Zing Zing Zingaat is an improvised spectacle for Aamchi Mumbai filled with exciting games and narratives all woven together in the moment. Join us in a wonderfully intimate evening where your suggestions and stories inspire us to craft out improvised scenarios on stage. And, let's not forget, Improv is highly interactive, so you get to voluntarily jump in and be a part of our performance.
This show is brought to you by Improv Comedy Comedy (ICB), India's biggest Improv ensemble based out of Bangalore.
ICB is a professional improvisational theater company operating from Bangalore. They have been operational since July 2015 and have performed in over 100+ shows across India including the very prestigious Second City Theatre in Chicago, US. They brought to India its first ever Improv festival - the Bengaluru Improv Festival in Nov 2018. They also brought to India its first ever 12 hour Improvathon.
They are also home to India's first and only active all-women Improv ensemble - The Adamant Eves. They conduct their own Improv workshops guided by their in-house Improv trainers and produce their own public shows and jams on a monthly basis. They offer Improv coaching to corporates, educators, children, and other performers as well. Their aim is to bring the beautiful potential of Improv to as many individuals in an increasingly tense world.
Nasir Engineer - Nasir is the Artistic Director of ICB and the Festival Director of Bengaluru Improv Festival. He has devised multiple Improv show formats for ICB and performed in over 100 Improv productions across the country. He is an ultra-marathon runner, a storyteller, graphic designer and a cat-dad.
Balasree Viswanathan - Balasree is an improv artiste and performer with Bangalore's most prolific improv group, Improv Comedy Bangalore. She was initially trained in the US and has been actively doing improv for 2.5 years. She has performed shows in the US and Bangalore. Bala is also a member and has formatted shows for The Adamant Eves, India's first and only active all-women improv ensemble.
Kavya Srinivasan Kavya Srinivasan is a writer, theatre maker and storyteller. She has been on and off stage for the last ten years - acting in a variety of roles and formats. She was in Jagriti Theatre’s acclaimed performance of Alipha, and a 10 show run of Playtonik Production’s Hate Mail. She is an active performing member of Improv Comedy Bangalore, and India’s only currently functioning all women improv troupe, the Adamant Eves. She is a part of Jugaad Co’s The Day the Crayons Quit, a show for children that has performed to over 2000 children across three cities. In her capacity as a writer, she was a part of Ranga Shankara’ and Yellow Cat Theatre’s No Such Thing, a writing workshop for young audiences. She co-wrote the play ‘Monsters in the Dark’, a stage adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize winning book ‘Emperor of All Maladies’ by Siddhartha Mukherjee. She works with Bangalore Little Theatre in their play development program. Her storytelling work has been with By The River, and the Book Lovers’ Program for Schools. In her free time, she can be found reading, daydreaming and singing.
Aarti Shastry Aarti has been performing with ICB for the past 2.5 years. She is also part of India's first all women improv troupe called the adamant Eve's. She enjoys long form improv and is currently working her way to improve her miming abilities.
Snehil Basoya An aspiring author and actor, Snehil believes in the balance between input and output. Input - to keep learning new things everyday and grow as a person. Output - to constantly express oneself with honesty through voice, body and mind. Improv is his new found love as it serves both his needs! And of course, he loves the stage.
Prashant Sharma Prashant started his improv adventure from Dec 2017 with Nautankibaaz Improv Comedy in Gurgaon and then joined ICB when he moved to Bangalore. He is the happiest when he is around improv, whether learning, performing or even as an audience member. He maybe having multiple personality disorder but jury's out on that so, Ssshh!