ImproLove – international improv show – Laura and Gael <3 UU on Sunday 22.9.

ImproLove is an international improv show that is all about love and everything that comes with it. Showtime is 22.9.2019 at 15.30.

Special guests Laura Doorneweerd-Perry (NL) and Gael Doorneweerd-Perry (FRA) along with improvisers from the local improv theatre Uniikki Unikorni (FIN) start the night with Stories about Love which uses real life love stories as an inspiration. After that, the audience will be treated to the main course of the evening: Laura and Gael will perform their duo show Object of Affection.


What does real life love look like? We collect funny, sad and weird stories about love, dating and relationships and use those as inspiration and a map on a wild improvised exploration into the uncharted jungle of love.


Improvised Pixar Love Story by Laura Doorneweerd-Perry (NL) and Gael Doorneweerd-Perry (FRA).

Love is the common feeling which binds together all living creatures on earth. But what if objects could fall in love, have their heart broken or live happily ever after? Maybe a pencil and an eraser can have a future together. Or maybe true love is out of reach for a tea kettle and a chocolate bar.

In this duoshow, we follow the impossible love story between two objects or animals. Will they succeed to see beyond their differences? Will they be accepted in their lover’s family? Will love win overall?

Laura and Gael play strong and physical characters to bring you a universal story of love and its obstacles. A show like a Pixar movie: sensitive, funny and never trivial.

22.9.2019 at 15.30

1,5 hours

10 / 7 euros

Tickets from Valve ticket office Wednesday-Sunday klo 12–19 or
via (+1 euro service fee)

Valvenäyttämö, kulttuuritalo Valve (Hallituskatu 7, Oulu)

Find the show also on Facebook!

Työpaja Oulussa: Improv workshop Posture, positions and other physical stuff by Laura and Gael Doorneweerd-Perry

Do you want to do more moving in your improv? Make better use of the space? And connect with your fellow players to create scenes that matter?

In this workshop Laura and Gael will work with you on body positions and postures. You will explore different ways to use the space on stage.

How can our body tell the story? We know! By moving, by positioning ourselves in relation to other players, and by bringing our body to different places on the stage.

What does it mean when I say I love you, facing away from you? Which questions arise when all the prisoners are in one corner of the cell? How can we show -not tell- and surprise ourselves in the process?

After this workshop you will have more tools to make beautiful stage pictures and play memorable scenes. Above all, you will have a great deal of fun experimenting, learning and playing with two international improv and theatre experts.

Workshop is held in English.


Saturday 21.9.2019 from 14:00 to 17:00

35 euros (students, unemployed, retired) / 45 euros

Kaitoväylä 22, 1, kerros (Kaijonharju), Oulu

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Please, fill out this form to sign up. As a response, you will get from us an e-mail with payment info and our contact information.

Sign up by Sunday 15.9.2019, payment deadline is 19.9.2019


If you have any questions you can write to or send a message to Uniikki Unikorni or to the event in Facebook.


Improvisation and Storytelling Workshop in Oulu

Improvisation and Storytelling

Walk the  boundaries of where improvisation and storytelling meet. We will
explore the structure of stories, make stories as a group, play with
content, physicality, music and silence. We will explore use of the space
to tell a story, using techniques such as viewpoints and freeform. We will
explore both performance improvisation as well as improv for composition.
Expect discovery and fun!

Suitable for those with some improv performance experience.

Date and duration: 9.10.2016 10-16
Place: Oulun suomalaisen yhteiskoulun lukio, Maunonkatu 1, Oulu
Participation fee: 60 €
Participation limit: 16 persons
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Instructions for paying will be sent via email. You have secured your place after paying.

Instructor Órla Mc GovernÓrlappcolour

Órla Mc Govern is Artistic Director of The Spontaneous Theatre People & The Sky Babies, Galway, and is an  Artistic Director for Improv Fest Ireland.

As a performer, she lived, trained and worked extensively in the US for many years and was an original member of Improv groups: Seattle goga, Seattle Neutrino Project, and Spolin Player Seattle. She also had the pleasure of performing with Edge Bainbridge, Jet City Improv, Unexpected Productions, and many others in the US.

As a workshop facilitator, Órla is equally passionate about her work.  She has facilitated numerous workshops for Corporate, Artistic, and Individual clients around the world, and is skilled at tailoring each session to suit their needs. Some festival appearances include: Dublin, Ireland, Tampere, Finland, Gothenburg, Sweden, Bucharest, Romania, Barcelona, Spain, and Strasbourg, France. Órla continues to teach and perform globally, including with her troupe The Sky Babies and with Moth & Butterfly (an innovative Storytelling / Improv Project).

She is a professional actor for stage/tv/film &radio, as well as a playwright, storyteller and Voice Over artist.  She also has an alter ego who has her own career entirely!

Uniikki-improklubi 29.11.2013 / Unique Improv Club

Uniikki-improklubi -julisteYksi improvisaation parhaita puolia on se, että pääsee tapaamaan mahtavia ihmisiä ja sielunveljiä ympäri maailmaa. Nyt meillä on ilo päästä esiintymään kahden hienon kollegan kanssa. Laura Doorneweerd ja Gerald Weber jakavat improtietouttaan Oulussa työpajoissa lauantaina 30.11. Sitä ennen he hyppäävät kanssamme lavalle perjantaina 29.11 Ravintola Tubassa kello 19.30 alkaen. Tiedossa on ainutlaatuisia improkohtauksia! Shown esityskielenä on pääosin englanti.

Pääsymaksu on 7 / 5 euroa.

<Summary in English>

One of the best things about improv is meeting great people from around the world. We are delighted to get the chance to share the stage with two such lovely persons and fellow improvisers: Laura Doorneweerd and Gerald Weber. Laura and Gerald will be teaching workshops in Oulu. On Friday 29th of November we will take the stage at the restaurant Ravintola Tuba. You do not want to miss this one! The show starts at 7.30 pm.

The entrance fee is 7 / 5 euros.