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. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to celebrate improv by producing a yearly improv festival that brings the best teachers and performers from around the world and showcases regional talent.

 

To uplift and unify our community with the power of improvisational theatre. The festival aims to inclusively elevate , educate, and innovate the community through improvisational theatre through workshops and performances. 

 

To introduce this spontaneous art form to people who have not had the chance to see improv or take an improv workshop or class. 

 

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

 

To expose Baton Rouge to the life changing philosophy of improvisation that can build teams, strengthen communication skills, empower leadership and improve problem solving. And to do all this with the joy, style, and kindness that is part of Baton Rouge!

                     

 

The Baton Rouge Improv Festival is a five-day cultural event in celebration of the art and comedy of improvisation.  BRIF is a non-profit (pending) organization dedicated to elevating traditionally underrepresented voices, and was formed to support performing artists and create a safe, healthy, diverse performance community in Baton Rouge. 

 

It is our goal to bring people together into the electrifying now; to uplift, educate and inspire.

 

Events will include performances, networking, panels, and workshops with some of the most talented teachers and performers in the region and special guest teaching artists from around the world.                                       

Who We Are

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. 

Diversity & Inclusion

About    BRIF

Meet our partners

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.

Donate Here

Tier 2

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

Tier 3

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

Tier 4

Tier 4 - $250

  • Prominent Naming throughout the Event

  • Livestream

  • Company Name/Logo Placement BRIF Website

  • Tickets to Selected Performances

Get    Involved

Donate

We will reach our goals by using the principles learned by improvisers: we listen, we make our partners look good and we work together with the power of positivity.  Your business or organization can become a part of that mission through sponsorship. Keep a look out for updates to our website, including a giving menu soon to come!

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

Top Tier

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Volunteer

Stay tuned for volunteer opportunities coming soon!

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