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Improvised theatre

As a former cast member and producer at Instant Theatre Company, in 2016 Travis co-founded Vancouver’s monthly (and still running!) mashup of scripted theatre and improv, The Actor's Nightmare. He’s also directed science fiction horror comedies, a hip-hop musical and more. Outside of Instant he’s been a regular guest player with The Fictionals. In 2015 Travis won the Favourite Performer award at the Vancouver International Improv Festival, and in 2018 was selected for the International Ensemble at Improvaganza in Edmonton.

Travis has trained in improv with Alistair Cook at Instant Theatre, in clown with David MacMurray Smith and Deanna Fleysher, and in bouffon with Nathaniel Justiniano and Giovanni Fusetti.

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unscriptured


The improvised church service for a religion made up on the spot!

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The improvised church service for a religion made up on the spot!

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A concept first performed by Chris & Travis in 2015, Unscriptured was developed in 2017 into a solo show that has since played at festivals across Canada, winning Pick of the Fringe in Vancouver and being selected for the Toronto Festival of Clowns.

In 2019 the expanded version — adding a musician, choir, and guest preachers — had a sold out run in Vancouver and was selected for Calgary’s Reactor Festival.

The solo and expanded version are both available for booking!

"Bernhardt is an intuitive and wildly talented performer.

With Unscriptured, he eschews his usual stage magic to explore the enduring pull of collective spirituality with a spontaneously-created church service. And it’s BRILLIANT.” ★★★★★ –Melanie Tromp Hoover, Check The Program, Victoria

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Chris & Travis


Chris & Travis


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Chris & Travis

Travis Bernhardt and Chris Ross scribble outside the lines of improv comedy with their high energy, hilarious, and surreal two-man show. Their extreme physicality, endearingly strange characters, and commitment to entertain by any means necessary surprise and delight audiences across Canada.

Formed in 2015, Chris & Travis have had two sold out runs at the Vancouver Fringe (winning Pick of the Fringe in 2017), won the 2016 Vancouver Cagematch Tournament of Champions, and have been selected for the Vancouver International Improv Festival (2015 and 2016), the 2017 Paper Street Improv Festival in Victoria, and the 2017 Play the Fool Festival in Edmonton.

“The hardest I've laughed in ages. SEE IT ASAP.” –Red Phone Theatre