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Sep
22
9:00 PM21:00

The LATE SHOW (#2)

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This might get weird.

THE LATE SHOW is a 45 minute "after-show" where we can experiment with new formats and get a little off the rails. We don't guarantee perfection, but we do guarantee a memorable and exciting night of improvised comedy. Every show is different, so don't miss out!

WHERE: 36 James Street, 3rd Floor, St Catharines
WHEN: Sept 22nd, 9:00-9:45PM (early show from 7:00-8:30)
PRICE: $5 at door

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Storyteller Series: Mayor Walter Sendzik
Sep
22
7:00 PM19:00

Storyteller Series: Mayor Walter Sendzik

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ONE PART CELEBRATION OF NIAGARA
ONE PART IMPROV COMEDY SHOW

Big Chicken Improv's "Storyteller Series" is about celebrating a member of the local community with a unique or important story to tell. Each month, we invite you to hear these stories and watch our chickens create comedy inspired by them.

THIS MONTH'S STORYTELLER: MAYOR WALTER SENDZIK

Walter Sendzik was born and raised in St. Catharines. In 2014, as a first time candidate for political office, he was elected as Mayor of St. Catharines. Prior to this, Walter was the Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce. Under Walter’s leadership, the GNCC established itself as the largest business organization in Niagara, and the third largest in Ontario. As mayor, he works to address poverty in our community, improve local governance as well as transit and long-term budgeting, and has been working consistently on these priority areas with staff, and community leaders at the City and Regional levels.

WHEN: 7:00-8:30PM, Saturday September 22nd (late show to follow)
WHERE: 36 James Street, 3rd Floor, Downtown St. Catharines
PRICE: $10 at the door or online.

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Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

The LATE SHOW (#1)

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This might get weird.

THE LATE SHOW is a 45 minute "after-show" where we can experiment with new formats and get a little off the rails. We don't guarantee perfection, but we do guarantee a memorable and exciting night of improvised comedy. Every show is different, so don't miss out!

WHERE: 36 James Street, 3rd Floor, St Catharines
WHEN: 8:00-8:45PM (early show follows from 7-8:30)
PRICE: $5

THE EARLY SHOW: 
https://www.bigchickenimprov.ca/shows/2018/9/14/the-back-to-school-improv-jam

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The Back to School Improv Jam!
Sep
14
7:00 PM19:00

The Back to School Improv Jam!

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School is back and SO ARE WE! And to mark the occasion, we're inviting our awesome community to join us on stage for a pay-what-you-can jam!

Want to play? Put your name in the bucket at the door to be called up. Want to watch? Sit your butt in a chair and enjoy a night of high energy, fun-filled comedy!

WHERE: 36 James Street, 3rd Floor, St. Catharines
WHEN: 6:00 - 7:30PM (late show to follow)
PRICE: Pay what you can!

THE LATE SHOW: 
https://www.bigchickenimprov.ca/shows/2018/9/14/the-late-show-1

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Aug
11
8:00 PM20:00

An Evening at De Simone Vineyards

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This August, Big Chicken invites you to our classiest show yet. Sip a complimentary glass of wine and enjoy some snacks as we perform long form improv between two actual distillery barrels. You won't want to miss it.

WHEN: Saturday August 11th, 8:00-10:00pm
WHERE: De Simone Vineyards, Niagara-on-the-Lake
PRICE: $20 (includes glass of wine + snacks)

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Improv Night with Big Chicken Improv
Jun
16
8:00 PM20:00

Improv Night with Big Chicken Improv

We’re breaking out our favourite short-form games and our signature long-form style, the “Spokane,” for a night of high energy laughter and connection. Join us for an improvised theatrical experience you won’t want to miss!

WHERE: 3rd Floor of 36 James Street in downtown St. Catharines.
WHEN: June 16th at 8:00PM (Doors at 7:30)
PRICE: $10 at the door
Cash bar

Reserve tickets by emailing bigchickenimprov@gmail.com

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OPIRG Improv Fundraiser Night
Jun
9
7:00 PM19:00

OPIRG Improv Fundraiser Night

Welcome to OPIRG-Brock's first ever Improv Fundraiser show! 

