LAUGHTRACK THEATER COMPANY CELEBRATES GRADUATION OF NEWEST ADVANCED CLASS WITH ARTS DISTRICT IMPROV COMEDY SHOW SAT JULY 26
Chinatown, HONOLULU – After many months of intensive study and a lot of laughs, Laughtrack Theater Company’s latest batch of graduates will make their debut as the improv group, Requisite Octopus. In addition to completing the company’s three-level curriculum, this group of performers was also fortunate to study with professional improvisers from Second City Chicago in a series of recent workshops.
All graduates of the Laughtrack Theater Company program are offered the chance to perform publicly in a professionally produced comedy show upon completion. Founded by Kim Potter and Shannon Winpenny in 2008, Laughtrack has since graduated over a dozen advanced classes. Winpenny is a veteran of the Chicago improv community, having spent ten years there performing with prestigious improv houses such as iO (formerly Improv Olympic) and Second City.
Veteran improv groups Leg Full of Soup and Aftermath with Special Guest will also be performing for the three-part show featuring new group Requisite Octopus. The show will take place Saturday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) at Laughtrack at The Creative, 1116 Smith Street. Tickets are $10 at the door.
Laughtrack Theater Company is Hawaii’s only theater company dedicated exclusively to teaching and performing the art of long-form improvisational comedy.
Laughtrack Theater at the Creative
1116 Smith Street (across from Little Village restaurant)
Bar by BREW HAHA
Requisite Octopus. Spanning a range of emotions from downright mad to wily and smart this improv troupe brings a diverse group of relatively analytical individuals together on stage. The five arms of this group came together at laughtrack theater. Sitting looking at each other on that first day we all said shoot (probably didn’t say something so clean) what do we have in common? Then it became clear – we are all hung up on detail and analysis! Wow that does not sound funny – but maybe we are! The base of our interaction is influenced by our backgrounds in science, finance, and cartography and our limited experiences in theater and comedy. We take ourselves very seriously as we expect you will.