The National Theatre of the World
The National Theatre of the World is a The 6 time Canadian Comedy Award winning, multi-disciplinary, Toronto-based, theatre company that creates exciting, provocative, and instantaneous theatre through the art of improvisation. N.T.O.W. was founded in 2008, by Co-Artistic Directors Matt Baram, Ron Pederson and Naomi Snieckus with the mandate of creating new Canadian work and to encourage the theatre and improvisation communities to come together. Through the production of four different shows, Impromptu Splendor (The Live Improvised Play), The Carnegie Hall Show (The Improvised Retrospective), The Soaps! (The Live Improvised Soap Opera), and The Script Tease Project, the company continues to bridge the gap between theatre and improvisation to this day by creating vivid, dramatic and complex full-length plays, radio dramas and inter-disciplinary variety shows. They have toured all over the world including Berlin, Amsterdam, England, Wurzberg, Israel, New York, Chicago and LA. Most recently while in residency at Soulpepper Theatre they co-created Impulse Festival bringing troupes from Australia, France, UK, Germany, Canada, and Mumbai to perform and teach workshops. The also hold the world record for longest running improvised Soap Opera of 55 hours!