- Elements of theater elective (Kristen Schier)
- Improv Boost (Jay Flewelling)
- Clown for Improvisers (Pasghetti Hopital)
- Putting It All Together (After Party)
- Style Specific: Improvising in a World Somebody Else Created (Aden & Eric Nepom)
- Laser Focus Workshop (Chris Fair)
- Intro to Musical Improv (The Shrieking Harpies)
- Limitless Character (Dartanion London, Super Mega Art Show)
- Coming In (QueerProv)
- Tackling Your Improv Weaknesses Without Destroying Your Egos
Jet City Improv was founded in 1992 by Andrew McMasters and Mike Christensen as Seattle’s own improvised comedy show: more games, more comedy, no points or rules.
As the show gained popularity, so too did our desire to spread the power of improv to the community in new ways. We obtained our 501(c)3 non-profit registration from the IRS and formed our mission:
To educate, enlighten, and entertain audiences through the art of improvisation.
For 28 years we’ve been doing just that. It started with the development of brand new improv comedy formats, calling upon members of the Jet City Improv ensemble, along with other local actors and comedians, to create improvised experiences never seen before.
The first performance of our improvised movie-redubbing show Twisted Flicks came in 1997, followed by the first of our improvised plays (a series of full-length improvised plays now known as Jet CIty Improv Presents) in 2003. It’s been a steady flow of five to eight performances every weekend, six to eight world premieres every season, and a brand new show every night - a pace we can only keep because we’re performing without a script and putting some of the nation’s best improvisers on stage.
We’ve also worked to bring improv to the people with a 40-week improv training curriculum (known as the Jet City Improv Academy) as well as our Outreach programs work that provide performances and workshops in Seattle for incarcerated youth and youth experiencing homelessness, and all over Washington at a variety of summer camps for children suffering from illnesses and children with disabilities. All of these programs are offered to these organizations free of charge.
All of these programs - both in our bright yellow theater and out in the community for those in need - could not happen without the support of adventurous theater-goers like you. Thank you for supporting the art of improvisation and what we like to call “a higher plane of comedy.” For more information on who we are and how you help, visit jetcityimprov.org