September marked six months of the new Bristol Improv Theatre. Young yes, but we're growing fast! We take a look at last month's highlights and what's to come in the next few weeks…
BIT's First Community Summit!
September began with the BIT's first ever Community Summit, which was an open space' event combining discussion groups, workshops, brainstorms and lots and lots (and lots) of post-it-notes.
Thank you to everyone who wrote in and came along attempted to provide answers to the summit question: "How Do We Make The BIT Better?"
What did we discover? New ideas to use our spaces, programmes and plans and an exciting peek at how the improv community in Bristol sees itself working, creating and evolving!
Stay tuned for the next one!
The Unscripted Players Join the BIT!
When John Lomas (Closer Each Day) gathered a group of improvisers together in a pub in the heady, early days of Bristol's improv scene they had a vision of an amateur company, modelled on the Bristol's great amateur theatre companies, designed to give improv keen-beans an opportunity make improv theatre. What they came up with was the Unscripted Players (www.unscriptedplayers.com).
Fast forward to September and this year's AGM where the UP's membership voted to become part of the BIT!
Having grown up in parallel, the BIT and UP have always been closely associated. Now we're delighted to announce that they are one and the same! As the BIT's community company, UP will continue to deliver its mission from its new official home. So if you want to join the BIT, you can now join UP!
Some of you may have heard about our search for a Communications Manager. Interested in working at the BIT? Get in touch! (application deadline 20th of October!).
We also want to welcome Stephen Hartill to the role of Fundraising & Outreach Manager and Mike Cook as our new bar manager. Stephen joins us to get our long awaited crowdfunding rewards off the shelves and onto your walls (and bodies). Mike will be working on our new cocktail menu.
Coming This Month…
Finally, in this month of Halloween we've got a programme both packed and spooky including a Friday the 13th horror improv anthology, a brand new musical improv project and the best in UK stand-up from Comedy Box!
See you soon!