Welcome to the Baton Rouge Improv Festival Website!
The Baton Rouge Improv Festival (BRIF) is a five-day celebration of the art and comedy of improvisation. BRIF is a Non-profit organization dedicated to the idea that improvisation empowers the voices of the unique and diverse performers who create spontaneous art.
It is our goal to bring people together into the electrifying now; to uplift, educate and inspire.
Events will include improv performances by groups and individuals from all over the world, networking opportunities, panel discussions, and workshops with some of the most talented improv teachers, performers, and special guest instructors from across the globe.
With over twenty performances from local groups in Louisiana such as No Lye Comedy and Rag Tag Improv, and nationally recognized improvisors such as The Boys with Susan Messing and Racheal Mason, Dave Razowsky and Michael Gellman, Shrew Improvised Shakespeare, and Chucho from NYC, the inaugural festival is one you won't want to miss and will want to return to for years to come!
Health & Safety
Your health & safety is a top priority. In order to create a safe experience for all performers, teachers, and audience members, 2021 performances and workshops will be held online, but will also include live hybrid streaming events where it is safe to do so. As we continue to monitor the Louisiana Covid-19 mandate, we will keep you updated on the potential for live, socially distant, and masked viewing parties, pop-up events, and performances. Thank you for your patience as we navigate through these changing times.
We are a nonprofit organization that produces festivals and performing arts education in and for the Baton Rouge, Louisiana community, and beyond. There are two ways to give to the Baton Rouge Improv Festival:
<- PayPal or Gofundme ->.
For more info or to ask questions, we invite you to email us at
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