What We Offer
As Greek as it gets
Joe wears many hats.
He is one of Annoyance Theater founders, iO Chicago, Second City Guest Artist in Residence, International Improv Performer, Teacher, Director, Coach, Consumer of foods and beers with international improvisers.
Patti is a professional actor, improviser, director, instructor and playwright.
Mix her professional experience with her infectious passion for improvisation, insightful improvisation technique, strong narrative skill and spirit of play and it is no wonder she is responsible for inspiring many hundreds of people to improvise.
Inbal Lori is a graduate of Jerusalem art high school 1994 and Nisan Nativ acting studio (2000). Since then she has been writing and acting for television and theatre.
She’s been improvising since 2001 and preforms in Tel Aviv with her group 3FALLING. In 2013 Inbal opened an improv school in Tel Aviv called “IMPRO TLV” with improviser Rod Ben Zeev. Today she is teaching and preforming in many places around the world with her solo show “fragments of life” and her duo show with Tim Orr “CLICK”.
Will Luera is the Director of Improvisation at Florida Studio Theatre, Director of Big Bang Improv. He also serves as the Artistic Director Emeritus of ImprovBoston, Artistic Director of the Pilsen Improv Festival, Artistic Associate of the Chicago Improv Festival, Artistic Advisor to the Women in Comedy Festival and Part-time Faculty at Boston College.
Will tours globally as an improv and theater actor, director and instructor that performs and teaches regularly all across North America, South America, Europe and Asia.
Katy Schutte trained at Second City and IO Chicago as well as with teachers from Annoyance, UCB and more. She is a Funny Women finalist and winner of the Brighton Festival Fringe Best Comedy Show award.
Katy has performed with the Maydays for 12 years, is half of the two woman long form show Katy and Rach, produces Geekeasy with sci-fi improv team Project2 and plays in the Destination podcast and live shows. She coaches long form teams and leads workshops in England, all over Europe and the States. She has toured with Fluxx, improvised musicals with The Maydays, Music Box and Baby Wants Candy and notably guested in the London and Liverpool Improvathons, Grand Theft Impro, Whirled News Tonight, The Armando Diaz Experience and Messing with a Friend.
Sacha Hoedemaker is a musical improviser, currently working as Musical Director at Boom Chicago in Amsterdam.
Since he started playing piano at a young age, he has been accompanying singers and musicals throughout the Netherlands. After getting introduced to improvisational theater, he started working with teams in the Netherlands and later all over Europe. Writing formats, producing music and playing live is what he loves! He has been teaching and performing in Belgium, Finland, Italy, France, Spain and the Netherlands.
Menelaos Prokos is the founder and artistic director of ImproVIBE, Greece’s first and -currently- only improv school and theater.
He has taught/performed all over Europe and in the USA. Currently, his teaching primarily focuses on eradicating fear and pushing the students towards enjoying everything they do on stage. His main troupe is “Bus Kai“, a narrative duo, and also performs with the “Bad Ideas”.
A phrase that perfectly encapsulates the way he enjoys performing (and teaching) is one once said by Del Close: “Improv is a primarily comedic form of theater that can tear your heart out at any given moment.”.
This was a first-year festival that felt like it had been established for years. So well organized and such a fun group of improvisers—and needless to say, in such a beautiful place.
Kevin MillerHistory Under The Influence - Austin, TX
The first ever improv festival in Athens was so well run, it was difficult to believe that this was the first one. Menelaos and Billy are amazing hosts, and they have great taste so the quality and diversity of the shows and workshops was top notch. The festival created such a positive environment for socializing and developing improv skills, I barely spent any time exploring the beautiful city of Athens, I was too busy making friends and doing improv. I can’t recommend this festival highly enough, it’s a fantastic experience top to bottom.
Kevin GilleseDad's Garage - Atlanta, USA
It was the most well organized and good natured festival I’ve ever been to! Awesome improv, great improvisers and so much fun!
Itamar KarbianLamabati - ISR
Mount Olymprov lives up to the inspired pun of its name – epic, playful and classic. Unforgettable.
Stayci TaylorThe Schmaylors - AUS
What a privilege to have been present at the first ever Mount Olymprov. The whole team worked relentlessly to make it one of the best improv festivals on the map and the breadth of shows and workshops on offer was dazzling.
Heather UrquhartOpen Your Mouth And Sing / The Maydays - UK
We still can’t believe it is over. Mt Olymprov festival 2017 is officially over! It only seems like yesterday when we started working on it 10 months ago. It only […]
Do you believe it’s mid-May already? It seems like yesterday when we started building the Organizational Team for Mt Olymprov 2017 back in September. And here we are now, 20 […]
You’re flying all the way to Greece to experience a magnificent festival, in everything that the Greek culture has to offer. But we feel that’s not enough. Since you’re flying […]