Applied Improv

Improv Can…

At Highwire Improv, we believe that improv isn’t just a tool for laughter and entertainment! Improv is a set of communication skills, teamwork, and creativity applied to whatever problem you want to tackle.

Want to get on stage? Improv can do that. Want to build a successful team? Improv can do that. Want to help your students interact with one another? Improv can do that!

Applied Improv for the Workplace

Improv games and exercises are great ways to explore leadership and team-building skills like assertiveness, resilience, collaboration, active listening, and agility in a fun, low-stakes environment. By combining improv instruction with reflection exercises, we create long-term learning and development outcomes for individuals and teams.

Our consulting firm group recently hosted an improv event in our corporate space, led by the talented team at Highwire Improv. It was an incredibly fun and rewarding experience that emphasized the importance of teamwork, collaboration, and saying “yes, and…” to our clients.

Highwire Improv created an engaging, friendly, and comfortable environment for all participants. They skillfully guided us through improvisational exercises and games that encouraged us to think on our feet and work together as a cohesive team. By embracing the principles of improv, we were reminded of the importance of being adaptable, flexible, and responsive to our clients’ needs. The event was not only fun but also highly relevant to our work as a consulting firm.

I highly recommend Highwire Improv to any corporate group seeking to foster teamwork, collaboration, a client-centric mindset, and appreciating how funny and creative their colleagues are. The Highwire Team’s expertise, enthusiasm, and ability to create a positive environment make them an excellent choice for improv-based events. Invite Highwire Improv to facilitate your next event and give your team the gift of laughter, growth, and improved collaboration.”
– Lisa Tsyvine, Senior Manager, Deloitte

Thank you for an amazing training experience. You made taking a break out of our busy day a time we could not miss. Some of us were a little uncomfortable at first because we did not know much about Improv. But after the first session, everyone was very engaged and enjoyed learning in a playful environment. Our learned lessons were plentiful and very applicable to our work environment. We learned how to be more present, be more effective collaborator and explore ways to think on our feet. I would recommend this training to my friends and co-workers!

Alexandrine Harris, Director, Element Fleet Management

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Applied Improv for Students

Students in K-12 and college can greatly benefit from improv activities to explore creativity, communication skills, and emotional and physical understanding. Maintaining a place to play and explore can provide an impactful new context to develop social and performance skills.

Ideal for career services, arts education, and student life groups.

Applied Improv for Remote and Distributed Teams

Connecting online can be a real challenge, whether your team is temporarily or permanently distributed. Applied improv can tune up skills like listening, giving and sharing space, and building on each others’ ideas that can be difficult to maintain in remote environments. Highwire was formed amidst the pandemic and has virtual facilitation at its core – we’ve run dozens of workshops and hundreds of shows with participants all over the globe.

Perfect for companies operating in a hybrid work environment.

Highwire Improv delivered an interactive and well structured training program. Opportunities to engage & interact as a group while having fun is a great way to build communication skills and creativity skills. Our team had so much fun doing improv as we continue to use it in meetings and team building activities.

Matthew Soeth, Head of Trust and Safety, Spectrum Labs

The Highwire Approach

What makes Highwire Improv’s approach to applied improv special?

  1. We are digital natives – we operate our entire organization remotely and have a unique perspective on how to spark creativity and collaboration through the computer screen.
  2. We test and measure – every engagement comes with a complimentary pre- and post-event survey to demonstrate the impact on the outcomes you care about.
  3. We prioritize a safe environment – Highwire has developed an extensive code of conduct and a straightforward process for new groups to check-in, set boundaries, and agree on ways to defuse any unexpected tension.

Reach Out to Learn More!

For a free introduction and consultation, email us at [email protected]!