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Upcoming Events

  • Open Improv Jam!
    Open Improv Jam!
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Mar 07
    Newmarket Millspace
    Mar 07, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Newmarket Millspace, South Entry, River Level, 55 N Main St, Newmarket, NH 03857, USA
    Mar 07, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Newmarket Millspace, South Entry, River Level, 55 N Main St, Newmarket, NH 03857, USA
    Want free improv? Want to meet new people, expand your creativity, stretch your comfort zone, and laugh your socks off? Look no further! Stranger Than Fiction is happy to be holding a FREE open jam every first Thursday of the month.
  • Student Showcase
    Student Showcase
    Fri, Mar 08
    Newmarket Millspace
    Mar 08, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Newmarket Millspace, 55 Main St, Newmarket, NH 03857, USA
    Mar 08, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Newmarket Millspace, 55 Main St, Newmarket, NH 03857, USA
    Come and see the students from Stranger Than Fiction's Improv 101 class perform!
  • ImprovMania
    ImprovMania
    Sat, Mar 16
    Newmarket
    Mar 16, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Newmarket, 55 Main St, Newmarket, NH 03857, USA
    Mar 16, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Newmarket, 55 Main St, Newmarket, NH 03857, USA
    It's an all-out improv brawl where only the funniest will stand tall. Where the punches are punchlines and every match is unscripted madness!
  • Anime-osity
    Anime-osity
    Sat, Mar 16
    Lowell
    Mar 16, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Lowell, Mill No 5, 250 Jackson St 4th floor, No. 490, Lowell, MA 01852, USA
    Mar 16, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Lowell, Mill No 5, 250 Jackson St 4th floor, No. 490, Lowell, MA 01852, USA
    An Improv show loosely based on one of Japan's best exports

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

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The Wire

"Attend a Stranger Than Fiction show and you're assured of seeing something that has never been done before. You might even help in its creation."

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The Hippo

"Comedy and theatre collide on one stage with Stranger Than Fiction, a NH-based improv comedy troupe that's been getting a steady following since its founding."

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The Keene Sentinal

"Look out, cast of "Whose Line Is It Anyway," Stranger Than Fiction is catching up, offering up a more sophisticated brand of improv right here in good ol' New Hampshire."

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Jeanné McCartin
seacoastonline.com

"It is comedy without a net; walking the high-wire with all the thrills and potential splats that infers; weird, screwball and curious. Like a box o’ chocolates, sometimes it’s sweet caramel, others it’s nuts. Give it a go."

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Current Classes and Workshops

  • Learn the "yes, and" improv philosophy - use imagination to create sce...


    Started Jan 28

    175 US dollars
  • Learn the basics of writing comedic sketches that are still used today...


    Started Feb 5

    175 US dollars
  • Take the next step toward performing improv onstage!


    Starts Mar 24

    175 US dollars

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If you're interested in joining either of these classes after they've started, email us!

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Direct-Feedback Audition Prep with Laura Scafati - Planning to come to STF Auditions on March 9? Whether you’re working on a particular skill or just want to shake off the winter blahs before you strut your stuff, this is the class for you! Class is limited to 7 students for maximum workout and honest feedback.

 

Laura Scafati joined Stranger Than Fiction in 2014 and is a graduate of ImprovBoston’s 7-level curriculum. She has taken improv classes and workshops from teachers such as Armando Diaz, David Razowsky, Craig Cackowski, and Susan Messing. She is happy to bring her wealth of improv knowledge to the Seacoast.

Workshop meets twice: Wednesday, February 27 and Wednesday, March 6. Prequisite: Must be registered for Stranger Than Fiction Auditions on Saturday, March 9. Must be 18+ to participate!

For questions about this class, please email education@stfimprov.com

Camprov

Camprov is a volunteer-run international comedy retreat and festival hosted by Stranger Than Fiction. It's an adult summer camp for improv! The retreat will celebrate its fifth gathering when we next convene. In the past, we have hosted illustrious improv educators like Jill Bernard, and Asaf Ronen. Troupes from all over the United States and the globe are invited to come to this incredible, immersive weekend of fun and education!

 

 

We are currently looking for a location to host our Camprov experience, post pandemic!

 

We are looking for a camp in the New England area that would be available in the off-season September or October. In the past we have rented campgrounds with enough beds to accommodate for 50+ improvisers. A stage would be a welcomed feature, but mostly we just need a handful of common areas so that we can hold small group lessons. We also require the camp to be staffed with kitchen attendants to provide meals for Friday evening, all day Saturday, and breakfast Sunday morning. Unfortunately we can not provide any further details or pricing until we have secured a venue for our next Camprov.

 

Please contact us through email by pressing the button below if you can recommend any potential areas we can rent for camprov, or if you would care to join us as an educator.

 

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