Lowell 2020 application form: https://forms.gle/CpBxbP5xfcMcQ6Nr9

Event: March 6 - 8, 2020

Deadline: November 30, 2019

Interested in hosting a traveling performer, helping out at the event, or donating? Contact us at xfest @ gmail . com


Improvisation can give us the skills to deal with many social and aesthetic issues of The twenty-first century. Although we have become adept at talking about aesthetic hybridity, cultural alerity, crossing borders (both earthly and cyber), and global fusion; few of us have really studied what physical and intellectual practice will make our bodies and minds ready for this brave new world … Improvisation can lead us out of our habitual responses by opening up alternative experiences – new physical sensations and appetites … Although this practice begins with attentiveness to corporeal experience it also develops a mental flexibility that can provide an intellectual map with which to chart new pathways for negotiating awkward and difficult crossings.

~ Ann Cooper Albright, Taken By Surprise