Jacob Banigan is a Canadian improviser living in Austria, teaching and performing impro around Europe. He is a storyteller in short form, long form, endurance shows and solos.
Jacob has been improvising since 1990, when he began playing THEATRESPORTS with Rapid Fire Theatre of Edmonton, Canada. He worked as Artistic Director of RFT for nine seasons, creating of the long form show CHIMPROV, the RFT Improv Academy, and Canada’s biggest impro festival IMPROVAGANZA. Jacob now lives in Graz, Austria, having joined Theater im Bahnhof, where he is director of the impro show MONTAG. In 2012, Jacob premiered the impro solo GAME OF DEATH, which plays monthly in Graz and often in cities across Europe and North America. Jacob is also a member of English Lovers in Vienna, Gordon’s Big Bald Head in Edmonton, and Rocket Sugar Factory everywhere.
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