Timeline

Post-Business Registration

Significant events in Dominica Malcolm’s history since officially registering Improvative Productions.

  • February 2019:
    • Attend San Diego Improv Festival and perform with [   ] – improv without words. Take workshops with Kristen Shier, Andel Sudik, and Brandon Hensgens
  • October 2018:
    • Attend Improvaganza – the Hawaii Festival of Improv as videographer and record 22 shows. Take workshop with Betse Green.
  • September 2018:
    • Begin working on documentary about improvisers and improv festivals.
    • Hired to record 16 shows at the San Francisco Improv Festival
    • Attend the San Francisco Improv Festival and perform So You Want a Job with Diana Brown, Leila Carrillo, and Shirley Chan. Take workshops with Jetzo and redDoor.
  • July 2018:
    • Record 4 shows at the West Coast Musical Improv Festival as a volunteer.
  • June 2018:
    • Purchased new camera to use to record improv shows.
    • Debut of The Secret Lives of Villains with Diana Brown.
  • May 2018:
    • Attend San Jose Improv Festival as audience member.
    • Invited to participate in corporate gig produced by Moment Improv Theatre.
    • Take Fishnet Follies level 2 burlesque class.
  • April 2018:
    • Attend AS IF – the Alaska State Improv Festival and perform So You Want a Job with Diana Brown, Shirley Chan, and Marcus Sams. Take workshops with Dee Ryan and Jane Morris; Jonathan Pitts; and Jessica Arjet.
    • Register Improvative Productions with the City of Oakland.

Pre-Business Registration

The reverse-chronological list of many important events in Dominica’s history that led to Improvative Productions.

  • March 2018:
    • Conclude Production Manager Coordinator role at Leela.
    • Finish with all 7 levels in Leela’s training program.
    • Debut of Salt ‘n Burn: We Fight Monsters with Alissa Joy Lee.
  • February 2018:
    • Attend Seattle Festival of Improv Theater as audience member. Take workshops with Joe Bill; Carla and Craig Cackowski; and Nathania Bernabe.
  • January 2018:
    • Take Fishnet Follies level 1 burlesque class.
  • November 2017:
    • TA for Diana Brown in Leela’s level 1 class.
  • October 2017:
    • Attend Improvaganza – the Hawaii Festival of Improv and perform So You Want a Job with Diana Brown, Shirley Chan, and Leila Carrillo. Take workshop with Shaun Landry.
    • Begin Production Manager Coordinator role at Leela.
  • August 2017:
    • Attend San Francisco Improv Festival as audience member.
  • June 2017:
    • Conclude production manager duties and performing with YUM!
    • Final performance with LiGht BrighT.
    • Debut of [   ].
  • April 2017:
    • Attend Femprovisor Fest as member of production committee. Take workshop with Tara DeFrancisco.
  • February 2017:
    • Attend Seattle Festival of Improv Theater as audience member. Take workshops with Joe Bill; Eric Nepom and Aden Nepom; Garrick Paikai; and Sean TC O’Malley and R Kevin Garcia Doyle.
  • January 2017:
    • Begin duties as part of the production committee for Femprovisor Fest.
    • Attend Hollywood Improv Festival and perform with YUM!
    • Perform at SF Sketchfest with YUM!
    • Debut of So You Want a Job.
    • Self-produce show with YUM! and The Recchia.
  • November 2016:
    • Attend Antelope Valley Improv Comedy Festival and perform with YUM!
  • September 2016:
    • Attend Improvaganza – the Hawaii Festival of Improv as a solo performer and perform with improvisers from Texas, New York, Alaska, Hawaii, and New Zealand. Take workshops with Jonathan Pitts; and Kaci Beeler.
    • Attend San Francisco Improv Festival as audience member. Take workshops with Susan Messing; and Rebecca Drysdale.
  • July 2016:
    • Conclude Two Play training with Marcus Sams.
  • April 2016:
    • Attend Femprovisor Fest as audience member and volunteer. Take workshops with Kat Brown and Amy Lisewski; and Susan Messing.
  • October 2015:
    • Begin production manager duties for YUM!
  • September 2015:
    • Attend San Francisco Improv Festival as audience member and volunteer. Take workshops with Frank Caeti; Karen Graci; Bob Dassie; and Jason Pardo.
  • August 2015:
    • Debut performance with LiGht BrighT, then San Francisco’s only dedicated LGBT improv troupe.
  • April 2015:
    • Attend Femprovisor Fest as audience member and volunteer. Take workshops with Kaci Beeler and Valerie Ward; and Sunita Deshpande.
    • Cast in YUM! at Leela.
    • Begin Two Play training with Marcus Sams.
  • October 2014:
    • Begin drop-in and levels training at Leela.
  • September 2014:
    • Attend final night of San Francisco Improv Festival as audience member.
  • June 2014:
    • Move to Oakland, CA.
  • 2014:
    • Perform stand-up comedy in Kuala Lumpur, including as part of “Hack the Crack,” The Crackhouse’s improvised stand-up night.
  • 2013:
    • Return to performing stand-up comedy in Kuala Lumpur.
    • Attend improv workshop led by AIIA – Artificially Intelligent : Improvholics Anonymous in Kuala Lumpur.
  • February 2012:
    • Visit Honolulu, HI to record Oil in the Alley music video “He Makes You Laugh.”
    • Take Naked Comedy workshop with Deanna Fleysher.
  • September 2011:
    • Comedy Boot Camp in Melaka, Malaysia.
  • November 2010:
    • Visit Honolulu, HI and record Oil in the Alley music video “Rule the World (Skulls and Dragons).”
  • Several months 2010:
    • Record monthly shows for TimeOut KL Comedy Thursday and edit promo videos.
  • April 2010:
    • Attend Melbourne International Comedy Festival as audience member.
  • February 2010:
    • Final stand-up performance before hiatus.
  • October 2009:
    • Begin performing stand-up comedy in Kuala Lumpur.
  • April 2009:
    • Attend Melbourne International Comedy Festival as audience member.
  • November 2008:
    • Move to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • 2007:
    • Direct, produce, act in, and edit improvised short film “Barren.”
    • Take film directing classes with PAC Screenworkshops.
  • 2006:
    • Take film directing and acting classes with PAC Screenworkshops.
  • 2005:
    • Take film directing classes with PAC Screenworkshops.
    • Complete Graduate Diploma in Media Production at Murdoch University, Western Australia.
    • Take youth improv weekend workshop and perform.
    • Watch show at Second City, Toronto.
    • Attend Sundance Film Festival as audience member.
  • 2004:
    • Watch show at Second City, Toronto.
    • Attend Toronto International Film Festival as audience member.
    • Attend Edinburgh Fringe Festival as audience member.
    • Complete Bachelor of Science in Internet Computing with minors in Media Studies and Multimedia Information Systems.
  • 2002:
    • Attend Melbourne International Comedy Festival as audience member.
    • Begin hiatus from performing stand-up comedy.
  • 2001:
    • Attend Melbourne International Comedy Festival as audience member.
    • Begin University studies (initially focused on Computer Science).
    • Discover Cops on Heat improv show. Take workshop with the performers.
    • Perform stand-up comedy in Perth, Western Australia.
  • 2000:
    • Attend Melbourne International Comedy Festival as audience member. Discover Hot Nuts and Popcorn improv duo.
    • Perform stand-up comedy in Perth, Western Australia (debut at age 16).
  • 1999:
    • Begin building website dedicated to comedy in Australia.
    • Begin writing stand-up material and record two comedy CDs.