Artistic

Kory Mathewson is a polymath by day and an improvisor by night. Sharing the stage with top improvisors from across Canada, the United States, and Europe, Kory is a tour-de-force of improvisational prowess. In 2016, Kory presented TEDxRFT alongside Julian Faid at the Seattle Festival of Improvised Theatre and performed the 50-hour London Improvathon. He has performed at the Montreal Improv Festival, the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, the Bellingham Improv Festival, Rapid Fire Theatre’s Improvaganza in Edmonton, with Outside Joke’s main season in Winnipeg, and served as 2014 Artist-in-Residence at the Curious Comedy Theatre in Portland, Oregon. Kory is an innovator in the art form of improvisation, bringing new techniques and formats inspired by his work in cybernetics and artificial intelligence.

Stage – Improvisation

Ongoing

Rapid Fire Theatre – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 2005 – Present
Die Nasty: The Live Improvised Soap Opera – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 2009 – Present
TEDxRFT – Improvised TED Talks – Media coverage: (1), (2)

Annual

OFF BOOK: The Improvised Musical – Edmonton International Fringe – Edmonton, AB 2013 – 2015
Die Nasty’s Soapathon
(50 Hour Improv Marathon) – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada September 2009 – 2014

Invited Performances

Out of Bounds Comedy Festival – Austin, Texas, USA 2016
Stumptown Improv Festival – 
Portland, OR USA 2016
ImprovBoston Jam –
Boston, USA 2016
Armando Diaz Experience @ Magnet Theatre –
New York, USA 2016
Junoir Varsity @ Magnet Theatre –
New York, USA 2016
Bad Dog (Toronto) Combustion Festival –
Toronto, Canada 2016
IGLU Improv Group of Llubjana Special Guest Show –
Llubjana, Slovenia 2016
London 2016 Improvathon (50 Hour Improv Marathon) at the Lost Theatre –
London, England, United Kingdom 2016
Seattle Festival of Improvised Theatre – Seattle, Washington, USA, February 2016
Klondike Melodrama Series at the Capitol Theatre – 
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 2013 – 2015
Vancouver International Improv Festival (Director) –
Vancouver, British Columbia 2015
Montreal Improv Festival
– 
Montreal, Quebec, Canada September 2014
Out of Bounds Comedy Festival
– Austin, Texas, USA August 2014
Bellingham Improv Festival – Bellingham, Washington, USA August 2014
Artist in Residence at Curious Comedy Theatre – Portland, Oregon, USA July 2014
Rapid Fire Theatre at Outside Joke – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada May 2014
St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Theatresports Tournament – Vancouver, BC February 2013
Dad’s Garage World Domination Improv Festival – Atlanta, Georgia, USA January 2013
Die Nasty – 2012 Canadian Comedy Awards – Toronto, Ontario, Canada October 2012
Boardwalk Calgary Improv Festival – Calgary, Alberta, Canada September 2012
Alberta Culture Feature Performer, London 2012 Summer Olympics – London, England
Vancouver International Improv Festival (Festival Ensemble) – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada February 2012
Rapid Fire Theatre Improvaganza Festival (Festival Ensemble) – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada June 2011
Veritas Tassle and the Lie Detectors at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada July 2010
Impropriety’s Improvathon (48 Hour Improv Marathon) – Liverpool, England September 2011 – 2012
London Improvathon (53 Hour Improv Marathon) – London, England September 2009

Audio (Radio/Podcast)

Stop Podcasting Yourself 415 – Kory Mathewson on February 29 2016 with Graham Clark and Dave Shumka (Maximum Fun)
Off Menu Podcast Episode 9 – Tipping  on February 9 2016
Stardreamers: Sacrificial Override with Kory Mathewson on November 9 2015 with Curtis Snider and Sean Walker
CBC Edmonton AM – Debating Daylight Savings Time on October 20, 2015 with Mark Connolly
Ep 76: Forceful Fringe Promo 2015 on August 7 2015
TYCHWYE SHORTs #18: Zombie Apocalypse Protocol (Ft. Kory Mathewson) on August 7 2015

Stage – Scripted

Dirt City: Grime and Punishment – Edmonton Fringe Festival – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada August 2015
My Name is Jonas
– Edmonton Fringe Festival – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada August 2011
My Name is Jonas – NextFest Theatre Festival – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada June 2011

Film

Lead – Internet Search History Revealed – 2013 Canadian Comedy Award: Best Internet Video
Principal – FUBAR 2 – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 2011
Many others here: http://korymathewson.com/several-funny-kory-videos/

Teaching

Ongoing

Instructor – Rapid Fire Theatre’s Public Improv Workshops – Edmonton, Canada 2010 – Present

Past

Public Workshop Instructor – Improv Group Llubjana (IGLU) – Llubjana, Slovenia May 2016
Public Workshop Instructor – C3? Improv Company – London, England, May 2016
Festival Instructor – University of Alberta Improv Group – Edmonton, AB, Canada, January 2016
Director, Instructor –Vancouver International Improvisation Festival – Vancouver, BC, Canada, February 2015
Director, Instructor, and Artist in Residence – Curious Comedy Theatre – Portland, Oregon, USA, July 2014
Public Workshop Instructor – Outside Joke Improv Company – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, May 2014
Workshop Instructor – Impropriety and the Liverpool Improvathon – Liverpool, England, February 2013
Instructor – Improv Camp Canada – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, August 2012
Instructor – Vancouver International Improvisation Festival – Vancouver, BC, Canada, February 2012
Guest Instructor – University of Alberta School of Pharmacy – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 2009 – 2010

Comedy Writing

CBC’s The Irrelevant Show – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 2011 – 2013, 2016
Rapid Fire Theatre’s Online Video Project – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 2012
APTN’s E-Town – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 2011