HOW THE SHOW WORKS:
The narrator begins by asking audience members for input regarding their favorite story genres (some of the most popular responses include: mystery, action, fairytale, spy, historical adventure, or a realistic true-to-today story). Once the young audience members have decided on a genre, the narrator requests a few more specific details. For example, she may ask for an animal and an emotion, a location and an object, or a person and a quirk etc… Hence the story may be called “The Frightened Dragon,” or “The Case of the Stolen Painting in the Jungle” or “The Doctor who hiccupped for 89 years.” Throughout the story, the Narrator constantly requests details, character elements and twists and turns from audience members; they may be asked to describe things to be seen in a Jungle setting for example- and as they do, the actors instantly transform right before their eyes! With a few simple coloured fabrics and a LOT of creative imagination, trees, rivers, mud holes, swap monsters, old farmers, and even 12-legged bugs appear!
Young audience members always play a large part in key story decisions, The narrator will set up a situation:
“… the old woman suddenly heard a knock at the door- she opened it- who did she see standing there?”
And the chosen audience response will affect the overall outcome instantly:
“ An evil cat!”
“ A blind boy! “
“The ghost of the library!”
“ A bank robber!”
The narrator selects whatever she deems to be the most unique, appropriate or hilarious suggestion – and the story - becoming more and more intricate, original, humourous and profound, continues to unfold.
This has fast become one of our most popular show formats. Following our successful inaugural performance for cardiologists and their families at Sunnybrook Hospital, we were inundated with requests to perform at private birthday parties. We have since been doing 6-10 shows a week at kids birthday parties, family-centered corporate events and touring to schools and local theatres in the GTA. Because our troupe is fully bilingual, this show s available in both English and French.
Our stories are always interactive, always fun and easily adapted to the ages, outl
ooks and imaginations of our audience members. We provide young people with a unique theatrical experience, born of a spontaneous encounter between the imaginations of children and improvisers alike, played out instantly by our professional and talented actors who utilize physical techniques of Jacques Le Coq, Dario Fo, Marcel Marceau, Philippe Gaulier, Augusto Boal and others. There is an incomparable, pleasurable magic innate in each story that is unique to improvisation.
The Incredible Story of Whatever You Want is a quality, interactive theatrical experience that will thrill and satisfy all in attendance. In addition to our performance, we also offer follow-up question and answer periods, creative activities and specialized improv workshops for audience members. We can custom design any show and workshop to fulfill the needs and desires of any group of young people, their parents and/or educators .