The Kinkonauts kicked off their 2018-19 season this past weekend with a twenty-six hour improv marathon.
Each hour featured a different troupe, ranging from an improvised James Bond to a zany late night kids’ show, to an improvised game of CLUE.
Kinkonauts co-founder Jason Lewis says that the event went “brilliantly and exceeded expectations on all fronts”.
Lewis says that the chemistry and energy between performers made for better performances on stage. He added that there was always someone watching both in the audience and on their Youtube live-stream, even in the middle of the night.
Every year the Kinkonauts hosts the twenty-six hour marathon to raise rent money for their Inglewood practice and performance space at the Alexandra Centre Society. By the time the marathon closed, they had raised over seven thousand dollars.
This past year the Kinkonauts rented out a third room for extra practice space. While this adds additional costs, it is needed to accommodate the growing cast of performers.
Performances aren’t the only thing the Kinkonauts has to offer.
They offer multi-week classes as well as a drop-in dojo on Saturdays. Lewis says that these are great resources to get started with improv and become a part of the Kinkonauts community.
For more information, go to www.kinkonauts.com.
The Kinkonauts season continues on Friday, October 6th at 8pm.