What we're about

This Meetup was created to promote silliness and reject the unspoken idea that life has to be a bummer. We will say "Yes, and . . ." create a space where you can be creative and experiment in a safe environment.
With only one simple rule, "Don't be a Jerk".

To quote a great friend, "You don't have to try to be funny. Things will be funny or things will be awkward . . . which is also funny"

In order to pay the bills for using our great location, its is $5 to play.

If you don't feel like playing, we love an audience. We love it so much audience members get in FREE!! (Although donations are always appreciated)

Like all good things in life, being a spectator comes with a caveat: You will be kindly prodded for suggestions to fuel our creative . . .juices.

Upcoming events (5)

Online Improv Games

Online event

We will gather online and play improv games in a fun, relaxed, and judgment free setting.

Improv games are performances in which people play together in groups of various sizes by:
-Listening to and building off of each other’s contributions (Yes, and…)
-Creating scenes in the moment based on suggestions from the group (Don’t plan ahead)
-Not worrying about being funny! (Humor will happen, when you let it)

All experience levels, especially no experience, are welcome!
It should only require a camera equipped device, an adventurous spirit, and the link available in the “Online Event” section to join!
Link is ONLY VISIBLE to people who RSVP to ensure a secure experience for all.

Online improv is definitely different than in person improv, but many in the improv community have worked hard to trim down the rough edges and provide opportunities for people to escape the current situation for a few hours, to laugh, and to have fun TOGETHER!

Notes/Encouragements Specific to Online Improv:
--Dropping into and out of the session as you need to IS FINE, we will include you in games as best we are able
--Audience members/spectators ARE WELCOME! We just ask that they write “AUDIENCE” in their Zoom Meeting name
--Audience members are free to watch and listen in WITHOUT their camera/video turned on
--Participants are ENCOURAGED to make the most of their space! Get up, move around, wheel around, use the depth of field provided by the camera to play with the sizes of objects, etc.
--Participants are ENCOURAGED to have silly hats, props, and/or costumes on hand!
--Side conversations and comments, while a part of every in person improv MeetUp, can be more disruptive in this digital setting, as can visually disruptive actions, so please consider that and be respectful of the other people in attendance
--Each session WILL CONTINUE for around an hour after the appointed end time, to make a space for chatting, catching up, and other human social contact activities which we all require to varying degrees at the moment

During the online sessions, we will start with a quick chat about the spirit of improv, an introduction to the fundamentals of improv, and then warm up both body and mind with exercises practicing improv principles and the use of the “shared” online space.
We will then play games to help learn each other’s names, games to be intentionally silly, and a combination of both smaller and larger group games; all while making sure that everyone gets an enjoyable amount of “stage” time.
We will wind down with a final group game and end with a discussion of how the session went, what worked well, and what could have worked better, and an announcement of upcoming online improv events or other creative projects.

Join us to improve your ability to think on your feet, learn more about improvisation, let your creativity come out to play, and/or just have fun in what some of our attendees like to call your “Weekly weird!”

Guests/spectators are welcome, and will be encouraged to offer suggestions to help create exciting and hilarious scenes!

Lastly, since a Zoom subscription does cost money, and it is a fair amount of work to create and maintain this online improv group as a safe place for everyone, if you’d like to donate (ONLY IF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES ALLOW) you may do so via either:
PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/trentshenanigans
Venmo: Trent-Sutherland-5

These online sessions WILL REMAIN FREE FOR EVERYONE to attend, so please do not let ability to donate stop you from attending.
Everyone deserves a large dose of hilarious togetherness in these wobbly times.

Looking forward to seeing/hearing you there!

Online Improv Games

Online event

We will gather online and play improv games in a fun, relaxed, and judgment free setting.

Improv games are performances in which people play together in groups of various sizes by:
-Listening to and building off of each other’s contributions (Yes, and…)
-Creating scenes in the moment based on suggestions from the group (Don’t plan ahead)
-Not worrying about being funny! (Humor will happen, when you let it)

All experience levels, especially no experience, are welcome!
It should only require a camera equipped device, an adventurous spirit, and the link available in the “Online Event” section to join!
Link is ONLY VISIBLE to people who RSVP to ensure a secure experience for all.

