In celebration of Father’s Day on June 17, 2018, we want to highlight and celebrate our improv students, performers, volunteers and friends in our tight-knit community who are also dads. Get to know Scott Hanbury, who may be the *ultimate* improv dad, as he and his son started taking classes together.Read More
Tone Branson is a Beautiful Weirdo, and loves finding and getting to know other Beautiful Weirdos through improv. Get to know him and catch him in many of IC’s house performance teams, including Hot Mic!.Read More
When I first moved to Cincinnati three years ago all of my anxieties resurfaced with an aggressive verve, and I had developed survival tactics that were serving my anxious thoughts rather than quieting them. That discovery is what led me to my first Improv Cincy workshop.Read More
While it is quite ambitious to come up with 90 minutes of a continuous story, with actual songs (yes, singing and live music) on-the-spot, it’s nothing that a group of dedicated improv performers can’t handle! These are the top four questions we get asked about Hot Mic!, and our answers.Read More
True Theatre, one of Cincinnati's most iconic storytelling shows, shares IC's philosophy and approach for creating captivating and emotionally resonant stories. Read what they think makes a good story.Read More
In celebration of Mother’s Day on May 13, 2018, we want to highlight and celebrate our improv students, performers, volunteers and friends in our tight-knit community who are also moms. Get to know Amber Nash, who you might see at a show or may recognize as “Adult Eleven” from IC’s Stranger Things parody, “Holiday at Hopper’s.”Read More
In celebration of Mother’s Day on May 13, 2018, we want to highlight and celebrate our improv students, performers, volunteers and friends in our tight-knit community who are also moms. Get to know Mary O’Connell, IC company member you might also see performing with Hot Mic!Read More
In celebration of Mother’s Day on May 13, 2018, we want to highlight and celebrate our improv students, performers, volunteers and friends in our tight-knit community who are also moms. Get to know Erica Bauman, house manager and level 2 student, who you often see volunteering with her daughter.Read More
We blinked in January and now it’s early May. Can you believe it? 2018 has been an amazing year for Improv Cincinnati, and it’s all because of you, who make up the amazing community of improvisers and improv supporters. Read more from Jon and Colin.Read More
Improv Cincinnati is excited to announce a new improv opportunity for students who have completed the Core Curriculum (Levels 1 through 5). These teams will give students ongoing opportunities to perform for audiences, receive coaching, and to develop an ensemble. It is our hope these teams will continue to cultivate a thriving and inclusive improv community, and to expand students’ breadth and depth of improv experience.
When and Where are Auditions? Tuesday, March 13th 7-9pm at Dramakinetics
Who can attend? Any student who has graduated Level 5, or those who have been specially asked.
How much does it cost? $80 for 11 weeks. 75% of the cost goes directly to training Coach. The remaining 25% covers space expense.
What is the commitment? Rehearsals are every Sunday, either 1-3pm with Tatiana Godfrey or 3:30-5:30pm with Jen Burns (both of which will be at Clifton Performance Theatre.
Students must be able to attend 80% of scheduled rehearsals and shows. Failing to due so will result in removal from the team.
When are performances? Performances will be select Saturdays at 10pm following the weekly 8pm Improv Cincinnati show. The cost will be free for audience members who stay after the 8pm show or $5 for anyone who attends exclusively for the late show.
What happens after 11 weeks? IC Leadership will make a decision based on factors such as ensemble/student preference, coach feedback, performance quality, student attendance/commitment, etc. Possible outcomes include but are not limited to:
1. The student team stays together for another session and is assigned a different coach.
2. The student team disbands, and the existing students are reshuffled into different teams.
3. Individual students are selected to be placed on an IC house team or project.
We’re incredibly excited about these new teams, and we can’t wait to see our students continue to grow as improvisers. Please email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
All the best,
Colin and Jon
Improv Cincinnati is passionate about creating a community that is inclusive and welcoming of all students. As such, we are thrilled to announce the creation of a new scholarship program for minorities to create new opportunities for individuals who are often underrepresented in improv.
The scholarship is for people of color, LGBT+ community members, veterans, immigrants, and differently-abled individuals.
Each session, two scholarships will be awarded to cover all class fees. Applicants may apply for any level, assuming they meet the required prerequisites. Students may reapply as many times as they like. The scholarship is open to any of the diverse groups mentioned above, but priority will be given to those students with the greatest financial need. Students not picked for the scholarship may be offered reduced tuition.
Thanks to everyone who applies! We’re so grateful for the Improv Cincinnati community, and we know we’ll grow stronger, more supported, and more connected through even greater diversity.
Improv Cincinnati is producing a scripted Christmas-themed parody of Stranger Things. The performances will be on December 8th and 15th. We are searching for talented actors who resemble the featured kid characters: Eleven, Dustin, Will, Mike, Lucas, and Max. All other roles have been cast. Auditionees can be young teens or young-looking adults. IC recommends watching both seasons before auditioning, but it's not required.
When: Sunday Nov. 12th; 1-3pm
Where: Liberty Exhibition Hall (3938 Spring Grove Ave.)
Please fill out the audition registration below. Send any questions to email@example.com