Join us for ‘Unlock Your Creativity Through Improv‘ – a dynamic and engaging introductory improv workshop designed to ignite your creativity and unlock the power of spontaneous collaboration. This two-hour in-person workshop is the perfect opportunity to dip your toes into the exciting world of improv.
Our workshop begins with friendly introductions followed by a boundary check-in, ensuring a held space for exploration and creativity.
Through a series of lively improv warmups, you’ll discover the joy of letting go, embracing the present moment, and trusting your instincts. Our experienced instructors will lead you through a variety of games and exercises that foster teamwork, quick thinking, and adaptability. As you dive into scenes, you’ll experience the thrill of creating stories and characters on the spot.
This workshop is specifically designed for individuals who are new to improv, so no prior experience is required. Leave your worries at the door and step into a low-pressure, fun-filled experience that will leave you energized and inspired. ‘Unlock Your Creativity Through Improv!’ is your invitation to explore the world of improv, unleash your creativity, and discover the power of spontaneous collaboration.
About your instructors:
Tashika Campbell (she/her) began improvising in Baltimore, Maryland in 2017. Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Tashika is a founding member of the award-winning independent troupe Cake Walk, and also performs with Dreamweaver. Tashika has headlined festivals across the US and coordinated the first improv festival dedicated to Black improvisers in the DMV. Tashika is also a sought after coach, teacher, and workshop facilitator.
Kristen McKenzie (she/her) is an improviser, educator, and founding board member of Highwire Improv. Originally from Charleston, SC, she has lived in Baltimore for more than ten years. She has trained with Baltimore Improv Group, and the Magnet and PIT in NYC. She enjoys all kinds of improv but dramatic improv has a special place in her heart. She believes improv is a consent based art form and is passionate about creating improv spaces for everyone. She performs regularly with her troupes Babeprov, Local Spot, Important Screws, Topiary, and Whatever This Is. When not improvising she enjoys cooking, gardening and spending time with her husband Barry and their three beautiful cats.
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!