Online improv is definitely different than in person improv, but many in the improv community have worked hard to trim down the rough edges and provide opportunities for people to escape the current situation for a few hours, to laugh, and to have fun TOGETHER!

Notes/Encouragements Specific to Online Improv:
--Dropping into and out of the session as you need to IS FINE, we will include you in games as best we are able
--Audience members/spectators ARE WELCOME! We just ask that they write “AUDIENCE” in their Zoom Meeting name
--Audience members are free to watch and listen in WITHOUT their camera/video turned on
--Participants are ENCOURAGED to make the most of their space! Get up, move around, wheel around, use the depth of field provided by the camera to play with the sizes of objects, etc.
--Participants are ENCOURAGED to have silly hats, props, and/or costumes on hand!
--Side conversations and comments, while a part of every in person improv MeetUp, can be more disruptive in this digital setting, as can visually disruptive actions, so please consider that and be respectful of the other people in attendance
--Each session WILL CONTINUE for around an hour after the appointed end time, to make a space for chatting, catching up, and other human social contact activities which we all require to varying degrees at the moment

During the online sessions, we will start with a quick chat about the spirit of improv, an introduction to the fundamentals of improv, and then warm up both body and mind with exercises practicing improv principles and the use of the “shared” online space.
We will then play games to help learn each other’s names, games to be intentionally silly, and a combination of both smaller and larger group games; all while making sure that everyone gets an enjoyable amount of “stage” time.
We will wind down with a final group game and end with a discussion of how the session went, what worked well, and what could have worked better, and an announcement of upcoming online improv events or other creative projects.

Join us to improve your ability to think on your feet, learn more about improvisation, let your creativity come out to play, and/or just have fun in what some of our attendees like to call your “Weekly weird!”

Guests/spectators are welcome, and will be encouraged to offer suggestions to help create exciting and hilarious scenes!

Lastly, since a Zoom subscription does cost money, and it is a fair amount of work to create and maintain this online improv group as a safe place for everyone, if you’d like to donate (ONLY IF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES ALLOW) you may do so via either:
PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/trentshenanigans
Venmo: Trent-Sutherland-5

These online sessions WILL REMAIN FREE FOR EVERYONE to attend, so please do not let ability to donate stop you from attending.
Everyone deserves a large dose of hilarious togetherness in these wobbly times.

Looking forward to seeing/hearing you there!

Online Improv Games

Online event

We will gather online and play improv games in a fun, relaxed, and judgment free setting.

Improv games are performances in which people play together in groups of various sizes by:
-Listening to and building off of each other’s contributions (Yes, and…)
-Creating scenes in the moment based on suggestions from the group (Don’t plan ahead)
-Not worrying about being funny! (Humor will happen, when you let it)

All experience levels, especially no experience, are welcome!
It should only require a camera equipped device, an adventurous spirit, and the link available in the “Online Event” section to join!
Link is ONLY VISIBLE to people who RSVP to ensure a secure experience for all.

Online improv is definitely different than in person improv, but many in the improv community have worked hard to trim down the rough edges and provide opportunities for people to escape the current situation for a few hours, to laugh, and to have fun TOGETHER!

Notes/Encouragements Specific to Online Improv:
--Dropping into and out of the session as you need to IS FINE, we will include you in games as best we are able
--Audience members/spectators ARE WELCOME! We just ask that they write “AUDIENCE” in their Zoom Meeting name
--Audience members are free to watch and listen in WITHOUT their camera/video turned on
--Participants are ENCOURAGED to make the most of their space! Get up, move around, wheel around, use the depth of field provided by the camera to play with the sizes of objects, etc.
--Participants are ENCOURAGED to have silly hats, props, and/or costumes on hand!
--Side conversations and comments, while a part of every in person improv MeetUp, can be more disruptive in this digital setting, as can visually disruptive actions, so please consider that and be respectful of the other people in attendance
--Each session WILL CONTINUE for around an hour after the appointed end time, to make a space for chatting, catching up, and other human social contact activities which we all require to varying degrees at the moment

During the online sessions, we will start with a quick chat about the spirit of improv, an introduction to the fundamentals of improv, and then warm up both body and mind with exercises practicing improv principles and the use of the “shared” online space.
We will then play games to help learn each other’s names, games to be intentionally silly, and a combination of both smaller and larger group games; all while making sure that everyone gets an enjoyable amount of “stage” time.
We will wind down with a final group game and end with a discussion of how the session went, what worked well, and what could have worked better, and an announcement of upcoming online improv events or other creative projects.

