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Teams from Chicago, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Toledo and Kalamazoo will converge this weekend for the 11th annual Kalamazoo Improv Festival, hosted by Crawlspace Theatre. Dann Sytsma talks with Cara Lieurance about the packed schedule of performances and workshops. 

On Friday and Saturday, shows will be held at 5:30 pm, 7:30 pm, and 9:30 pm at Farmers Alley Theatre. Workshops will be held Saturday at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm at the First Baptist Church of Kalamazoo.

Theater Review: Kalamazoo Civic's War Paint

May 15, 2019
Brian Wolfe / Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre’s production of “War Paint” runs through May 19th. WMUK’s Gordon Bolar has this review.


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Grand Rapids native Dann Sytsma has long wondered why it's customary for companies to offer new employee orientation, but not so for communities to provide such training for its new residents. That question has led him to launch the "Welcome to Kalamazoo" show during downtown Kalamazoo's Art Hops. The next one is May 4.


Crawlspace hosts the Kalamazoo Improv Festival

May 9, 2013
Dann Sytsma (left) and Brian Lam (right) doing some improvised theatre at WMUK.
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

“It really isn’t just people jumping on a stage and trying to make you laugh. It really isn’t," says Dann Sytsma of Crawlspace Theater Productions. "It’s people on stage working together to create a story that’s never been told, that will never be told again. And they want you to experience that with them.”