A wide-ranging library of guides, articles, and videos we think are useful to improvisers worldwide!

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Curated from the Global Improv Community

  • Anti-Racism for Comedy Folx – a weekly panel show discussing anti-racism in comedy presented by Socially Distant Improv.
  • Black Improv Almanac – a database of Black improvisers, theaters, troupes, and teachers maintained by the Black Improv Alliance.
  • Different Women Project – we recommend the following as a resource for BIPOC & Ally practitioners to find expert practical advice & services based in embodied diversity, healing and leadership from a BIPOC perspective.

    Different Women helps people embrace their unique core gifts through performance, psychology and diversity as a pedagogy for leadership. They provide paid opportunities for growth to powerhouse BIPOC/LGBTQ women through the delivery of intensives and consultancy programs for all.

    Founder Ariane Barnes is a performer, teacher & embodied DEI Strategist. Her consultancy service ‘Diversity Warriors’ is  an expert consultancy package that puts people back in the driving seat of their diversity narrative through embodied power and direct action by placing performance and psychology techniques at the centre of a bespoke holistic programme and applying this to their diversity narrative, so it reflects their true intentions.

    Enquire via her website or drop her a line to book a free discovery call [email protected]

Broader Organizational Resources

  • Public Training by Hollaback! – rotating calendar of public webinars on implicit bias training, bystander intervention training, and more rotating topics.
  • The Black Pledge (Canada) – The Black Pledge offers a series of commitments to aid live arts organizations in dismantling anti-Black racism at the structural level to affirm and advance Black people working in live performance across Canada.

Initially conceived by a collective of Black women artists led by Sedina Fiati, The Black Pledge has been expanded and revised in consultation with several Black live art professionals, artistic leaders and board members throughout Canada. The Black Pledge Collective consists of the following members: Alicia Richardson, Chiamaka Glory, Diane Roberts, Jajube Mandiela, Janelle Cooper, Joella Crichton, Rita Shelton-Deverell, Samantha Walkes, and Sedina Fiati.