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Open Call: Fearless Improv is energized with full schedule, new residency & collaboration

photo by Joe del Tufo

Fearless Improv is City Theater Company’s (CTC) long-running improv comedy show.

Throughout CTC’s 29-year history, the team has performed at venues all across the state with a cast and fan base that continues to grow.

For the last decade, Fearless Improv has hosted a monthly show that draws regulars and new fans alike — that is until COVID-19 forced them to go dark for two years.

An improv performance is a shared experience between performers and the audience. Our shows rely on the suggestions, participation and energy of our fans, which allows us to create a unique, never-before-seen show every single time.

So when we returned to the stage this past February, it was our first opportunity in nearly two years to share that experience once again.

As it turns out, we all needed it.

Our audience wanted to laugh, and we needed that platform to showcase our artform that we love and missed so much. For everyone in that room, there was a catharsis.

We are so excited to be back “doing our thing” every month with in-person shows at The Delaware Contemporary, in conjunction with CTC’s residency there (more on that later.) None of us take this opportunity for granted. Every moment we can have that shared audience experience is special to each and every one of us.

The forced break from live shows during the pandemic did have a silver lining in that, for the first time in a long time, the Fearless Improv team had an opportunity to take a step back and dream of what else they could do beyond the monthly shows. This happened to coincide with City Theater Company entering a partnership with The Delaware Contemporary.

One of the best things about partnering with the museum is that we have a home base with room to grow. In addition to being back on stage every month, we’re looking forward to expanding our educational programming. We’ll be bringing back past favorites like Intro to Improv, Improv for Teens, Improv for Teachers, and adding new opportunities including Improv Camp and Professional Development workshops.

We hope students take the improv skills they’ll learn — listening, support, confidence, risk-taking, collaboration, celebrating differences-and use them to adapt and thrive in their everyday lives.

None of this is possible without our sponsor, Artisans’ Bank. Their continued commitment to making sure we all have a chance to laugh together is so appreciated and Fearless Improv is very grateful for their support.



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