Improv Mining Co. is embarking on an exciting journey to bring improv comedy to students across Montana. However, this isn't just improv for improv's sake. No, no, no. Montana consistently ranks as one of the worst states in the nation for suicide, and teens are at especially high risk.
We're aiming to use improv as one more tool to fight anxiety and depression, and thus the risk of suicide. This approach has proven effective in settings from the Detroit school system to Improv for Anxiety classes at Chicago's Second City and is supported by sound research published in reputable journals (like this one, and this one, and this one).
Our curriculum is flexible and has been developed by licensed Montana teachers and experienced improvisers. If you'd like more information about bringing this project to your middle school or high school classroom or hosting it in your neighborhood or community, we'd love to talk with you. If you're interested in supporting this initiative through donations, sponsorships, or other forms of collaboration, we'd love to talk with you. If you just think it's cool and want to cheer us on, we'd love to talk with you. So get in touch (through the form below) and let's start a conversation about how improv can save lives.