Improv for Inclusion: Acceptance & Support
Building off improvisation’s foundation in support and collaboration, Boston’s best improvisers engage students with equal parts laughter, role-play, problem solving and exploration of day-to-day issues. This program shows that making a positive choice and supporting each other, should be easier than being needlessly negative or targeting an individual. Through improvised scene work, audience interaction, and spoken takeaways, participants will see examples of positivity that lead to more inclusive and respectful communities. Students watch and shape improvised scenes tailored directly to the types of negative social behaviors they may be seeing at school, off-campus and online. This program shows participants that they have the power to create a positive, supportive, collaborative community.
Available for outdoor performances, and live online.
Audience Limit: 250
Curriculum Connection: Conflict Avoidance/Resolution, Anti-Bullying, Theater Arts
Remote Single: $850
Single Show: $1,150
Travel Fee: $100 flat rate for locations within 150 miles round trip from Cambridge, MA 02139. For travel greater than 150 miles round trip, please use the mileage rates chart.
Note: Pricing may vary for weekends, out-of-school time, and performances spaced more than 30 minutes apart.
Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts
Remote (live online): School sets up link for remote meeting and makes the artists co-hosts. Screen share must be enabled, however please turn off ‘annotation’ feature. Artist may need to sign on 20-30 minutes prior to the meeting to check sound levels. A representative from the school must be on the call to spotlight artist video, facilitate Q+A and mute students as needed. Please introduce the performers as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts ensemble.
- 2 reserved parking spaces
- 4 chairs
- Water for 4 performers
- Lunch if staying all day (school lunch is acceptable)
- 4 Lavalier (preferred) or handheld mics
- Sound system
- If these cannot be provided, the artist can bring audio equipment with an added fee of $50/day
- Enough room for four performers to move around free of obstacles, set pieces, etc.
- Ample lighting (front lighting) to illuminate actors anywhere on stage.
- If a raised stage, safe and easily accessible stairs leading from audience to stage.
Minimum stage area dimensions: 10 feet wide by 6 feet deep
Arrival time before first performance: 45 minutes
Strike time: 15 minutes
Time needed between performances: 15 minutes minimum, 30 preferred
Outdoors: Sound system if available. If not, please inform Young Audiences.
Teachers are expected to model appropriate audience behavior for students
Please introduce the performers as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts ensemble.