Urban Improv is proudly celebrating 25 years of empowering Boston’s youth through theater. Since 1992, the interactive program has engaged over 75,000 young people at more than 125 schools and community groups. Located in Jamaica Plain, Urban Improv’s structured improvisational theater workshops are designed to strengthen social and emotional (SEL) skills and help students deal creatively with real-life challenges through dialogue and performance
Led by professional actor/educators, each workshop teaches young people self-awareness, empathy, impulse control and responsible decision-making by presenting realistic scenes around current social issues and highlighting the skills young people need to navigate them. At the height of the scene’s conflict, students are invited to jump in and use their minds, bodies and creativity to resolve the conflict, experiencing the consequences of their choices firsthand. Through Urban Improv, students can express their unique voices, explore choices without fear or judgment, and build understanding and community through shared dialogue.