Siobhan Cooney is stoked to perform at IGNITE Festival 2017 as part of the improv series. On the verge of graduating from the University of Calgary with a BFA in Drama, she is excited to create and share stories through performance art. As Artistic Director of Sunday Boys, Siobhan has stepped up to the plate with a loyal crew of zainy individuals, and they are ready to show you what they’ve got!

Ellie Stewart is currently studying communications and media at the U of C. She wishes she could dance, but instead she improvises! She is excited to share the stage with an amazing variety of emerging artists, and is thrilled to be performing with Sunday Boys for the festival!

Liam Whitley is a new improviser and is extremely excited to debut his skills at the Ignite Festival. He currently studies at the University of Calgary majoring in Drama. Liam is an all around swell guy and loves to talk. He has a vast array of stories and love to tell them. He hope you’ll get a chance to step inside his cranial roller coaster and enjoy the ride.
Logan Teske is ecstatic to have been given an opportunity to perform alongside his fellow improvisers in this year’s IGNITE festival. He is an active member in the Calgary improv scene doing performances with The Kinkonauts, Notorious, Obviously Improv and the UofC improv club. He is pursuing a BFA in Drama from the University of Calgary and is looking forward to what the future brings!

Jocelyn Spielman is an actor/improviser/mischief-maker who wants to be a mortician when/if she grows up. She admires cats and digs tattoos.

Jocelyn Spielman is a cat-loving, improv-addicted, van-enthusiast who is sooooo close to finishing her Drama Degree at U of C. She enjoys long walks on the beach, and contemplating mortality. She is super excited to be involved in the Ignite Festival, and make her debut as a Sunday Boy.

Sam Lindsay is an aspiring film maker in Calgary. When he isn’t on set or serving coffee is loves to tell jokes to dogs. If he can’t make it in the film industry, his next best goal is to be a dog whisperer comedian. He’s very excited to be apart of the IGNITE festival and to performing with the SUNDAY BOYS!

Brandon Huszti is a recent graduate of the BFA program at UofC and is continuing to grow and learn as an improviser, actor, and performer through Ignite! Improvisation has shown Brandon how to be positive and take life as it comes. Especially now that he is living in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park… and commuting two hours to get down to Calgary… Wow! What a committed guy.


Improv series at IGNITE!
Co-presented with The Kinkonauts – Calgary’s Improv Lab:

The Improv Series features two emerging troupes who have honed their own unique format that provides imaginative material for on-the-spot improvised theatre. Nothing is planned. No two performances are ever the same!

Curated by Owen Chan

Sunday Boys
Have you ever wanted to see a demon working at Starbucks? Maybe wondered what a Rabbit with an addiction to carrots looks like. Well, Sunday Boys are here to help. Sunday Boys is a Calgary based, improv collective exploring the use of larger than life characters in real world scenarios. Be sure to wear your Sunday best.

Two Truths and A Lie
Curtis Wilson, Ellis Lalonde, Alan Le, Breanna Kennedy
Four improvisors direct scenes based on truths and lies from their lives. Can you guess who is the liar is?

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 at 8:15 pm
Thursday, June 8th, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Friday, June 9th, 2017 at 9:30 pm

Pumphouse Theatre
2140 Pumphouse Ave SW
Calgary, AB T3C 3P5

Tickets & Additional Information: http://sagetheatre.com/

The Kinkonauts – Calgary’s Improv Lab: a longform improvisational theatre comprised of more than 40 improvisors and numerous troupes dedicated to creating emotional, grotesque and profound play-skits and make-em-ups.

The IGNITE! Festival presents exciting work from new voices. Take in the bleeding edge of theatre, music, and dance at a festival dedicated to supporting, mentoring, and presenting emerging artists of all disciplines.

Be sure to follow Sage Theatre and the IGNITE! Festival on Facebook, or tune into #IgniteYYC on Twitter for more festival action!

Want to volunteer for this event? We are currently recruiting volunteers! Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0949a4ae22a4f85-ignite

*Treaty 7 Land*
The IGNITE! Festival acknowledge this event takes place on the land of the Treaty 7 People, The Blackfoot from Kainai, Blood, Siksika, and Peigan, The Sarcee from Tsu’tina and Eden Valley, and the Stoney Nakoda people from Morley. We are all treaty people, visitors to this land and we give thanks to the people who came before and keep this land for us and all our future generations.