Katy and Rach perform improvised theatre.
"There's no one to touch Katy and Rach at the moment. It is their bare simpicity and ability to work with silence that lifts them above the field."
- Fringe Review
Katy and Rach is a totally improvised 1 hour show about real life performed by award-winning actresses Katy Schutte and Rachel Blackman. Unlike other improv shows, they don't play games or take suggestions from the audience, they just turn the lights on and start.
Katy and Rach are playing at the Applied Improvisation Network this weekend!
About the Show
As actresses and improvisers Rachel Blackman and Katy Schutte have long been frustrated that the worlds of improvised comedy and theatre are perceived as being poles apart. So they got together with director Alexis Gallagher to develop a show that combines the humour and spontaneity of improvised comedy with the character driven richness and emotional complexity of modern theatre. Add to this a filmic naturalism and the feeling that you’re meeting characters you’ve known your whole life and you’ll come close to describing the experience of watching Katy and Rach.
"...the laughs came thick and fast, the audience swept along with Katy and Rach..."
"Not only entertaining, but sensitive, realistic and extremely enjoyable!..."
"...combine[s] the humour and spontaneity of improvised theatre with the emotional complexity of a modern play."
Katy and Rach comes out as already complete script, economic and feeling as if it has already been under the editor's knife... A skillset that few pure improvisation creatures have got - beautiful and engaging stagecraft.
-Fringe Review 2012