Hailing from New York City/Austin, imp. has been performing nationally since 2003, combining the inspirations of Commedia dell’Arte, Cirque du Soleil, Jacques Tati and Bill Irwin into their improvisation. Imp. was conceived by Asaf Ronen, inspired by his brief stint scouting talent for Cirque du Soleil, who enlisted Karen Wight with her classical theater and dance background to create a new approach to improvisational scenework. Together, Asaf and Karen have explored the depths of silent communication and have taken the show on the road to Chicago, Miami, Oberlin, Toronto and other locations across the country. Imp. always holds to its basic tenets of what makes a story and its characters engaging and how the body can be used more concisely to convey those ideas.