Saturday, March 31, 2018

BIG things coming up at Baltimore Improv Group

Upcoming Shows!

Saturday, March 31

Monday, April 2

Tuesday, April 3

Wednesday, April 4

  • 7:30 pm --The BIG Lab: Law & Order: B.I.G. (tickets)

Thursday, April 5

  • 7 pm --Impropourri (tickets)
  • 8 pm -- Open Mic Stand-up in Lenny's Lobby!

WHERE: The BIG Theater, 1727 N. Charles St., in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District.
TICKETS: All shows are STILL only $5, with separate admission for each show.
Convenient $5 parking in the garage across the street from the theater, at 1714 N. Charles St. Tell the attendant you're attending a show at BIG to get the discounted parking rate.

Every Tuesday Night at 7:30 pm, come see The Conservatory & Friends, our showcase for rising improv troupes. Just $5 for two Conservatory teams and a special guest troupe.

Every Thursday night at 7:30 pm, play along in Impropourri, BIG's super-fun bring-your-own-troupe spectacular. Show up with your own troupe, or sketch team or team up with others on the spot! Free.

Friday at 8 pm ... is BIG Time!

How do you know when you've truly succeeded?  The answer is when the Baltimore Improv Group invites you to have your life memorialized in a series of made up, totally unprepared comedy scenes celebrating you!  Come join a hand picked cast of BIG's best improvisers as they comedically revere some of Baltimore's most important movers and shakers.

The upcoming lineup includes celebrations of:

  • April 5 -- Vincent Lancisi
  • April 12 -- Colin Marshall

Workshops for Kids and Teens

WHERE: The BIG Theater, 1727 N. Charles St., Baltimore

Kids Improv Workshop
WHEN: Saturday, April 14, 10 - 11:30 am (register)

Do your kids love to make believe? Are they creative? Do you think they might be funnier than you? Then have them join The Baltimore Improv Group for a fun class of improvisational theater! Students will learn the basics of improv, participating in exercises and games for better listening, agreement, and response. From there, kids will take to the stage to practice scene work and create fun characters. Through it all, the students will see their self-confidence increase while exploring their own creativity and how group trust and teamwork make for amazing and hilarious improv theater. This class is limited to children, ages 8-12 years old. No prior experience is necessary!

Teen Improv Intensive
WHEN: 4 Saturdays, April 7-28, 10 am-noon (register)

If your teen is looking to get more out of improv than our normal, one-off workshop offerings, then Teen Improv Intensive is the ticket! Our Intensive enlists 12 teens, 13-17 years old, to embark on a 4-week session of classes together, to sharpen their skills as individual performers and grow as a cohesive team of improvisers. The four 90-minute classes will culminate in a live Student Showcase, where the Teen Intensive team performs for family and friends. While no previous improv experience is necessary, students must be committed to the program and serious about their desire to learn and perform. For teenagers ages 13-17, with any level of experience.

Try a Two-Hour Intro Workshop

Never taken an improv class before? Well now is your chance to try it out with experienced BIG instructors!

This introductory workshop is designed to give potential students an opportunity to experience what a class is like before committing to a full course. Through simple, fun and supportive games, participants will explore basic concepts like playfulness, listening and agreement – all in a safe and comfortable group setting geared specifically toward those who are new to improv.

*As an added bonus, workshop participants will receive a free ticket to the Sunday evening improv show, directly following the workshop!*  Space is limited, so please sign up ahead of time to secure your spot. For adults 18+