After being defunded in February, the folks at OPIRG have been continuously working hard to maintain their programming and initiatives, such as creating workshops, supporting action groups and creating The Free Store! 

In order to maintain their programming, they have been applying to grants, planning membership drives and of course - putting on this fundraiser! 

Join us, OPIRG, and members of KO Improv and Improv Niagara for a night of fun! 

To reserve a seat, please email: communication@opirgbrock.com

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Sun's Out, Guns Out
May
26
8:00 PM20:00

Sun's Out, Guns Out

Does that big white orb in the sky have you feeling...happier? Does it have you flexin and showing off that sweet arm tat that showcases your love of improv ;) ? Here at Big Chicken Improv, we are pretty excited that summer is just around the corner too. That's why we are having a show on Saturday, May 26 at Suitcase in Point to celebrate.

Tickets can be purchased either through this link on Brown Paper Tickets, or at the door for $10. Limited Seating Available! Cash bar.

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Free Drop in Class, No Experience Necessary!
May
14
7:00 PM19:00

Free Drop in Class, No Experience Necessary!

 Photo by Suitcase in Point Theatre Company

Photo by Suitcase in Point Theatre Company

Never tried improv before? Now's your chance!

Every two weeks we invite the Niagara community to join us in laughter and applause as we develop our improv skills and become better communicators. There's a reason Canada's improv community is flourishing-- the skills we learn here are not just for performers and comedians, they're valuable for any walk of life.

If you have improv experience, this is a great way to get involved with our community and get practice in scenes with the Big Chicken Brigade members. We hope to see you there!

WHERE: Suitcase in Point Theatre, 36 James St. 3rd Floor St. Catharines
WHEN: Monday, May 14th (7:00pm-9:00pm)
PRICE: Free!

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In The Soil Arts Festival
Apr
28
10:00 PM22:00

In The Soil Arts Festival

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Image by Suitcase in Point and In The Soil Arts Festival

Big Chicken Improv is proud to announce that we will be performing as part of the tenth year of the In The Soil Arts Festival!

In The Soil Arts Festival is an explosion of creativity in downtown St. Catharines each spring that has seen over 2000 artists come together of the past decade.  The festival nurtures the creation of new work and provides intimate and uncommon platforms for audiences to experience work by contemporary performing and literary artists, musicians and media artists. In the Soil is Niagara’s homegrown arts festival and is working to make a Niagara that is self-determining and culturally distinct.

Big Chicken Improv will be performing at the Oddfellows Temple (36 James Street, St. Catharines), on April 28th, from 10-11pm.

Festival passes are can be purchased at THIS LINK for $50, and provide first-come, first-serve access to over 150 acts and installations. Individual tickets for our show are $10

For more information about the In The Soil Arts Festival, this year's line-up, or how to volunteer with the festival, check out https://www.inthesoil.on.ca/.

For more information about us, check out our In The Soil event page https://www.inthesoil.on.ca/artists-events/2018/big-chicken-improv/

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Free Drop in Class, No Experience Necessary!
Apr
16
7:00 PM19:00

Free Drop in Class, No Experience Necessary!

 Photo by Suitcase in Point Theatre Company

Photo by Suitcase in Point Theatre Company

Never tried improv before? Now's your chance!

Every two weeks we invite the Niagara community to join us in laughter and applause as we develop our improv skills and become better communicators. There's a reason Canada's improv community is flourishing-- the skills we learn here are not just for performers and comedians, they're valuable for any walk of life.

If you have improv experience, this is a great way to get involved with our community and get practice in scenes with the Big Chicken Brigade members. We hope to see you there!

WHERE: Suitcase in Point Theatre, 36 James St. 3rd Floor St. Catharines
WHEN: Monday, April 16th (7:00pm-9:00pm)
PRICE: Free!

