For the Squares: Improvidence is Brown University’s oldest improv comedy student group. We perform about twice a month during the academic year to large, very energetic audiences from across the university. Aside from our own shows, Improvidence is also available for other events.

For the Circles: We’re an improv troupe based out of Providence, Rhode Island made of Brown and RISD students. Imagine, if you can, taking a theatrical production, cutting it to about half the length, removing costumes, props, scripts, and the theatrical experience of the cast. It would be piss-poor, but that’s the only way in which it ISN’T like Improvidence. Get it? Shows are generally an hour, and boisterous—come ready to yell loudly. Auditions are usually held once a year in the first few weeks of school, but y’know, we play it by ear. That’s probably a good phrase to keep in mind about the whole IMPROVidence thing, actually.

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  • Current Cast

  • CIT Regional Tournament Champions!

  • Look at us perform at one of our shows!


We have shows! Can you believe it?


The history of IMPROVidence is long and storied!


We do workshops for people and other animals of all ages, shapes, and sizes!