In 2019 will take place in Strasbourg our first international festival in the English language! Rich from all the amazing experiences we had abroad, we are bringing back all that in France for a great experience with more than 20 shows, a lot of amazing workshops, and improvisers from all over the world to live the French adventure! It will be a blast, Sacrebleu!
Everything started 10 years ago, when we all met through improv. Back then, we didn’t know we would go all around the world to teach and perform, that we would meet such amazing people and that we would become a family.
We created la Carpe Haute six years ago to have our own professional company to organize shows, gigs, workshops and work together on new formats and news ways of improvising. A short time later, we began to improvise in English, travelling the European festivals and quickly the entire world. Today, the international team performed and/or taught in more than 20 festivals and visit a bunch of countries, best known for its crazy and playful free form show “Just Play”. The international team is mainly composed by Cédric Marschal, Gael Perry, Dan Seyfried and Pauline Vernier, but is also completed sometimes by other members of the company.
Amy Moule is an actor, improviser, teacher, director, puppeteer and an ensemble member with Impro Melbourne.
Chris Mead is a UK-based performer and theatre-maker who teaches and coaches improvisation in London and around the world.
Jochem Meijer is a 41 year old improviser and teacher from Amsterdam. He has been improvising since he was 21.
Joe Bill is widely regarded as one of the best teachers of Scenic and Comedic Improvisation in America today.
Kaci Beeler is an improviser, playwright, visual artist, stage and film actor and director based out of Austin, Texas.
Katy Schutte is an actor, writer, comedian, director and improviser. She trained in Drama before finding her true passion in improvisation.
Laura Doorneweerd is an Amsterdam-based teacher, performer and director. Also, her last name is a castle. True story.
Originally from Winnipeg Canada, now based in Berlin, Lee White is most known for being part of the famous improv duo CRUMBS.
La Carpe Haute has infectious energy and they take incredibly creative risks that pay off each time. The show is fluid, fun and I recommend you see one of their shows yourself!
La Carpe Haute excel in playful, physical theater. Their scene starts can be boldly absurd, and the team’s enthusiastic and committed support of each other makes for very enjoyable storylines. They’re a lot of fun to watch.
La Carpe Haute is one of my favorite improv comedy groups in the world! As a performer and festival producer, I have the opportunity to see many different companies and La Carpe Haute, continues to be one of my favorites. Their imaginative physicality, larger than life facial expressions and hilariously charming scenes make for an unforgettable show that reminds you of the joy that is live improvisational theater. As an audience member and producer, I cannot recommend them enough!
La Carpe Haute is most of all a bunch of happy friends! We never get bored with them. On stage, those improvisers will bring you with them in rich and colorful imaginary worlds. Casual and professional, la Carpe Haute creates a positive energy that might save the world!
- A pass to see all the shows of the week for free
- Reductions on all the workshops (15%)
- Reductions on all the accommodation packages
- The welcome pack of the festival with goodies and cool stuff
- The chance to perform in our jam sessions
- An amazing time in Strasbourg
- A kiss from one of the organizers, if you ask
- Workshops during the pre-festival intensive weekend
- Workshops during the festival week
- The opening night in a vineyard (transportation included)
- Your accommodation package with the other improvisers
Your pass will also open you the access to all our other activities during the festival.