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The 16th Annual Providence Improv Fest:

The 16th Annual Providence Improv Festival will be taking place at AS220 Black Box at 95 Empire St. and AS220 Main Stage, in downtown Providence on September 12-14, 2019.  As in P!Fs past, audiences who attend this year’s offerings will enjoy favorite acts from previous Fests, as well as be treated to exciting new groups from across the continent.
Over the past fifteen years, New England has experienced a growing interest and passion for improvisation – exploring its application for entertainment, education, and professional training purposes. 
According to P!F Artistic Director Tim Thibodeau (From Pawtucket, RI), “The great thing about improv is that is can only exist through collaboration—with team mates and scene partners, and with the audience.  Usually the funniest scenes are the work of each partner agreeing to and building on (or as we like to say, “Yes Anding”) a minor suggestion that ends up influencing the entire direction of the scene. Audiences are drawn to improv shows because they know that they will be a part of moments that will never be seen again. ”

P!F remains committed to keeping all shows affordable:, including headliners, national, and local acts.