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Monica Anastase and Axel Moustache, professional actors, embark on an improvised adventure, an unscripted theatre performance by two, exploring deeply human themes through captivating characters and strong emotions.

Our show

Our show is an improvised one, different each time. It all begins with us sharing some of our personal thoughts, triggered by an audience suggestion. We take the first suggestion we hear – from words like “coffee”, “sofa” or “significant other”, and we end up with scenes about teenagers going across social class barriers, about space exploration or about people stuck between four walls for their own fear of living.

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Training

Both Axel and Monica have been teaching, since 2010, personal development classes through improv, both for amateurs and for improvisers. Whether they want to explore their personality in a playful way, or they aim to grow their team of co-workers, or they practice improvised theatre, their students in Romania have come to be a united and active community.

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  • Monica Anastase
    Monica Anastase

    Monica is a professional actress. She performed in various theatre shows and guest starred in the British TV show “The Bill”.
    She initiated and is the artistic director of !MPRO – the National Improv Festival in Bucharest, Romania.

  • Axel Moustache
    Axel Moustache

    Axel is an actor at The National Theatre in Bucharest Romania and the founder of Improvisneyland, the longest-lasting Impro-Group with the same cast in Romania.
    He is a theatre and film actor, and he can play and teach improv in English, German and Romanian.

  • I discovered my artistic side. Axel – fabulous! Monica – splendid!

    Bogdan Ciorăscu, București (România)
    Bogdan Ciorăscu, București (România)
  • A big thank you for the patience, positive energy and interest you gave us.

    Horia Varlan, București (România)
    Horia Varlan, București (România)
  • "A couple of everything" is a fantastic and intriguing foray into character and story. Monica and Axel showcase a breadth of talent as both improvisers and actors, as they create meaningful and touching worlds, just with the right combination of humor and heart.

    Trent Pancy, USA / Tampere (Finland)
    Trent Pancy, USA / Tampere (Finland)
  • I liked the workshop, the pacing was good, they firmly guided us along. I took from this workshop the fact that relationships and strong emotional reactions are good.

    Participant, TILT Festival, Tallinn (Estonia)
    Participant, TILT Festival, Tallinn (Estonia)
  • Monica and Axel are amazing teachers! They promote the kind of impro I love: sincere and deep. They are patient and able to adapt themselves to a mixed group of students.

    Loïc Colin, Paris (France)
    Loïc Colin, Paris (France)
  • I learned how to interact with the people around me naturally. I received and important amount of self-confidence and courage, and all this was achieved with a very nice and relaxed atmosphere.

    Flaviu Panait, București (România)
    Flaviu Panait, București (România)
  • The three stories come together harmoniously on stage. There is not a second of boredom, everything is fluid, and the transition between stories increases suspense – where will they go now? What will happen next?

    Cati Vişinescu, Bucharest (Romania)
    Cati Vişinescu, Bucharest (Romania)
  • I managed to relax and learn things about myself. I realized that the principles from improv are true for daily life as well, and when I keep them in mind, I’m more relaxed and joyful.

    Raluca Popa, București (România)
    Raluca Popa, București (România)
  • There are so many things you don’t know about yourself, and you could never imagine you would discover. Improvisation will reveal many of them to you, and you will be totally astounded.

    Flavia Cioceanu, București (România)
    Flavia Cioceanu, București (România)
  • This class represented 2 hours of unwinding, relaxing and laughing. Moreover, I learned to listen to the people around me more.

    Adriana Petre, București (România)
    Adriana Petre, București (România)
  • Good people don't always make good performers, but when they do it's most satisfying. These two have lovely commitment, agreement and great stage presence as improvisers. They have a groundedness as improvisers that is powerful, and leads to compelling work.  Recommended!

    Orla McGovern and Niceol Blue, Galway (Ireland)
    Orla McGovern and Niceol Blue, Galway (Ireland)
  • Axel knows how to get your attention and relax people, I like his spontaneity. Monica is a good teacher and a factor of balance.

    Carmen Dogan, București (România)
    Carmen Dogan, București (România)
  • I can tell you it’s exhilarating. The actors take each other’s hands and jump. The cord is only between them, they are not tied to any anchor point. They support each other. You are the safety net – be there for them.

    Gia Codrescu, Bucharest (Romania)
    Gia Codrescu, Bucharest (Romania)
  • Romania's improv pioneers taking you down the rabbit hole with their fun, deep, touching duo show!

    Inbal Lori, Israel / Berlin (Germany)
    Inbal Lori, Israel / Berlin (Germany)
  • Monica and Axel are confident performers and excellent actors who allow the stories to unfold at their own pace, gradually building the tension of each scene.

    Tim Orr, San Francisco (USA)
    Tim Orr, San Francisco (USA)
  • I gained ease in communication, and Axel and Monica helped me overcome certain psychological barriers. A new breath!

    Emanuela Ștefănescu, București (România)
    Emanuela Ștefănescu, București (România)

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