Cumberland Bridges
Nashville, TN
August 2015

From The Nashville Scene:

“Nashville’s improv scene has heated up in the past few years. Established veteran companies such as Music City Improv and Nashville Improv Comedy have been joined by ambitious upstart LOLNashville to form a solid triumvirate of committed ensembles offering regularly scheduled monthly shows at different venues on both sides of the Cumberland.

LOLNashville’s Aug. 28 gig at The Basement offered Exhibit A of Music City’s growing love affair with the art form, with two shows filling the popular [...]

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Rob Reese hosts the Down Under Improv Festival

Produced by Gotham City Improv and Horse Trade Theater Group, the Down Under Improv Festival will bring together a score of teams from the NYC area and abroad to play and compete for cash prizes and a chance to be victorious in the most Australian Titled Improv Festival in North America! Action will be moved along by yours truly!

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The Harare International Festival of Arts (HIFA) & Zimbabwe Tour

Continuing working relationships that began at the Amsterdam International Improv Festival, Amnesia Wars joined once again with Hidden Shakespeare from Hamburg, Germany, and Over The Edge from Harare, Zimbabwe to collaborate on performances and workshops for the festival audience. We then embarked upon a national tour of Zimbabwe, playing to audiences throughout the country.

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The International Clowns

In 2000 Amnesia Wars performed in the 6th Annual The International Improvisation Theatre Festival in Amsterdam, Netherlands organized by Theatersport Vereniging Amsterdam (TVA).

Also attending this festival were Over The Edge from Harare, Zimbabwe and Hidden Shakespeare from Hamburg, Germany.

The impro-love-fest that ensued resulted in the formation of the meta-group The International Clowns, which is made up of a fluid cast including members of all three troupes. The International Clowns have since performed Throughout Zimbabwe, Germany, The United States, and came [...]

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6th & 10th International Impro Festivals

In 2000 Amnesia Wars performed in the 6th Annual The International Improvisation Theatre Festival in Amsterdam, Netherlands organized by Theatersport Vereniging Amsterdam (TVA).

Also attending this festival were Over The Edge from Harare, Zimbabwe and Hidden Shakespeare from Hamburg, Germany. The impro-love-fest that ensued resulted in the formation of the meta-group The International Clowns, which is made up of a fluid cast including members of all three troupes. The International Clowns have since performed Throughout Zimbabwe, Germany, The United States, and [...]

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U.S. Improvisation Festival(s)

Kansas City, MO Rob worked as a Featured Director and Workshop Teacher for four of these national festivals, in addition to directing and performing for Amnesia Wars.  Before the existence of Amnesia Wars, Rob attended the festival with Big Snaxx, the Chicago based improv company from the mid ’90s which is known for being the first improv company with their own website.

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The Big Stinkin’ International Improv Fest

Rob worked as a Featured Director and Workshop Teacher for three of these popular festivals, in addition to performing for iBlink from Chicago, and directing and performing for Amnesia Wars from New York. Amnesia Wars performed various longform improvisations, and an original one act entitled Pantheon of Convenience.

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Oberlin Improv Conference

In the spring of aught nine Amnesia Wars travelled to Oberlin Ohio to perform and teach at the Oberlin College Improv Conference. Also on the agenda were NY companies Rogue Elephant and I Eat Pandas.

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Oceania Impro Teaching Tour ’13

Overlapping with the wildly successful mounting of Keanu Reeves Saves the Universe in Auckland, Rob Reese taught a variety of Improv workshops in New Zealand and Australia.

These included workshops for Actor’s Equity Association of Australia and New Zealand in both Sydney, Australia and Auckland, new Zealand. The Wellington Improv Theater, and independant workshops in Auckland and Sydney.

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Keanu Reeves Saves the Universe (Auckland, NZ)

Keanu Reeves Saves the Universe was brought to the Basement Theatre in Auckland, New Zealand by Mercury Jane Productions!

Click here for info on the New York runs of KRSTU

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Cassie Baker Ida Barklund Natalie Beran Bennett Conran Jim Cawthorn Barry Duffield Sateki Finau-Baas Aimee Gestro David Mackie Gina Timberlake

Fight Direction by Michael Hurst Sound by Jason Evans Lighting by Beren Allen Costumes by Troy Garton Set by Natalie Beran Stage Managed by Jenn Burland Produced by Mercury Jane Productions Written and Directed by Rob Reese

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Workshops In Amsterdam, October 2012

Rob Reese Returns To Amsterdam

After a series of sold-out Amsterdam workshops in February 2010, New York based performer-playwright-director-improviser Rob Reese returns to Amsterdam in the second week of October to run workshops and performances. See below for more details. Spaces are limited and are expected to fill quickly.

Intensive Improv Performance Workshop Series and Show

Rob will run two three-hour workshops on consecutive nights for a limited number of people. These workshops will prepare participants to perform in a [...]

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EasyLaughs, Amsterdam, 2012

I love traveling to Amsterdam to teach and perform with EasyLaughs. They’ve received the 2012 Amsterdam All Improv Grant in order to bring me over again to teach workshops for their company members and students in the autumn of ’12. [...]

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Eux, paris, 2012

’08, ’11, and ’12 during teaching tours through Europe.

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Photos by Jenn Burland

Rob est le directeur artistique de la troupe Amnesia Wars, basée à New York aux Etats-Unis. Avant de rejoindre New York, Rob a joué à iO Theater à  Chicago et y a travaillé avec notamment Mick Napier, Del Close, Charna Halpern… Pour nous, travailler avec Rob était vraiment l’occasion de confronter le Harold que nous avions développé avec son expérience du format. Son enseignement, en particulier sur le caractère [...]

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The Improfessionals
and Impro Academy, Paris, 2011, 2012

In the Januaries and Februaries of 2011 and of 2012 I’ve been lucky to live the expat life while working with the members and students of resident company The Improfessionals, as well as teaching for their educational offshoot The Impro Academy.

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Photos by Jenn Burland

More European tour dates shall be announced for Autumn 2012.

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Fluxx, London, 2008

Taught workshops for these “specialists in improvisation as performance” as part of my aught eight teaching tour.

Fluxx official site

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Frankenstein: St Norbert College

In the autumn of aught eight, the Theatre Studies department of St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin licensed my adaptation of Frankenstein for a departmental production. Reports indicate this was one of their most successful shows.

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Frankenstein: Mont’Kiara International School, Kuala Lumpur

In the autumn of aught two, the theater faculty of the Mont’Kiara International School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia hired me to update my Frankenstein adaptation specifically for their high school students.

We also held workshops in improvisation and theatrical movement with the high school and middle school students.

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The resulting tour around Southeast Asia ultimately inspired the script Survivor, Vietnam!

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