Welcome to Baltimore, the city of charm and possibility! If you’ve recently found yourself in this vibrant community and are eager to make connections, our “Charm City Connections: An Improv Welcome to Baltimore” event is the perfect avenue. In this specially curated two-hour experience, we invite newcomers like you to explore the world of improv while forging new friendships.
Led by seasoned facilitators, this event offers a unique opportunity to break the ice, have a ton of fun, and dive into the art of spontaneous collaboration. We’ll begin with introductions and a boundary check-in, where we establish an inclusive and supportive space for everyone. Then, through interactive exercises and guided scenes, you’ll not only discover the joy of improv but also connect with fellow newcomers on a shared journey of exploration.
Whether you’re a seasoned improv enthusiast or a complete beginner, this workshop is tailored to cater to diverse backgrounds and experiences. No need to worry about fitting in—improv is the ultimate equalizer, bringing people together through laughter and shared creativity.
Come embrace the magic of improv, make lasting connections, and weave your story into the rich tapestry of Baltimore’s welcoming community. Join us for an unforgettable experience where laughter knows no strangers and friendships are sparked in the spontaneity of the moment!
About your instructors:
Katie Overbey (she/her) began her improv journey in 2018 under the guise of professional development as part of a class in grad school. She fell in love with the way improv could turn a group of science nerds into funny, cohesive performers and she’s been hooked ever since. Katie has performed with various groups, including Babeprov in Baltimore and Game Knights at The Armory in NYC. She considers Highwire Improv her home base and when she’s not doing improv, she’s working as a food ingredient regulator, knitting, or snuggling her pets.
Barry Wright (he/him) is a improviser, teacher, and technology professional. He is a co-founder of Highwire Improv and currently serves as President of the Board. He has trained in improv since 2017, including at Baltimore Improv Group, Hoopla Impro, and numerous online workshops. He performs with groups including Improv Jeoparty, Topiary, Important Screws, Whatever This Is, and Dreamweaver. Barry lives with his wife Kristen and their three cats and is always happy to chat about improv or start a Google Doc.
About Highwire Improv:
Highwire Improv is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization based in Baltimore, Maryland. Our mission is to steward a community of artists committed to growth, collaboration, joy, and justice — in Baltimore and around the world — through improvisational theater.
This workshop is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (msac.org)! Highwire Improv uses funds from the MSAC Creativity Grant to deliver this and other introductory workshops all over Baltimore!