Gainesville, FL

Gainesville Improv Guild benefit performance for Ukraine orphans.

Matthew C. Woodruff

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Improvisation is a centuries old art form that has been used mainly in the acting and music traditions of the performing arts, improv comes from the theatre stage, not the standup comedy stage. Improv is a legitimate art form by itself, and because improvisation is an art form, it is a life-long journey of exploration and discovery.

An improv audience is more participatory than merely a comedy show audience – they’re a part of the moment when the magic happens, so it feels more inclusive. (And yes, most audience members are silently praying they don’t end up as part of the show).

World Children Resources, a Florida-based nonprofit started in 2014, will host the event at the Matheson History Museum, 513 E. University Ave. Gainesville, FL. on Sept. 24th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 p.m. Along with the Gainesville Improv Guild, there will be live music by Rebecca Vincent and a silent auction of local artwork. Food and drink will also be available.

According to World Children Resources they have delivered over 300,000 pounds of food and medicine to people in need and have led close to 600 people away from the war in Ukraine and into safety in Poland and Germany. One of the organization’s main goals is getting kids who are aging out of Ukrainian orphanages outside of the country and under their protection.

Tickets to the Gainesville Improv Guild show will be $15 at the door and $10 in advance through EventBrite. All proceeds directly benefit World Children Resources.

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Matthew is a free-lance journalist, and an internationally award-winning author best known for Dark Humor/Lite Horror/Supernatural short stories, as well as an ordained minister who served as a domestic missionary. He is a lover of the unusual, travel, cats and the spark that makes people tick. Matthew is based in Florida, USA.

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