Theater sports is a loose and playful form of improvisational theater that you may already know from television programs such as ‘De Lama’s’ and ‘De Vlo op’. It is fun to watch and even more fun to do yourself.
In theater sports, two teams take turns challenging each other to play a scene. All scenes are improvised on the stage based on suggestions from the audience. For the competitive nature of theatrical sports, the scenes will be judged by a number of strict, but fair judges on content, technique and entertainment. The public can show their appreciation by throwing roses at the players and usually also get the opportunity to hand out a number of points. Contrary to what the term competition suggests, it is not necessarily about winning it, but about creating a beautiful and amusing performance together.
In theater sports, the scenes are often shaped by one of the many game forms or games. You can find a list of frequently used games here.