Thursday, August 9, 2007

Welcome to The Royal Berkshire Improv Troupe Blog!

RBIT's Comedian Bio
The Royal Berkshire Improvisational Troupe (RBIT) is a comedy improv group based in Western Massachusetts. Founded by Berkshire County native and actress Alexia Trainor, RBIT has been delighting audiences with its own brand of non-scripted comedic mayhem since June of 2001. Performing a mix of theater games reminiscent of the TV show Whose Line Is It Anyways?, the group models its work on the teachings of renowned theater games/improvisation instructor Keith Johnstone. Through audience participation, RBIT's mission is to create entertaining scenes which explore the boundaries of theater improvisation (impressive, huh?).


The Royal Berkshire Improv Troupe said...

-"The show was amazing... many students approached me after the show to express their pleasure and surprise at the quality of your skills. Needless to say, the performance made a very positive impression on campus… Thank you again for your passion, talent and message."
(Matt Landa, Activities Director, Simon’s Rock College of Bard)

-"Although the word 'Royal' appears in the troupe's name, nowhere is it evident that they take the regal moniker seriously- which is one of the troupe's major appeals."
(Edward Ortiz, Berkshires Week)

-"Unlike comedia troupes I've seen whose imaginative lunacy laughs AT silly-acting bodies, you treat your spectators and performance participants as empathic companions in our circus of a universe... I hail you as clowns of shyness, uncertainty, and love.”
(Leonard Berkman, Ph.D., Anne Hesseltine Hoyt Professor of Theatre, Smith College)

The Royal Berkshire Improv Troupe said...

Our next rehearsal froggies is August 12th, Sunday @7pm at the theater. Wear nice clothes we may be photographed!