Pride Parade
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Senior Citizen Exercise Class
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Communicate.
Collaborate.

Innovate.

Bird City Improv

Because Life is Unscripted

We are a theatre company training communities, individuals, and organizations how to improvise, fostering communication, collaboration and innovation among peers.

 

Bird City has clipped its wings during the pandemic, but we're happy to visit you online for classes, workshops, and webinars. 

Improv Wisdom
Tina Fey
Keegan Michael Key
Chris Gethard

"As an improviser, I always find it jarring when I meet someone in real life whose first answer is no.  'No, we can’t do that.'  'No, that’s not in the budget.'  'No, I will not hold your hand for a dollar.' What kind of way is that to live?"

-Bossypants

"People think that improvisation is moving forward, but what improvisation really is, [it] is walking backward... As you backup you can create a larger worldview."

-The Off Camera Show

"The key to improv is always listening. It's embracing. It's positivity. It's hearing things and not shutting them down. It's trying to find ways to make them work, and I think in the business world... that's very valuable."

-Big Think

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Online Classes

Have fun and meet new people with online improv classes. No boring lectures, no cheesy presentations - just a chance to learn, play, and laugh. Classes are open to anyone. All you need is a device with a webcam.

Classes are FREE or pay-what-you-can.

The Power of Yes!

Improv, like life, is unscripted. It is contingent upon moment-to-moment discovery and flexibility. Enter the philosophy of yes, and. “Yes” is about embracing the situation you are given. “And” is about capitalizing on your circumstance. Improv relies heavily on “if, then” styles of thinking, while encouraging performers to embrace spontaneity and their intuition. Bird City offers workshops for artist training, professional development, and community building. Check out our offerings below or visit the "hire us" page.

Workshops for Artists

All artists need to do two things: analyze and improvise. Whether you're a performer, writer, or designer, your success is dependent on balancing observation with impulse.

Professional Workshops

Improv fosters communication and collaboration ideal for the work environment, where such skills are often overlooked in favor of the purely technical. 

Community Workshops

Improv connects people. By its nature it is inclusive, and its guiding principle yes, and is predicated on affirmation and teamwork.

HELP US SHARE IMPROV with YOUR COMMUNITY

Communities need more access to the arts. Support our Play It Forward initiative.

Bird City Improv is a  theatre company dedicated to the art of improvisation. We teach individuals to apply the principles of improv onstage and in everyday interactions to improve communication skills, confidence, and creativity.  

HEADQUARTERS

Baltimore, MD

PHONE

(443) 379-4198

 

EMAIL

birdcityimprov@gmail.com

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Bird City Improv is based in Baltimore, the ancestral lands of the Piscataway, Nentego, and Susquehannock peoples. 

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