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Improv troupe performs at Off Broadway dance studio
by Lindsay Burr
nfulton@neighbornewspapers.com
November 07, 2013 11:08 AM | 3208 views | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Alpharetta resident Brian Chapman and his improv troupe, Playing in Traffic, performed their first show this past Saturday at Off Broadway dance studio.

The troupe works out of the Professional Actor’s Studio in Buckhead and features a variety of multi-talented actors, many of whom do other well-known theater work in the Metro Atlanta area.

Raised by family from Alpharetta, Chapman has recently returned from living in Atlanta and is excited about the prospects Alpharetta has to offer.

“Alpharetta is an area that is so ripe for entertainment as good as anything you could find in the city of Atlanta. I’m confident that our improv troupe offers that,” said Chapman.

Chapman has been working with improv theater since 1999. His passion for performing and teaching has formed the foundation for his dream of someday managing his own improv center.

Without being inappropriate or suggestive, Chapman’s troupe, Playing in Traffic, offers spontaneous, comedic scenes that members of the troupe perform without any form of previous planning.

“The idea that something will be created on the spot without planning and involving the audience is what makes improv so unique. Our November show had never been seen before and will never be seen again. The entire nature of improv is unknown, but that’s why it’s so much fun,” said Chapman.

The troupe plans to host another performance in early December, which Chapman says may feature a two-man improv special in addition to the main show offered by Playing in Traffic.

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