Theatre on the Edge, also known as TOTE, has been performing live, improvised comedy in the community since 1981. Ever since it began, TOTE has made audiences laugh with hilarious and occasionally outrageous shows in which everything is made up on the spot. There’s a different line up of players every week, taking suggestions from the audience all through the night. This makes each of our shows completely unique. Like snowflakes, but funnier.
Just What is Improv?
Improv is theatre created on the spot – with no script at all! Actors create the dialog and action themselves as they perform, based on ideas from the audience. Unlike conventional scripted theatre, the key elements are spontaneity and unpredictability. This makes improv an exciting experience for the performers as well as the audience. It’s always fresh, risky, and fun!
TOTE’s mandate is to make improv accessible to the community though performances and workshops. TOTE is a volunteer organization and is open to the public.