At Two Friends Improv Theater we are proud to treat all students as if we expect them to become professional improvisors. We’re glad you’re here.
Please be on time for class. If you miss more than three classes, you will not be able to continue on to the next level. We do not allow sitting in on a different class as a “make-up” — each group is having their own journey. Your teacher will let you know how they would like to be informed of absences.
In case of inclement weather, an announcement will be made two hours before your class and posted on the Two Friends Improv Facebook Page. We will also send an email to all students.
Diversity & Inclusion
Two Friends Improv Theater has a commitment to diversity, and we need your help. Please make our classes a place where all voices are heard. Take care of your classmates, give them space, make them feel welcome and safe. Improv is a group endeavor, we all shine together.
Parking & Neighborhood Safety
Parking is on the street, around Allways Lounge. Bring valuables into the building with you or lock them in the trunk. After night classes please walk to your car with a buddy.
Improv is therapeutic but it is not therapy. This class is not a substitution for treatment from a mental health professional.
Other Improv Opportunities
Sunday’s, 8pm, Haeg and Butts presents: a night of comedy. Located at Parleaux Beer Lab. Sign your group up here!
Ask your classmates to form a practice group!
The payment plan is not a “per class” charge, the whole tuition for the class due by the end of the session. Please make payments with Casey Haeg before class. If you have trouble keeping up with your payment plan, please talk to Casey Haeg or Jon Butts (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can help.
In summary, under no circumstances should you be expected to tolerate unwelcome sexual attention or advances from a teacher, fellow student, or anyone at Two Friends Improv Theater, whether that happens inside or outside class, online, via text, or any other method. While there are limits to what we can help with outside the walls of our classrooms and theater, we ask you to advise us as situations arise so that we can address them to the best of our ability and identify patterns.
It is best if you communicate with your teacher or TA right away. Alternately, please contact:
All things are possible in improv, but some topics and behaviors are only appropriate for a team that rehearses regularly and has agreed to them. Because this is a safe learning environment, here are the rules:
Respect your classmates’ personal space: avoid rough contact, grabbing and lifting one another.
Your teacher will immediately end scenes that they determine are about inappropriate topics. You are also welcome to stop scenes on these topics.
Feedback & Questions
If you have any feedback or questions, please email Casey Haeg or Jon Butts (email@example.com). If you would like to submit feedback anonymously you’ll find the form here. Please do not hesitate to send questions, comments or complaints our way. We are so grateful you’re here.
IMPROV STUDENTS’ BILL OF RIGHTS
Developed in collaboration with Pam Victor and the “Improv Teachers' Support & Collaboration Group” Facebook group.
You have the right to be and feel safe during performances, rehearsals, and classes.
You have the right to be treated respectfully.
You have the right to set boundaries regarding physical contact and subject matter that might trigger a negative emotional response. You have the right to dictate what kind of physical touch you will receive.
You have the right to immediately step out of any scene, performance, rehearsal, or class in which you feel unsafe or uncomfortable. And you have the right to excuse yourself from any scene or exercise at any time without explanation.
You have the right to inform your teacher of anything you want them to know ahead of time, such as physical or emotional conditions that might make playing certain games difficult or uncomfortably challenging.
You have the right to speak to any teacher, House Manager, or any other Two Friends Improv Theater representative regarding behavior by any person that you feel infringes on your rights. You also have the right to file an anonymous report.
If you are personally aware of any conduct that would have been a violation of your rights if directed toward you, you have the same right to report that conduct as if you were the target.
You have the right to define what feels fun and what feels comfortable (and uncomfortable) for you without judgment from others.
You have the right to turn down a suggestion you feel is demeaning.
You have the right to fail.
You have the right to be brilliant.
You have the right to love your work.
Exercising any of these rights will not adversely affect your ability to progress in classes, to be cast in or be booked for shows.