BIF week 2018

At BIF week (19th to 25th of March) you will have classes on six days (18 hours). You can see as many shows of the IMPRO as you like (also in the first festival days before the BIF week starts). You can join a rehearsal of an IMPRO-show (Our Lives showcase). You participate in a panel-discussion about the European project Our Lives. You can join the Open Stage of all BIF-participants. You are invited to the closing party of the IMPRO.

BIF week Workshops

All BIF week workshops are held in English, with a maximum of 12 participants. Basic skills in improvisation are necessary, preferably a minimum of two years of improv experience.

Workshop place tbd.

The wealth of diversity

This is the idea of this six-day workshop: 6 improv instructors from 6 countries teach you the core of their very personal understanding of improv. The personality of the teacher is not to withdraw behind the content, but be part of the content. And these instructors are waiting for you:

Gilles Delvaulx (Brussels / Belgium)

Gilles Delvaulx

»For me what really matters on stage is to play something: an emotion, a character or both. And the second aspect is to be here and now with yourself, your partner(s) and the audience.«


Antonio Vulpio (Bologna/Italien)

Antonio Vulpio»Improv is flexibility: we cannot force the universe to improvise with us. The only choice is improvise with the universe. It’s funnier if we do it joyfully.«


Heather Urquhart (London/Großbritannien)

Heather Urquart»I love improvisation that can make me laugh, cry and think from moment to moment and stories on stage that have humanity even if it’s a scene between a cup and a spoon. I believe this art form has the potential to change lives because of the magic of true collaboration.«


Monica Anastase (Bukarest/Rumänien)

Monica Anastase»I teach improv as joyous discovery, as opposed to ambitious invention. I believe improv is at its best when improvisers make less effort, not more, and lead from the right rather than the left brain.«


Marta Borges (Lissabon/Portugal)

Marta Borges»For me on stage it is all about real emotions, rich characters grounded with truthful situations, with drama, comedy, silence and physicality, laying together organically in the scenes, without fighting. I’m always committed to search for beauty and metaphors while playing with my partners in the scene, trying to help the group to be one team.«


Mia Møller (Kopenhagen/Dänemark)

Mia Moeller»I believe improv is living moment to moment, trust and no fear of what comes next.«



March 19th
4 pm: Welcome Meeting at Ratibor Theater
You will have coffee and cake and you receive your  BIF passes along with all important information for the following days.
8 or 8:30 pm: Show of IMPRO 2018
Please choose from the festival schedule
March 20th
11 am to 2 pm:
Workshop with
Gilles Delvaulx
  8 or 8:30 pm: Show of IMPRO 2018
Please choose from the festival schedule
March 21st
11 am to 2 pm:
Observation of reahearsal of Our Lives
3 pm to 6 pm:
Workshop with
Antonio Vulpio
8:30 pm: Show of IMPRO 2018:
Our Lives
at Ratibor Theater
March 22nd
11 am to 2 pm:
Workshop with
Heather Urquhart
3:30 pm to 5 pm:
Discussion with members of the Our Lives ensemble and director
8 or 8:30 pm: Show of IMPRO 2018
Please choose from the festival schedule
March 23rd
11 am to 2 pm:
Workshop with
Monica Anastase
4 pm: Panel about
Our Lives
Maja Dekleva Lapajne, Christoph Jungmann and Marie Wellmann talk about the international improv project
8 or 8:30 pm: Show of IMPRO 2018
Please choose from the festival schedule
March 24th
1 pm to 4 pm:
Workshop with
Marta Borges
  7 pm: Final show of IMPRO 2018 at English Theatre Berlin
10 pm: Closing Party
March 25th
11:30 am to 2:15 pm:
Workshop with
Mia Møller
4 pm: Open Stage
at Bühnenrausch


Contact and information.

Die Gorillas / Culturalis kulturmanagement

Barbara Wallace:

phone: +49-30-83037504


Conditions for participation in the BIF program.

Reservation of workshop in order of registration plus receipt of payment.

Transfer of 50% of the workshop fee until Jan 15th of 2017 (first come, first served!), second 50% until February 15th of 2018.

Early Bird: Registration plus receipt of payment of 100% of the workshop fee until Dec 31st.

Participation in the workshops on your own risk, there is no insurance protection by Die Gorillas.



More than 6 weeks before workshops: full refund.

More than 4 weeks before workshops: 75% refund.

4-3 weeks before workshops: 50% refund.

3-2 weeks before workshops: 30% refund.

2-1 week(s) before workshops: 10% refund.

Less than 7 days before workshop: no refund.


Bank transfer to.

Gorilla Theater e.V.

GLS Gemeinschaftsbank

IBAN DE25 4306 0967 1102 1165 02



19.03. - 25.03.2018 IMPRO 2018: BIF week - Six days, six teachers
Workshop place tbd.

Cost: 335,- Euro
Early Bird cost: 298,- Euro
Early bird cost applicable only with registration and full payment until Dec. 31st 2017.
Including all elements of the BIF week.