Wednesday, May 22, 2019

From the Diary of Meghan Murphy...

Make sure you're all packed for Jamie's slumber party!
...but maybe leave your diary at home...

May 31, June 1, 7 & 8, 8:00 pm

 The Producers Club, 358 West 44th Street
between 9th and 10th Avenue
New York, NY

 Tickets: $15 on-line, $17 at the door

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Danger-Free Family Vacation Spots!

Hot Tips from Natalie, the Travel Hunter! 

Have you been wanting to take your family on vacation but are afraid to leave your small, safe hometown? It’s completely understandable for you to have these feelings. The world has become a scary place. Ships are sinking, bachelorette parties are getting out of hand and the evil clowns from Halloween of 2016 are making a comeback. However, these fun vacations spots are 99.9% free of danger.

Orlando, Florida
Ah, the home of good ole Mickey Mouse. What could possibly go wrong in the happiest place on Earth? There’s something here for the whole family. Children can meet their favorite Disney and movie characters at a wide array of amusement parks. Once your family is tired from a day at the theme park, hit up a local beach for some fun in the sun. How blissful! Of course, if little Timmy doesn’t fall out of a roller coaster or a shark doesn’t eat your entire family. Just in case, remove the heads of every mascot to check for evil clowns in disguise!

Washington, DC
What a fun and educational experience for the whole family! Take a journey to the past by wandering through the Smithsonian Museum. Catch a tour to witness the most important monuments in our country’s history like the capitol and Lincoln Memorial. What are the odds that the Washington Memorial will collapse and crush your entire family? It’s very unlikely that there are evil clowns lurking in the White House.

London, England
Since America has become such an unsafe place, fleeing the country is probably your best bet. England is a great European country to visit simply because British accents are so delightful. You can ride the London Eye, have high tea, and see a show at the Globe all in the same day. You can even use Big Ben to keep track of time. If you’re lucky, you can catch the Changing of the Guard at the Buckingham Palace.  There is such a slim chance that Prince Harry is actually an evil clown who will hold your family hostage in his palace.

One last and best family friendly spot is IRTE’s production of Evil Clowns Have Feelings, Too where there will definitely be no evil clowns or danger. Catch it at the Producers Club on May 3rd, 4th, 10th, and 11th at 8PM.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Experience the S.S. Maximamoolah

Never has there been a cruise ship the size of the SS Maximamoolah.

Soooooo big, one camera can't capture it all!

No other vessel on the seven seas rival it in luxury or expanse. Boasting no less than
seventeen turbine engines designed by Elon Mush, it is the fastest boat of its size. Its
specially heated prow can melt ice for an Antarctic adventure, or hatch Condor eggs
without the help of a mother Condor. Now that makes for a hearty breakfast in any one
of the 32 eating establishments throughout the 44 decks. The dining in the main ball
room has been prepared especially for your journey by none other than James Beer
Award winner Mario Battalion.

Endangered Species Treats!

There isn’t just food aboard the Maximamoolah, but a new world of fun.
There are movie theaters plus IMAX on board. A cabaret, and a Broadway sized theatre
with three balconies. This summer’s entertainment includes the beautiful vocal shadings
of Tym Moss straight out of Manhattan.
But, performing arts aren’t the only fun you’ll have on board.
Gamble at the casino, or at the Jai Alai court on S, T, F and U decks. Have fun on the
water slide, or feed the exotic wild cats in the first floating animal park!

Oops! Look who's using the pool!

Come join the fun and sun on board the SS Maximamoolah! Sea-ing is Believing!

The SS Maximamoolah sets sail in IRTE's


April 5, 6, 12 & 13, 8:00 pm

 The Producers Club, 358 West 44th Street
between 9th and 10th Avenue
New York, NY

 Tickets: $15 on-line, $17 at the door

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

David Jay's DIY Paper Craft Game - Bachelorette Party FUN!

Have you ever wanted to make a fun DIY paper craft game for a bachelorette party? Of course you haven't. But now you can, with...

David Jay's Penis Ring Toss Game. 

And you'll be the most popular person there!
Watch the exciting video tutorial, and print out the instructions and template here:

And if you're in New York City, see Tammy's Bachelorette, a hilarious comedy improv show by IRTE and David Jay as the "Adult Entertainment."

March 8, 9, 15, 16, 2019. 

Tix and info at:

Monday, January 7, 2019

Meet the Newest Member of IRTE, Izzy Church!

