Reactor Improv Festival

The Kinkonauts present an entire festival of theatre that's made up on the spot

Amy Jo Espetveidt

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A four-night improv extravaganza, join The Kinkonauts for a festival full of laughter, mayhem, and special guest troupes.

Featuring performances from all generations of Kinkonauts, along with performers from Vancouver, Edmonton, and Toronto, each night features a new and exciting performance that encapsulates the dynamic range of Canadian improv.

So, what are we checking out? Here are our top picks for the 2018 Reactor Improv Festival:

Starfleet Confidential

March 28, 2018, 8:00pm
Rose Room, Alexandra Centre (922 9th Ave. SE)

The Kinkonauts don their uniforms to seek out new laughs and new comedic situations in a loving parody of the Star Trek franchise. With each improvised episode, the crew of the USS Callipygian explores strange new audience suggestions all while saving helpless colonists, dodging phaser fire, and enjoying some tea.

Dear Future Self

March 29, 2018, 8:00pm
Rose Room, Alexandra Centre (922 9th Ave. SE)

What would you tell your future self if you could? Would it be a reminder, a memory, a few wise words of encouragement, or something totally different? Andrew Phung and Alexa MacKell present this improvised comedy show inspired by audience members’ messages. Don’t miss this hilarious look at the past, present, and our hopes for the future.

The Sufferettes

March 30, 2018, 8:00pm
Rose Room, Alexandra Centre (922 9th Ave. SE)

All the way from Toronto, The Sufferettes bring their popular show to Calgary after many successful festival tours and engagements around the world. As a duo without any particular format, each show is a brand-new improv comedy experiment featuring Becky Johnson and Kayla Lorette.

Off Book: The Musical

March 30 & 31, 2018
Rose Room, Alexandra Centre (922 9th Ave. SE)
$10 – $15

This talented ensemble from Rapid Fire Theatre only needs one thing to create a brand-new musical from scratch—a suggestion from the audience. Witness spontaneous songs, choreography, and scene work that are never the same twice.

Your Moms

March 31, 2018, 9:00pm
Rose Room, Alexandra Centre (922 9th Ave. SE)

Vancouver’s Your Moms bring their pleated jeans and unfiltered improvised comedy to the Kinkonauts’ stage. See these four performers charm their way through a high energy show that places them in the most unlikely of situations.

The Reactor Improv Festival runs March 28 to 31, 2018 at the Rose Room, Alexandra Centre (922 9th Ave. SE). Visit for the full festival schedule.