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The Improv Jam! [One Year Celebration]
Apr
9
7:00 PM19:00

The Improv Jam! [One Year Celebration]

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Big Chicken Improv has exited for one full year! To celebrate, and to thank all of our fans who have gotten us this far, we are hosting a free improv show where anyone can join us on stage! It’s a jam-sesh for improv!

We will be playing short form games and celebrating our community, so please come join us! You can either stay in the audience and watch the funnies or participate on stage.

(This will be replacing our usual drop-in class this Monday.)

WHERE: Suitcase in Point Theatre Company, 36 James St. St Catharines, 3rd floor.
WHEN: Monday, April 9th 7:00-9:00PM
PRICE: Free!

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Comedy & Cocktails
Mar
31
7:00 PM19:00

Comedy & Cocktails

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Image by Something-Something Productions

Big Chicken Improv is proud to be a part of Comedy & Cocktails, a fundraiser evening for Pathstone Mental Health Services in Niagara, hosted by Something-Something Productions.

There will be cocktails, a silent auction, and lots of laughter! Theatre opens at 7pm; 100% of the proceeds from the silent auctions will be donated directly to the Pathstone Foundation, along with 60% of event ticket sales. Performances begin at 8pm, and includes an intermission.

For ticket information, please head over to somethingsomethingproductions.ca. To purchase tickets, please head over to eventbrite.

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Free Drop In Class - No Experience Necessary!
Mar
19
7:00 PM19:00

Free Drop In Class - No Experience Necessary!

 Photo by Suitcase in Point

Photo by Suitcase in Point

Never tried improv before? Now's your chance!

Every two weeks we invite the Niagara community to join us in laughter and applause as we develop our improv skills and become better communicators. There's a reason Canada's improv community is flourishing-- the skills we learn here are not just for performers and comedians, they're valuable for any walk of life.

If you have improv experience, this is a great way to get involved with our community and get practice in scenes with the Big Chicken Brigade members. We hope to see you there!

WHERE: Suitcase in Point Theatre, 36 James St. 3rd Floor St. Catharines
WHEN: Monday, March 19th (7:00pm-9:00pm)
PRICE: Free!

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The Great Improv Cook-Off @ Brock University!
Mar
2
to Mar 3

The Great Improv Cook-Off @ Brock University!

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Photo by Brock Improv.

Big Chicken Improv is honoured to be joining Brock Improv's improv summit for Canadian universities! While they usually only accept groups associated with a school, Big Chicken will be performing short form and long form improvisation with the teams. This is a fantastic way to make friends with other improv fans, and not to be missed!

Here's what Brock Improv has to say:

Welcome to the annual Brock Improv Summit! This year we present to you the Great Improv Cook-Off where an abundance of university improv troupes will be dishing out their most delicious scenes throughout two tasty nights of improv! Out of the frying pan and into the falls!

WHERE: Brock University, David S. Howes Theatre.
WHEN: March 2nd-3rd, 7:00-10:00PM
PRICE: $10 for one night or $15 for both (Cash at door.)

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Free Drop In Class - No Experience Necessary!
Feb
26
7:00 PM19:00

Free Drop In Class - No Experience Necessary!

 Photo by Suitcase in Point

Photo by Suitcase in Point

Never tried improv before? Now's your chance!

Every two weeks we invite the Niagara community to join us in laughter and applause as we develop our improv skills and become better communicators. There's a reason Canada's improv community is flourishing-- the skills we learn here are not just for performers and comedians, they're valuable for any walk of life.

If you have improv experience, this is a great way to get involved with our community and get practice in scenes with the Big Chicken Brigade members. We hope to see you there!

WHERE: Suitcase in Point Theatre, 36 James St. 3rd Floor St. Catharines
WHEN: Monday, February 26th (7:00pm-9:00pm)
PRICE: Free!

