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Friday, July 21, 2023 | 9PM


Friday, July 21, 2023 | 9PM

RIPLEY (Los Angeles, CA) is an all-female and nonbinary genderqueer improv collective that creates stories about people who save the day, save the world, and save each other. Ripley is a group of trained actors who work through collaborative improvisation to create character driven stories about women who are earnest, dark, weird, and silly. We delight as storytellers in both the light and darkness. In television and film, we can fully-improvise a story as the cameras are rolling and we also use improvisation to devise scripts, outlines, treatments that we then produce, direct, and perform in. On stage, we improvise full-length narratives based on audience suggestion.

The Cast

Mary Chieffo

Kelechi Ezie

Madi Goff

Laurie Jones

Jessica Lynn Verdi

Paul Vonasek

Festival Workshops

Dive into your own spontaneity with Sarasota Improv Festival Workshops! Our offerings allow you to learn from the experts with intimate trainings led by Festival artists from across the country and around the world. Featuring workshops in a wide range of improvisational styles and techniques, there is something for improvisers of all experience levels at the 2023 Sarasota Improv Fest. All workshops take place Saturday, July 22.