Take One Improv

Take One was created in 2007 when Cory J. Philips refused to stop improvising just because school was ending.  Since then he has recruited a team based not just on talent, but  on passion, interests, and pursuits. Take One is a community of collaborators eager to work on one another’s projects instead of focusing solely on one individual.

Whether the project is a Doctor Who fan series, improvised anime dubs, sketch comedies based on a videogame series, or even a feature-length film, Take One Productions is intent on making dreams and creative ideas a reality.

Though well-versed in both short- and long-form improvisation, Take One has focused on developing a dynamic short-form show featuring unique and energetic games that find the funny in fandom.

Take One players make each show a celebration of weirdness and absurdity with audience-engaging games and extensive nerd knowledge. This diverse and frenetic play has allowed Take One Improv to grow from doing free local shows to being booked to packed rooms at conventions nationwide. They’ve developed a loyal fan base that is as enthusiastic and quirky as the members of Take One themselves.

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Noon | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Booth

Autographs

Meet Cory and the Take One Improv crew at their booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (2 hours)

Tracks: Autographs

3:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Booth

Autographs

Meet Cory and the Take One Improv crew at their booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (2 hours)

Tracks: Autographs

5:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ

Take One Improv Comedy Show

Take One puts on a short-form improv comedy show, similar to Whose Line Is It Anyway, that is suitable for all ages. A tried-and-true comedy show performed across the nation for the last 10 years and has left a trail of laughter in its wake. This show involves audience participation and guarantees a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Moderator: Cory J. Phillips

Panelists: Cory J. Phillips, Take One Improv

Tracks: Performing Arts, Fandoms, Pop Culture & Entertainment

6:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Booth

Autographs

Find the Take One Crew at their booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Tracks: Autographs

10:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Booth

Autographs

Meet Cory and the Take One Improv crew at their booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (3 hours)

Tracks: Autographs

2:00 PM | Location: University C

Take One Comedy Coliseum

A competitive improv show where the audience and two teams divide up, to compete against each other for laughs and for comedy supremacy. The competitions will include things like lip sync battle, hot take, and a variety of improv games.

Moderator: Cory J. Phillips

Panelists: Cory J. Phillips, Take One Improv

Tracks: Performing Arts

5:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Booth

Autographs

Meet Cory and the Take One Improv crew at their booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (2 hours)

Tracks: Autographs

9:30 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ

Intermission with Take One Improv

Take One Improv entertains with dynamic, laugh-'til-your-belly-hurts improv comedy scenes during the SoonerCon Masquerade Costume Contest judging intermission.

Moderator: Cory J. Phillips

Panelists: Cory J. Phillips, Take One Improv

Tracks: Performing Arts

10:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Booth

Autographs

Meet Cory and the Take One Improv crew at their booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (1.5 hours)

Tracks: Autographs

12:30 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ

Take One Con-Quest

Come along and join the show of a lifetime as Take One Improv takes con-goers into a world of fun with a variety of improv games, stand-up, dramatic readings of internet nonsense, lip-sync showdowns, and see beloved movies and television shows re-cast with characters that definitely don’t belong. Join us for a randomly wild ride! Note: this panel is rated PG-13.

Moderator: Cory J. Phillips

Panelists: Cory J. Phillips, Take One Improv

Tracks: Performing Arts

2:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Booth

Autographs

LAST CHANCE to meet Cory and the Take One Improv crew at their booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Tracks: Autographs

3:00 PM | Location: University C

Breaking into the Acting Biz

This is an introduction to finding the right tools and connections for aspiring actors. We also offer advice on how to find an agent, what to look for in headshots, demo reels, and voice reels. We’ll cover where to find classes and ways to avoid getting scammed, as well as locations to find work based on experience and network with others pursuing the same goal.

Moderator: Cory J. Phillips

Panelists: Cory J. Phillips, Take One Improv

Tracks: Film & TV, Performing Arts, Anime, General Interest