This is professional improv, and with several in-house teams that have been with the torch for 6 or more years, there is always something that is sure to get you laughing at the Torch. Check out one of their regular ongoing shows or join them for one of their "jam" sessions. It is highly recommended that you pre-purchase tickets online. Their focus is on longform improvisation, and they also have a training center where you too can learn to make it up on the spot. If you are not sure you want to commit to a whole eight-week class, they have free drop in workshops once a month.
THE JUMP - This show takes place every Thursday night for a super reasonable price. A mix of special events, new groups and projects, and student showcases.
THE FUTURE - This is a late Friday night show starting at 10pm.
TRIFECTA - Every Friday night. It features three different teams with an opener, a headliner and special guests.
THE CAGEMATCH - The previous weeks winner takes on a new challenger each week. Part of their Saturday night line-up.
THE REVOLVER - This Saturday show features a rotating mix of shows.
THE NEIGHBORHOOD - A Saturday night show using the monologue of a special guest, stories are taken and turned into improv fun, with some long-time improvisers and founding members of the Torch Theatre.
STUDENT SHOWCASES - These shows give improv students a chance to hone their newly learned skills.
WWW.THETORCHTHEATRE.COM4721 N. Central Ave., Phoenix AZ
Phone: (602) 456-2876
HIGHLIGHTS AT THE TORCH THEATRE INCLUDE:
FREE DROP-IN CLASS - This class gives people the opportunity to give improv a try without having to commit to signing up for something more long term.
TEAM BUILDING WORKSHOPS - Grow your business by building teamwork, communication and learning new problem solving skills. Simple improv exercises will not only help your business, but everyone will have fun doing it!
STUDENT SHOWCASES - After taking an eight week class, students are given a chance to show off their new tricks and skills. This bi-monthly show just might launch the career of the next great comedian.
GHOSTFEST - Mix Halloween and marathon improv for a crazy weekend of comedy and fun. The fun is non-stop for 32+ hours and helps raise money for the Phoenix Improv Festival each year.
TORCH THEATRE MISSION STATEMENT
"When The Torch Theatre began in 2007, we sought to help improvisers hone their craft and spread the word about longform improv in Phoenix, Arizona. It’s become so much more than that. It’s a community where our local musicians, actors, poets, dancers, comedians, writers and creative artists of all kinds can find a home to nurture their love of self-expression and collaboration."