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Teeny Tiny Comedy Festival: July 27th – 30th

Join us for a FOUR Day festival of comedy events, July 27th through July 30th. From one-act plays, to family friendly improv, to adult only stand-up comedy, there is something for all…even a youth showcase matinee. You may purchase tickets for each event individually by clicking on any individual event.

BUT if you want to see three or more comedy shows…you may purchase a festival pass. The festival pass will gain you entry into ALL the Teeny-Tiny Festival Events for one low price of $35.00.

Sunday: Youth Improv (July 30th)

Sunday, July 30th 1:00pm – $5 General Admission

Up and coming Talkeetna Improv comedians show off their new skills in a youth improv showcase. Support local talent and see life from a different point of view.

Saturday Night Improv (July 29th)

7:30pm Iditaprov vs Urban Yeti: $13/DAC Members $15/Non-Members

Alaska’s hilariously fast-paced competitive improv comedy, Iditaprov is an all-improv suggestion-based comedy show that’s fun for all ages. Two teams of Alaska’s finest “actletes” compete on stage in this race to the finish no-holds-“bard” comedy marathon. YOU yell out the suggestions…and see where show goes!

10:00pm Iditaprov Championships – ADULTS ONLY $13/DAC Members $15/Non-Members

The final showdown between Talkeetna and Anchorage Improv teams. “Don’t Bring Yo Mama” adds spice to late night comedy as we seek to crown the 2017 Alaska Improv Champions.

Friday Night Improv (July 28th)

7:30 pm Idiprov vs. Scared Scriptless:  $13/DAC Members  $15/Non-Members

Alaska’s hilariously fast-paced competitive improv comedy, Iditaprov is an all-improv suggestion-based comedy show that’s fun for all ages. Two teams of Alaska’s finest “actletes” compete on stage in this race to the finish no-holds-“bard” comedy marathon. YOU yell out the suggestions…and see where show goes!

 

10:00pm Stand-Up Comedy…featuring Kass Smiley and Matt Collins:  $13 DAC Members/$15 Non-Members

An evening of ADULTS ONLY stand up comedy. Regulars on the Anchorage comedy circuit….lots of Alaska themed comedy and subjects we all relate to! A side-splitting way to end your week of interacting with tourists. Matt and Kass come to Talkeetna for one show of Live and Local Stand Up Comedy. Join us for a night of storytelling, absurdism, and swearing.

Summer Theater Workshops for all ages…. join us for a week of fun!

“Suessified Summer” Theater Camp  ages 5-7    Suessified Summer

Youth Improv Workshops: (The workshops will either be combined into one age group with classes held from 4:30-6:30pm or will be split into two age groups if we exceed the maximum number of participants for one class)

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Improv for Everyday:  (Ages 19-90)  Whether you’re looking to improve your communication or public speaking skills, tap into your creativity or learn to trust follow your instincts, this workshop is for you. Come play with the cast of Iditaprov and find out how acting like a kid again can teach you skills that will improve your everyday adult life. Come out and play.

Tuesday, July 25th  7-9pm  (cost $15)

 

2017 Youth Improv Camp!

Youth ages 10-19 are welcome to participate in this fun and exciting camp! Instructors Nick Condon and Justin Searls are back for another hilarious summer adventure. This weeklong workshop teaches and reinforces the fundamentals of Improv Comedy including basic scene work, storytelling, improv games, and the infamous “Yes, And”. The workshop will culminate in an Improv Showcase on Sunday July 30th.

Calling All Filmmakers!

Denali Arts Council and Hangar Door Cinema are now accepting submissions for the Talkeetna 2017 Outdoor Film Festival!

We live in a beautiful and wild place…let’s show it off!

We invite creative submissions from filmmakers of every caliber and age level.  Entries may be live action, documentary, narrative fiction, or art films.

Below are guidelines and requirements, as well as a registration form. Please contact the DAC office at events@denaliartscouncil.org or (907)-733-7929 with questions or concerns.

TKA Adventure Film Form

Making the most of YOUR Arts Council

Have you ever wondered how events come to be at the Denali Arts Council?  Do you ever find yourself thinking, “You know, it would be really cool to see ________________ happening here in Talkeetna.” or “I wish they would do more of  _________________ at the hangar.”  Well, the truth of the matter is that YOU, as a creative member of the community, have the power to help make those decisions.

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You could set the stage!

A community Arts council sets a stage, but is only a reflection of creativity and imagination.   In order for the DAC to express the artistic sentiment of Talkeetna, locals must be willing to share their talents and ideas. What gets showcased is what people like you choose to put into it through artistic partnerships and volunteering.

The Denali Arts Council is an umbrella organization with with a variety of artistic programs under its rim.  While most of our programs have ongoing activities, several have become stagnant due to lack of involvement or leadership.  Here is where YOU come in!

your art could be hereCurrently there are openings for Directors in three of our programs: Talkeetna Artists Guild (fine arts), Susitna Muse (writers group), and Local Motion…for the Love of Dance. As the director of a program, you have a lot of freedom to design events, workshops, and shows.  You can express yourself creativity and set the vision of the program. You can be the director or you could get involved to just produce one show or workshop.

So if you find yourself thinking “Man, I really wish they would show more ____________________”, consider putting your artistic passion to the test and get involved today!