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Comedy Night @ Suitcase in Point
Feb
24
8:00 PM20:00

Comedy Night @ Suitcase in Point

 Photo by Lauren Garbutt Photography and Suitcase in Point

Photo by Lauren Garbutt Photography and Suitcase in Point

Big Chicken Improv is thrilled to be co-producing an improv/sketch/who-knows-what-else Comedy Night show with Suitcase in Point Theatre every other month. These shows will feature our usual cast performing short-form and long-form improv, as well as members of Suitcase in Point's brilliant cast of improvisers and sketch team. Visit their website for more info about the 15 years of comedy and theatrical experience they bring to Niagara.

WHEN: Saturday, February 24th @ 8:00PM
WHERE: Suitcase in Point Theatre, 36 James St. 3rd Floor St Catharines.
PRICE: $10 at door or online.

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Free Drop In Class - No Experience Necessary!
Feb
12
7:00 PM19:00

Free Drop In Class - No Experience Necessary!

 Photo by Suitcase in Point

Photo by Suitcase in Point

Never tried improv before? Now's your chance!

Every two weeks we invite the Niagara community to join us in laughter and applause as we develop our improv skills and become better communicators. There's a reason Canada's improv community is flourishing-- the skills we learn here are not just for performers and comedians, they're valuable for any walk of life.

If you have improv experience, this is a great way to get involved with our community and get practice in scenes with the Big Chicken Brigade members. We hope to see you there!

WHERE: Suitcase in Point Theatre, 36 James St. 3rd Floor St. Catharines
WHEN: Monday, February 12th (7:00pm-9:00pm)
PRICE: Free!

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Free Drop In Class - No Experience Necessary
Jan
29
7:00 PM19:00

Free Drop In Class - No Experience Necessary

 Photo by Suitcase in Point Theatre

Photo by Suitcase in Point Theatre

Never tried improv before? Now's your chance!

Every two weeks we invite the Niagara community to join us in laughter and applause as we develop our improv skills and become better communicators. There's a reason Canada's improv community is flourishing-- the skills we learn here are not just for performers and comedians, they're valuable for any walk of life.

If you have improv experience, this is a great way to get involved with our community and get practice in scenes with the Big Chicken Brigade members. We hope to see you there!

WHERE: Suitcase in Point Theatre, 36 James St. 3rd Floor St. Catharines
WHEN: Monday, January 29th (7:00pm-9:00pm)
PRICE: Free!

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Free Drop In Class - No Experience Necessary!
Jan
15
7:00 PM19:00

Free Drop In Class - No Experience Necessary!

 Photo by Suitcase in Point Theatre

Photo by Suitcase in Point Theatre

Never tried improv before? Now's your chance!

Every two weeks we invite the Niagara community to join us in laughter and applause as we develop our improv skills and become better communicators. There's a reason Canada's improv community is flourishing-- the skills we learn here are not just for performers and comedians, they're valuable for any walk of life.

If you have improv experience, this is a great way to get involved with our community and get practice in scenes with the Big Chicken Brigade members. We hope to see you there!

WHERE: Suitcase in Point Theatre, 36 James St. 3rd Floor St. Catharines
WHEN: Monday, January 15th (7:00pm-9:00pm)
PRICE: Free!

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Hello 2018! (Goodbye 2017) : An Improvised Comedy About Moving Forward
Jan
13
7:00 PM19:00

Hello 2018! (Goodbye 2017) : An Improvised Comedy About Moving Forward

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We're kicking off our 2018 season with a bang! Join the Big Chicken Brigade as we laugh away the dumpster fire of 2017 and celebrate how totally awesome 2018 is going to be. We'll be improvising short form based on your experiences last year and then showcasing a longform about "A Year In The Life" of one lucky audience member. Reserve tickets soon, we expect to sell out fast!

WHEN: Saturday, January 13th (Doors 7:00pm // Show 7:30pm)
WHERE: Suitcase in Point Theatre, 36 James St. 3rd Floor St Catharines.
PRICE: $10 at door (Cash only - sorry we're working on it!)

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