Failing the Improv

Failing the Improv
by Werner Trieschmann

Productions (22)
  • Comedy
  • 15 - 20 minutes
  • 2 f, 1 m
  • Set: Perhaps a table and a few chairs.

Failing the Improv
by Werner Trieschmann

(0)
Productions (22)
  • Comedy
  • 15 - 20 minutes
  • 2 f, 1 m
  • Set: Perhaps a table and a few chairs.

A failed TV writer returns to his rural Southern home to teach improvisation at the Delta Arts Center. In his first awkward class, the teacher gets a few life lessons from his two quirky students.

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Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $35
NOTE: This play is part of an anthology called Great Short Comedies: Volume 1.
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Play Details

A failed TV writer returns to his rural Southern home to teach improvisation at the Delta Arts Center. In his first awkward class, the teacher gets a few life lessons from his two quirky students.

  • Comedy
  • 15 - 20 minutes
  • 2 f, 1 m
  • Set: Perhaps a table and a few chairs.

Published Reviews

"A charming character piece. Here, two old women get bumped from the ever-popular ceramics class into an improvisation course with a failed sitcom writer. It represents the best of what this brief format can reveal: surprising characterizations unfolding in original situations."

The Albuquerque Tribune

"Commencing with a charmingly self-reflexive gesture, Werner Trieschmann's Failing the Improv is a wry scenario where a jaded and condescending ex-TV writer, Ty, must pay the bills teaching the ABCs of standup to hicks from the sticks, Win and Louise -- only to have the tables turned on him."

LA Weekly

"Failing the Improv...is the evening's runaway winner. Lampooning the pretensions of the very form, the play is a gem."

The Albuquerque Alibi

Production History

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Location
MAY 31, 2019 - JUN 01, 2019
Nicolet High School
Glendale, WI United States
Nicolet High School Glendale, WI United States
APR 18, 2019 - APR 20, 2019
Hampton Roads Academy
NEWPORT NEWS, VA United States
Hampton Roads Academy NEWPORT NEWS, VA United States
OCT 18, 2018 - OCT 21, 2018
Northeast Mississippi Community College
Booneville, MS United States
Northeast Mississippi Community College Booneville, MS United States
JAN 18, 2015 - JAN 18, 2015
Tucson Players
Tucson, AZ United States
Tucson Players Tucson, AZ United States
MAY 09, 2014 - MAY 11, 2014
Habersham Community Theatre
Clarkesville, GA United States
Habersham Community Theatre Clarkesville, GA United States
APR 04, 2014 - APR 06, 2014
Lourdes University
Sylvania, OH United States
Lourdes University Sylvania, OH United States
APR 09, 2010 - APR 11, 2010
Lourdes College
Sylvania, OH United States
Lourdes College Sylvania, OH United States
NOV 10, 2009 - NOV 11, 2009
South Georgia College
Douglas, GA United States
South Georgia College Douglas, GA United States
NOV 06, 2009 - NOV 07, 2009
North Shore Performing Arts
Tatamagouche, NS Canada
North Shore Performing Arts Tatamagouche, NS Canada
OCT 02, 2009 - OCT 02, 2009
The White Mountain School
Bethlehem, NH United States
The White Mountain School Bethlehem, NH United States
JAN 08, 2009 - JAN 08, 2009
Richardson High School Theatre
Richardson, TX United States
Richardson High School Theatre Richardson, TX United States
OCT 14, 2008 - OCT 21, 2008
A. C. Flora High School Drama Department
Columbia, SC United States
A. C. Flora High School Drama Department Columbia, SC United States
MAY 11, 2008 - MAY 13, 2008
Clarksville High School
Clarksville, IN United States
Clarksville High School Clarksville, IN United States
OCT 18, 2007 - NOV 02, 2007
A C Flora High School
Columbia, SC United States
A C Flora High School Columbia, SC United States
AUG 03, 2006 - AUG 13, 2006
Minnesota Fringe Festival
Farmington, MN United States
Minnesota Fringe Festival Farmington, MN United States
MAR 09, 2006 - MAR 11, 2006
South Arkansas Arts Center
El Dorado, AR United States
South Arkansas Arts Center El Dorado, AR United States
FEB 04, 2006 - FEB 04, 2006
West Waterloo High School
Waterloo, IA United States
West Waterloo High School Waterloo, IA United States
FEB 02, 2006 - FEB 04, 2006
Hopkins High School
Hopkins, MN United States
Hopkins High School Hopkins, MN United States
JAN 21, 2006 - JAN 21, 2006
West Waterloo High School
Waterloo Community Schools, IA United States
West Waterloo High School Waterloo Community Schools, IA United States
JUL 01, 2003 - JUL 31, 2003
City Theatre
Wilmington, DE United States
City Theatre Wilmington, DE United States
OCT 08, 1999 - NOV 21, 1999
Moving Arts
Los Angeles, CA United States
Moving Arts Los Angeles, CA United States
JUN 04, 1999 - JUN 20, 1999
The Vortex
Albuquerque, NM United States
The Vortex Albuquerque, NM United States
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MAY 31, 2019 - JUN 01, 2019
Nicolet High School
Glendale, WI United States
Nicolet High School Glendale, WI United States
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Production Group
Location
OCT 08, 1999 - NOV 21, 1999
Moving Arts
Los Angeles, CA United States
Moving Arts Los Angeles, CA United States