Aug 3, 2016 by

If you haven’t seen the movie Don’t Think Twice yet, stop what you’re doing and go see it. It’s the story of a (semi-)fictional improv troupe in New York City, and what happens to the friends when one of them… Read More

Aug 12, 2016 by

I’m a sucker for improv books. I’m always looking for new tips, perspectives on the artform or history to better understand how it developed. Here are four books about improv I read this summer. High-Status Characters: How the Upright Citizens… Read More

Aug 8, 2016 by

The Improv Embassy lived up to its name this weekend when directors Dani, Chris and Val took part in an international showcase at Chicago’s iO Theater. The show featured improv sets with performers from Hungary, Poland, France, Australia, South Korea,… Read More

Aug 22, 2016 by

The renovations are continuing as we get ready for our September opening. We just spent all weekend painting with an awesome crew of volunteers. Next comes the stage, curtains and more. There’s a lot of work to do! By the… Read More

Sep 3, 2016 by

After weeks of getting ready, we’ve finally got things set up and we can’t wait to show you! We had a little shindig on Sept. 1 for our amazing team of volunteers and we have a public open house coming… Read More

Sep 19, 2016 by

Throughout my improv journey I’ve gotten a persistent note (from multiple teachers/coaches) to just be Simon (not a character) and to react organically/genuinely to my scene partner. At the jam last week I was performing with someone who is very good at… Read More

Sep 23, 2016 by

“I’ve been thinking about how the “and” in “yes and” is really empowering because even if somebody makes an offer to you in a scene that you’re uncomfortable with, you can say “yes, you made that offer, and I’m going… Read More

Oct 2, 2016 by

It’s been an eventful first month for the Improv Embassy! We launched with six (!) classes in session, and hosted all sorts of events, like: We had our grand opening… A double-dose of Cagematch: The first Improv Game Show… Read More

Oct 11, 2016 by

We are super excited that Embassy improvisers will be hitting the stages at two festivals in the next few weeks. The seven members of the Embassy faculty — Angus, Chris, Dani, Deborah, Josef, Leslie and Val — will be performing… Read More

Oct 13, 2016 by

Rich Hilborn is an improviser and the creator of QFF:  I came up with the original idea for Quest Friends Forever: A D&D Improv Show in May. I learned a lot in the process and I want to share some… Read More