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The Global Improvisation Initiative (GII) was launched in 2016 to support an ongoing, international exploration of the art and impact of improvisation -- appreciating the rich history and diversity of our field -- and to promote the evolution and advancement of theatrical improvisation for future generations.


The inaugural GII Symposium took place in 2017 at both University of California at Irvine and Chapman University. The second symposium took place in 2019 in London, UK, co-hosted by Middlesex University and Improbable theatre company. The 2021 symposium, in partnership again with Improbable and UC Irvine's Improv Revolution Coup de Comedy Festival, took place online with transnational programming. More info about the 2021 symposium here. Visit our Archive for highlights and photos from the 2017 and 2019 symposiums.​


GII 2019 Highlight Reel

GII Facebook Page

GII Symposium 2017

More photos here

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