The Phoenix Improv Festival Official Sponsors:
We believe in quality craftsmanship without the gimmicks. We work with the best to get the best. And then we sell the best, for exactly the price it should cost. It’s the very simple system at the heart of everything we make.
To provide every venue, troupe and improvisor, anywhere in the world, access to the tools and resources they need to create excellent improv and run excellent venues.
When The Torch Theatre began in 2007, we sought to help improvisors hone their craft and spread the word about longform improv in Phoenix, Arizona. It’s become so much more than that. It’s a community where our local musicians, actors, poets, dancers, comedians, writers and creative artists of all kinds can find a home to nurture their love of self-expression and collaboration. Individuals from all walks have found an openly supportive theater company to grow as people. Our performers and students have gone out and filled Phoenix with amazing performances, works and projects. We would love for The Torch Theatre to continue to be a strong voice in the choir making Phoenix a vibrant and creatively diverse community.
Arizona Actors Academy, led by Brandy Hotchner, MFA from The Actors Studio, takes pride in being the cornerstone of quality theater and film arts training in the greater Phoenix area. Our reputation is earned not claimed. This is no run of the mill acting school whose focus is on profit before integrity. We are dedicated to providing conservatory level acting training, to rival the best MFAs in the country, but accessible to any working adult. At Arizona Actors Academy, seasoned actors exercise their skills, new actors gain the skills and confidence necessary to be seriously competitive and this is the only studio preparing actors and models for the real world of acting in New York, Los Angeles and even London.
“Alwun House Foundation stands as an exemplary model of engaging the power of art to transform lives and transform community. For more than 40 years, the Alwun House foundation has created opportunities for artists, and served as a pivotal beacon in the Garfield community and as a foundation for the downtown Phoenix arts scene. Their work extends across artistic and cultural boundaries, and brings diverse audiences, community members and artists together. Without the pioneering work of Alwun House, much of what is taken for granted in the vibrancy and success of downtown’s flourishing arts community would not have been possible.” Governor’s Arts Award, 2013
Formed in 2006, Space 55 Theatre Ensemble is dedicated to developing new, under-represented and innovative theatre, and presenting it at an affordable price in a relaxed, casual environment.
Space 55 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in downtown Phoenix. Exposing audiences to the cutting edge of live theatre, Space 55 has quickly established itself as a vital force in the Phoenix arts scene. In addition to its own original productions, the Space 55 performance venue hosts a wide variety of live entertainment by diverse performers, including improvisational comedy, music and other special events.