The University of Alberta Improv Group (aka The Notorious UIG) has been active on the U of A campus for the past 9 years. Now upcoming on our tenth season, we provide an opportunity for students and members of the community to learn and perform improv at the University and in and around the City of Edmonton.
The UIG has become notorious for our commitment to using improv as a tool for social outreach. Our club teaches workshops with schools, daycares, and summer camps that focus on applying the skills of improv to everyday life, through the tools of cooperation, conflict resolution, creativity and confidence. We work with other Student Groups, teaching the applicability of improv skills to whatever endeavour they commit to. Improv is more than just comedy, it teaches crucial skills that inspire the leaders of the future. This philosophy has made the UIG notorious.
The UIG hopes to share this notoriety. Every January, we host the annual Notorious International Improv Festival, providing four evenings of performances with improvisers from across Canada and the United States!
Where do we meet?
On Mondays and Thursdays, we often meet in ED N2-103 (KIVA), located in the Education North building and can be accessed on the second floor. Please check the UIG calendar for updates because rooms are subject to change.
MONDAYS & THURSDAYS FROM 5:30PM TO 7:00PM
Interested? See below for our membership details:
Full Membership ($25)
Entry to all workshops provided by UIG
Participation in all jams held by UIG
Possible participation in all UIG shows pending audition
Reduced price to workshops provided by Rapid Fire Theatre