Amnesia Wars is committed to producing fun, exciting, and poignant work intended to entertain, educate, and encourage us all to forget what we thought we knew.

We are a collective of New York theater artists who have produced nine fully staged scriptless productions, five original plays, two seasons of variety shows, and various appearances at venues and festivals throughout the United States and the world.

We are available to mount improvisational productions for theaters, festivals, events, and installations. Contact me for more information.
Amnesia Wars is a proud member company of the impro uber-group The International Clowns, you can also contact me in reference to summoning the tribes necessary for the next Congress of Clowns.

As there is significant overlap, the credits listed below include both Amnesia Wars and non A.W. impro performing credits. For information on my classes and workshops in improvisation, please visit this page.

Rob Reese hosts the Down Under Improv Festival

Produced by Gotham City Improv and Horse Trade Theater Group, the Down Under Improv Festival will bring together a score of teams from the NYC area and abroad to play and compete for cash prizes and a chance to be victorious in the most Australian Titled Improv Festival in America!
Action will be moved along by yours truly!

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Workshop: Move Your Scenes with Caspar Schjelbred & Rob Reese at Artistic New Directions

Sunday (4/6) 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th Street, 12th floor

A unique opportunity to improve your improv and acting skills with two internationally experienced teachers who will give you the individual feedback needed to help take your game to the next level.

PART ONE – Physical Acting for Improvisers with Caspar Schjelbred
Use your body as source of inspiration; play with movements, gestures and attitudes; make stronger physical offers to your stage partners; have a sharper visual impact on your audience.

PART TWO – Improv Scene Work with Rob Reese
Use all of your tools to gift yourself into strong, active scenework. We will utilize Caspar’s Physical Acting techniques to create live, immediate improvisational scenework.

Limit: 16 Students

Requirements: None. Appropriate for all skill levels.

SPACE IS LIMITED, click HERE to register!

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Amnesia Wars Presents Schjelbred / Reese, Music, and Special Guests!

Tuesday April 8
The Parkside Lounge
317 E Houston

7:30 pm
No Cover

Amnesia Wars performs their new twenty minute form entitled The Twenty Minute Form

International Impro Duo Schjelbred / Reese performs The Schjelbred Gamut

More improv from special guests TBA



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Schjelbred / Reese Perform at Artistic New Directions

Artistic New Directions presents
Eclectic Evening of Shorts: Boxers & Briefs

April 12, 9pm

Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor

Click HERE for more information!

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The Flatiron Extension: A Workshop in Scriptless Theater

Over the first two weekends in March, Amnesia Wars will hold a workshop including some of New York’s premiere improvisational dancer / choreographers and experimental musician / composers in our latest cross-genre improvisational performance experiment.

These workshops will culminate in Work In Progress showings to an intimate audience.

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Performa 13

Reese will appear as a Moderator / Performer in Einat Amir’s performance art piece Our Best Intentions in the new visual art performance biennial PERFORMA 13.
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Oceania Impro Teaching Tour ’13

Overlapping with the wildly successful mounting of Keanu Reeves Saves the Universe in Auckland, Rob Reese taught a variety of Improv workshops in New Zealand and Australia.
including workshops for the The Wellington Improv Theater and for Actor’s Equity of Australia and New Zealand.
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The Flatiron Scriptless Theater Laboratory

New York, NY
The Flatiron Lab is a collective of theatrical improvisers, musicians, and dancers combining to create an immediate and unique “total theater piece” without a script.
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The Improfessionals
and Impro Academy

Guest Performer, Instructor
Paris, France
I’ve been lucky to live the expat life while working with the members and students of resident company The Improfessionals.
More European tour dates shall be announced for Autumn 2012.
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The Harare International Festival of Arts (HIFA) & Zimbabwe Tour

Arts Festival & National Tour
Improvisation Performances and Workshops
The International Clowns performed and taught at this amazing arts festival in the capitol, then took to the road, playing to local crowds in towns throughout Zimbabwe.
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