The Improv Project is a free performing arts program for middle and high school students in the Detroit area. Our teaching artists usually travel to schools across the Detroit area to teach improv. During the pandemic, we’re taking our lessons online to reach students in the virtual classroom! 

Our online classes are offered on most platforms, including Microsoft Teams, Google Classroom, and Zoom. A team of teaching artists leads each session, using improv games and exercises to cover a specific topic. An overview of these lessons can be found under Lessons/At a Glance. You can find videos and downloadable materials under each lesson.

We emphasize working together, being creative, and having fun! There is also time during class for students to reflect on how improv connects to specific life skills. 

The Improv Project is a collaboration between The Detroit Creativity Project and our partner, Y Arts. To receive information about our programs, complete the form on the Contact page or email program director, Kelly Rossi, at krossi@ymcadetroit.org.

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Let's Play

It's about working together.
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Listening

The first rule of improv is ``Yes, And.``
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Storytelling

Be a great storyteller.
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Environment

Create a location together.
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Emotion & Point of View

Make bold choices.
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Relationship

Explore character and emotions.
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