Who We Are
Synaptic Chaos Theatre is your friendly neighbourhood geek comedy troupe, specializing in live improv and semi-scripted comedy shows.
We perform regularly for large crowds at anime, gaming and science fiction events across North America, and we'd love to perform at your event too!
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Category Archives: Improv 101
I was given some excellent advice once by a member of Calgary’s Improv Guild. He said that when you’re doing a scene, and something big happens, your natural inclination is to run away. Don’t. The audience didn’t show up to … Continue reading
Kids are pretty amazing when it comes to questions. When they’re playing, they don’t ask each other about what they’re doing – they just make everything fit the reality of what’s going on. They freely offer ideas and build on … Continue reading
Right, so last time we covered “No Blocking” – a fundamental rule of improv. Now we’ll cover the other two I mentioned: No Blocking. No Wimping. No Steamrolling. We can also view these as positives: Accept every offer. Accept and … Continue reading
I was once at a convention, sitting semi-incognito and listening to some of the attendees chatting about performing in cosplay (that’s where you dress up as characters from TV, anime, books, etc.). One of the young men spoke with great … Continue reading
As I mentioned previously, knowledge is important. And in fact, there are two reasons why. First, knowledge of the rules gives you tools. These tools keep your mind working the way you want it to on-stage. Second, knowledge of everything … Continue reading