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Project Description

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The Art of ImproviZEN

The Four Day Weekend Theater in Fort Worth is home to Four Day Weekend, a critically-acclaimed comedy troupe who performs a live public show consisting of sketches, scenes, and songs created from  audience suggestions and participation. Completely improvised each Friday and Saturday night, the performance is an interactive experience that encourages the audience to be an active part of the hilarity. By combining interactive video and music with the improvisational skill of the talented cast, Four Day Weekend creates an environment that is entertaining, educational, and impressive.

Four Day Weekend is the longest-running live show in Fort Worth history. What started as a six-week run in 1997 has become a 16-year-old Fort Worth institution, with more than 550,000 people having seen the troupe perform in their beautiful 212-seat theater (formerly the Caravan of Dreams Theater). In addition to their four weekly public shows, Four Day Weekend runs a four-level improvisational training center, a corporate communications division, television and film division, and they travel locally and internationally performing and keynote speaking for corporate clients like Southwest Airlines; EDS; Frito Lay; Zales; H&R Block; Bell Helicopter; and others.

Locally, Four Day Weekend has performed roasts for Nolan Ryan and Mayor Mike Moncrief, and has entertained the American League Champion Texas Rangers Awards banquet, which was televised on Fox Sports. Nationally, the troupe has performed across the United States (including Hawaii), and was invited to be a Keynote Presenter at the United States Congress Democratic Caucus Issues Conference in Cambridge, MD. They received a standing ovation and met and took photos with President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. The following year, Four Day Weekend shared the stage with keynote presenter President George W. Bush on September 11, 2012 in Las Vegas. Internationally, Four Day Weekend has performed shows in Canada, Bermuda, Costa Rica, England, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Belize.

The Four Day Weekend cast members have starred in hundreds of national television commercials (including McDonalds, Charles Schwab, Polaroid, Papa Johns, and more!), have served as national spokesmen for Whataburger, Dish Network, Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary, Pringles, and Church’s Fried Chicken; and have appeared in several major motion pictures, including Dr. T and the Women, My Boyfriend’s Back, Killing Down, and Drop Dead Sexy.

Additionally, Four Day Weekend recently published a book entitled, The Art of ImproviZEN. The book blends the tenets of improvisation with the principles of Zen, creating a road map to communicate effectively in the workplace and learn to live and work as a true team.

List of Past Clients

  • United States Congress
  • Met Life
  • Frito Lay
  • Essilor
  • Hyatt
  • Pier One
  • Alcon
  • H @ R Block
  • Fiserv
  • Canon
  • Southwest Airlines
  • FedEx Office

Books

The Art of ImproviZEN