San Francisco Improv Festival Presents Storybox and Flash Family
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The last date listed for San Francisco Improv Festival was Saturday May 14, 2005 / 8:00pm.
Storybox is a wonderfully imaginative, fully improvised theatre production inspired by Second City co-founder Paul Sills’ Tony award winning show “Story Theatre” and Japan’s Noh Theatre to create a single story from multiple ensemble narrative and storytelling techniques. Storybox incorporates the use of props, a ritualistic structure, and emphasis on story. It’s always great fun to push improv in new directions.
The multi-talented cast of nine features four Second City Chicago Training Centre faculty members, four Second City Chicago Training Centre students, and a guest artist. Storybox is created and directed by Jonathan Pitts, the co-founder and executive producer of the Chicago Improv Festival.
In improv, a flash is a starting place, piece of idea or thought. Family is a good way to describe our ensemble, or as Webster says: A unit or group of complimentary parts that contribute to a single effect. All in all, a pretty good definition of how Flash Family works.
Since 1978, Flash Family been astonishing audiences, in clubs like The Great American Music Hall, The Other Cafe, The Sleeping Lady Cafe, and Hotel Utah. In addition, Flash Family has been popular in high schools and colleges throughout the Bay Area.