Enmore Theatre August 18
Theatresports is series of improvisational games and challenges created and developed by director Keith Johnstone in Calgary, Canada, in 1977. Since then, it has become a rapidly-growing, global phenomenon. Whose Line is It Anyway? is the television version of competitions that have sprung up all over the world.
Teams of four perform games that they pull out of a hat, and three judges give ratings out of five. The scoring is determined by such criteria as adhering to the given story line, sticking to the rules of the game and most importantly, entertainment value. The more laughs, the better.
This year, players include Andrew O’Keefe, Benita Collings, Peter Berner and Adam Spencer.
Actors and comedians especially love Theatresports because it puts them under as much pressure as you can have on stage. For two to four minutes, you’re just making it up as you go. If you dry, or can’t think of anything to say in the moment, you have three other performers to pull you out of it.