Welcome to the FITS Headquarters.
FITS IMPROVISATION COMEDY takes suggestions from the audience to create a whirlwind of scenes, characters and scenarios, turning them into joyful and unexpected moments for every audience it meets. Conceived and performed on the spot, before your eyes, including original music and songs, the show will last one night and then fade away forever, except in your memory.
THE CAST of FITS
Abigail PaulAbigail loves improv. She's been improvising since she was 14 years old, and has trained all over - NY, LA, London, and Chicago. Abigail has served as the coach for FITS since its inception in 2010. She likes improvisation because she hates learning lines. (True story.)
Paul DomineskePaul Domineske is a founding member of Theater Language Studio, and doting member of FITS. Vollkornbrot, quark, and Lisa Della Casa keep him in Germany. Mr. Domineske believes that the spontaneity and unpredictable nature of improvisation make up for the induced, predictable nature of real life. His coffee is ready EVERY morning at 7:42.
Rene BeckerThough René was introduced to improvisation in College, it was not until she moved to Germany that she fully embraced it. She makes out with it all the time and finally feels she has found 'the one'. Seriously.
Susanne KönigSusanne met improv through FITS in 2010 and fell in love. She enjoys being spontaneously creative and building wonderful worlds out of "nothing" with this great team. Convinced that improv is the best anti-aging therapy, she only strays occasionally to follow her second passion, Flamenco dancing.
Simit PatelFrom the UK, Simit has played guitar for 18 years and loved comedy for even longer. Starting out on classical guitar, Simit went on to play electric for bands in his youth (black nail polish; very baggy jeans; he prefers not to talk about that…) and has been a solo performer for the last 8 years.
Jasmina FranceticSometime in 2013, purely by accident, Jasmina found improv, or improv found Jasmina. Since then, it has insidiously crept into her life, taking over her free time, eventually compelling her to join FITS and step onto a stage for the first time in fifteen years.
Ben FrenchmanIf you'd told Ben a couple of years ago that he would wind up joining an improv comedy team, he would have laughed in your face because he is kind of a jerk. After trying it for the first time after he moved to Frankfurt, Ben now does improv several times a week and has no plans to stop anytime soon. He also enjoys holding a guitar and pretending he knows what he's doing.
FITS improv comedy strives for truthful artistic play. We perform a more Chicago-based style of improvisation. All forms of improvisation rest on players willing to agree, to demonstrate empathy and take a leap with their fellow players onstage. Chicago-style improv can be said to be more relationship-based, where we meet well-defined characters, performing scenes that are connected by themes within improvised narrative. At FITS, we also like punchy short-form improvisation games such as you might see on Whose Line is It Anyway?, which are constantly adapting to new suggestions put forth by the audience, where audience and actors are creating a the show together.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Improvisational theatre takes many forms. Players use different formats or games where they must create a scene out of a theme or idea given to them only a few seconds prior to beginning. Also known as improv or impro, it’s like acting without a net, the jazz of theatre.
Are you guys really making all that stuff up?
Absolutely! FITS players train regularly of course, but beyond a decision about which kinds of formats the group will perform, nothing else is planned.
Not at all. You make suggestions, relax and watch the show. Sometimes we look for a brave volunteer or two to make a slightly longer suggestion, but we would never ‘pick on’ anyone who didn’t want to go onstage!
Can I play?
We offer lessons. Look for courses that are running at the moment under classes and workshops. Why learn improvisation? Need more information? Check out our Education page!
No. Our shows are completely improvised and as such we have no idea what the content is going to be, though we usually don’t go out of our way to be raunchy or explicit.
How long does the show last?
The show lasts anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and 15 minutes. Since every show is completely improvised, times will vary.
We don’t take reservations for FITS shows, but you can buy a ticket online. Click here for tickets.
I have a complaint or a compliment for you. What should I do?
Write to us! firstname.lastname@example.org