Improv and friendship
We are a company of ten professional actors, that perform every week longform improv in Sofia. So far we're the only company doing longform and we strive to grow as individuals and as a group of friends.
We perform in a 125 seats stage on the main theater street in Sofia, which has 5 theaters with 450+ seats within a 10 minute walk. Additional standing audience is allowed, which could lead to up to 200 visitors.
We've been doing our main show: "Say Your Word!" for three and a half years, rarely in front of less than a full house. Our show is unique and we have a solid fan base.
The group was founded by Zlatin, who always starts the show with a warm-up of the audience.
They love it...
We focus on relationship based scenes and rehearse 3-9 hours a week, trying to get ahead of bad habits and improve our work.
Since we started with no formal improv training, we focused on Viola Spolin's exercises and object work for few months.
For the last year and a half we focus on relationship based scenes and experiment with new longforms.
Due to the long theatrical tradition in Bulgaria, the audiences expect the shows to last not less than an hour...
...that's why our show consists of three parts. A scenic Harold, an Armando like middle part and a musical improv finale.
As our acting professors used to say: "If you can hold the attention of kids, you're doing a good job!"
We're all children, really...
We love what we do
Thank you for reading it all :) Hope to see you soon in Sofia :)
"Shizi", means "schizo" and comes from Schizophrenia, though in Bulgarian, it's not connected to a disease, but rather means: "A person, that shows many contradicting behaviours and emotions."