Where to stay

Thanks to SPIT’s Bibay Cordero for putting together this wonderful list of places for people to stay at for the duration of the festival.

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Closest to PETA Phinma Theater

10-15 Minute Walk:

Tri-Place Hotel QC

E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue

cor. Alabama Street

New Manila, Quezon City

http://triplacehotel.com/quezoncity/

+632 726-1111

Stone House Bed and Breakfast

www.stonehouse.ph

1315 E. Rodriguez Ave., QC

stonehouse_apt@yahoo.com

+632 721 4672

5 Minute Jeep or Cab Ride:

Garden Heights Hotel

http://www.gardenheights-quezoncity.com

269 E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave, QC

reservations.condotels@stfrancissquare.com.ph

+632 723 9181

Broadway Court Apartelle (2 sites within the vicinity. See below)

www.broadwaycourt.com.ph

Broadway Court Apartelle – 35 Studio Apartments

#16 Broadway Ave., formerly Dona Juana Rodriguez St.,

Between 3rd & 4th St.,

New Manila, Quezon City

Metro Manila, Philippines, 1112

Tel: +632-726-2931 to 35

Magic Jack No.: +1-818-745-6173

Fax: +632-721-7795

Broadway Court Apartelle – 35 One Bedroom Apartments

# 96 – 4th St.,

Between Broadway Ave. & Gilmore St.,

New Manila, Quezon City

Metro Manila, Philippines, 1112

Tel: +632-722-7411 to 15

Magic Jack No.: +1-818-745-6165

Fax: +632-721-7795

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The following hotels are farther from PETA Phinma (10 minutes by cab) but are in a neighborhood with more restaurants and cafes

Casa Pura Hotel

www.casapura.com.ph

55 Scout Santiago Street corner Scout Rallos Street

Barangay Laging Handa

Quezon City

casapuramail@gmail.com

(632)415-1658 / (632)415-3327 / (632)373-2384

Lemon Tree Inn

www.lemontreeinn.com.ph

18 Scout Magbanua Street, near corner of Quezon Avenue, Brgy Paligsahan, Quezon City

reservation@lemontreeinn.com.ph

(632) 376-6103 (632) 376-4401

Torre Venezia Suites

www.torreveneziasuites.com

170 Timog Avenue, corner Scout Santiago Street

Barangay Laging Handa

Quezon City

sales@torreveneziasuites.com

+63 (2) 332 16 58 to 60

Cocoon Boutique Hotel

61 Scout Tobias corner Scout Rallos Streets,

Bgy Laging Handa,

Quezon City

info@thecocoonhotel.com

632-998 3117/632- 806 1004

Mobile Phone: 0922- 810 4692/0922- 814 2481

Luxent Hotel

51 Timog Ave.,

South Triangle,

Quezon City

sales@luxenthotel.com

+63 (2) 922-8888

Imperial Palace Suites

www.imperial.ph

Timog Avenue Corner

Tomas Morato Avenue,

Quezon City

reservations@imperial.ph

(632) 927 8001

Hotel Rembrandt

www.hotelrembrandt.com.ph

26 Tomas Morato Extension, Quezon City

reservations.hotelrembrandt@gmail.com

632 373 3333

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In another neighborhood but still within 10-15 minutes from the theater via cab

P Hostel

1 Grey Street cor. Aurora Blvd.

San Juan City, Philippines

632 577 2990

Reservations via agoda.com

Fernandina Garden Suites

http://www.fernandinagardensuites.com/

608 G. Araneta Avenue

Quezon City

inquire@fernandina88.com.ph, inquire@amci.ph

63 2 438-6686

Applied Improvisation Network Asian Mini-Meet

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But wait, there’s more to the Manila Improv Fest than just fun and games!

From June 25-26, we will be having a pre-festival mini meet of the Applied Improvisation Network.

The AIN is a group of people who use the skills, tools and principles of improvisational theater in their work as trainers, facilitators, coaches, speakers and consultants.

Learn more about AIN at their site.

Details on the pre-festival mini conference are fast evolving and we will be announcing something major in this area within the next week.

The PETA Theater Center

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All performances will be at the  “Black Box” performance space known as the PETA-PHINMA Theater. It is a flexible and intentionally skewed box theater that offers numerous stage and audience arrangements. There are ample entrances and exit doors that connect the lobby, theater and backstage. Technicians, designers, and artists will appreciate access and freedom of movement between service panels, control areas and attachment points for lights, sound, decor, and even personnel through the ten catwalks above at various elevations.

 

Dimension (L x W x H): Varies from 12.5 – 15.1 x 17.1 x 7.2/ 8.2/ 10 meters

Ground Floor Area: 270 sq. meters

Balcony Area: 110 sq. meters

 

Seating Capacity:

• Thrust Stage – 400 persons/ SRO +20

 

Backstage Area: 90 sq. meters

• 50 sq. meters.

• Ground floor and mezzanine

• For 10 – 15 persons

• Equipped with counters, mirrors, 3 lavatories, 2 toilets and 2 showers

 

Some pictures of the venue can be seen at their Facebook Page.

 

 

What Shaun Said

“Take heed. If you think you are all pissy Manila has our Call Centers?  You aint gonna like them out topping our improv comedy either.”

Our first Manila International Improv festival had the honor of having Shaun Landry – founder of Oui Be Negroes, the first African American Improv Group – as our featured performer and workshop instructor.

Some stories from last year’s festival in Shaun’s own words.

All You Need To Know About MIF 2013

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We had such a great time last year, so we are doing it again.

But before I tell you all about the plans for this year, here’s a little background on SPIT and Manila Improv Festival 2012.

SPIT is Manila’s premiere improvisational theater group and we have been performing practically every week for the past 11 years.

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we decided to mount the 2012 Manila Improv Festival last June at Quantum Cafe and the College of St. Benilde.

The 3 day festival had performances from teams from Cebu, Bacolod, Taichung, Hong Kong, Beijing, Los Angeles and Manila, workshops by Shaun Landry, Tom Farnan, Thea Yrastorza and Missy Maramara, a historical walking tour by Carlos Celdran, wonderful meals prepared by Quantum Cafe and Aristocrat Restaurant as well as loads and loads of fun and learning experienced by the participants.

This year we decided to mount the festival again.

Here are the details that we have so far for the Manila Improv Festival 2013.

Performances for Manila Improv Festival 2013 are from June 27-30 at the PETA Theater Center in Quezon City.

We are currently putting together a program that will include a historical city tour and post performance parties together with workshops taught by Gabe Mercado and a pre-festival Applied Improvisation mini conference (June 25-26) which we are particularly excited about.

Applied Improvisation explores the use of improvisation techniques and methods for non theatrical purposes. The movement has been gaining significant traction over the past few years in corporate circles with many of the world’s top corporations such as Google and Apple actually rolling out applied improvisation workshops for their employees.

For the festival proper, groups that are interested in performing would be asked to prepare a 45 minute to 1 hour set (either long form or short form) and can look forward to performing twice during the festival, on different nights. We can provide assistance in sourcing simple props and costumes as well as in arranging for basic light and sound requirements.

Groups will be asked to come at their own expense. We are, however, currently working on discounts and sponsorships for hotels and accommodations in the general vicinity of the theater. We also shall provide great food for the festival performers on the evening of their performances and all the love and hospitality that you can expect from us as festival hosts.

Ticket proceeds will go entirely towards logistical expenses for the festival.

SPIT is also with several of our top major newspapers, magazines and radio and tv stations to promote and cover the festival.