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Theater News




  • **iOWest Performer Showcases starting in May**
    To be eligible for these showcases you must be a current or alumni of the  iOWest training center or Harold or Sketch Teams.

    The past few summers have brought out the casting people from SNL to see out talent and while nothing has been confirmed about them coming back this year, we’re going to start to prepare in case they do again.

    These are some of the people hired or asked to submit writing packets to SNL from past  iO and iOWest showcases: Vanessa Bayer, John Lutz, Cecily Strong, Claire Mulaney, Paul Brittan, Mike O’Brien, Lakendra Tookes, Calvin Dittmore and Mort Burke.

    We will have performer showcases starting up again on Wednesday nights from 7pm-8pm on the Main Stage in May.

    If you would like to be considered for one of the performance slots is these initial showcases, please send the link to your 2-3 minute video of you performing your original characters and impersonations to

    Please keep props or costumes to the bare minimum in your video, transition into each character/impression one right after the other with limited set up.

    You will be contacted if you are confirmed for a showcase slot.

    June 22, 29, July 6 & 13 – 8 PM – $5

    George McAuliffe’s one-man show, Not All Cops Are Bad!, takes on current events, turns them upside down and shakes out insane personal stories from a cop that is in over his head.  George combines satire, current events and George’s unique imagination to give an equitable take on this hot button issue.

    Police brutality is running rampant in the fictitious town of Carlyle. Officer Scott Baker hosts a public relations meeting at the local YMCA in an attempt to justify the “occasional abuse of power” by the department. He showcases the “Human Behind The Uniform” through personal monologues, audience participation, and the analysis of national headlines. Officer Baker hopes to leave the citizens of Carlyle agreeing that Not AllCops Are Bad!


The Main Stage

Wed 01

Honor Roll

July 1 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wed 01

Granddaughter / Wheelhouse

July 1 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed 01


July 1 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed 01

King Ten

July 1 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm

The Del Close Theater

Thu 02

Student Cage Match

July 2 @ 11:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri 03

Level 7 Class Show

July 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri 03

Squire Presents: The Gauntlet

July 3 @ 9:00 pm - 9:55 pm
Fri 03

Matchmaker Presents: Date Night

July 3 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Loft

Wed 01

Bipolar Bear presents: Sketchy Improv

July 1 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thu 02

Risky Business

July 2 @ 10:30 pm - 11:25 pm
Fri 03

Level 5 Class Show

July 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Considered to be the Mecca of improvisation, the iO Theater (formerly known as The ImprovOlympic) also boasts a full training center based on the teachings of our co-founder and improv guru, Del Close, and his partner and iO owner, Charna Halpern , that has helped train and develop the talents of an entire generation of America’s best and brightest comedic entertainers.

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Widely considered to be the premier venue for long-form improvisational performances and classes, the iO Theater (formerly known as the ImprovOlympic Theater) was founded in 1981 by Charna Halpern & the late great improvisational teacher and director, Del Close.  More…

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