The 8th Floor's shows are 100% improvised. This means that we come up with all our scenes on the spot -- no scripts, no preset roles, and no limit to the possibilities.
Traditionally, performers recognize two different types of comedic improvisation: short-form improv and long-form improv. Short-form consists of improvised games, similar to those seen on Whose Line Is It Anyway? In long-form improv, the performers incorporate an audience suggestion into an improvised series of scenes akin to a sitcom or play.
8th Floor hold shows regularly in the Ohio Union's US Bank Conference Theatre. These shows consist of two long-form sets, a fan-favorite round of Dream/Nightmare, and a few crowd-pleasing short-form games. Shows usually last around an hour and a half.
In addition to these monthly shows, the 8th Floor performs regularly at residence halls around campus. These shows consist of both long-form and short-form improv, lasting anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half.
8th Floor is constantly looking for new and interesting ways to entertain, so check the site often for special show announcements!
Do you have questions about our shows? Interested in having us perform for you? Feel free to contact us.