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Black Box Theatre

UP North players

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Unfortunately due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) the remainder of the UP North Players improv season is cancelled. UP North Players and "the best improv in Lynnwood" will return soon!  Visit our Facbook page or YouTube Channel for exciting content to get your improv fix! Join our Emailing list to stay up to date on exciting announcements and exclusive ticket promos. 


ABOUT UP NORTH PLAYERS

UP North Players is a tightly knit group of professional improvisers based out of the Black Box Theatre who love to perform and make people laugh. UP North Players are bound by the principles of improvisation: acceptance and inclusion and are driven to create character and relationships grounded in truth and trust. UP North Players are committed to bringing quality improvisation to the north end through creative, immersive and often humorous performances. UP North Players are experienced in many forms of improv including genre work, musical improv, long form narrative style and

Unexpected Productions brought improv to the north end during renovations to their Seattle based theater in 2012. UP North, once established, has persisted with weekly shows between October and April for the last 8 years. A resident team was established in 2018 under the direction and vision of Jen Matthews. This team has since created 7 original shows including Slam Dunk their headline competition show. Other fan favorites include Fiasco! based on the board game and the Holiday Whodunit murder mystery.

UP North Players is a diverse and talented group of performers consisting of actors, artists, data analysts, educators, flight attendants, lawyers, musician, nurses, pod casters and college students.  UP North Players are from all different backgrounds and represent all genders and all lifestyles.  UP North Player is proud to have so many talented members  who use their life experiences  to create moments of laughter that will last a lifetime.

Check out what a Slam Dunk show is really like is this video and more on our Youtube channel. 

HEAR WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT US! 

"Love the show and have invited several friends! Great family friendly fun!" - anonymous

"Such a fun, energetic night! Very intimate feeling. So happy to have quality entertainment without driving all the way to Seattle!" - Dawn R Goodwin

"We googled things to do on a Saturday in the area and this popped up. We have come 3 weeks in a row since!" -anonymous

UP NORTH PLAYERS AND SLAM DUNK WILL RETURN IN THE FALL

The U.P. North Players performs an original new show called "Slam Dunk."  The "Slam Dunk" is based off the popular basket ball game "HORSE" where one teams throws a shot and challenges the opposing team to beat them for the point. The first team to 3 points wins the night. It promises to be a fun packed hour of improvisation at 7 p.m. 

Get a sneak peek at what you will see at Slam Dunk in our Youtube channel

Some of our winning Slam Dunk teams celebrating! 

Attend Slam Dunk and see the 8:30 show for $5!  Exchange your ticket at the break, enjoy a snack from the Snack Box, and then see some of the best themed improv in the North End.

Concessions and adult beverages will be available at the show! Please note that our concessions rack inside the theater is cash-only; however, we gladly accept credit and cash for ticket sales.

LOVE IMPROV COMEDY? HUGE FAN OF UP NORTH PLAYERS?

NEED ENTERTAINMENT FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT? HIRE US!

UP North Players has two touring improv shows, Roll of the Dice and Touchdown! 

UP North players show

Players prepare to perform Roll of the Dice for an excited audience. 

Luck determines the story in UP North’s unique new Improv show “Roll of the Dice”.  Players will create captivating stories inspired by dice that have your suggestions written on them. “Roll of the Dice”, inspired by Madlibs, is a crazy ride into the unknown full of twists thrown with the almighty D-20 die!  See what kooky, crazy, story the dice and the audience create every week.

TOUCHDOWN! IS A VARIATION OF OUR SLAM DUNK IMPROV SHOW WITH ALL YOUR FAVORITE

IMPROV GAMES AND COMEDY! 

Touchdown improv show

Touchdown is a competitive improv competition, where teams try to match each other's best shot, all for audience approval. 


Our fee for our touring shows ranges from $225-375 depending on number of players and distance of travel. For more information please email us at blackboxtheatre@email.edcc.edu or call us at 425.640.1448