Connect Through Comedy

Happy New Year!

We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are enjoying the start of 2018! We at Shut the Front Door Improv would like to thank you for your continued support throughout the last six years. As we enter our seventh season, we are reflecting on six years filled with performances, classes, workshops, new experiences, successes, and failures.

We started our improv journey from scratch - passion was what propelled us forward. As there was no improv scene in London at the time, we journeyed through uncharted waters. The only way we found success was by surrounding ourselves with incredible people who shared our vision. We found individuals who believed in our goals and were willing to help us on our journey. We built STFD through teamwork, dedication, and strong connections - between our troupe members, our behind-the-scenes team, our sponsors, and our community. Together, we created a family.

We are all searching for connections. We want to connect with friends, family members, co-workers, projects, ideas, movements, and ourselves. We all strive for the inclusive feeling of connecting to something or someone. In a society of screens, distractions, and overbooked schedules, we find ourselves searching for connections that are genuine. We've found that something as simple as laughter has the power to create incredibly strong, honest connections.

Connect Through Comedy

This year, we have decided to shine a spotlight on the ways improv and comedy can make true, lasting connections. We will focus on sharing the stories of those who have found happiness through laughter, made a home in our community, and connected through comedy. We've seen stories of self-improvement, friendship, and love, and we want to share them with you.

Improv is not only an art form, but a powerful tool that can help in many areas of life while offering a connection to a community of positivity and support.

So, sign up for a free drop-in, join a class, come out to a show, or follow us on social media to enjoy the inspirational stories we will be sharing. Start your improv journey today and Connect Through Comedy.

 

Sincerely,

Brandon Rudd

Artistic Director

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Season Opener, Third Troupe, and 2017-2018 Fundraising Goal!

Thank you to everyone who came out to our season premiere, Improv House! We had two supportive, energetic crowds. We also welcomed our brand new musical director, Hubert, to the STFD family. Along with his keyboard, Hubert brings a level of improvised music not before seen at STFD's home shows! 

If you came to one of the shows last night, you also got the chance to meet our brand new troupe, Hard to Handle! HTH is STFD's third troupe (along with Off The Hinges), and we can't wait to bring them to the stage in early 2018. HTH members are all grads of the STFD Master Class program.

Leanne, Dean, Shawna, Courtney, Chris, Bryan, Kevin, and Scott are officially Hard to Handle! Stay tuned to learn more about these hilarious folks.

We are also thrilled to announce our fundraising goal for 2017-2018. We are proud to partner with Stevenson Children's Camp again this year, and we are hoping to raise $7000 for this amazing cause. That will cover the costs for 20 children to attend summer camp next year! A portion of proceeds from every ticket sold will help towards this goal. We will also have donation boxes at each show, and 100% of those donations will go directly to Stevenson!

Check out our Classes and Teen Improv pages for info on upcoming FREE drop-ins and Improv 101 - start your improv journey with STFD!

Thank you for an amazing season kickoff!

Members of Shut the front door and our new third troupe, hard to handle

Members of Shut the front door and our new third troupe, hard to handle


 

NEW Blog Post! Behind the Door: Meg's Improv Journey

Do you know Megan?... Now you do! 

Check out her blog post here! 


STFD Survey

Fill out our audience survey for your chance to win an STFD merch pack!

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Off The Hinges Improv!

Our new troupe has a name, and it's Off The Hinges Improv! Give them a 'like' on Facebook, and stay up-to-date as they begin their improv journey together!