IRTE, the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, places a special emphasis on the importance of Ensemble work. Our shows - how we pitch, select and develop them - are a completely collaborative effort. It's the main Ensemble, working together, who drive who we are and what we look forward to becoming. As we enter 2019, and our eighth season, we are delighted to welcome the newest member to our Ensemble, Izzy Church.

Fellow IRTE Jamie Maloney, sat down with Izzy after a recent pre-production meeting...

Layla Lowe
You were quite a familiar face on the IRTE stage last season - whether as a shady heiress or a post-apocalyptic teen - I'm sure people are wondering how we all met? 

I was introduced to IRTE through a friend that invited me to a prop workshop, which was conducted by IRTE team members. 

We'll be holding that workshop again this coming February, if anyone out there is interested..?

In the class we had to find unconventional ways to work with the props... It was a lot of fun and after the workshop I was asked to perform in my first IRTE production.

Yes, as the corporate raider, Rhonda Smiles in the Diabiloical Dr. Fiend! How long were you a GIRTE? (That's a Guest-of-IRTE for those who don't know the lingo).
Rhonda Smiles

I performed back to back in three shows as a GIRTE, which was basically one show short of an entire season. I performed in the following three productions: Diabolical Dr. Fiend, IRTE Noir & Wow Wee 2.

So... what do you think? Do you have a favorite memory of your experiences with IRTE, so far? 

Working with IRTE has been a wonderful experience on so many levels that it is hard to pick a favorite memory. However, I really loved traveling to New Orleans with the team and performing in the INFringe festival. 

We brought back Wow Wee 2! Adventures of a Little Girl Killbot. You were terrific as Skylar Truman, the most popular girl at Cesspool High!

I really felt like the shows performed at the INFringe festival were extra special. The moments we found together as a team were priceless. I felt like we took improv/theater to another level.
L-R: Mike Hauschild, Nannette Deasy and Izzy Church as Skylar Truman

What do you like most about performing in IRTE shows?

This is also a challenging questions, but I think I like the way IRTE combines theatre with improvisation to create a real theatrical experience that is completely different every night.  

Thank you, Izzy! We can't wait to see what new and hilarious characters you come up with in 2019! 

Stay tuned, as we'll be announcing our 2019 season shortly! For more info, visit /

Monday, December 17, 2018

Happy Holidays

From your friends at

Happy Holidays, Everyone!

Our seventh season this past year was a blast with productions in New York City, plus trips to Fringe Festivals in Asheville, NC and Portland, ME, plus the InFringe Festival in New Orleans.

We produced four stellar shows for New York audiences: What's New, Groovy Gang!, a comedy mystery; The Diabolical Dr. Fiend, a show that asks the question "what if your co-worker is an evil genius?"; IRTE Noir, our salute to gumshoes; and our second season of our favorite little girl robot killing machine, Wow Wee 2: Adventures of a Little Girl Killbot.

IRTE is so excited about 2019 because it means brand new "killer" shows!

For the upcoming season, the IRTE elves have opened their workshop, and are hard at work making plans for our new improvisations. They're hoping to bring entertainment and laughter to all, and give everyone some relief from the past year.

The performing arts need your help more than ever. Small independent theatre is crucial to the cultural landscape of our communities. By providing theaters the financial freedom to take creative risks, we allow artists and ideas to grow and thrive. Ticket sales only cover about 50% of our expenses which include rental of theatre and rehearsal spaces, stipends for tech crew, and festival fees.

We can't do this without contributions from people like you who want to share terrific, zany, live comedy and who want to make sure it's affordable for everybody. Please, consider making a tax deductible donation to the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble during this season of giving.

Here’s how to make a tax deductible gift to IRTE in 2018 through our fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas. To give a gift to IRTE during this charitable time of year, please go to the Fractured Atlas IRTE page and make a tax deductible donation on-line. If you prefer, you can also donate by check. Please send contributions to IRTE c/o Robert Baumgardner, 10 W 66 St, #19-H, New York, NY 10023. Checks should be made payable to "Fractured Atlas", with "IRTE" in the memo line. IRTE is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of IRTE must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” and are tax‐deductible to the extent permitted by law. We greatly appreciate it.

Good cheer, blessings, and love to you, your family, and all your friends, from all of us at IRTE!

Nannette Deasy, Artistic Director
Robert Baumgardner
Izzy Church
Jamie Maloney
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