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 the International Institute of Improvisation (iii), a project run by Improbable theatre company to help shape and support the future of improvised practice.

Photos from GII Symposium 2019


Information on GII Symposium 2021 (Online! June 3-6)


GII 2019 Highlight Reel

GII Facebook Page

GII Symposium 2017

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