“I started in Fall 2011 as a freshman at Columbia, and I heard that the school had an improv club, so I joined right away,” explained Brielle Munizzi, President of the Columbia Improv Group. “It’s easily the highlight of my school week.”
The Improv Club is open to all comers with any level of experience. Expect to be challenged on stage, receive feedback and have a crazy good time. Meetings focus on developing improv techniques and tricks. Later in the semester, club members form “troupes” that perform in a bi-weekly show, “The Improv Series”.
The club is no pressure and prides itself on a welcoming atmosphere.
Munizzi says, “I think this is a breath of a fresh air for club members, because an audition is required to be a part of most improv groups, but in Improv Club, all members get a chance to play games and rehearse scenes, and everybody is able to perform at every show we have.” It’s all about building a community and encouraging others who want to learn. She adds, “Improv is challenging for a lot of people…We always make sure we have each other’s back.”
The first performances of the semester are scheduled every other Friday, starting March 1st from 7-9 p.m. at HAUS @ Quincy Wong. Check out their facebook page to see when they practice!