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, to nationally recognized improvisors such as The Boys with Susan Messing and Rachael Mason, Dave Razowsky and Michael Gellman, 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!

Our Mission

Our mission is to embrace and celebrate improvised performance, theatre, and comedy by producing a yearly improv festival that brings the best teachers and performers from around the world as well as showcases regional talent.

 

The Baton Rouge Improv Festival aims to:

Uplift and unify our community with the power of improvisational performance; to inclusively elevate, educate, and innovate within the community using improvisational performance through workshops and performances.

 

Introduce this spontaneous art-form to people who have not had the chance to see it or participate in it through a class or workshop. 

 

Create opportunities for collaboration between improv comedy and other improvisational art forms including dance, music, poetry, film and the visual arts. 

 

Expose Baton Rouge to the life changing philosophy of improvisation by building teams, strengthening communication skills, empowering leadership skills, and teaching folks how to successfully problem-solve.

 

We hope to to do all this with the joy, style, and kindness that Baton Rouge espouses.

About    BRIF

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. 

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

We are committed to diversity and work to create a safe space for everyone to play - we believe that improv is truly for everyone. We support Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ+ rights, Women's Rights, and more. The festival invites and prioritizes the participation of BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and all female improv teams and performers. And we are striving to get better all the time. 

Meet our partners

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We will reach our goals by using the principles learned from improvisers: listen, make our partners look good, and work together using the power of positivity. Support from you, your business, or your organization can become a part of that mission through sponsorship. Below is a giving menu with varying donation tiers. Please consider sponsoring BRIF either individually or with your organization. We'd love to collaborate!

Get    Involved

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1. Fund a Workshop – Have your Sponsorship Dollars be recognized for bringing an Improv Workshop to an area High School or fund an Intro to Improv Workshop! - $300

 

2. Fund a Performance – Your Sponsorship Dollars go directly to the performance cost to bring the show Live (and hopefully for free!!) to the City of Baton Rouge. - $400
 

3. VIP Seats – Want to attend a Live Viewing Party? Come join us in a Socially Distanced Environment to view the Live Streamed Shows with your fellow Sponsors! Or sign up for a Socially Distanced Live Performance from one of our many local Improv Troupes!! - $100

 

4. Tiered Donations – Sponsorship Tiered Donations allow you to join in and experience some of the magic of improv first hand while contributing to the success of the festival! See below.

What Could You Sponsor?

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GIVING MENU

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Donation Tiers

Tier 2 - $1,000

  • One Onsite Team Building Improv Workshop with Master Teacher

  • Prominent Naming Throughout the Event

    • Livestream

    • Company Name/Logo displayed before/after each performance

    • Social Media Shoutouts

    • Company Name/Logo Placement BRIF Website

    • Company Name/Logo Placement BRIF T-shirts

  • VIP Tickets to Performances

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Top Tier - $5,000

  • Baton Rouge Improv Festival – Brought To You By (Company Name/Logo)

  • 2 Day Improv Team Building Event w/ Master Teacher

  • One Original Song Created For Your Company – to be performed during a Live Event (recording will be made available to you)

  • One Improv Show (separate from the Festival) to be performed at a Company Event (Pic-Nic, Christmas Party – your choice!)

  • Product Placement throughout Selected Performances (we will use your Company name throughout the Performance!)

  • Prominent Naming Throughout the Event

    • Livestream

    • Company Name/Logo displayed before/after each performance

    • Social Media Shoutouts

    • Company Name/Logo Placement BRIF Website

    • Company Name/Logo Placement BRIF T-shirts

  • VIP Tickets to Performances

Donation Tiers

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Donation Tiers

Tier 3 - $500

  • Prominent Naming Throughout the Event

    • Livestream

    • Company Name/Logo displayed before/after each performance

    • Social Media Shoutouts

    • Company Name/Logo Placement BRIF Website

    • Company Name/Logo Placement BRIF T-shirts

  • VIP Tickets to Performances

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Donation Tiers

Tier 4 - $250

  • Prominent Naming throughout the Event

  • Livestream

  • Company Name/Logo Placement BRIF Website

  • Tickets to Selected Performances