Get your comedy on with Center for Performing Arts’ “Using Your Truth In Improv”

Test – or build – your comedy skills with one of the nation’s premier Black improv troupes, Blackout Improv. Presented by the Center for Performing Arts (CFPA), “Using Your Truth In Improv” will feature a two-part day of comedy and workshops.

The day kicks off with a two-hour workshop led by Blackout Improv’s troupe of actors, comedians, activists and teachers on the art of improv, how to “roll with the punches” and be your best self in every moment.

Later that evening, the troupe and workshop participants will hit the stage for a public performance of their newly acquired skills, followed by a discussion.

Blackout Improv has gained international acclaim for celebrating Black performers while changing the face of comedy stages in Minnesota. The troupe’s presentations are a mix of comedy, social justice, and arts access.

“Using Your Truth In Improv” takes place Saturday, July 21 at the Center for Performing Arts, located at 3754 Pleasant Ave. South in Minneapolis. The workshop will run from 3-5 pm and the presentation from 7-9 pm.

The workshop is open to individuals and families, ages 12 and up. No previous improv experience is required; however, space is limited. To participate, register online by July 14 at 5 pm or just join the audience from 7-9 pm for the free performance and snacks.

The two-part series is part of CFPA’s monthly ReClaim series designed to connect audiences, artists, experiences, and stories.

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Information provided by Center for Performing Arts.