Join us to improve your ability to think on your feet, learn more about improvisation, let your creativity come out to play, and/or just have fun in what some of our attendees like to call your “Weekly weird!”

Guests/spectators are welcome, and will be encouraged to offer suggestions to help create exciting and hilarious scenes!

Lastly, since a Zoom subscription does cost money, and it is a fair amount of work to create and maintain this online improv group as a safe place for everyone, if you’d like to donate (ONLY IF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES ALLOW) you may do so via either:
PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/trentshenanigans
Venmo: Trent-Sutherland-5

These online sessions WILL REMAIN FREE FOR EVERYONE to attend, so please do not let ability to donate stop you from attending.
Everyone deserves a large dose of hilarious togetherness in these wobbly times.

Looking forward to seeing/hearing you there!

Online Improv Games

Online event

We will gather online and play improv games in a fun, relaxed, and judgment free setting.

Improv games are performances in which people play together in groups of various sizes by:
-Listening to and building off of each other’s contributions (Yes, and…)
-Creating scenes in the moment based on suggestions from the group (Don’t plan ahead)
-Not worrying about being funny! (Humor will happen, when you let it)

All experience levels, especially no experience, are welcome!
It should only require a camera equipped device, an adventurous spirit, and the link available in the “Online Event” section to join!
Link is ONLY VISIBLE to people who RSVP to ensure a secure experience for all.

Online improv is definitely different than in person improv, but many in the improv community have worked hard to trim down the rough edges and provide opportunities for people to escape the current situation for a few hours, to laugh, and to have fun TOGETHER!

Notes/Encouragements Specific to Online Improv:
--Dropping into and out of the session as you need to IS FINE, we will include you in games as best we are able
--Audience members/spectators ARE WELCOME! We just ask that they write “AUDIENCE” in their Zoom Meeting name
--Audience members are free to watch and listen in WITHOUT their camera/video turned on
--Participants are ENCOURAGED to make the most of their space! Get up, move around, wheel around, use the depth of field provided by the camera to play with the sizes of objects, etc.
--Participants are ENCOURAGED to have silly hats, props, and/or costumes on hand!
--Side conversations and comments, while a part of every in person improv MeetUp, can be more disruptive in this digital setting, as can visually disruptive actions, so please consider that and be respectful of the other people in attendance
--Each session WILL CONTINUE for around an hour after the appointed end time, to make a space for chatting, catching up, and other human social contact activities which we all require to varying degrees at the moment

During the online sessions, we will start with a quick chat about the spirit of improv, an introduction to the fundamentals of improv, and then warm up both body and mind with exercises practicing improv principles and the use of the “shared” online space.
We will then play games to help learn each other’s names, games to be intentionally silly, and a combination of both smaller and larger group games; all while making sure that everyone gets an enjoyable amount of “stage” time.
We will wind down with a final group game and end with a discussion of how the session went, what worked well, and what could have worked better, and an announcement of upcoming online improv events or other creative projects.

Join us to improve your ability to think on your feet, learn more about improvisation, let your creativity come out to play, and/or just have fun in what some of our attendees like to call your “Weekly weird!”

Guests/spectators are welcome, and will be encouraged to offer suggestions to help create exciting and hilarious scenes!

Lastly, since a Zoom subscription does cost money, and it is a fair amount of work to create and maintain this online improv group as a safe place for everyone, if you’d like to donate (ONLY IF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES ALLOW) you may do so via either:
PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/trentshenanigans
Venmo: Trent-Sutherland-5

These online sessions WILL REMAIN FREE FOR EVERYONE to attend, so please do not let ability to donate stop you from attending.
Everyone deserves a large dose of hilarious togetherness in these wobbly times.

Looking forward to seeing/hearing you there!

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