From FemProv Fest ’14: “The bitchin’-est improv fest in the Bay. By women. For anyone who likes women.”
The WWSF Meetup group had a rocking time at FemProv Fest ’14, where we saw the fabulous act by The Right Now, the improv trio of Mariah Howard, Claire Slattery and Fontana Butterfield who met while part of the Leela Armando Company in San Francisco, CA. They clicked like gangbusters. In Summer 2013, the trio was formed and began its sold-out run of self-produced shows at venues across San Francisco.
Here’s how the troupe got its name: Fontana Butterfield recounts.
The Maude wholeheartedly endorses FemProv Fest ’14. Here’s what Executive Producer Jill Eickmann had to say to them: “… the festival’s namesake is an homage to the ‘original all-female improv group based in San Francisco’ which trail-blazed for a decade, performing innovative improv and making the way a bit easier for comediennes that were to follow. The group didn’t have a political or feminist agenda; it was simply a group of talented improv players willing to apply the ‘trust and support’ principle to its greatest extent.”
Also read: 10 reasons to be at FemProv Fest ’14
FemProv Fest showcases diverse female-identified improv ensembles, comics and sketch groups in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout the US. They produce workshops, panels, and shows with innovative artists who are committed to increasing the visibility of women in all areas of improvised performance. FemProv Fest is proudly presented by Leela at Tides Theatre, with sponsorship support from the San Francisco Improv Festival. Female artists involved include Jill Eickmann (Executive Producer), Chrysteena Lairamore (Producer), Radhika Rao (Producer), Michel Salami (Producer and Graphic Design), and many other fantastic performers.
If you were part of the meetup, do share your thoughts and shout-outs with us!