"The journey to finding the true meaning of play"
The world has a very one dimensional view of improvisation; its not about being funny on the spot. It’s about acceptance
and exploring change.
and exploring change.
Improv theatre is more than just one off jokes and a quick laugh. It's something in all of us. Life itself, is improvised.
Yes And is an introspective look into the real world of improv theatre. From the perspective of Michelle Hart, past featured player at Bad Dog Theatre and Head Referee of the Canadian Improv Games, and Tony Babcock, an improviser and life coach, we explore just what keeps the players playing and why improv is so important to all of us.
Be sure to catch our "Making Of Yes And" totally improvised Mockumentary on our Facebook page!
Nathan Isings - Director:
Nathan has been an avid improviser since his days touring the country as a solo expressionist act, bringing subconscious level emotional performances to all venues from old folks homes, hardware stores and hobby shops around the province. Nobody has ever hired him twice.
James Ferguson - Director of Photography:
An associate of Nathan. Asked to help Nathan shoot a documentary. Only interested in shooting, getting paid and then never speaking to him ever again.
Erica Scioscia - Editor:
Erica only communicates through editing. She's never said a word but can send messages through animating assets in real life. In fact, Erica was the animator who staged the moon landing of 1969 in After Effects.
Sean Coolahan - Transmedia:
Harris Bailey - Director:
Harris really loves improv! When Nathan picked him up as a hitchhiker on the side of the road two weeks ago, he said yes and joined up on the spot. Harris is an improviser to his core and is literally always making everything up.
Austin MacDonald - Sound Recordist: A stalwart vet of the film industry, you can rely on Austin to record sound and do nothing else. No really, he can’t actually do anything else. He’s also deaf.
James Ramlal - Transmedia:
I don’t know where they found this guy but apparently he needs a job and he loves improv...
Diana Dale - Producer:
Diana came across Nathan in a hardware store where he was performing. Somehow ended up following him around acting like his producer, and is still unsure if she is performing improv or actually working as his producer.
Kristina Stanarevic - Post Sound:
Upon being picked up from a local orphanage and ambushed by anti-comedians, Kristina has never known the life of laughs. When moving away for college, she found herself surrounded by new faces, and this strange new word -- “improv.” Dedicated to finding the true meaning of comedy, improv, and life itself, Kristina has taught herself in a fortnight how to dissect audio in order to better understand what determines the sound waves that make audiences laugh… love… and so much more. Using these skills, she hopes to find her answer within the records of the masters.
Michael Szalay - Assistant Camera: Nobody has ever seen Michael but somehow his work always gets done, he moves so silently...