Nadine Antler

Nadine Antler has been involved with improvisation since 1998. She co-founded, and is the Artistic Director of the improvisation ensemble „Die Kaktussen“ in Wuerzburg, Germany. She has been involved in the development of many longforms and show-formats. In January 2011 she developed and directed a new format for the town theatre in Wuerzburg.

Nadine has taught many workshops for actors, improvisers, social workers, teachers, students and business people. She has been a guest lecturer on improvisation and theatre pedagogics at the University of Wuerzburg since 2009.

One emphasis in her teaching is her work with children and teenagers, which she was awarded the «Sparda Future Prize for development of youth» in 2008.

In 2002 Nadine began the Wuerzburgean Impro-Theatre-Festival, which is the biggest improvisation festival of its kind in Europe. She continues to organize it every October. For her work with the festival she was awarded with the the «Prize for young culture of the City of Wuerzburg» in 2008.

Nadine has performed at festivals in South and North America and regularily performs at various improvisation festivals around Europe. She took part in the German Theatresports Cup in 2009 and represented Germany at the international improvisation festival in Chile in 2010.

Nadine is one of the two European representatives on Theatresports with the International Theatresports Institute.

Early in the 1980’s, already performing mime, mask work and physical theatre  in various countries, Shawn stumbled into the world famous Loose Moose Theatre in Canada.

-Taken with the magic of the work and the natural connection to misbehaviour and human nature, he started writing for one of the late night sketch comedy groups and performed in Loose Moose’s children’s theatre.

Eventually he stepped onto the improvisation main stage in Keith Johnstone’s famous Theatresports which was created at the Loose Moose.

Since then, Shawn has toured with, directed,performed, created and enjoyed his time at the company. When Shawn is in Canada he is still at the Loose Moose as a senior member and all around instigator.

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