The Bear Pack: Australia’s “most cutting edge improvisers”
Steen is one half of award-winning comedy duo The Bear Pack, along with fellow improviser Carlo Ritchie. Formed in 2012, The Bear Pack made its debut at the Sydney Comedy Festival the same year and has sold out every season since.
In 2014, after having quickly developed a following for their distinctive long-form improvised “yarns”, Steen and Carlo began a residency at The Chaser’s Giant Dwarf Theatre, where they sell out shows each month.
The Bear Pack experience is 60 minutes of improvised story telling. Inspired by your suggestions, The Bear Pack will create the kind of stories your grandparents wish they could tell you.
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
- 2014 Sydney Fringe Laughs Award Winner
- 2014 Nominee FBi SMAC Best On Stage
PRAISE FOR THE BEAR PACK
“Steen Raskopoulos and his improv partner-in-crime Carlo Ritchie have the audience in Sydney’s Giant Dwarf eating out of their hands.” The Guardian
“Bear Pack – The most cutting edge improvisors in Australia right now.” Rob Carlton (Paper Giants, Logie Award Winner)
“Masters of their craft and will have you in stitches.” ★★★★½ The Music
“Both Ritchie and Raskopoulos are true masters of this comedic art form.” ★★★★ ½ Brag
IMPROV THEATRE SYDNEY (ITS)
Founded in 2014 by Steen, Carlo and fellow Sydney-based improvisers, Improv Theatre Sydney (ITS) is Australia’s premiere institution for long form improvisation training and performance.
ITS aims to provide an inclusive, creative space for students of every stage and skill level. Above all, we believe that improv is and should be an enjoyable experience. Don’t think, have fun.
For all ITS related news and to sign up for classes head to: improvtheatresydney.